Reston, Virginia


Job Description:

Leidos is currently seekingexperienced and highly qualified Tamasheq/French Translators

Required languages: French + Tamasheq

The linguist will perform a full range of activities in processing materials or participating in situations requiring a general professional capability as follows:


+ Can accurately translate reports/texts in electronic and hardcopy formats that not only contain facts but also some abstract language showing an ability to capture intended implications and many nuances.

+ Can generally capture geopolitical, regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text. Word choice and expression generally adhere to target language (TL) norms and means of expression specific to subject field (s) and are strong enough to allow translator to operate successively in that field.


+ Able to interpret accurately. Normally consecutive interpretation is needed, but on rare occasions simultaneous interpretation may be requested

+ Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects.


+ Reviews audio or internet materials, transcribes with high degree of accuracy and expression.

+ Must possess excellent English-language written communication skills for preparing reports.

+ Has good understanding of one or more regional dialects.


+ Is able to identify and accurately summarize factual points as well as abstract concepts.

+ Can triage documentation to isolate pertinent and nuanced info.

+ Master use of reference materials. Must possess computer skills; including MS Office, to be able to produce written translations and products and sufficient internet skills that will allow basic research on the Web.

+ Must possess excellent English-language verbal communication skills for giving briefings.*External Referral Eligible*

+ Security Clearance Requirements:

+ No clearance is required to apply to the job.

+ After passing the required tests, we will sponsor and upgrade your security clearance.

+ TS/SCI with polygraph is required. Linguists cannot begin work on contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance.

Education Requirements:

BA/BS and/or equivalent formal military training and 2-15+ years of related work experience.

Language Testing Requirements:

All candidates will be required to take and pass and English, French, and Tamasheq language test administered by Leidos or an accepted commercial testing vendor.

Desired Skills:

+ Experience deployed as a linguist supporting contingency operations,

+ Knowledge of U.S. Intelligence Community, military, cryptologic, law enforcement experience

+ Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in Target and English,

+ Linguists who are proficient in multiple languages are strongly desired.

+ Guidelines on Residence/Travel:

Travel OCONUS is a REQUIREMENT for some of the languages under this program unless otherwise specified. Candidate must be able to support the contract 24/7 when on travel.

Pay Range:Pay Range - -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

REQNUMBER: R-00078413

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Reston, Virginia

At Leidos, quality performance means two things:

  1. Satisfying our customers by delivering the products and services they need on time and in budget.
  2. Continuously improving our processes so that our work meets requirements and is done right the first time.

Our proprietary EngineeringEdge® solution gives us a consistent, company-wide approach to planning, designing, developing, and delivering solutions that achieve our customers’ goals. Comprehensive and customizable, EngineeringEdge is based on industry standards and best practices from:

  • CMMI®, the CMMI Institute.
  • Project Management, the Project Management Institute.
  • the International Organization for Standardization (ISO®).
  • the International Council on Systems Engineering/INCOSE Corporation.
  • Electronic Industries Alliance.
  • Our four decades experience on a wide range of programs.

Many Leidos organizations have been able to earn coveted CMMI maturity level 3 and higher, as well as ISO 9001 organizational designations.

In addition, we have our own high standards for ethics and performance. Investors : Employee Code of Conduct

What does this mean to our clients? High quality products and services, developed in an environment committed to continuously improving processes and uncompromising ethics.

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