Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

MOS-35S-005

SIGNALS COLLECTOR/ANALYST
35S30
35S40

Exhibit Dates: 6/12–Present.

Career Management Field: 35 (Military Intelligence).

Description
Summary: Performs and supervises Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) exploitation and resource management during the search, collection, analysis, locating and reporting of foreign communications collected throughout the Electromagnetic Spectrum, special sources and digital networks. Conducts efforts against non-communication transmissions to include Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Foreign Instrumentation Signals (FISINT). Operates communications equipment and SIGINT related hardware and software at both strategic and tactical assignments to conduct search and survey of Radio Frequency (RF) and Digital Networks in order to collect, identify, record, locate and report on target transmissions. Determines signal parameters used in the identification and processing of Intelligence through the application of signals analysis techniques. Conducts digital network analysis in an effort to extract intelligence, measure, classify and evaluate network composition and content. MOS duties are not defined in terms of rank or pay grade, but by levels. Credit is recommended for levels 30 and 40. Skill Level 30: Able to perform the duties of the 10 and 20 levels. Provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Supervises basic and intermediate skill level signal collection and analysis activities. Performs advanced level signal analysis on new target signals. Allocates collection and analysis resources to support mission requirements. Coordinates interaction with other data collection and processing activities. Prepare technical reports and quality controls technical databases. Skill Level 40: Able to perform the duties required for Skill Level 30; provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Supervises and determines signal collection, processing and analysis requirements. Interprets and implements collection tasking and identifies and allocates resources to accomplish the collection effort. Determine mission objectives and priorities. Performs advanced levels signals analysis on complex target signals. Coordinates collection activities with other intelligence disciplines.

Related Competencies
Electronic communications topics include block diagram signal flow, electromagnetic propagation, frequency spectrum, modulation and demodulation techniques, repair procedures, safety, and spectrum analysis. Radio operations topics include antenna configurations, basic communications, environmental impacts, radio operations, tactical radio management, terrain mapping, and transmission security. Network fundamentals topics include bitstream analysis, Internet Protocol (IP), network addressing, network switching, network topologies, operating systems, and troubleshooting. Technical writing topics include audience analysis, business memoranda, instructional manuals, interpreting presentation, quality control, and technical reports. Communication topics include critical thinking, effective delivery methods, Microsoft Office Suite, oral communication, presentation skills, and strategic communication. Supervision topics include coaching, computer applications, conflict management, evaluation, resource allocation, and team building. Unmanned aircraft systems topics include aerial systems, communication links, controls, data links, operational systems checks, sensors, and telecommunications. Technical intelligence topics include communications intelligence, cryptology, cyber intelligence, electronic intelligence, foreign instrumentation signals intelligence, geospatial intelligence, intelligence and surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), measurement and signature intelligence, and signals intelligence analysis. Area studies topics include country studies, cultural awareness, historical appreciation, human geography, physical geography, political units, and social systems. Human resource management topics include career counseling, discipline, employee motivation, staffing and promotions, training and development, and workforce diversity. Management topics include controlling, decision-making and problem solving, development, leading, planning, and risk management. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) fundamentals topics include communication links, controls, data links, operational systems checks, and telecommunications.

Recommendation, Skill Level 30
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in electronic communications, 3 in radio operations, 3 in network fundamentals, 3 in technical writing, 3 in communication, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in unmanned aerial systems (UAS), 3 in technical intelligence, and 3 in area studies (4/14)(4/14).

Recommendation, Skill Level 40
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in electronic communications, 3 in radio operations, 3 in network fundamentals, 3 in technical writing, 3 in communication, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) fundamentals, 3 in technical intelligence, 3 in area studies, 3 in human resource management, and 3 in management (4/14)(4/14).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 05/31/2016
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