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|ELECTRO-MAGNETIC SPECTRUM MANAGER|
Exhibit Dates: 7/14–Present.
Summary: The Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager develops, produces, and distributes the Signal Operating Instructions (SOI) using computer software programs; maintains a database of frequency requests and assignments and performs periodic reviews and updates; takes steps to resolve frequency interference reports and maintains a database of interference incidents; prepares and forwards properly formatted frequency requests to the appropriate military or civilian agency for coordination and approval and maintains contact with them; performs unlimited frequency planning, selection, and deconfliction using automated tools; performs system field level maintenance on authorized signal equipment and associated electronic devices; and operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on assigned vehicles and power generators. Skill Level 30: The Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager receives communications network input, interprets information and creates frequency plans, organizes the data logically, and generates and distributes SOI to all users electronically or in paper copy: prepares properly formatted frequency requests, forwards the request to the appropriate civilian or military agency, receives the frequency approval, and submits assignments to the frequency database; generates Satellite Access Request (SAR) to proper controlling authority, receives Satellite Access Authorization, receives satellite frequency approval, submits assignment to frequency database, and informs user of the authorized frequencies; performs regular frequency database reviews and submits requests for update when necessary; receives requests for frequency use authorization, nominates frequency(ies) from frequency database, makes assignments in the database, and notifies the requestor of the assignment; maintains contact with military and civilian agency for the request and deconfliction of frequency use within the areas of responsibility; ensures spectrum supportability for frequency emitting equipment which is being used within a specified area and obtains electronic warfare (EW) clearances; receives frequency interference reports from victim units, takes appropriate steps to resolve interference, reports problem to higher headquarters for assistance, and maintains frequency charts, diagrams, reports, and a database of frequency interference incidents; performs field level maintenance on authorized signal equipment and associated electronic devices; and operates and performs PMCS on assigned vehicles and power generators. Skill Level 40: The Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager validates subordinate Army unit’s electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) request using Standard Frequency Action Format (SFAF); reviews requirements for SAR. Prepares division and higher level echelon technical reports; serves as principle or subordinate spectrum manager in JTF/CJTF or on the staff of a Joint, Combined, or Coalition activity who develops Joint Spectrum Use Plan; and maintains, assigns, and deconflicts EMS information in JTF/CJTF database and resolves EMS interference in a JTF/CJTF. Skill Level 50: The Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager manages division and higher level EMS databases; assists users in obtaining spectrum supportability through appropriate federal and host nation agencies; assists in the resolution of frequency interference incidents, reports unresolved problems to higher headquarters for assistance, and reviews frequency interference databases for trends and repeat incidents; provides advice and assistance to subordinate units for mission accomplishment and career progression of other Electromagnetic Spectrum Managers; serves as advisor for EMS management to the commander; prepares spectrum specific briefings for commander and staff; and develops theater level and higher Army EMS management policy and procedures.
Server administration topics include active directory, application installation, domain name system (DNS), dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), IP routing, and virtual local area networks (VLANs). Radio operations topics include atmospheric effects, electromagnetic interference, frequency spectrum, radio operational techniques, RF propagation concepts, safety, satellite communications concepts, and terrain considerations. Networking fundamentals topics include cabling, Internet Protocol (IP) configuration, local area network (LAN), maintenance, topologies, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and troubleshooting. Routing and switching topics include Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), call manager, open shortest path first (OSPF), routing protocols, switching protocols, virtual local area networks (VLANs), and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Communications topics include briefings, oral communication techniques, presentation skills, report writing, research, technical writing, and written communication skills. Supervision topics include decision-making, problem solving, resource management, scheduling, supervisory reports, time management, and training. Management topics include developing, interpersonal relations, inventory management, leading, organizing, planning, and policy and procedures. Collaborative leadership topics include capacity building, collaborative leadership tools and techniques, community building, conflict resolution, contextual issues, cultural competence, diversity, engagement, process of shared leadership, social intelligence, and stakeholder perspectives. Leadership topics include career and self development, coaching, collaboration, critical thinking, developing subordinates, mentoring, and negotiations. Human resource management topics include counseling, disciplinary action, evaluations, policy and procedures, staff planning, training and development, and workforce diversity. Strategic management topics include budgeting, critical analysis, forecasting and planning, human needs assessment, long-range planning, risk management, strategic operations, and SWOT analysis.
Recommendation, Skill Level 30
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in radio operations, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in routing and switching, 3 in communications, and 3 in supervision (7/14)(7/14).
Recommendation, Skill Level 40
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in radio operations, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in routing and switching, 3 in communications, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in collaborative leadership, and 3 in leadership (7/14)(7/14).
Recommendation, Skill Level 50
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in radio operations, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in routing and switching, 3 in communications, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in collaborative leadership, 3 in leadership, 3 in strategic management, and 3 in human resource management (7/14)(7/14).