FBI Dallas
Public Affairs Officers Melinda Urbina and Katie Chaumont
(972) 559-5629 / (972) 559-5699
February 18, 2022

FBI Dallas Opens Contract Linguist Virtual Information Session to Dallas-Fort Worth Applicants

Updated April 25: This event has passed.

Do you speak a foreign language? Are you looking for a way to serve your community? Contract linguists have flexible schedules and unmatched professional and networking opportunities. 

What does a contract linguist do?

  • Translates foreign documents and/or audio into or from English. 
  • Interprets for investigations and interviews.
  • Contributes valuable knowledge of foreign languages and cultures to support FBI investigations. 

To attend the upcoming virtual information session for the contract linguist opportunity, please submit your interest at fbijobs.gov, Job ID 41634.

Applicants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area may email ICL-Dallas@fbi.gov for more information. 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and have lived in the U.S. for 3 of the past 5 years, unless serving outside the U.S. as a federal employee or the dependent of a federal employee.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be able to obtain a top secret clearance.
  • Must be available to work 20 hours per week within one of the FBI’s spaces.
  • Must be able to pass the FBI’s foreign language test battery, including listening, reading, translating, and speaking tests.
  • Must meet the FBI’s general employment requirements. 

Apply at fbijobs.gov/career-paths/language-specialists. 
Please note, contract linguists are self-employed and are not eligible for government benefits. Contract linguists earn an hourly rate.