Security Liaison / Cultural Advisor - Department of State support

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide
Date Posted: 09-14-2018

POSITION:    Security Liaison / Cultural Advisor
LOCATION:   Various US Embassies and Consulates located primarily in designated high threat countries
REQUIRED CLEARANCE:  Top Secret  or Local National 
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:    Bachelor Degree (preferred)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:   5 years linguist experience and security liaison in overseas environment

Description: Contract will support language-related support to assigned Department of State Regional Security Offices worldwide; specific services will include interpreting, translating transcription, validation, and summarizing.  Additional support includes linguistic support to Investigations.

  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a linguist (written and spoken communications) isrequired. Experience as a security liaison in an overseas environment is highly desired.
  • Excellent command of both the English and the target language(s)
  • Demonstrated language proficiency for English and the target language(s) of at least S4(speaking) and R4 (reading), as classified by the U.S. Department of State’s School ofLanguage Studies, or at the Superior level, as classified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Other equivalent commercial proficiency and testing standards will be accepted if approved by the COR.
  • Knowledge of host country culture, traditions, and customs is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a high-threat environment and experience with U.S. Department of State security operations are strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups from various levels and backgrounds.
  • Must be in good physical condition with no health deficiencies, either temporary or long-lasting, that would impair performance of duties
  • Capable of performing the following duties, as may be assigned at any time:
a. Monitoring (listening to), translating and synopsizing content of real-time oral communications recordings.
b. Transcribing from storage media, but not limited to audiocassettes, videocassettes or digital media and typing in both the required target language(s) and English.
c. Preparing typed English translations from other source media.
d. Performing quality control reviews of completed work.
e. Validating the accuracy of completed translations and transcriptions. f. Interpreting oral conversations, concurrently/simultaneously.
  • Act as security liaison and interpreter for RSO at meetings with senior police/security personnel and translate correspondence and documents for liaison meetings.
  • Liaise with local police, national security officials, non-governmental security officials and private sector/residential security representatives to keep the RSO informed of any activities or events.
  • Use contacts to facilitate meetings between RSO and local officials. Act as the principal point of contact with local law enforcement organizations for VIP visits (to include POTUS, Cabinet secretaries, former POTUS, Congressional delegations and governors).
  • Serves as the main contact for various USG security services charged with protective duties (facilitates meetings between American agents and senior host country security/police/military).
  • Conduct investigative cross cultural interviews on behalf of the RSO for the purposes of employment suitability, criminal and administrative investigations. Make recommendations regarding investigative disposition to RSO.

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