AECOM Primary Urdu Linguist in Herndon, Virginia

Business Line Government

Position Title Primary Urdu Linguist

United States of America - Virginia

Herndon

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking to IMMEDIATELY interview and to hire un-cleared Urdu LINGUISTS. Each 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 Urdu; 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 | Urdu 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 to support on a US Government Contract.

  • MUST BE fluent in near - Native or Native Urdu.

  • MUST BE fluent in near - Native or Native English and have strong 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 Urdu 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 Urdu 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 at hand and be Masters use of and assists in development of reference materials.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Linguist

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 163523BR