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Farsi (Iranian Persian) Senior Linguist/Cultural Expert

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Job ID: 206930
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2020
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Farsi (Iranian Persian) Senior Linguist and Cultural Expert, working with a diverse team of analysts, linguists, cultural experts, and operations officers, focused on creating and recognizing targeting opportunities and strategies in the cyber-realm.  This position will require interaction with a wide variety of Government and contractor personnel – ability to operate in a diverse, evolving, and high profile environment is key.


Responsible for Persian language and cultural expertise, operating in a virtual environment; primarily using mix of Persian and English in-language reading and writing skills

  • Navigates social media, open source and relevant forums/websites in Persian language

  • Utilizes language, cultural, and historical knowledge to combat international events within relevant functional area (Iran/Iraq)

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of desktop applications and internet-based research skills with the ability to effectively use internet search tools, and advanced research methods

  • Identifies and reports potential targets and trends

  • Assists intelligence and analysis operations

  • Produces incident, threat, and information reports



  • Active Top Secret Clearance with ability of obtain SCI and pass a polygraph (PR within 6 years)

  • Working knowledge of popular, legacy, and new social media, forums, messaging services, blog sites, and mobile applications

  • Knowledgeable of idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and have a sophisticated understanding of the cultural, social, and political environment (Iran)

  • Bachelor's Degree in International Studies, or a related field plus nine (9) or more years of experience or Masters Degree and seven (7) or more years of experience (in-field experience may be substituted for education requirements).

  • Minimum DLPT 3/3/2/2 or Equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Farsi

  • At least 3-5 years of experience within the US military or US intelligence community

  • Preparing Information Reports with excellent writing and briefing skills (in English)

  • Ability to execute multiple tasks and ongoing projects while ensuring compliance with applicable policies, and procedures

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

  • Willing to work outside normal business hours (this position is not shift work)

Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:

  • Former Military linguistic experience (35P, 09L, 1N3, 2671, 2712, 2799, or equivalent)

  • Minimum DLPT 2/2/2/2 or Equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Arabic

  • Knowledge of  military operations, terminology, and structure


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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