Translation Analyst with Secret Clearance - Fluent in Mandarin (Remote work)
Aerospace/Defense company
Aerospace/Defense company
Washington, DC 20440
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Washington, DC 20440
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Seeking a Translation Analyst - Fluent in Mandarin with Secret Clearance for a 100% remote role but must reside in the Washington, DC area.

This position involves the review and analysis of license and export information and enforcement activities for the Federal Government.


  • Analysts should have language skills in Mandarin.
  • The analyst should be able to (1) read and comprehend the source language to include scholastic and publication journals and (2) choose the equivalent expression in the target language that both fully conveys and best matches the meaning intended in the source language (referred to as congruity judgment).
  • Secret Clearance
  • Intelligence Planning and Guidance
  • Open-source Collection
  • Processing and Exploitation
  • Analysis and Production
  • Dissemination
  • Evaluation and Feedback


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Follow OEA’s (Office of Enforcement Analysis Information) process are deliver products that meet generally accepted standards for analysis, including those of the Director of National Intelligence for intelligence products, that are unbiased, timely, factually accurate, founded in logic, and available to those who need it.
  • Contract Translation analysts working in non-personal services support the OEA shall perform the full spectrum of intelligence process functions from Intelligence Planning and Guidance through Evaluation and Feedback
  • Given an export transaction to evaluate, each analyst shall be capable of identifying the foreign parties to the transaction.
  • Using available open source, foreign country data, and classified information systems, the analyst shall conduct research to collect as much information as is available to draw logically sound conclusions regarding the bona fides of foreign parties to export transaction or those on a U.S. Government proscribed party list.
  • If the open source available is written in a foreign language, the analyst should be able to review and translate or work through OEA for translation assistance in order to incorporate this information in their analysis.
  • The abilities to fuse multiple disparate data and think critically are essential attributes of OEA analysts.
  • In the case of information gaps, the analyst shall take appropriate actions to lawfully acquire needed information in accordance with OEA policy. In accordance with OEA policy, analysts must fully develop and report pertinent information pertaining to foreign parties.
  • In the event that an illicit trade network is identified in the course of bona fides checks and when directed, analysts shall develop and analyze information pertaining to the illicit network in support of DOC/BIS enforcement activities.
  • Each analyst shall contribute data to a centralized repository that constitutes the OEA’s historical “body of knowledge.”
  • The historical data shall support follow-on analysis including trend and link analysis.
  • Each analyst will support intelligence cycle planning, including, but not limited to, authoring standard operating procedures, operational scenarios, and work processes, assisting with the development of resource requirements for outcomes, performing product development, and performance of security duties, and securing print management tasks.
  • Analysts may present briefings on a wide variety of foreign end-users to general officers and senior government officials and work closely with a multitude of CONUS and OCONUS-based export control, intelligence, defense and federal law enforcement agencies operating within various regions of the world.

Core Data Reviews:

  • Review foreign entities listed on the license to ensure their authenticity, legitimacy, and location against all-source data to assess the entity’s suitability for a license;
  • When derogatory information is identified, produce a Bona Fides Information Report including all information available on the entity in question;
  • Conducting strategic analysis on a topic/technology of concern that is identified by organization seniors to inform policy decisions and produce enforcement actions when possible to counter illicit procurement of U.S. technology; and
  • Using specialized language skills while conducting the aforementioned tasks.

Planning and Guidance - Id & define questions to be answered:

  • Identify and manage information requirements.
  • Obtain, and coordinate resources required to support intelligence activities. As used here, “resources” refers to the skilled personnel, partners, facilities, information systems, equipment, tools, software, databases, training, time, funding, standard operating procedures, and other elements necessary to conduct intelligence activities.
  • Plan the execution of the intelligence cycle including the development or application of governing policy recommendations, processes, and standards.
  • Synchronize and integrate the intelligence function with both export administration operations and export enforcement operations.

Collection – Gathering information to answer the questions:

  • Collect information to satisfaction of information requirements. In the case of the OEA, the collection is overt and entails open-source research, export licensing, law enforcement data, all-source classified research, and liaison efforts.

Processing and Exploitation – Interpreting/compiling info into a usable format:

  • Translate material if in a language other than English.
  • Compile and format the collected information in preparation for further analysis.

Analysis and Production – Evaluate/produce products delivered to:

  • Determine the applicability, veracity, reliability, accuracy, and timeliness of collected information.
  • Determine information gaps then submit requests for information (RFIs) to resolve gaps.
  • Develop logical arguments based on the available data and metacognition.
  • Qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate data in support of selected a3.3.3
    analytical methodology.
  • Produce finished products in accordance with Director National Intelligence Standards for analysis.
  • Verify the bona fides of foreign parties to U.S. export transactions.
  • Develop any derogatory information pertaining to foreign parties to U.S. export transactions.
  • Retain data in a manner that supports future follow-on analysis including trend analysis and link analysis.

Dissemination – Release timely products to customer:

  • “Write for Release.” - Author intelligence products at the TOP SECRET classification or lower. Top Secret/SCI is the actual clearance requirement for the licensing support. For translation/analytical cases, a SECRET will suffice.
  • As directed, coordinate products within the interagency community.
  • Make finished “End User Verification” assessments directly available to customers via standard OEA dissemination policies.
  • Adhere to DNI standards regarding analytical products.
  • Conduct oral presentations, as needed, to the community of interest

Evaluation and Feedback – Determine the value of products delivered:

  • Provide interagency community members with feedback to improve the quality of information available to the OEA.
  • Receive and digest feedback from customers in order to orient OEA activities to customer mission needs and ultimately improve OEA products.

Offering a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Matching 401(k) Plan
  • Continuing Education Assistance
  • Paid Time Off
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