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Chinese-Mandarin Language Specialist

Company: FBI
Location: Le Roy
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONAt the FBI, we don't just hire talent-we build it from the ground up. We are seeking exceptional individuals ready to enhance their linguistic and analytical acumen in Chinese-Mandarin and contribute effectively to the mission of the FBI in protecting the American people and keeping the country safe.The Chinese-Mandarin language analyst role is crucial to keeping the FBI running smoothly. You'll be responsible for translating sensitive communications, interpreting during key operations, and providing cultural analyses to assist customers. You will have opportunities to employ your linguistic and technological acumen with challenging assignments and translation software.When urgent situations demand immediate attention, Chinese-Mandarin language analysts are there to provide their invaluable support. You excel at linguistic analysis and translation, using your knowledge of Chinese-Mandarin and cultural expertise to navigate complex language barriers.The FBI is proud to be a diverse multigenerational agency committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from every background, culture, and perspective belong, succeed, and realize their full potential. With the FBI's specialized training and professional development courses, working at the Bureau will help you become more efficient, improve your skillset, and advance your career.See yourself in the FBI. Apply today. HOW TO APPLYSTEP 1: Click on the "Apply" button to be directed to the FBIJobs Careers website.STEP 2: Click the "Start" button to begin. You will be prompted to either sign in to continue or register with FBIJobs if you don't already have an account.STEP 3: Follow the step-by-step process to submit your application. You will be guided through each step. You must complete all sections of the form AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE ATTACHED to successfully submit your interest.

  • Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates.
  • Other supporting documents:
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement.
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later.Candidates applying outside of Phoenix, AZ; Atlanta, GA; Buffalo, NY; Norfolk, VA; Albany, GA must be willing to relocate at their own expense, as a relocation package is not included. Please see instructions on the site for attaching documents.SALARY LEVELPay level for this position:
    • GS 7-12: $41,966.00 - $96,770.00Salary shown is the base salary for the grade levels. Salary is also commensurate with professional experience.DUTIES
      • Research and analyze foreign language materials for information that may be beneficial to intelligence and criminal operations.
      • Translate audio and written materials correctly and accurately from the foreign language to English and vice versa.KEY REQUIREMENTS
        • Must be a U.S. citizen.
        • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Clearance.
        • Must be willing to travel as required.
        • Must meet the FBI's Employment Eligibility requirements.
        • Must receive qualifying scores on the FBI's Foreign Language Test Battery.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEGS 7: Applicants must possess a passing language proficiency test score in combination with a high school diploma, or its equivalent. Applicants must possess at least four (4) years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
          • Translate routine conversations and analyze data for relevance.
          • Apply research methods and analytical skills to perform document edits.GS 9: Applicants must possess at least five (5) years of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level and passing language proficiency test scores. SE is defined as follows:
            • Translate and interpret orally and in writing to communicate effectively in English and the foreign language assigned to employee.
            • Correct grammar, punctuation, syntax, and spelling for grammatically correct, fluent and more precise translations.GS 11: Applicants must possess at least seven (7) years of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 and passing language proficiency test scores. SE is defined as follows:
              • Translate to transfer material from one language to another to accurately reflect the meaning of the original.
              • Ability to understand idiomatic expressions, colloquialisms, habits, mannerisms, and other data to furnish information of interest to investigative personnel.GS 12: Applicants must possess at least eight (8) years of qualifying work experience and/or college level education and passing language proficiency test scores. SE is defined as follows:
                • Translate material consisting of non-standard terminology, recognizing technical jargon related to intelligence data.
                • Perform literature research to determine equivalents to new and unique terms, idiomatic expressions, and /or highly abbreviated material.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTSEDUCATIONAll degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Education may be substituted for specialized experience (SE) as follows:
                  • GS 7: The completion of a bachelor's degree (or its academic equivalent from a college or university with regional or national institutional accreditation) in any discipline will count as four (4) years credit.
                  • GS 9: The completion of a master's degree or Juris Doctorate (or its academic equivalent from a college or university with regional or national institutional accreditation) in any discipline will count as five (5) years credit.
                  • GS 11: The completion of a Doctorate Level Degree (or its academic equivalent from a college or university with regional or national institutional accreditation) in any discipline will count as seven (7) years credit.
                  • GS 12: Education may NOT be substituted.All degrees must be verified by submitting college transcripts.The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Unless explicitly authorized by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of, color, race, religion, national origin, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age (40 or over), sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other nonmerit factors.

Keywords: FBI, Irondequoit , Chinese-Mandarin Language Specialist, Other , Le Roy, New York

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