Role players provide the rotational training unit (RTU) with a realistic contemporary operational environment (COE). The presence of general noncombatants, special characters, cultural noncombatants, Host Nation officials/US Government officials and Non-Government Officials (NGO’s) throughout the rotational exercise area of operations is intended to add realism and complexity to the operational challenges faced by the rotational training unit. There are up to 12 mock villages in the training areas of Fort Polk that serve as the place setting for role play activity. The focus is on a regional or district government with villages that are self-governing at the local level.
Type 1 – primary language will be designated by the government in accordance with specific rotational requirements. Individuals will have the ability to speak, read, and write in both English and target language at the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) 3 level or equivalent. Individuals are not required to possess any special professional qualifications and/or knowledge but must have the ability to convincingly portray a wide variety of skills.
Type 2 - primary language will be designated by the government in accordance with specific rotational requirements. Individuals will have the ability to speak, read, and write in both English and target language at the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) 3 level or equivalent. Individuals must be able to perform rotational duties as military interpreters for the RTU.
Type 3 - primary language will be designated by the government in accordance with specific rotational requirements. Individuals will have the ability to speak, read, and write in both English and target language at the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) 3 level or equivalent. Individuals will be required to have special professional qualifications and/or knowledge in accordance with specific rotational exercise requirements that will be identified prior to start of the rotation.
Type 4 - Personnel with cultural experience for a target country or region to provide a realistic cultural training experience, primarily Iraq. They will typically portray Iraqi National/ Local Security Forces commanders, primary staff officers, translators and Iraqi civil leaders. Cultural role players will have lived in for an extended period of time or have recent (last 5 years) experience in Iraq. Personnel with previous Iraqi government service or experience as a member of the Iraqi Armed Forces are preferred. Personnel must possess a high degree of familiarity with Iraqi language, culture, history, religion, customs and courtesies. Desired experience may include but not limited to; military, para-military, police officer, civil service employee of a ministry of defense, interior, agriculture, public health, customs/border control, judge, lawyer, government prosecutor, tribal, religious leader, teacher and/or professor in Iraq.
Must pass a pre-hire background check, base screening and agree to random on demand substance abuse checks (including urinalysis, breathalyzer, blood test and/or other appropriate tests/instruments). All cultural role players may be screened as a condition of employment. Failure to receive a positive review will be cause for removal from Fort Polk. All individuals who have not been previously screened shall have a completed SF85P & OFI 86C when they arrive at Fort Polk.
Shall comply with applicable installation, facility and area commander installation/facility access and local security policies.
Role players shall possess the requisite knowledge and/or background and linguistic ability to portray the populous of the rotational scenario for the target region and other roles. Role players are normally used as civilian role players and work alongside civilian role play personnel within replicated villages. Role players will receive verbal/written role-play instructions, which include comprehensive written guidance for the character that they are meant to portray. Role players will also be provided with role-play instructions outlining required actions necessary to support the rotational unit’s training objectives. Role-play instructions also provide detailed information to include dates, times, locations, uniforms, special and minimum equipment, themes to be used, and information to be divulged. Role Players shall execute these instructions without deviation unless directed by the Prime Contractor or a JRTC Trainer/Mentor. Selected role players will remain in their specific training town, village or base camp overnight on a rotating basis. Role players may be required to be transported in civilian/military wheeled, track or air transportation. Role players will be issued role-play uniforms, civilian attire and equipment, as per character profile. Role players will be required to wear uniforms and equipment to role-play standards.
Interpreters routinely serve as interpreters for U.S. Army units at the platoon, company, and battalion level, and for members of a battalion-level staff. Major duties include interpreting basic military terminology, instructions, and conversational level content. Interpreters may also be given civilian role-play character assignments for the rotational exercise. Interpreters will be provided character sheets for roles as local officials, important personalities, and other roles as required by rotational scenario requirements. While at Fort Polk, Interpreters working in direct support of the RTU will be available to support rotational requirements 24 hours each day. Interpreters may live in an assigned base camp of the U.S. Army unit they are supporting. Interpreters must be in appropriate physical condition to conduct foot patrols of up to 5 kilometers – day or night, all weather – while wearing assigned military equipment. Interpreters may be required to conduct their rotational assignments in adverse weather conditions. Interpreters may be required to be transported in military wheeled, track or air transportation. Interpreters may be issued role-play uniforms and military equipment (helmet, level 2 or 3 body armor, load bearing equipment, etc.) as per character profile. Interpreters shall wear all uniforms and equipment to standards.
Senior Interpreters routinely serve as interpreters for a U.S. Army Brigade Commander (Brigadier General or Colonel), Battalion Commander (Lieutenant Colonel), and selected members of the brigade staff. Major duties include interpreting political-military terminology and concepts for senior military and civilian leaders. In addition, Senior Interpreters work closely with the JRTC Operations Group in supporting personal “Engagement Training” to key members of the RTU. Senior Interpreters also routinely serve in key civilian role playing roles in accordance with the rotational exercise scenario that include, but are not limited to, political, military and religious leaders. It is desirable for Senior Interpreters to have practical interpreting experience – preferably in the government sector. While at Fort Polk, Senior Interpreters that are assigned in direct support of the RTU will be available to support rotational requirements for periods up to 24 hours each day. Senior Interpreters may be required to execute their rotational assignments in adverse weather conditions under field conditions. Senior Interpreters may be required to be transported in military wheeled, track or air transportation. Senior Interpreters may be issued role-play uniforms and individual military equipment (helmet, level 2 or 3 body armor, load bearing equipment, etc.). Senior Interpreters shall wear uniforms and equipment to standards.
Subject Matter Experts provide instruction or to assist in instruction on basic target language phrases, as well as ethnic-oriented customs and culture to Prime Contractor employees or U.S. Army personnel. It is highly desirable to have sufficient field experience as translators in the target language in order to train other cultural role players in translator duties and for Quality Assurance and Quality Control purposes. It is also highly desirable that personnel capable of fulfilling these requirements be identified from within the pool of CRP used for rotational support. SME’s may be required to possess a Secret security clearance.
Role players shall be physically capable of performing their assigned work under normally anticipated climatic conditions, such as extreme weather (heat, humidity, sleet, rain, etc.).
It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
Role players must have the ability to spend extended periods of time outdoors in tactical field conditions of the JRTC training maneuver area in all seasons, maintain appropriate level of physical endurance and health to operate in austere tactical field conditions under simulated combat operations and under the life support conditions National/Local Security Forces of the Soldiers in the exercise, and the ability to ride in tactical and/or non-tactical vehicles wearing appropriate personal protective equipment in accordance with JRTC safety policies
Part Time on Call
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website, https://roleplayersupport-katmai.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1
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