• HLT Specialist

    Job Locations US-McLean
    Posted Date 6 months ago(7/12/2018 3:46 PM)
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  • Overview

    Blackwatch International Corporation (Blackwatch), founded in 2010, is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) providing world-wide mission critical services across the Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities.  We’re headquartered in McLean, Virginia with satellite offices located in Carmichael, California and O’Fallon, Illinois. Our services include:

                Information Technology                    Cyber Security
                Language                                            Intelligence
                Telecom                                             Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)


    Position Title:  HLT Specialist

    Position location(s): U.S. - Washington D.C. (Northern VA Area)

    Minimum Security Clearance Requirement: TS/SCI

    *This position is contingent upon contract award*


    We’re looking for candidates with one or more of the following languages:

    Arabic              Pashto              Dari                Urdu

    Punjabi             French             Persian-Farsi  French

    Kurdish            Turkish            Uzbek             Tajik

    Azeri                Uighur             Chechen          Serbo-Croatian

    Albanian          Korean             Chinese           Ukrainian

    Spanish            Portuguese       German           Somali

    Hausa               Swahili            Bengali            Indonesian

    Malay               Russian           Tagalog


    • HLT Specialists support the integration and direct the use of HLT for triage, translation, and prioritization of work through exploratory search and other techniques using a variety of automated Government, commercial and proprietary tools
    • Support triage teams leveraging customer tools and technology to generate detailed information products to include spreadsheet reports, metrics and collection-specific descriptions
    • Lead ad-hoc teams consisting of a system engineer; Triage, Quality Control and/or Screener Linguists and work collaboratively to rapidly assess collections and determine their potential intelligence holdings and relations to customer information gaps and Priority Information Requirements (PIR)
    • Coordinate and support the integration of translation memory and Computer Assisted Translation tool to enable more rapid support to translation requests
    • Track, report, and assist with issues and obstacles to utilization of HLT tools in support of operations
    • Create and update SOPs for HLT utilization
    • Responsible for providing ad-hoc training and familiarization for HLT tools used by their team
    • Responsible for providing input and feedback regarding existing tools, as well as recommendations for better integration and implementation of HLT into operations


    • Must be qualified linguists in English and one or more target languages
    • At least five years' experience working with Human Language Technologies and computer programming
    • Formal education in linguistics, computational linguistics, and/or computer programming preferred
    • Must have experience, certification, and training in the use of Translation Memory and Terminology Management prior to placement on contract


    • Work will be on site, in the Washington DC metro area.
    • Minimal travel may be required when mission dictates.

    Blackwatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.


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