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Geopolitical and Cultural Analysis

Quantico, VA

Provide language-related analytical services, including translation, transcription, interpretation, and monitoring capabilities in support of intelligence assessments, and other operational missions.


  • Ability to effectively communicate in English and target language, using the full range of formal and informal styles of language and behavior.
  • Respond effectively to verbal and nonverbal forms of communication, and correctly interprets visual cues, cultural allusions, nuance, tone, and subtle manifestations of underlying values.
  • Successfully take part in public discourse, such as presentations, conferences, speeches. Can use intercultural communicative skills to facilitate information exchanges in a variety of situations.
  • Makes frequent and appropriate use of cultural references, literary allusions, quotations from literature and other significant documents, and can discuss in depth the culture’s traditions, beliefs, history, national policies, history and public issues.
  • Ability to capture dialectal and native speech variations (also, accents) in audio, video, songs, and other forms of non-print content.
  • Ability to translate high-volume (~4 pages Times New Roman 12 font, single-space, or its equivalent in varied written media/social media forms) daily with high quality and accuracy.
  • Ability to advise MCIOC on the critical areas of research and analysis and accurately identify flaws, inaccuracies, and authenticity, with source materials, when encountered;.
  • Ability to perform emergent ad-hoc tasks in the area of expertise.
  • Ability to draft and deliver presentations to a variety of personnel, in small or large groups, including audience members of General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) level.
  • Translation:
  • Translate source language materials from a variety of media (print, digital media, audio, streaming video) into English for analysis and production functions;
  • Translate English materials to target language in written and audio forms as required.
  • Convey commentary reflecting specific culture and real-world cultural dynamics as well as capture the meaning of socio-cultural elements embedded in text.
  • Provide translation (target language to English, and English to target language) as well as analysis and other support to MCIOC reach back support products and services including IRC-specific (e.g. MILDEC, PSYOP etc.).

  • MA/MS Degree.
  • Seven + years of experience.
  • Five-years of work experience involving analysis, and linguistic support to US Government agencies, the US Intelligence Community (IC) or non-government organizations including all-source research and assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching (lecturing) adult audiences is preferred.
  • Residency in the target language country or region among the source language population, 10 years, desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Requires native-level cultural expertise, in-depth knowledge of history, geopolitics, strategic interests, traditions, and cultural uniqueness of the source country/region societies. Additionally, the task requires professional-level writing and reporting skills in the target language while also being able to develop and conduct executive-level briefings in English.
  • Cultural and linguistic support in Russian, modern standard Arabic, Farsi, and Chinese Mandarin.
  • The language proficiency must meet the minimum criteria of Level 4 across the modalities of the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR), and/or DLPT5 upper range level-4. 
  • Required to sit or stand for extended periods of time and maintain focus.
  • May require off-site support and periodic CONUS and OCCONUS travel.
  • Qualification as an authorized company driver is required. All authorized company drivers must have a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and a driving record that is acceptable to the company’s auto insurance provider.
  • A TS/SCI clearance is required for this position.
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