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Linguists’ Frequently Asked Questions

Linguists’ Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions from prospective NVTC linguists.

What type of linguists work for NVTC?

The majority of NVTC’s linguists are drawn from the private sector as independent contract linguists and linguists who work for vendors under contract to the NVTC. Career linguists from federal agencies also provide services to the NVTC.

Where are NVTC linguists located?

Linguists live and work throughout the United States. They may perform work at government or contractor facilities or in their own residence (depending upon the type and security classification of the requirement). This flexibility helps make NVTC an attractive opportunity for linguists.

Can non-U.S. citizens apply?

No, the NVTC presently requires U.S. citizenship.

Is the NVTC an Equal Opportunity Employer?

As an element of the federal government, the NVTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to—and there will be no discrimination because of—race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.