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FBI to Host Foreign Language Career Day

FBI Albany May 02, 2013
  • Special Agent Paul Holstein (518) 465-7551

The Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be hosting a foreign language career day on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

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As a vital partner in today’s law enforcement and intelligence communities, the FBI continues its mission to safeguard America and its people. The FBI’s expanding role continues to create many new opportunities for linguists in a growing number of languages. Contract linguists, through their language expertise, play an important role in the continuing effort against cyber crime, terrorism, foreign intelligence activities, corruption, organized crime, kidnapping, civil rights violations, and other crimes under FBI jurisdiction. Contract linguists translate documents or audio into English, serve as interpreters for investigative interviews, and provide translation during visits by foreign dignitaries. The possibilities are as wide as the sense of accomplishment.

The FBI is looking for individuals fluent in Arabic-Iraqi, Arabic-Yemeni, Chinese-Mandarin, Farsi, Hebrew, Somali, and Uzbek to add to its foreign language program. Applicants need to have United States citizenship as well as a high level of fluency in English along with foreign language(s) ability. Applicants are asked to bring a detailed resume and be prepared for an onsite, pre-application foreign language interview. The contract linguist position pays $31.00 to $41.00 per hour, and successful applicants will work for the FBI at its Albany office. Full-time language analysts, as government employees, come from the ranks of contract linguists.

The career day will be held at the Siena College, Sarazen Student Union, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12110. Please park in the designated spaces for visitors. Persons interested in a contract linguist opportunity with the FBI are invited to attend anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sabbath observers should contact Dominick Dean Burke at Dominick.Burke@ic.fbi.gov for special arrangements. For additional information or questions about this event, please e-mail Dominick Dean Burke.

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