• Farsi (Iranian Persian) Senior Linguist/Cultural Expert

    SAICArlington, VA 22212

    Job #1189340858

  • Description SAIC is looking for a Farsi (Iranian Persian) Senior Linguist and Cultural Expert, working with a diverse team of analysts, linguists, cultural experts, and operations officers, focused on creating and recognizing targeting opportunities and strategies in the cyber-realm. This position will require interaction with a wide variety of Government and contractor personnel - ability to operate in a diverse, evolving, and high profile environment is key. Responsible for Persian language and cultural expertise, operating in a virtual environment; primarily using mix of Persian and English in-language reading and writing skills + Navigates social media, open source and relevant forums/websites in Persian language + Utilizes language, cultural, and historical knowledge to combat international events within relevant functional area (Iran/Iraq) + Applies in-depth knowledge of desktop applications and internet-based research skills with the ability to effectively use internet search tools, and advanced research methods + Identifies and reports potential targets and trends + Assists intelligence and analysis operations + Produces incident, threat, and information reports Qualifications + Active Top Secret Clearance with ability of obtain SCI and pass a polygraph (PR within 6 years) + Working knowledge of popular, legacy, and new social media, forums, messaging services, blog sites, and mobile applications + Knowledgeable of idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and have a sophisticated understanding of the cultural, social, and political environment (Iran) + Bachelor's Degree in International Studies, or a related field plus nine (9) or more years of experience or Masters Degree and seven (7) or more years of experience (in-field experience may be substituted for education requirements). + Minimum DLPT 3/3/2/2 or Equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Farsi + At least 3-5 years of experience within the US military or US intelligence community + Preparing Information Reports with excellent writing and briefing skills (in English) + Ability to execute multiple tasks and ongoing projects while ensuring compliance with applicable policies, and procedures + Proficiency in Microsoft Office products + Willing to work outside normal business hours (this position is not shift work) Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience: + Former Military linguistic experience (35P, 09L, 1N3, 2671, 2712, 2799, or equivalent) + Minimum DLPT 2/2/2/2 or Equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Arabic + Knowledge ofmilitary operations, terminology, and structure REQNUMBER: 206930 SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit ~~~. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability