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Quality Control Linguist in Rockville at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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Job Description

The successful candidate will conduct and prepare accurate, written gists, 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, using correct syntax and expressions from the Arabic, Korean or Pashto and in English, in a manner that maintains the integrity and meaning of the material. The quality control linguist/screener will quickly scan and process a large amount of material in Arabic, Korean or Pashto for critical and essential elements of information as defined by standard operating procedures. He or she will provide input to media exploitation team members in the production of written reports developed from target material utilizing Arabic, Korean or Pashto, such as providing a gist, summary, transcript or written translation of the material. The candidate will leverage technical automated information system skills, such as word processing and data entry, in conjunction with written translations. The linguist/screener will also use advanced language software programs, and participate in forensic processing. 

Quality control lingusits will further review the work products of linguist/screeners to ensure they adhere to client standards for quality. The quality control linguist/screener will provide feedback regarding the work and the quality of linguist/screeners, and provide input into potential improvements in the existing translation and screening process to optimize quality. He or she will ensure that linguist resources, term bases and glossaries are updated to reflect the most accurate terminology according to client standards.

Job Requirements

Candidates must have an ILR 3/3 rating in reading/listening in a foreign language, plus as well as in English. ILR 3+ ratings and higher preferred. Must also possess the demonstrated aptitude, experience, language skills and attention to detail necessary to perform quality control. Largest volume is expected in Arabic, Korean and Pashto. Military, intelligence or equivalent experience also desired.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.