Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of work does JLTC do?
A: JLTC provides translation and language support to the National Guard, local community, and other government agencies. We translate a variety of different materials from Olympic informational brochures to technical manuals.
Q: JLTC provides language support for which languages?
A: Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Dari, Dutch/Flemish, English, Farsi,French, German, Hebrew, Ibo, Jamaican patois, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.
Q: Do I need to be a member of the Utah National Guard to be considered for employment?
A: No. We are an equal opportunity employer. We hire applicants that are the most qualified for the position. Applicants holding a current security clearance may not have to wait for the background investigation.
Q: What kind of wages will I be earning working for JLTC?
A: Civilians are hired as State of Utah employees, and are paid based on qualifications and experience. Beginning wages range from $15.00 to $18.00 an hour. You may submit a resume at the time of your interview. Military personnel are brought on Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW) orders and are paid based on grade and time in service.
Q: Does JLTC currently have full-time or part-time positions available or both?
A: We currently have a limited number of full-time positions available for qualified civilian and military linguists. All other positions are part-time (minimum of 20 hours per week) or on-call positions without benefits.
Q: What shifts are available at JLTC?
A: With the approval of their supervisor, employees may work anytime between the hours of 0600 and 2230 Monday through Friday.
Q: JLTC is seeking linguists that speak which languages?
A: We are presently in need of Dari, Ibo, Jamaican patois, Perian Farsi, Pashto, Haitian-Creole, Urdu and Yoruba speakers. Currently, we have only part-time and on-call positions in these languages. We do have a limited number of full-time positions for qualified applicants willing to join the National Guard.
Q: If I meet all the qualifications to work at JLTC, how long will it take before I am hired?
A: A background investigation is conducted on each potential employee. Under normal conditions it may take 90 to 120 days. Some cases may take as long as 12 months. National Guardsmen and women who hold a current clearance may be brought on pending verification of that clearance (this speeds up the process considerably). Applicants interested in joining the National Guard may call 1-800 GO GUARD.
Q: How long will it be before I am contacted by JLTC after I submit my online application?
A: Expect to be contacted by telephone no later than two weeks after you have submitted your application. If for some reason you have not been contacted within two weeks, please contact MSgt Lance Baxter @
Q: What benefits do full-time military and full-time civilian employees receive?
A: Medical/dental insurance, Paid vacation, Paid holidays, Excellent pay, Flexible work schedule and time for physical training.
Q: What benefits do part-time and on-call employees receive?
A: Excellent part-time pay, Flexible work schedule and a Relaxed work enviornment.
Q: How can I prepare for the hiring test and get the best score?
A: Download the Testing Guide and freeware software program called Express Scribe (both links found on the JLTC webpage Download Section), read the testing guide and familiarize yourself with the Express Scribe controls.
Q: What benefits do part-time and on-call employees receive?
A: Excellent part-time pay, Flexible work schedule and a Relaxed work enviornment.
Q: How can I contact the JLTC employment staff if I have questions?
A: Questions or concerns can be E-mailed to SFC Steven Barlow.
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