Freelance Pashto, Dari, Urdu Interpreter Translator, Foreign Language
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Freelance Pashto, Dari, Urdu Interpreter/Translator, Foreign Language Instructor Resume

Desired Industry: Interpreter/Translators SpiderID: 74486
Desired Job Location: New York, New York Date Posted: 1/25/2015
Type of Position: Part-Time Permanent Availability Date: 1/25/2015
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: No

Analytical Linguist in English, Pashto, Dari, and
Urdu languages with ten years experience. Provided
subject matter expertise with thorough knowledge,
keen interest and expertise in the South Asian and
Middle Eastern culture/affairs, economics, history
and language to the United States Coalition Forces,
International Security Assistance Forces, and Afghan
Ministry of Defence personnel. Skilled in all aspects
of classroom presentations and lectures, curriculum
development, evaluation of student progress,
facilitation of positive learning environments, and
related administrative duties. Expert in reviews and
follows-up actions related to the administration of
human resources activities, e.g. re-assignments,
prepare and process accountability and pay rosters,
transfer, extension of appointment, separations,
recruit and train new hires etc.

Freelance Court Interpreter (Part Time) | NYS OCA |
New York State, Office of Court Administration, New
York | 10/2014 – Present

Providing verbal interpretation in both consecutive
and simultaneous mode between Pashto, Dari and
English and vice versa in the official courtroom and
other settings. Interpreting faithfully and accurately
with full awareness of register for Family, Criminal,
Civil and Supreme Court.

Foreign Language Instructor | ICA Languages |
Ft. Campbell, Ft. Drum, & Ft. Carson | 04/2011 –
04/2012 and 02/2013 – 05/2014

Taught basic Pashto and Dari languages and
cultural familiarization courses under Defense
Language Institute Foreign Language Center
(DLIFLC) contract. Informed on South Asian and
Middle Eastern Cultures and shared its typical
aspects with DOD students. Handled classroom
management, lesson planning, assigning homework
and projects, lecturing, grading papers, curriculum
development, individual tutoring and counseling,
assessing student performance, and coordinating
with teachers, and administration.

Key Achievements:

• Shortened sixteen weeks course to eight
weeks maintaining students score above required
average to meet Department of Defence vast
deployment needs
• Used total immersion techniques, student-
centered, and nurturing environment to aid
students in gaining oral and written proficiency
• Increased student graduation rate to 100nd
80r more scoring above course expectation on
OPI test
• Featured in Defense Language Institute’s
monthly publication in recognition of valuable
contributions to U.S. Army INSCOM language
• Designed Pashto and Dari quick reference
guide with basic grammar, colors, numbers, and
objects for students
• Maintained a learning-focused, safe
environment in the classroom for four years

Assistant Program Manager/Sr. Translator | GDIT |
Overseas assignment – Camp KAIA, Afghanistan |
04/2012 – 10/2012

Led a team of 19 personnel, facilitated meetings
and managed schedules, including R&R. Managed
timesheet and monthly expense report, HR tasks &
problem solving methods, and trained existing and
new hires. Ensured interpretation and translation
accuracy and performed in-depth cultural
consideration on critical communications within the
South Asian region.

Key Achievements:

• Created Dari and Pashto version customized
dictionary of aircraft parts and air force technical
terms for the Afghan Air Force
• Increased hiring rate to 30ithin the first
three months of two years contract using
exceptional interpersonal skills to manage
relationships with other stakeholders, including
Afghan Air Force and the prime contractor Alenia
• Created a power-point campaign that
increased enrollment by 250 students in three

Interpreter Manager | U.S. Military/MEP |
Overseas assignment – Camp KMTC, Afghanistan |
09/2003 – 08/2009

Led a department with 55 personnel, interpreted in
intelligence department’s daily security meeting,
interrogations, interviews, diplomatic meetings and
conferences, facilitated meetings and managed
schedules, including time off. Prepared
accountability and pay rosters, oversaw translated
periodicals and technical training manuals to ensure
clear and accurate content, trained new employees,
and assigned personnel for routine and downrange

Key Achievements:

• Increased customer satisfaction by 25
through effectively training 25 new employees
over a year
• Recognized as an “employee of the month” for
translating Drill Sergeant School’s 800 technical
documents between English and Dari languages.
Presented a certificate and a coin by the base
commander in front of the U.S. military formation
• Assisted the U.S. Drill Sergeant Team in
introducing Drill Sergeant School for the first time
in the history of the Afghan National Army through
simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and
• Saved over one hundred thousand USD by
designing and producing security identification
cards for KMTC interpreters and local nationals
• Managed multiple construction and O&M
projects through effective interpretation that saved
20f $2M USD budget
• Created a safer work environment in combat
zone, completing 6 consecutive years with no
• Received 10 letters of recommendation, 12
certificates of appreciation, and 2 coins from
different military commanders and Non-
Commissioned Officers

Chief Executive Officer | JAM Group Afghanistan
Overseas assignment – Kabul, Afghanistan |
02/2007 – 08/2009

Key Achievements:

• Conducted annual performance reviews with
the recommendation of salary and bonus increases
for staff
• Personally grew sales 22rom $640,000 to
$980,800 in 2008 by keeping merchandise
updated, implementing customer service training to
all employees and minimizing overhead
• Maintained verbal and written liaison with all
stakeholders including senior management, private
contractors, International Security Assistance Forces
(ISAF), the U.S. Army and security contractors
• Participated in routine biddings at various U.S.
military bases
• Prepared and submitted proposals and


MANDL, The College of Allied Health | New York,
New York
Associate in Occupational Studies | Certified
Medical Assisting | In-progress | GPA 4.0

Government Superior Science College | Peshawar,
Associate in Applied Science | Graduation Year:

Technical Skills:

• Received 30 hours pre-service teacher training
certificate from Diplomatic Language Services
• MAC, Windows 7/Vista, HTML, DHTML, MS
Office, CorelDraw X7, Adobe Photoshop, Software
Installation, familiarity with all computer parts and
equipment and Internet usage

Language Skills:

• Native Language: Pashto
• Other Languages: English, Dari, Urdu, and
Farsi (Reading, Writing, Speaking and
Understanding level in all languages are equivalent
to ILR skill level 3)
Typing Skills:

• English: 60 wpm
• Pashto/Dari/Urdu/Farsi: 35 wpm

Personal Skills:

• Strong leadership skill with positive attitude
and commitment to excellence
• Able to make key decisions under adverse
conditions to resolve critical situations
• Wide-ranging experience in high pressure,
hostile & hazard environment
• Confident communicator with a diverse range
of people
• Successfully manages demanding work
• Accepts responsibility for tasks and staff

Available upon request.

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