Cryptologic Linguist – Level 2


Location:             Augusta, GA

CWU, Inc. is seeking a Cryptologic Linguist to provide language support to the U.S. Department of Defense.


The Cryptologic Linguist performs tasks required to process voice and/or graphic language materials in support of SIGINT Operations.

  • Arabic – Levantine
  • Arabic – Yemeni
  • Arabic – Iraqi
  • Arabic – Maghrebi
  • Persian Farsi
  • Pashto
  • Russian
  • Chechen
  • Somali



  • Must have at minimum an ACTIVE TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)/Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or
  • Performance at skill level 3 in both audio translation and text translation (per the ILR [Text] Translation and Audio Translation skill level descriptions) from the required language(s) into idiomatic, standard American Skill level shall be documented within two (2) years prior to resume submission.
  • Must have 4 years full-time combined cryptologic language processing, related language, and/or related cryptologic
  • Performance of the following tasks constitutes acceptable cryptologic language processing experience: scanning and sorting/categorizing foreign language materials; recovering essential elements of information; producing and performing quality control of gists, translations and transcripts; compiling and updating operational working aids and databases; and drafting intelligence
  • Performance of the following tasks constitutes acceptable related language experience: oral interpretation (from the required language into English and vice versa); written translation (from the required language into English and vice versa); audio translation (from the required language into English); audio transcription in the required language; document exploitation that involves gisting/translation (from the required language into English); and teaching the required
  • Cryptologic Experience: Target development; network analysis; speaker identification; language identification; and document exploitation that involves sorting/categorizing/language
  • In lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree an additional 4 years of directly related experience may be substituted (8 years total).
  • At least 3 of the 4 years’ experience shall be in performing Cryptologic Operations language processing; no more than 1 year shall be in a combination of related language experience and related cryptologic
  • At least 3 of the 4 years’ experience shall be in the required language(s)
  • At least 2 of the 3 years’ experience in the required language(s) shall be in translating and/or transcribing, and
  • At least two years at a ILR level 3 missions/topics in the required language(s).
  • 1 year of quality control review of ILR level 3 audio translations and/or text translations.
  • Reporting shall be the primary duty for no more than 1 of the required 4 years’
  • At least 1year experience mentoring/training junior
  • 1 year of experience typing, using English and appropriate foreign language fonts and keyboards.
  • All relevant experience must be within the last 2 years.


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