Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

NER-ETR-002

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN, (COMMUNICATIONS)
ETR3
ETR2
ETR1
ETRC
ETRCS
ETRCM

Exhibit Dates: 1/13–Present.

Career Pattern
SN: Seaman (E-3). ETR3: Electronics Technician, Communications, Third Class (E-4). ETR2: Electronics Technician, Communications, Second Class (E-5). ET1: Electronics Technician, Communications First Class (E-6). ETC: Chief Electronics Technician, Communications (E-7). ETCS: Senior Chief Electronics Technician, Communications(E-8). ETCM: Master Chief Electronics Technician, Communications (E-9).

Description
Summary: Operates and maintains electronic equipment used for detection, tracking, recognition and identification, communications, communication security, and Electronic Warfare (EW); operates and maintains General Purpose Test Equipment (GPTE), personal computers, and auxiliary equipment; operates, monitors, and controls Information Systems (IS) in support of the worldwide telecommunications network; performs assigned mission organizational level maintenance and repair of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Systems; and stands watch on related equipment. ETR3: Inventories local area networks (LAN) hardware; safeguards classified materials; executes disaster recovery and emergency action plans; operates ultra-high frequency (UHF), very high frequency (VHF) and very low frequency (VLF) systems; operates radar systems; cleans and inspects antenna access; demonstrates cultural awareness; schedules resources, employees and operations; coordinates projects; communicates orally and in writing; demonstrates computer software applications; operates database and records; utilizes software scheduling applications; stores and retrieves data; and transfers files. ETR2: Able to perform the duties required for ETR3; maintains information systems records; installs computer and network components; repairs antenna systems; repairs ultra-high frequency (UHF), very high frequency (VHF) systems, and very low frequency (VLF) systems; troubleshoots UHF, VHF, and VLF systems, configures network security tools; and configures workstation software. ETR1: Able to perform the duties required for ETR2; reviews LAN component inventories. ETRC: Able to perform the duties required for ETR1; manages and supervises electronic Key Management Systems (EKMS) accounts; develops information system policies; identifies career paths; monitors employee, financial, social and insurance matters; prioritizes resource planning and scheduling; establishes motivation and morale methods; produces training presentations; manages conflict resolution, problem solving and decision-making; executes interpersonal communication skills; analyzes and establishes record, reports and standards; prioritizes strategic planning; 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; assists, reviews, recommends, and monitors the implementation of policy statements, operation orders, and directives;. ETRCS: Able to perform the duties required for ETRC; 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. ETRCM: Able to perform the duties required for ETRCS; 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.

Related Competencies
Computer software applications topics include Adobe applications, basic computer skills, computer hardware, computer literacy, database applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and scheduling. Introduction to management topics include communications; cultural awareness; equipment inventory; planning and scheduling; project coordination; and records, maintenance and resources. Hydraulic systems troubleshooting and maintenance topics include air systems control, components, drawings and symbols, hydraulic actuators, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic pumps, and hydraulic safety. Electronic communications topics include antenna theory, communication security, communications signal analysis, data communications, high frequency communications, modulation techniques, radar systems, and UHF (ultra high frequency) communication systems. Electronic troubleshooting and maintenance topics include application troubleshooting concepts, circuit parameter measurements, digital logic maintenance, electronic safety, radar system maintenance, repair procedures, and use of schematics and drawings. Computer technology topics include application software, file system security, information systems connectivity, local area network (LAN) equipment, local area network (LAN) equipment, network principles, software back-up and recovery, and workstation and client software. Computer security topics include classified material destruction, classified materials storage and handling, cryptography principles, electronic cryptographic materials, electronic key management account management system, electronic key management account management system, network firewalls, and physical security. Management communications topics include coaching; communication techniques; individual, family, career and social counseling; interpersonal communication skills; motivation; personnel records; standards, procedures and policies; and training, presentations and reports. Executive leadership topics include budgeting, planning and programming; coaching; conflict resolution; coordination and delegation of people, operational resources and information; data analysis and evaluation; decision-making; evaluation and execution of effective communication; leadership and ethical execution; presentation skills; prioritization and strategic planning; and public speaking. Human resource management topics include career development, conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, employee motivation, performance evaluation, safety management, and training. Project management topics include budget and resources; critical thinking, decision-making and analysis; forecasting and planning overview; information observation; plan evaluation and follow-up; strategy development and deployment; and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).

Recommendation, ETR3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer software applications, 3 in introduction to management, and 3 in hydraulic systems troubleshooting and maintenance (1/13)(1/13).

Recommendation, ETR2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer software applications, 3 in introduction to management, 3 in hydraulic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in electronic troubleshooting and maintenance, and 3 in computer technology (1/13)(1/13).

Recommendation, ETR1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer software applications, 3 in introduction to management, 3 in hydraulic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in electronic troubleshooting and maintenance, and 3 in computer technology (1/13)(1/13).

Recommendation, ETRC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer software applications, 3 in introduction to management, 3 in hydraulic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in electronic troubleshooting and maintenance, and 3 in computer technology. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer security, 3 in management communications, 3 in executive leadership, 3 in human resource management, 3 in project management (1/13)(1/13).

Recommendation, ETRCS
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer software applications, 3 in introduction to management, 3 in hydraulic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in electronic troubleshooting and maintenance, and 3 in computer technology. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer security, 3 in management communications, 3 in executive leadership, 3 in human resource management, 3 in project management (1/13)(1/13).

Recommendation, ETRCM
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer software applications, 3 in introduction to management, 3 in hydraulic systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in electronic troubleshooting and maintenance, and 3 in computer technology. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer security, 3 in management communications, 3 in executive leadership, 3 in human resource management, 3 in project management (1/13)(1/13).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 02/21/2013
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