Chinese Linguist

Job Locations US-MD-Suitland
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 year ago(5/4/2021 9:41 AM)
Location : Location
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
TS/SCI with Poly
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Chinese Linguist to support a government program in Suitland, Maryland. 


  • Review, analyze, evaluate and as necessary translate reports of both a technical and operational nature that have direct bearing on supporting ongoing customer research and development programs
  • Review, analyze and assess information derived from original language documents and perform both document translations and assess information derived from original language documents
  • Assist Government personnel in their efforts to identify functional vulnerabilities in various system components
  • Perform open-source data mining operations
  • Provide guidance and training to enlisted Linguist personnel to develop preceding skills


  • Active in scope TS/SCI clearance, must be willing to obtain a CI Polygraph and other additional clearances as required
  • Bachelor’s degree or an additional 3 years of experience or training relevant to position requirements
  • 4 years translating colloquial foreign language with the ability to translate foreign technical material to English
  • 3 years understanding of basic engineering and military Order of Battle
  • Ability to conduct and employ All-Source, including open-source, research/data-mining and fusion analysis operations and techniques
  • Ability to utilize IC databases and analytical software tools
  • Demonstrated experience with intelligence analysis tools and databases
  • Interagency Language Roundtable Translation Performance Skill Certification of Level 3 in reading and writing. 
  • Demonstrates superior written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 years translating colloquial language with the ability to translate technical material to English
  • 5 years engineering or technical discipline background with an understanding of schematics, basic engineering, and relevant Navy order of Battle
  • 3 years software engineering with a basic understanding of software development
  • Translation Performance Skill Certification of Level 3+ in reading and writing

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • May require periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends (if applicable)

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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