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Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (Linguistics)

Company: America's Navy - Great Lakes
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Languages are more than just communication-they're cultural codes that need to be analyzed and in some cases, broken. As a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) you're more than a linguist-you're a cultural expert, able to translate and interpret foreign communications. The Defense Language School in Monterey, California will fully immerse you in the language for your choice-from Mandarin, to Spanish, to Arabic to Russian. After, you'll travel the world collecting intelligence in support of the Navy. Ignorance can be a threat, but our CTIs defend by making sure we're always in the know.
Cryptologic Technicians Interpretive (CTIs), serve as the Navy's experts in linguistics (including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian-Farsi, Russian and Spanish) and deciphering information in other languages. Their responsibilities include:

  • Collecting and analyzing foreign language communications of interest
  • Transcribing, translating and interpreting foreign language materials
  • Reporting highly technical information of strategic and tactical importance to fleet commanders and national intelligence agencies
  • Providing cultural and regional guidance in support of Navy, Joint Force, national and multinational needs
  • Operating sophisticated state-of-the-art electronic radio receivers, recording devices, computer terminals and associated peripherals in the communications signals environment Cryptologic Technicians perform a variety of duties worldwide, at numerous overseas and stateside shore commands, aboard surface ships, aircraft and submarines and with Naval Special Warfare. They generally divide time between assignments ashore and afloat.
    Cryptologic Technicians Interpretive can expect a clean, comfortable office-type or small technical laboratory-type environment while on shore duty and a variety of air, surface and subsurface platforms while on sea duty. Their work is of high interest to command and decision-making levels. It is mostly mental, involving foreign language materials. Training: Upon completion of initial training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes (known as Boot Camp), you'll report for specialized training, including: Class "A" School Phase I Defense Language Institute (27-64 weeks) in Monterey, CA, for comprehensive foreign language instruction. After "A" school, CTIs are usually assigned to their respective Center of Excellence shore station. While assigned to these shore stations, CTIs are often required to perform temporary assignments aboard aircraft, surface ships and craft and submarines in support of unit commanders. Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy technical and operational training in the field of intelligence can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American Council on Education. A high school diploma or equivalent is required to become an Enlisted Sailor in the Navy. Those seeking a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive position, including all family members, must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance. Normal hearing is also required. They should have exceptionally good character, the ability to learn foreign languages, above average writing and speaking skills, a good memory, curiosity, resourcefulness, an orientation toward ideas and information and the ability to keep accurate records and work with details. Adaptability to a wide range of work activities and environments and an interest in technology and willingness to acquire computerized skills are also important. Applicants for this rating should be aware that the duties of a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive sometimes require assignment aboard surface vessels, submarines and aircraft. If otherwise physically qualified for submarine or aerial flight duty, applicants must affirm their willingness to serve aboard any such unit if assigned upon completion of language training.

Keywords: America's Navy - Great Lakes, Milwaukee , Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (Linguistics), Professions , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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