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Now Hiring: FBI Contract Linguists
FBI Salt Lake City Division to Host Job Fair in August

FBI Salt Lake City July 31, 2012
  • FBI Salt Lake City Press Office

The FBI is seeking to hire foreign language speakers and will host a foreign language job fair in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, August 9, 2012.

Job Fair Details

  • What: FBI Job Fair
  • Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012
  • Where: FBI Salt Lake City Division
  • 257 East 200 South
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    7th Floor
  • When: 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Job Positions: Contract Linguists
  • Additional Information: Please bring your resume, be prepared to be interviewed, and plan to spend at least one hour at the event.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and a foreign language needed by the FBI. Currently, the foreign languages most needed by the FBI are Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hebrew, Farsi, Pashto, Somali, Spanish, as well as many other languages.
  • Comfortable using basic computer applications
  • A United States Citizen
  • Must have resided physically in the United States for three of the last five years


FBI Linguists and the FBI Mission

FBI linguists support the FBI mission by working a variety of interpretation and translation assignments. They also play an important role in providing cultural awareness to FBI agents, intelligence analysts, and other FBI employees.

The FBI has nearly 1,500 linguists nationwide supporting over 100 different foreign language requirements. More than 95 percent of the FBI’s linguists are native speakers of the languages. All linguists begin as contract employees, but the position may lead to full-time employment. Contract linguists are able to work flexible schedules and are paid between $29 and $41 per hour, depending upon the language and level of proficiency. Candidates offered a contract can expect to provide services from their local FBI field office.

Seeking More Information?

FBI language managers and linguists will be on hand at the job fair to discuss the position and will pre-screen potential candidates. Job fair participants who have questions prior to the event can contact FBI Foreign Language Manager Douglas Neel at Douglas.Neel@ic.fbi.gov or go to www.fbijobs.gov/linguists.

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