Sayres & Associates
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of security, management, technical and engineering services including Program Administration, Policy Analysis, Counterintelligence Cyber Security, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Logistics, Integrated Product Support, Production Management, Business Financial Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, System Test and Evaluation. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.
Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Perhaps most importantly, Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, providing cost effective solutions and best value to our customers.
Awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office's 8(a) Graduate of the Year for 2017, Sayres and Associates Corporation continues to grow in a highly competitive environment while exceeding customers' expectations and providing a work experience conducive to personal and professional development. 



The Primary Linguist/Analyst will be responsible for the following:

  • Processing material or participating in situations requiring advanced capability to perform translation, transcription and interpretation.
  • Translating a wide variety of complex texts containing difficult, idiomatic, scientific and colloquial writing, capturing subtleties, nuance, tone and register.
  • Producing text reflecting specific culture to analysis to argumentation, capturing socio-cultural elements in text.
  • Identifying and accurately summarizing pertinent factual information and abstract concepts, recognizing complex expressions such as colloquial text or technical terminology.
  • Triaging documents to isolate essential information.
  • Interpreting all levels of speech with a very high degree of accuracy.
  • Reviewing audio material and transcribing information from target language into English with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Reviewing another linguist's work for accuracy and quality of written expression.
  • Producing reports, memos, correspondence or audio on formal or specialized scientific or technical topics.




Qualifications & Clearance Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills and Clearance Requirements:

  • Near native proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking in at least one of the following:

-Arabic (MSA)

-Arabic (Sudanese dialect)

-Arabic (MSA) + French

-Arabic (MSA) + French + Kurdish

-Arabic (MSA) + Kurdish + Dari + Pashto

-Arabic (MSA) + Yemeni dialect)

-Arabic N. African (Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian, Libyan, Hassaniya of Mauritania, Tuareg, and North African French)



-Chinese Mandarin

-German (part-time)




  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum five (5) years work experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years ILR Testing experience for translation or interpretation on inter-agency language round-table.
  • Excellent command of speech and comprehension in one or more dialects.
  • Ability to convey almost all subtleties, nuances, and expressions specific to a culture.
  • Ability to effectively interpret mode and register.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong MS Office experience.
  • The ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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