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FEATURED JOB: Linguist and Intelligence Analyst at Acclaim Technical Services

Job Title: Linguist and Language-Enabled Intelligence Analyst
Company: Acclaim Technical Services
Salary Range: Negotiable based on language test scores
Application Close Date: Ongoing
Duty Locations: Northern VA

Position Summary

ATS, a leading language and intelligence services company, is seeking language-enabled intelligence professionals to support the collection, translation, processing, exploitation, analysis, and production of foreign language material to support a wide range of U.S. Federal agencies. Successful candidates thrive in fast paced, high impact roles and work as part of a diverse team of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Most positions provide the opportunity to travel to both domestic and foreign locations.

ATS employees directly support Federal clients in dynamic work environments across the globe. ATS is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company that provides each employee an equity stake in the company's success and growth. Our employees provide Federal clients a comprehensive set of language, all-source analysis, collection support, targeting, exploitation, production, and reporting services.

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, preferably with a polygraph
  • Score ILR 3 or higher in translation and/or speaking and listening in a foreign language and English
  • U.S. military or foreign residence experience preferred

Position Duties

Depending on the position, a linguist may provide any or all the following services in any given day:

  • Read, write, and/or speak proficiently in a foreign language and English
  • Translate general and technical material to and from the target language and English while maintaining the integrity and meaning of the original material
  • Provide interpretation between source language and English in a variety of settings
  • Provide summaries/gists in an efficient, easily digestible format
  • Scan and monitor material in both the target language and English
  • Edit and provide quality control on linguist products
  • Scan large amounts of material and triage material for processing
  • Create and format graphics and tables for presentation
  • Collect and select items from published, online, and broadcast media
  • Write reports and analyses highlighting trends, patterns, and relationships and offer supported judgements
  • Conduct workflow, assigning and tracking tasks of team members
  • Blog or conduct content management of websites drawing from linguist and cultural knowledge
  • Provide language training, teaching both basic and specialized vocabulary

ATS’ federal customers are seeking officers with varying languages including:

  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Farsi
  • Korean
  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • French
  • Kurdish
  • Somali
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Spanish
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Indonesian/Malay
  • Thai
  • Tagalog
  • Burmese

Required Materials

  1. Resume

Application Instructions

Please email your resume to Mr. Trevor Veech at t.veech@acclaimtechnical.com. The subject line of your email must be the following:

Linguist and Intelligence Analyst Application (NSEP)

FEATURED JOB: Auditor at the Defense Contract Audit Agency

Job Title: Auditor
Department/Agency: Defense Contract Audit Agency
Salary Range: GS 7-11 ($42,053 to $98,176 per year)
Application Close Date: October 1, 2019
Duty Locations: Nationwide

Position Duties

  • Plans, performs and reports contract audit assignments in connection with procurement and contracting activities between the Federal Government and the Contractor
  • Reviews standard audit programs and steps, previous work papers, reports, guidance material, draft audit reports with findings and conclusions on the audit performed in accordance with agency procedures
  • Maintains audit working papers including preparation of schedules, summaries, and reconciliations as instructed or appropriate
  • Performs assigned audit steps such as tests and examinations of contractor's direct labor and material costs
  • Checks reports, records, ledgers, and other documents against invoices, receipts, payroll slips, and other source documents. Verifies appropriateness of charges for materials and labor and determines that transactions have been properly recorded
  • Participates with other team members, providing updates on the status of audit assignments, sharing information, and identifying requisite revisions to the program and/or annual team goals
  • Maintains professional manner and working relationships with team members, associates, contractor and other government personnel
  • Prepares working papers and analyzes contractor data using automation tools

Required Materials

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Assessment Questionnaire (via USAJOBS)

Application Instructions

To view the full vacancy announcement and to apply, please see the following: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546070600#

FEATURED: Defense Intelligence Agency Hiring Event

Dear NSEP Award Recipient,

Please be aware that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is hosting an invitation-only hiring event in January/February 2020 in the Washington, DC area.

The announcements will close at 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, October 6, 2019. All applicants must apply online for these events in order to receive consideration.

Please apply for these events through the DIA Careers website at http://www.dia.mil/careers.aspx. To view the announcements, click the “Apply for Jobs” tab on the lefthand side of the screen and proceed to search for the following based on your career field of interest:

  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Analysis
  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Counterintelligence
  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Finance & Acquisition
  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Human Services
  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Information Technology
  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Mission Management
  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Office Management & Infrastructure
  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Science and Technology
  • DIA 2020 National Capital Region Hiring Event - Security/Global Security Officer

If you haven’t already done so, you will be prompted to register for an account with DIA prior to applying. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted via email in December 2019 to schedule an interview. Specific details on the location and date of the event will be provided within the email invite.

FEATURED: FY2021 Office of Naval Intelligence Internship Program (Multiple Vacancies)

Please be aware that The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) has announced their Fiscal Year 2021 Internship Program vacancies. The vacancies include opportunities in administration, computer science, engineering, information technology, and intelligence. The positions start at either GG-04 or GG-07 with the grade assigned to the candidate based on their academic qualifications.

Candidates interested in applying should review the requirements and qualifications section for each announcement prior to submitting their application.

Student Intern (Intelligence)
Application Close Date: September 23, 2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545265300

Student Intern (Administration & Office Support)
Application Close Date: September 23, 2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545266900

Student Intern (Engineering)
Application Close Date: September 23, 2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545268800

Student Intern (Information Technology)
Application Close Date: September 30, 2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545271000

Student Intern (Computer Scientist)
Application Close Date: September 30, 2019
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545269900

To learn more about their employment opportunities, please visit ONI’s website: https://www.oni.navy.mil/Careers/Current-Openings/Current-Openings/

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Passport Specialist at the Department of State

Job Title: Passport Specialist
Department: Department of State
Agency/Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services
Salary Range: GS-5 $33,949 - $44,130; GS-7 $42,053 - $54,670
Series & Grade: GS-0967-05; GS-0967-07
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Duty Locations: New Orleans, LA
Application Close Date: Friday, September 27, 2019, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full.

JOB SUMMARY

Consular Affairs (CA) is the public face of the Department of State for millions of people around the world. CA is responsible for the welfare and protection of U.S. citizens abroad, for the issuance of passports and other documentation to citizens and nationals, and for the protection of U.S. border security and the facilitation of legitimate travel to the United States. CA also has a significant domestic presence, most notably the 29 U.S. Passport agencies and centers, 26 of which deal directly with the U.S. public. These far-reaching consular activities have broad foreign policy and domestic political implications and involve serious legal, humanitarian, and management concerns. Responsibility for these functions is vested within the Department of State in the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs and for their implementation abroad in consular officers assigned to embassies and consulates abroad.

DUTIES

This position is located in the Adjudication Section of the New Orleans Passport Agency where the incumbent serves on a rotational basis in the Regular Adjudication and Public Application Units. Incumbent receives and examines passport application for completeness and verification of the identity of the application and examines the evidence of citizenship submitted with the application to determine authenticity.

Responsibilities:

  • Receives and examines applications for the issuance, amendment and replacement of passports forwarded by acceptance agents or presented in person by applicants or applicants' representatives.
  • Reviews applications for completeness, affirmation of truthfulness, presence and authenticity of required entries, signatures and photographs, and fees.
  • Examines evidence of citizenship to determine authenticity and adequacy in relation to required laws, regulations and procedures for the issuance of passports, and to confirm facts as recorded on application.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.

Applicants applying for the GS-05 must meet one of the qualification requirements listed below:

  1. Completion of three years of general experience, one of which was equivalent to the GS-04 level, involving the analysis, explanation, application, or interpretation of laws, rules, regulations, procedures, etc. Qualifying general experience may have been gained as a law clerk, contact representative, claims examiner, voucher examiner, or similar work with a government or private employer.
  2. OR

  3. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree.
  4. OR

  5. Combination of graduate level education and specialized experience

Applicants applying for the GS-07 must meet one of the qualification requirements listed below:

  1. Completion of at least 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service) that demonstrated knowledge of the immigration and/or nationality laws of the United States.
  2. OR

  3. Completion of 1 full year of graduate level education in law, or other administrative or management fields related to the position.
  4. OR

  5. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND you a provision of superior academic achievement
  6. OR

  7. Combination of graduate level education and specialized experience

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a Secret level security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts showing Grade Point Average (GPA), Date degree was awarded, and name of accredited institution
  3. Cover Letter
  4. NSEP Letter of Certification (see below instructions)
  5. SF-50 or similar document (only required for current or former federal employees)
  6. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

These applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application.

Resume and Supporting Materials

Please combine your application materials into one PDF file. Please follow the file naming instructions below:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_DoS

For example, the candidate John Smith would submit an application named SMITH_JOHN_DoS. If you are unable to save Microsoft Word documents in PDF format, or are unable to combine your documents into a single PDF document, several third-party PDF conversion and combination tools exist online. Perform an internet search for "converting Word documents to PDF" or "merging PDF files" to find these tools.

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. To use NSEPnet Mail you will need to login to https://www.nsepnet.org. The link to NSEPnet Mail is in the top right corner of the homepage. If you cannot login or do not remember your login credentials, please use the Forgot Username tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotUsername.aspx or the Forgot Password tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotPassword.aspx.

From the NSEPnet mail tool, enter [AleiaMaculam] (brackets included) in the To: field. The subject line for this email must be as follows:

DOS-CA-092019-006

If you cannot attach a PDF document, please first try using Microsoft Internet Explorer. If attaching your documents fails in Internet Explorer, download the latest version of your internet browser and retry the attachment process.

SF-50 and DD-214

If you are a current or former federal employee, you will need to include your SF-50 (or similar document proving federal employment) in your application. If you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military, you will need to include a DD-214 in your application.

NSEP Letter of Certification

You can request an NSEP Letter of Certification by completing the letter request form on the homepage of NSEPnet.org. The letter will be emailed to you as a PDF so that you can include it in your application. Please 3-5 business days for processing.

EXCLUSIVE JOB: Policy Analyst at the Department of Homeland Security

Job Title: Policy Analyst
Department: Department of Homeland Security
Agency: Office of Policy/Border, Immigration and Trade/Immigration Policy
Salary Range: $64,650 to $100,736/ Per Year
Series & Grade: Policy Analyst (0301) GS 11/12
Promotion Potential: GS-12
Application Close Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Duty Locations: Washington, DC
Who May Be Considered: NSEP award recipients who have not completed the service requirement in full

POSITION SUMMARY/DUTIES

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This position is located at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Policy, Strategy and Plans (PLCY), Border, Immigration and Trade Policy (BIT). PLCY is responsible for strengthening our Nation's homeland security by developing DHS-wide policies, programs, and planning to promote and ensure quality, consistency, and integration across all homeland security missions.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a lead analyst on immigration policy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Immigration Policy, Assistant Secretary for BIT, and other senior DHS leadership.

Major Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and reviewing correspondence, briefing materials, testimony, reports, and other written products relating to immigration policies and programs, including immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, humanitarian programs, immigration enforcement measures, and border security (and be able to orally report and brief on the same).
  • Identifying gaps in immigration policies and working with the BIT team to develop new policies that resolve problems or cope with issues that directly affect the accomplishment of immigration program goals and objectives.
  • Partnering with policy, legal, and operational personnel at appropriate DHS components and other federal agencies to achieve mission critical goals.
  • Represent the Office of Policy before external stakeholders as requested.

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate a wide variety of information from many different sources and formulates recommendations.
  • Ability to develop and execute long and short-term program goals, plans, objectives, and policies.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in the completion of tasks.
  • Expert written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience with articulating complex problems and developing creative solutions
  • Excellent communication, research, writing and computer skills.
  • Familiarity with DHS’s missions.
  • Be a self-starter.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial transcripts
  5. DD-214 (only required for veterans or active duty military)

HOW TO APPLY

Your application is due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the application close date indicated above. Failure to follow the application instructions may result in rejection of your application.

You will need to email your application by using the mail tool in NSEPnet. Your application materials must be combined into one PDF file. The order of your documents within the PDF must mirror the order listed in the Required Materials section. Please name the file:

LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_OP

Like always, LASTNAME is your last name and FIRSTNAME is your first name. For example, the applicant John Smith would submit an application named SMITH_JOHN_OP. If you are unable to save Microsoft Word documents in PDF format, or are unable to combine your documents into a single PDF document, several third-party PDF conversion and combination tools exist online. Perform an internet search for "converting Word documents to PDF" or "merging PDF files" to find these tools.

To use NSEPnet Mail you will need to login to https://www.nsepnet.org. The link to NSEPnet Mail is in the top right corner of the homepage. If you cannot login or do not remember your login credentials, please use the Forgot Username tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotUsername.aspx or the Forgot Password tool at https://nsepnet.org/ForgotPassword.aspx.

From the NSEPnet mail tool, enter [AleiaMaculam] (brackets included) in the To: field. The subject line for this email must be as follows:

DHS-OP-092019-420

If you cannot attach a PDF document, please first try using Microsoft Internet Explorer. If attaching your documents fails in Internet Explorer, download the latest version of your internet browser and retry the attachment process.

SF-50 and DD-214

If you are a current or former federal employee, you will need to include your SF-50 (or similar document proving federal employment) in your application. If you are a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military, you will need to include a DD-214 in your application.

HIRING AUTHORITY

The Department of Homeland Security will utilize special hiring authorities (located at Schedule A and 50 U.S. Code §1902) afforded to all NSEP award recipients with active service requirements to make appointments to this position in the excepted service.

FEATURED: U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Recruiting for Various Positions

Please be aware that the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is recruiting for a number of positions. For more information and to apply, please see the USAJOBS links below:

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Senior Instructor)
Close Date: 11/25/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540764200

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Instructor)
Close Date: 11/25/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540766100

Foreign Language Teacher – Modern Standard Arabic/Levantine (Assistant Professor)
Close Date: 09/27/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540841300

Foreign Language Teacher – Hebrew (Assistant Professor)
Close Date: 08/27/2019
Location: Fort Gordon, GA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542519000

Foreign Language Teacher – Hebrew (Senior Instructor)
Close Date: 12/11/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542545600

Foreign Language Teacher – Hebrew (Assistant Professor)
Close Date: 12/11/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542529900

Foreign Language Teacher – Spanish (Assistant Professor)
Close Date: 10/15/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542626700

FEATURED JOB: Intelligence Engagements Linguist (Arabic) at COLSA

Job Title: Native Arabic - Intelligence Engagements Linguist Support
Company: COLSA
Government Contract Funder: DoD
Salary Range: Depends on experience/Contract budget
Application Close Date:10/01/2019
Duty Locations: Tampa, FL

Position Summary/Duties

COLSA Corporation is seeking candidates for a Native Arabic--Intelligence Engagements Linguist Support to support the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Directorate of Intelligence (J2). <

  • Shall assist with planning, organizing, and executing international high level intelligence engagement events in the U.S. and foreign nations for USCENTCOM J2.
  • Will provide weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on this task.
  • This task requires familiarity with the Global-Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System (GTSCMIS).
  • Travel OCONUS and CONUS may be required

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, military intelligence training or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 10‐15 years experience in Intelligence Operational Architecture to Support CONPLANS as necessary; ISR Tasking/Processing/Exploitation and Development (TPED); Central Region AOR
  • Operational Architecture; Exercise Observation Reports; Verbal briefings and other written documents.
  • Native Arabic proficiency; 3+/3+/3+ reading, writing comprehension and oral proficiency
  • Working knowledge of desktop applications, world-wide web and social media
  • TOP SECRET clearance required. Depending upon position, TS/SCI may be required along with Counterintelligence-Scope Polygraph (CSP).
  • In some cases, 24/7 shift work for situational awareness and warning may be required.
  • Travel OCONUS and CONUS may be required

Security Clearance

Following a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE), selectee must undergo a background investigation for a SECRET security clearance.

Required Materials

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online by visiting: https://colsa-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=4120&source=NSEPProgram

FEATURED JOB: Many Vacancies at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Please be aware that the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is recruiting for a number of positions. For more information and to apply, please see the USAJOBS links below:

IT Specialist (INFOSEC/SYSADMIN); Close date: 05/23/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532692600

Foreign Language Teacher – Modern Standard Arabic (Assistant Professor); Close date: 09/25/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539305500

Foreign Language Teacher - Korean (Assistant Professor); Close date: 09/12/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533117700

Foreign Language Teacher - Chinese-Mandarin (Assistant Professor); Close date: 09/17/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539894900

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Assistant Professor); Close date: 09/23/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540763700

Foreign Language Teacher – Russian (Senior Instructor); Close date: 09/23/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540764200

Foreign Language Teacher – Modern Standard Arabic/Levantine; Close date: 09/27/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540841300

Evaluation and Standardization Division; Close date: 08/08/2019
Location: Monterey, CA
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540853400

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