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Occupation Exhibit

NER-CTM-005

CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN, MAINTENANCE
CTM3
CTM2
CTM1
CTMC
CTMCS
CTMCM

Exhibit Dates: 9/10–Present.

Occupational Field: 20 (Cryptology).

Career Pattern
SN: Seaman Apprenticeship. CTM3: Cryptologic Technician, Maintenance, Third Class (E-4). CTM2: Cryptologic Technician, Maintenance, Second Class (E-5). CTM1: Cryptologic Technician, Maintenance, First Class (E-6). CTMC: Chief Cryptologic Technician, Maintenance (E-7). CTMCS: Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician, Maintenance (E-8). CTMCM: Master Chief Cryptologic Technician, Maintenance (E-9).

Description
Summary: Cryptologic Technicians (Maintenance) (CTM) perform preventive and corrective maintenance on electrical and electronic cryptologic and ancillary systems used for communications, analysis, monitoring, tracking, recognition and identification, electronic attack, and physical security; install, test, troubleshoot, repair or replace cryptologic networks, physical security systems, electronic equipment, antennas, personal computers, auxiliary equipment, digital and optical interfaces, and data systems; configure, monitor, and evaluate Information Operations (IO), Information Warfare (IW) systems, and Information Assurance (IA) in support of national and fleet tasking; manage mission organizational level maintenance; coordinate repair of command, control, communications, computer and intelligence systems; and prepare reports and inventories of equipment. CTM3: Applies theory of basic electronics to fundamental electronic systems, including use of test equipment and troubleshooting cryptologic equipment; performs digital logic circuit troubleshooting, and computer repair. CTM2: Able to perform the duties required for CTM3; applies theory of operation of digital computers including control units, memory, and input/output; knows techniques of analog-digital and digital-analog conversion; prepares maintenance schedules; network systems administration; determines safety of work areas; and corrects discrepancies. CTM1: Able to perform the duties required for CTM2; supervises and trains subordinates; performs duties of network systems administrator; and provides maintenance support services. CTMC: Able to perform the duties required for CTM1; evaluates operational test results against engineering design standards on electronic systems; supervises and evaluates subordinates; prepares written evaluation reports; establishes schedules for calibration, alignment, and preventive maintenance; determines personnel allocation and assignments; manages safety program; plans, directs, organizes, schedules, and evaluates training programs for personnel; prepares and reviews naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; reviews and coordinates work schedules; prioritizes overall department work; coordinates and evaluates status and impact of department work; reviews, recommends, and monitors divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc); provides guidance on job performance; identifies and mediates inter-departmental differences, and assists, reviews, recommends, and monitors the implementation of policy statements, operation orders, and directives. CTMCS: Able to perform the duties required for CTMC; provides technical and supervisory liaison between assigned work center; prepares technical reports and evaluations on operational performance of equipment installed at assigned location; evaluates test and performance results against design standards; prepares directives for attaining unit objectives; evaluates and assigns personnel; prepares and implements local safety and security directives; and administers long-range maintenance programs. CTMCM: Able to perform the duties required for CTMCS; manages personnel and resources; plans, organizes, implements, and controls activities in maintenance of electronic equipment; coordinates overall maintenance effort with other departments; establishes goals, objectives, and priorities in own areas of responsibility; forecasts future requirements and initiates actions to satisfy objectives and requirements; evaluates subordinate supervisors and other personnel; and develops operating budget and monitors expenditures.

Related Competencies
Electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance topics include block diagram reading and use, board level replacement, component level replacement, digital system preventive maintenance, electronic signal analysis, electronic signal measurements, electronic system troubleshooting, electronic test equipment use, power and control circuit fault identification, and schematic reading and use. Computer troubleshooting and repair topics include computer systems integration, corrective maintenance procedures, fault analysis, network applications, network hardware, software installation, and troubleshooting procedures. Cable system installation and maintenance topics include cable assembly techniques, cable fault troubleshooting, cable splicing, cable systems, cable termination, cable tests set, and connectivity. Network fundamentals topics include IP addressing, LAN basics, network servers, protocol standards, routing basics, routing protocols, and troubleshooting. Safety practices and procedures topics include electrical safety grounding procedures, electrical safety practices, hazard identification, hazardous materials handling procedures, high voltage safe work practices, radiated energy safety practices, safe work area practices, safety lockout procedures, and safety training delivery. Supervision topics include counseling, interpersonal communications, mentoring, on-the-job training, risk assessment, and team building. Computer applications topics include basic computer skills, file management, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and Windows operating systems. Technical writing topics include appropriate styles and format, audience analysis, operations orders, and technical reports. Management topics include budget administration, conflict resolution, directing, ethics, performance evaluation, planning, scheduling, and staff development. Project management topics include contract administration, forecasting, human needs assessment, quality control, task execution, technical reports, and trend analysis. Leadership topics include decision development, decision-making, disciplinary actions, gender sensitivity, human resource management, leadership styles, motivation, policy development, and professional skills.

Recommendation, CTM3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in computer troubleshooting and repair, and 3 in cable system installation and maintenance (9/10)(9/10).

Recommendation, CTM2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in computer troubleshooting and repair, 3 in cable system installation and maintenance, 3 in network fundamentals, 3 in safety practices and procedures, and 3 in supervision (9/10)(9/10).

Recommendation, CTM1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in computer troubleshooting and repair, 3 in cable system installation and maintenance, 3 in network fundamentals, 3 in safety practices and procedures, 3 in supervision, and 3 in computer applications (9/10)(9/10).

Recommendation, CTMC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in computer troubleshooting and repair, 3 in cable system installation and maintenance, 3 in network fundamentals, 3 in safety practices and procedures, 3 in supervision, 3 in computer applications, and 3 in technical writing. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management (9/10)(9/10).

Recommendation, CTMCS
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in computer troubleshooting and repair, 3 in cable system installation and maintenance, 3 in network fundamentals, 3 in safety practices and procedures, 3 in supervision, 3 in computer applications, and 3 in technical writing. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management and 3 in project management (9/10)(9/10).

Recommendation, CTMCM
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in electronic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in computer troubleshooting and repair, 3 in cable system installation and maintenance, 3 in network fundamentals, 3 in safety practices and procedures, 3 in supervision, 3 in computer applications, and 3 in technical writing. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in project management, and 3 in leadership (9/10)(9/10).

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