Linguistic/Cultural Analysis/Red Beard SME

Location: Tampa, FL
Date Posted: 11-01-2018
Contract:                             J (3)
Job Title:                             Linguistic/Cultural Analysis/Red Beard SME
Job Location:                     Tampa, FL
Salary:                                  Competitive, Depends on Qualifications  
Clearance:                          Current DoD Top Secret clearance and eligible for SCI access required
Travel:                                  Up to 25% CONUS and OCONUS
The purpose of this task is to provide support to the overall J3 mission objectives and directly contribute to the daily operational management of the SOF Enterprise composed of Headquarters USSOCOM staff, USSOCOM Service Components, Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs), Special Operations Joint Task Forces (SOJTF), and relevant interagency (IA) and coalition partners.
The Linguistic/Cultural Analysis/Red Beard SMEs will support fusion of tactically acquired exploitation data with national intelligence in order to support the development of intelligence and academic products that provide a deeper understanding of the irregular warfare environment.  Tasks include:
  • Leverage language and cultural expertise to exploitation analysts for explaining the subtle nuances in the Arabic language and Arab culture.
  • Search, triage, translate, and assist with the declassification of captured enemy documents.
Education and Certifications:
  • Fluent in writing, reading and speaking Native-level Arabic language ability; fluent in Modern Standard Arabic and several Arabic dialects including: Levantine, Gulf, Iraqi, Moroccan, Bedouin, and Yemeni. (DPLT3/3/3 or better proficiency)
Knowledge and Experience:
  • 10 years’ experience in the conduct and preparation of accurate written gist's, translations, and/or transcriptions of general and technical material, consisting of hand or type written, audio, and/or video language material and documents in hard copy and electronic formats, grammatically and idiomatically correct in order to maintain the integrity and meaning of the material in accordance with Intelligence Community (IC) standards;
  • 10 years’ experience writing and speaking in clear and concise grammar and pronunciation in the specific foreign language and in English at levels equivalent to specific dialects in the target material
  • 10 years’ experience in word processing, data entry, utilization of advanced language software programs and participation in forensic processing; excellent command of grammar, colloquialisms, and idioms of the foreign language
  • 10 years’ experience utilizing knowledge of the cultural, social, and political environment in which the language is used
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