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Sinhalese Linguist at MVM, Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

MVM, Inc., is a professional services firm with decades of experience supporting Government customers. In anticipation of a potential contract award, we are seeking talented Sinhalese Linguists.

Our Ideal Candidate

You are an analytic problem solver with a native or near native proficiency in both English and Sinhalese. You may not have experience working as a linguist or translator, but you are a fast learner who is eager to dive in and learn how via MVM’s immersive on-the-job training program, which will prepare you to be a Sinhalese Linguist for our high-profile law enforcement customers. More importantly, adhering to a strict professional code of ethics with confidentiality and neutrality comes second-nature to you.

What Does a Linguist Do?

Linguists analyze syntax, phonetics, regional slang and colloquial expressions, and semantics from different regions, and provide a clean, objective product in professional English to law enforcement clients.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Our Linguists have four key functions and responsibilities. They:

  • Translate a variety of complex texts from target language into English

  • Transcribe pertinent information from audio and video source files

  • Interpret many different forms of target language, to include slang, formal, and legal discourse

  • Analyze material and compile data into reports to support our customer’s complex operations

Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or four (4) years of experience in a professional setting

  • Native or near native oral and written communications skills in both target language and English

  • Ability to comprehend and translate target language slang and colloquial expressions

  • Available to work a rotating, flexible schedule

  • Proficient in MS Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active security clearance

  • Experience as a translator or interpreter

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

All applicants selected will be subject to a strict Government background investigation and must meet criteria that includes, but is not limited to:

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident

  • Favorable credit check

  • Resided in the US at least three (3) of the past five (5) years

MVM offers a competitive benefits package, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Recruiting Department will contact you directly should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

For more information about the company please visit our website at

MVM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.