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Linguist/Cultural Analysis Support - Mandarin Chinese

Quantico, VA

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Job TitleLinguist/Cultural Analysis Support

Location:  Quantico, VA

Clearance: TS/SCI 

Employment Type:  Full Time

Position Summary

This task requires language-related analytical services including translation, transcription, interpretation, and monitoring capabilities in support of intelligence collection, and other operational missions. Task performance requires high-level language abilities to include CAT III proficiency, meeting the minimum criteria of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3 and proficiency in Web 2.0 and open source research. Knowledge of how languages interact with one another and their associated cognitive processes, experience in diplomatic and military arenas and global intelligences services. For improved reliability and effectiveness in performing these services, contractor personnel supporting this task shall have prior experience living among the target language population. Services require dedicated and concurrent linguistic/analytical capabilities support in the AORs of Combatant Commands per mission requirements.


Primary Duties

Translator/Linguists support in Mandarin Chinese. Interpretation and translation activities include: 

  • Perform translation in a wide variety of complex texts that may contain idiomatic, scientific and colloquial writing from multiple types of media, to include but not limited to documents, video, radio, social media and news reports; 
  • Capture subtleties, nuance, tone and register; 
  • Convey commentary reflecting specific culture and real world cultural dynamics and translator can capture the meaning of socio-cultural elements embedded in text; 
  • Understand the essentials of all speech between two native speakers in a standard dialect and have broad enough vocabulary to require little to no assistance for paraphrasing or explanation; 
  • Follow accurately the essentials of conversations between educated native speakers; 
  • Understand radio broadcasts, news stories similar to wire service reports, oral reports, some oral technical reports, and public addresses on non-technical subjects and; 
  • Expression reflects native usage 



  • Interpret at virtually all levels, including complex or highly complex idiomatic speech with a very high degree of accuracy; 
  • Proficiently comprehend one or more national and/or regional dialects; 
  • Successfully render expressions specific to a culture, and convey almost all subtleties and nuances appropriately to include colloquial and slang terminology and; 
  • Reviews audio materials, writes/transcribes information from target language into English with a highdegree of accuracy and expression 



  • Perform document exploitation, scan, research, and analyze foreign language documents and websites for key information; 
  • Analyze, review and integrate intelligence data from a variety of sources; 
  • Provide specific skills and understanding of the regional media environment and the different technologies/platforms utilizing in that environment; 
  • Provide translation and cultural perspective on critical communications of ideological significance within the AOI; 
  • Act as Quality Control for all translations on websites, weblogs, and any media summaries distributed to staff; 
  • Track and map key communicators within defined media spaces; 
  • Track penetration and resonance of quotes and statements to measure short and long-term effectiveness of themes and messages; 
  • Use predictive analysis to identify trends in the media space as they begin to emerge and; 
  • Provide notes, proposals, information papers, and reports as needed 



  • Provide oral and written assessment of content contributors, to include assessed origin, intent, and bias; 
  • Provide oral and written assessments of emerging themes and narratives of groups or persons within assigned areas of expertise; 
  • Provide oral and written assessments of regional traditional and social media responses to US Government actions and activities; 
  • Provide oral and written assessments of the implications of observed publically available information content in conjunction with traditional intelligence data, plans, or systems on US Government operations; 
  • Provide initiative-based oral and written assessments of observed content in order to highlight events or information that may necessitate, facilitate, complicate, or prevent the use of US Government information related capabilities within the assigned area of focus; 
  • Integrates information from a variety of sources into various systems; ensures proper systems interface and; 
  • Develops and submits draft and finished products, which highlight significant events in the environment, provide assessed impact, and provide recommended actions to exploit or mitigate the situation as appropriate.



  • Analyze and integrate intelligence data, plans, or systems; 
  • Analyze, review and integrate intelligence data from a variety of sources; 
  • Utilize intelligence systems and intelligence analysis systems; 
  • Provide analysis of threat and makes recommendations; 
  • Identify/extract information components meeting military information requirement list criteria and; 
  • Utilize the following media to conduct collection: print, internet, radio, television and local populace; 
  • Develop estimates and makes recommendations for deficiencies; 
  • Collects data for analysis and; 
  • Develop products resulting from analysis 


This full-time position is Monday through Friday and operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Limited travel may be required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

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