WMA | TS/SCI w/ CI Polygraph

Languages: Amharic, Arabic, Azeri, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, Hebrew, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Luganda, Oromo, Pashto, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Swahili, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Urdu Linguist

Required Qualifications:

  • Process documents and media in various formats to include hand-written, hard copy, digital text, audio, and video of expository, formal and informal discourse, legal, business, public administration, historical, geographical, sociological, political, military and scientific content.
  • Render accurate, idiomatic, and grammatically correct translations and/or summaries and gists of source material into the target language, while maintaining the register, integrity, and meaning of material.
  • Transcribe and translate audio and text files, interpret material, relate ideas, make inferences, and rarely misunderstand the intent of the speaker(s).
  • Scan and process a large amount of material quickly for critical and essential elements of information.
  • Understand inferences, emotional overtones, and speech in a standard dialect, and rarely ask for paraphrasing or explanations.
  • Write effectively in formal and informal exchanges.
  • Follow standard guidelines as outlined in the Government-provided Style Guide.
  • Follow existing IC Transliteration Standards for transliterating person names.
  • Provide cultural/language/ethnic/contextual of data translated from recorded and written materials.
  • Perform quality review and editing as needed.
  • Utilize Human Language Technology (HLT) as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Existing TS/SCI clearance (with CI Poly).
  • Proven proficiency in English and the foreign language at ILR 3 or higher within the past three (3) years.
  • Expertise and thorough knowledge of specialized terminology in military, scientific, information technology, social, legal, and/or socio-economic matters/events domains as needed.
  • Proven experience in language services, linguistics, or language-enabled analysis supporting U.S. Government agencies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Willing to undergo Government-administered foreign language testing.
  • Willing to undergo an audiometric exam by a licensed medical doctor.
Job Category: Language Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Washington DC

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Gabriel Cosentino

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer of A2 Federal, Gabriel Cosentino develops and standardizes operational best practices that enable A2 Federal to provide innovative and compliant solutions to Government and industry partners. While being responsible for day-to-day operations across all programs, Mr. Cosentino oversees A2 Federal’s revenue management and financial strategy to posture A2 Federal for future opportunities. Joining A2 Federal was the next step in Mr. Cosentino’s endeavor to contribute to the mission. He believes the increasingly dynamic operating environment demands equally dynamic solutions, and strives to forge the next generation of the United States’ security efforts.

Mr. Cosentino is an Intelligence Professional having served within several organizations within the Intelligence Community from the Department of Energy to two Combatant Commands with the Defense Intelligence Agency. Mr. Cosentino is an all-source analyst by trade and has supported numerous strategic intelligence requirements.

Mr. Cosentino graduated from Florida International University, where he received his Bachelor’s in International Relations with a focus on National Security Studies. Throughout his time in Academia, he joined FIU’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence-sponsored Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence Intelligence Fellowship program, where he received mentorship from Intelligence professionals and rigorous training on analytic tradecraft.

Gary Ackerman

President and Chief Executive Officer

As the President and Chief Executive Officer of A2 Federal, Gary Ackerman leads and guides the vision and mission of A2 Federal to ensure its continued success across all levels of operations. Mr. Ackerman sought to create a firm dedicated to giving back to its people, and the nation’s security.

Mr. Ackerman is a retired Air Force service member, having contributed to numerous intelligence and operational missions. As an Air Force service member assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations, Mr. Ackerman served as an Operations Coordinator implementing and guiding operations across several areas of responsibilities. Following a two-decade military career, Mr. Ackerman continued his service as a Federal Contractor managing numerous intelligence and defense programs, as a Program Manager and later, Capture Manager.

Mr. Ackerman received his Associate’s in Information Resource Management from the Community College of the Air Force, and later attended a wide array Air Force and DIA leadership and operational courses. Additionally, Mr. Ackerman attended the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute’s Foreign Language School where he studied French.

Carlos Salvat

Executive Vice President

As the Executive Vice President of A2 Federal, Carlos Salvat focuses on developing and implementing the firm’s strategic vision to ensure A2 Federal remains postured to combat the multi-faceted threats facing the nation. Remaining abreast of intelligence and defense challenges, Mr. Salvat preserves A2 Federal’s world-class defense and intelligence expertise to advance the firm’s support to its government and industry partners across the U.S. intelligence community and defense enterprise.

Mr. Salvat is a career Intelligence professional having served within the ranks of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Stationed at U.S. Central Command, Mr. Salvat served within the Mission Management, Joint Target Intelligence Career Field/Specialty. Mr. Salvat worked closely with HQs, Command, and deployed units supporting counterterrorism operations and strategic planning efforts.

Mr. Salvat graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in International Relations and minor in Political Science. Throughout his time at FIU, Mr. Salvat developed a passion for public service and joined FIU’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence-sponsored Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Intelligence Fellowship program where he later obtained an academic certificate in National Security Studies, and executive certificates in Global Security & Public Policy and Russian Language.