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. 

Responsibilities

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

  • Process material or participate in situations requiring advanced capability to perform translation, transcription, and interpretation.
  • Translate a wide variety of complex texts containing difficult, idiomatic, scientific, and colloquial writing, capturing subtleties, nuance, tone, and register.
  • Produce text reflecting specific culture to analysis to argumentation, capturing socio-cultural elements in text.
  • Identify and accurately summarize pertinent factual information and abstract concepts, recognizing complex expressions such as colloquial text or technical terminology.
  • Triage documents to isolate essential information.
  • Interpret all levels of speech with a very high degree of accuracy.
  • Review audio material and transcribe information from target language into English with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Review another linguist's work for accuracy and quality of written expression.
  • Produce reports, memos, correspondence or audio on formal or specialized scientific or technical topics.
  • Overseas travel is required.

This position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

Qualifications & Clearance Requirements

 

Education, Work Experience, Skills and Clearance Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and at least three (3) years of work experience.
  • Native or near native in Dari.
  • Near native proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking.
  • At least three (3) years of 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.
  • Possess and maintain a Top Secret security clearance for the duration of employment.
  • The selected individual may/will be subject to a Government security background investigation and must meet eligibility and suitability requirements prior to the start date.
  • U.S. Citizen and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of employment.
  • Candidate shall be required to relocate/reside in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  Relocation costs are not reimbursable.
  • Available for short and long term temporary duty (TDY) abroad. (Overseas travel is required.)

Preferred:

  • 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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