Vetting Linguist (Arabic/Kurdish-Sorani or Bahdini dialect) (OCONUS - Erbil, Iraq)
Mid Atlantic Professionals, Inc. (dba SSI) is an 8(m) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), providing cleared professionals and solutions since 2002 for the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DOS), Special Operations (SOF), Intelligence Community (IC), Law Enforcement, Healthcare Community, and other government agencies. As a prime contractor, we manage and staff large-scale and complex contracts in over 45 states, 5 continents, and 22 countries throughout 80 government installations. We have been awarded over 400 contract and task order award wins over the past 18 years and made the 2013-2017 Inc. 500/5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Core services we provide include, but are not limited to, Intelligence & Language, Security and Facilities, Training and Exercise Support, Program Management, Administrative and Professional, Healthcare Support, and Information Technology. SSI recognizes that our employees are our most valuable assets, and we will recruit and search for the brightest and most talented individuals available. As with our customers, we are dedicated to providing our employees with a valuable and rewarding experience and continued growth. SSI is looking for motivated, skilled, and qualified personnel to join our family. We provide highly competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information at www.groupssi.com. This position requires active Secret clearance and will be stationed in Erbil, Iraq. Position Summary: Under the direction of a DS Special Agent, the Linguist provides language-related and liaison services. Essential Functions & Responsibilities: * Act as Linguist 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. Nonessential Functions: * Perform other duties as assigned * Participates in special department projects as needed. Minimum Education/ Experience * A bachelor's degree in education is preferred but not required. Knowledge: * Computer literacy, MS Office, Time Management and Payroll Systems * Express excellent customer support manners and attitude Analytical/Interpersonal Skills: * Problem solving - the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully * Interpersonal Skills - the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things * Oral communication - the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings * Written Communication - the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, and is able to read and interpret written information * Planning/organizing - the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans * Quality control - the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, and monitors own work to ensure quality * Adaptability - the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events * Dependability - the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance * Safety and security - the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly * Good planning and organizational skills * Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills * Professional appearance and manner * Ability to negotiate effectively SSI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that treats all employees and applicants equally without discrimination because of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices and do not discriminate. SSI complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the EEO is the Law poster. You can view SSI's EEO Policy. SSI does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees. We comply with all laws and regulations set forth in the Pay Transparency poster. As a federal government contractor, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, SSI is required to develop annual Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). Any employees or applicants who wish to review the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities can contact us at (301) 540-8864. If you are a disabled individual or disabled Veteran and require a reasonable accommodation in applying for any posted position, please contact us at Recruitment@groupssi.com or call (301) 540-8864.