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01-09-05, 11:01
CAT II - Uyghur Linguist – Guantanamo Bay, Cuba


Provide operational contract linguist support to Joint Task Force-160 detainee operations at Camp X-ray, Naval Air Station Guantanamo, Cuba. Support the full range of day-to-day activities involving interaction between Camp X-ray military police force and support personnel with Camp X-ray detainees. Interpret and translate written and spoken communications. Review correspondence and performing document exploitation. Scan, research, and analyze foreign language documents for key information. Identify and extract information components that meet the criteria contained in the information requirements lists.

(a) minimum
An excellent command of Uyghur, as well as strong verbal and written American English skills (grammar, vocabulary, idioms, spelling) because linguist work products are prepared in English. A 4/4 (i.e., native) or higher Uyghur listening/reading comprehension rating according to the ILR scale and as measured by the DLPT or comparable language test vehicle. Must be a U.S. citizen and holds a current U.S. passport and must have SECRET security clearance or be able to obtain SECRET security clearance. Must undergo a favorable U.S Army counterintelligence screening interview. Must be willing to travel/work local to Naval Air Station Guantanamo, Cuba. Ability to deal unobtrusively with camp personnel and detainees. Familiarity with and ability to conduct oneself in accordance with the Central Asian culture and customs. Willingness to work shifts and extended hours in support of 24 x 7 Operations. Must be able to live and work in a harsh environment.

(b) Desired:
A SECRET security clearance. Secondary language skills in Turkish or Uzbek. Auxiliary skills in related languages, to include: Russian, Tadjik, Georgian, Persian Farsi, and Urdu. A thorough knowledge of cultural, economic, geopolitical, and military issues of the Mid East and Arab-speaking countries within that region. Previous operational experience as linguist in support of government operations. An ability to operate standard and specialized office automation equipment to process foreign language material.

Interested candidates, please email your resume and cover letter to zuskresh@yahoo.com