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Foreign Language Speaker (FLS) Role Player Support, El Paso, TX, US ID# 15780

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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CNSP is looking for Foreign Language Speaker (FLS) to assist Role Player’s. Fluency in one or several of the following languages are required for this contract: Arabic-Iraqi; Pashto/Dari-Afghan; and Farsi.

Role Players are personnel integrated into military scenarios using real military weapons, equipment and vehicles in a multitude of situations such as hostile forces, ambushes, sniper, friendly forces, police, terrorist, and etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • FLS shall be expected to conform to all terms of the general role players. FLS are not linguist.
  • FLS shall be able to write and speak with native fluency in the required language and be proficient in English to communicate effectively with the trainers.
  • FLSs shall communicate customs and cultural mores to training units and assist training units to understand the issues they shall face in theater by effectively portraying the specific roles.
  • FLSs will also fill the need for Detainee Role Players.
  • FLS’s may be designated as Lead Role Player(s) for each exercise scenario and will coordinate all role player support as needed/determined by the government and ensure part-time employees are only scheduled for the duration of the exercise.
  • Develop, create, build and update a training scenario library to be used during training scenarios that focus on specific cultural and social norms that may be encountered during deployment. The government will retain ownership of the scenario library.
  • Coordinate with the Counter Improvised Explosive Device Integrators (C-IED), intelligence professionals and other sources on both unclassified and classified systems to develop realistic and current enemy tactics, techniques and procedures to be used during training scenarios.
  • Ensure all part-time employees understand their specific roles and have the equipment and tools necessary to complete specific tasks.
  • Coordinate with RTC staff to ensure all training areas are prepared and ready prior to each training scenarios. The part-time employees will not be used for exercise preparation or set-up.
  • Act as cultural, foreign language speaking and detainee role players as directed by the government during all exercise scenarios.


Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position may have supervisory or management authority as designated.



Education and/or Experience:

  • Candidates are required to have native level bilingual fluency in one or several of the following languages are required, Arabic-Iraqi; Pashto/Dari-Afghan; and Farsi.
  • Candidates may have an active Secret security clearance and/or the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance is required.
  • Candidates will be subject to a US federal background investigation meeting the requirements for access to classified information and favorably pass a drug screen.
  • Candidates must have a valid US driver’s license.
  • Extensive experience (five-10 years) performing this type of work within or for the Department of Defense or specific military services.
  • Extensive language and cultural skills and knowledge are required, with preferred native background from USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR).
  • Operational experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or other combat operational environments as an interpreter or other function is also preferred.
  • Capability to operate basic computer and operating systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Afghanistan and Iraqi cultures, social norms and at least a general understanding of others within the USCENTCOM AOR.
  • Ability to manage basic training schedule in order to schedule/request appropriate number of part-time role players.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Shall have adequate knowledge of Afghanistan and Iraqi cultures, social norms and at least a general understanding of others within the USCENTCOM AOR.


Work Environment:

  • This position is primarily performed in a secured federal and/or military installation office setting, a controlled office environment as well as working outside in a field environment.
  • FLS may be required to work outside along with Role Players in all types of weather (e.g., heat, cold, rain, snow). These positions require long periods of standing and walking.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

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