Jul 04, 2022

Language Instructor (Chinese or Russian) - Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

Language Instructors at the National Security Agency employ the latest principles of adult learning and second language acquisition to design, develop and deliver platform training (including video and directed studies), and/or web-based training for beginning through advanced level language analysts. Description of Position: Our full-time language instructors develop, deliver, assess, and evaluate foreign language training and materials for adult learners primarily for intermediate and advanced learners. Our instructor cadre is encouraged to continue professional development to enhance existing skills and knowledge or expertise through language or training related research or course work and through participation and presentations at conferences, seminars and workshops and other fora. They also partner with individuals in academia, the public and private sectors, and other governmental agencies to develop and refine training components, participate in decision-making policy and craft guidelines to enhance language training and performance assessment on the individual and program levels. - Design, develop, document, and deliver training courses ranging from one day to six weeks. - Design, develop, and administer tests and provide feedback on test performance. - Incorporate training technologies in course development and delivery. - Conduct and participate in needs assessments for training and development. - Prepare transcripts and translations (verbatim or extracts) of voice material in the target language.

A highly-skilled work force like NSA continually needs professional Educators and Training Experts to advance our employees career development. Positions ranging from Career Advisors to Curriculum Managers to Instructional Designers currently exist.

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Full Performance Entry is with a high school diploma or equivalent plus 3 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 1 year relevant experience. Degree in Education or Language is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in teaching adult language education (formal or informal), identifying and using authentic materials to support objectives, and assessing student performance. Experience may also include designing, developing and/or evaluating training and development content in the relevant subject matter. Some of the experience may be language-related in an area directly related to NSA mission. Applicant must have minimum language proficiency of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3/3 in reading and listening in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered. In special cases (e.g., hard to fill positions in critical or less-common languages/dialects) where no viable applicants are available with the minimum language proficiency level required, applicants with ILR Level 3 in one mode and 2+ in the other will be considered, but will require additional language training to reach Level 3/3 within 2-3 years. Senior Entry is with a high school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree in Education or Language is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in teaching adult language education (formal or informal); identifying and using authentic materials to support objectives; assessing student performance; instructional systems design (ISD); development and teaching using blended learning; and evaluation of training/development content. Some of the experience may be language-related in an area directly related to NSA mission. Applicant must have minimum language proficiency of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3/3 in reading and listening in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in a critical language. Will possess strong communications skills and effective interpersonal skills. As well as: - Interpreting cultural references and the meaning of foreign language material including, acronyms, jargon, slang, idioms, and proverbs specific to a particular language. - Possessing subject matter expertise related to a country, region, or people. - Evaluating language proficiency (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). - Determining difficulty level of written and aural language materials.

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Salary Ranges from $74,950 - $164,102 (Full Performance/Senior)