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Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

NER-CTI-005

CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN, INTERPRETIVE
CTI3
CTI2
CTI1
CTIC
CTICS
CTICM

Exhibit Dates: 9/11–Present.

Occupational Field: 20 (Cryptology).

Career Pattern
SN: Seaman (E-3). CTI3: Cryptologic Technician, Interpretive, Third Class (E-4). CTI2: Cryptologic Technician, Interpretive, Second Class (E-5). CTI1: Cryptologic Technician, Interpretive, First Class (E-6). CTIC: Chief Cryptologic Technician, Interpretive (E-7). CTICS: Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician, Interpretive (E-8). CTICM: Master Chief Cryptologic Technician, Interpretive (E-9).

Description
Summary: Cryptologic Technicians (Interpretive) (CTI) conduct Information Operations (IO) using foreign language skills and advanced computer systems; collect, analyze, and exploit foreign language communications signals of interest to identify, locate, and monitor worldwide threats; control and safeguard access to classified material and information systems; transcribe, translate, and interpret foreign language materials; prepare time-sensitive tactical and strategic reports; and provide cultural and regional guidance in support of Joint, Fleet (special operations, air, surface, and subsurface), national, and multi-national consumers. CTI3: Operates signals collection equipment, software, and system components to collect, locate, and record target signals; transcribes, translates, and summarizes target foreign language communication for analysis; drafts basic signal communications reports; maintains cryptologic databases; and protects sensitive materials, method, and sources. CTI2: Able to perform the duties required for CTI3; analyzes and exploits cryptologic language materials; supervises analysis, processing, and reporting of foreign language communication; and supervises collection management operation and signals intelligence process. CTI1: Able to perform the duties required for CTI2; supervises the tasking of collection assets for data collection; analyzes target telecommunications infrastructure; performs requirements of the emergency action plans; and manages classified information security processes. CTIC: Able to perform the duties required for CTI1; advises command leadership and implements Navy Foreign Language Policy; directs individualized training assessments for assigned personnel; establishes annual training plans; and ensures human resources requirements are met. CTICS: Able to perform the duties required for CTIC; identifies and arranges annual training plans; establishes resources budgets; prepares directives and instructions for objective attainment; provides operational briefs; prepares correspondence; and works with Navy contracts and contractors. CTICM: Able to perform the duties required for CTICS; ensures staffing as required; arranges annual training plans; manages and coordinates solutions with policy offices and providers; implements required acquisition by using the Navy acquisition system; and provides intelligence briefings to senior Naval Officers and contractors.

Related Competencies
Computer applications topics include computer hardware, computer interfaces, inventory and budgeting software, inventory tracking, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, software applications, and spreadsheet. Database applications topics include combining data from multiple databases, create queries, create standard forms, database system administration, design of simple database structures, and report creation. Phonetic transcription topics include human speech sounds identification, international phonetic alphabet (IPA), and language translation. Language translation and interpretation topics include active listening, barriers to communications, critical reasoning, foreign language decoding and translation, foreign language interpretation in communication contexts, intercultural communication, and word usage. Communications topics include interpersonal communications, official correspondence, oral communications, presentation skills, report writing, strategic communications, and technical writing. Supervision topics include appraisal, career counseling, counseling, critical thinking, evaluation and performance appraisal, organizational staffing, and supply. Management topics include budget development, controlling, leading, organizing, planning, project management, quality assurance, and team work. Management information systems topics include data management, database security, information system management, information system planning, IT program management, knowledge management, and risk management. Information security management topics include authentication, data and system security, encryption, information assurance, security policies and compliance, security tools and resources, and validation of security system configurations. Human resources management topics include career planning, human relations, legal issues, motivation, presentation skills, recruitment, staff development, and training. Leadership topics include cultural sensitivity and awareness, decision-making, diversity management, ethics, group dynamics, leadership development, and team building.

Recommendation, CTI3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in database applications, and 1 in phonetic transcription. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in language translation and interpretation (9/11)(9/11).

Recommendation, CTI2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in database applications, 1 in phonetic transcription, and 3 in communications. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in language translation and interpretation (9/11)(9/11).

Recommendation, CTI1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in database applications, 1 in phonetic transcription, 3 in communications, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in language translation and interpretation (9/11)(9/11).

Recommendation, CTIC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in database applications, 1 in phonetic transcription, 3 in communications, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in language translation and interpretation; 3 in management, and 3 in management information systems (9/11)(9/11).

Recommendation, CTICS
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in database applications, 1 in phonetic transcription, 3 in communications, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in language translation and interpretation; 3 in management, 3 in management information systems, 3 in information security management, and 3 in human resources management (9/11)(9/11).

Recommendation, CTICM
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in database applications, 1 in phonetic transcription, 3 in communications, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in language translation and interpretation; 3 in management, 3 in management information systems, 3 in information security management, 3 in human resources management, and 3 in leadership (9/11)(9/11).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 03/09/2015
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