Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

NWO-742X-004

INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL OFFICER
742X

Exhibit Dates: 9/10–Present.

Career Pattern
May have progressed to Information Systems Technician from Information Systems Technician (IT), Electronics Technician (ET), or Intelligence Specialist (IS).

Description
Chief warrant officers (Data Processing Technician) are officer technical specialists in the field of automated data processing using electronic digital and analog computer systems. They direct and supervise personnel concerned with the preparation of data for processing and operation of all automated data processing equipment; technical advisors concerning the capabilities, limitations, and reliability of data processing equipment, procedures, and techniques. They may serve as, but are not limited only to serving as, data processing systems administrators, systems supervisors, and systems analysts in various operational and staff billets.

Related Competencies
Communications topics include briefing, computer applications, electronic communication, oral presentations, report writing, supplier communication, training, and vendor communication. Technical writing topics include appropriate styles and format, audience analysis, graphics, operations orders, page layout designs, plans, standard operating procedures, and technical reports. Network management topics include data base usage, network access control, network configuration, network hardware, network installation, network maintenance, and network software. Leadership topics include career planning, counseling, ethics, evaluation, mentoring, motivation, recruitment, retention, and training. Management topics include bonuses, budget administration, damage control, decision-making, human resource management, planning, resource management, rewards, and risk assessment.

Recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in technical writing, and 3 in network management. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in leadership and 3 in management (9/10)(9/10).

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