AECOM Kurdish Linguist in Chantilly, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Chantilly

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking to immediately interview and to hire un-cleared Kurdish Linguists. Qualifying candidate chosen will become a direct hire with AECOM and will be provided full benefits and opportunity for advancement, after applicable time. The specific language positions available will be located in the Northern Virginia area of which will require near-native to native level Kurdish; passing on the ILR scale between 3 and 5. Each linguist will become translators for research, translation, and summarization. The primary duties will include internet research in English | Kurdish and translation of articles, summarization of key points, and report creation. Training will be provided. No deployment required. No clearance required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be of US Citizenship.

  • Must be fluent in near - Native or Native Kurdish.

  • Must be fluent or have near native ability in written English composition.

  • Must possess strong cultural knowledge and very capable and knowledgeable in Microsoft Applications and Internet research.

  • Must have the ability to review audio/video material and write/transcribe information into English Language with a high-degree of accuracy and expression and have an excellent understanding of one or more regional dialects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ability to accurately translate a wide variety of complex texts from the source language into English. These texts may contain difficult, idiomatic, scientific, and colloquial writing.

  • Linguists shall be able to accurately capture cultural subtleties, nuance, and emphasis. A level of cultural mastery is required for the translator to capture socio-cultural essentials embedded in text to include political, religious, historic, and ethnic elements.

  • In terms of gisting/summarizing: Each Linguist Should Be able to identify and flawlessly summarize all pertinent factual information and abstract concepts, recognizing the significance of complex expressions, such as colloquial text or technical terminologies.

  • The ability to triage documentation to isolate full-range of information that is of importance to the task.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Linguist

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 200847BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.