HOW TO APPLY
STEP 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 to register with FBIJobs if you don’t already have an account.
STEP 3: Follow the step-by-step process to submit your interest to attend an information session. 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.
1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates.
Please see instructions on the site for attaching documents.
Note: This is NOT a vacancy announcement. By submitting your resume and questionnaire, you are joining our repository of interested applicants who can be considered to fill current and future Independent Contract Linguist opportunities. Contract Linguists are independent contractors who provide language services to the FBI’s Foreign Language Program.
You will receive more information after we receive your profile and resume submission. Once your completed submission is received, we will review your skills, ensure you meet the minimum qualifications, and email your formal invitation to the Virtual Information Session.
The FBI is seeking Contract Linguists. At the FBI, Contract Linguists provide valuable knowledge of foreign languages and cultures to support investigations into counterintelligence threats, cases of corruption, espionage, cybercrime, human trafficking, and other offenses. Your work could provide valuable intelligence that could help prevent terrorist activity and save American lives.
· Translate written or audio materials, normally from a foreign language into English.
· Interpret during a crucial subject interview for an investigation or during a visit from a foreign dignitary.
· Provide cultural expertise relating to any matter over which the FBI has jurisdiction.
· Testify at trials, help interview suspects, victims, and witnesses and occasionally accompany Special Agents on searches or arrests.
· Work onsite; however, Contract Linguists may be asked to travel on temporary duty assignments, such as serving as interpreters at overseas training sessions.
Many FBI Language Analysts begin as Contract Linguists. To commit your intent to attend an information session about the Contract Linguist Opportunity, you must:
· Be at least 18 years old.
· Be a U.S. citizen. If you have dual citizenship, you are not required to renounce your native citizenship, but be willing to renounce if asked.
· Have lived in the United States for three of the last five years, unless employed outside of the country by the federal government.
· Be prepared to undergo a language proficiency test battery, polygraph and comprehensive background investigation.
Job Type: Contract
Work Location: On the road