Federal Bureau of Investigation hosts foreign language job fair

Date: 
03/01/2011

To inform and assist people interested in working in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Foreign Language Program, the Chicago office will be hosting a Foreign Language Career Fair on Sat., Mar. 12, in the Illinois Medical District offices, 2100 W. Harrison St. , between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Focused on adding positions for individuals fluent in Chinese (all dialects), Korean, Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Somali, Spanish and Hebrew, the Fair will give people interested in becoming a Contract Linguist an opportunity to learn more about these careers.

Contractors translate documents or audio into English, serve as an interpreter for investigative interviews, and provide translation during visits by foreign dignitaries.The pay scale ranges from $27.00 to $41.00 per hour. Successful applicants will work for the FBI at its Chicago office.

Applicants must be United States citizens, have a high level of fluency in English along with foreign language(s) ability. On-site foreign language assessment interviews will be available therefore applicants are asked to bring a resume.

With the expansion of the FBI's role of safeguarding America and its people, they are continuing to create many new opportunities for linguists. Contract Linguists, through their language expertise, help in the continuing efforts against cyber crime, terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, corruption, kidnapping, civil rights violations and other crimes under FBI jurisdiction.

The Bureau has jobs for people fluent in many foreign languages. Full-time Language Analysts, as government employees, come from the ranks of the Contract Linguists.

For additional information or questions about this Career Fair, e-mail Jeanne White; or apply online.

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