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Occupation Exhibit

NER-CTR-006

CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (COLLECTION)
CTR3
CTR2
CTR1
CTRC
CTRCS
CTRCM

Exhibit Dates: 7/15–Present.

Occupational Field: Cryptology.

Career Pattern
CTR3: Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Third Class (E-4). CTR2: Cryptologic Technician (Collection), Second Class (E-5). CTR1: Cryptologic Technician (Collection), First Class (E-6). CTRC: Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) (E-7). CTRCS: Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) E-8). CTRCM: Master Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection)(E-9).

Description
Summary: Operate state-of-the-art computer systems to conduct Information and Cyberspace Operations; collect, analyze, and exploit signals of interest to identify, locate, and report worldwide threats; control and safeguard access to classified material and information systems; provide tactical and strategic signals intelligence, technical guidance, digital network intelligence, and information warfare support to surface, subsurface, air, special warfare units, and national consumers to maintain information dominance. CTR3: Operate collection systems to intercept and analyze signals of interest for the purpose of identification, exploitation, and reporting in support of community intelligence requirements; perform own force monitoring to prevent adversaries from utilizing friendly force emissions; identify and track adversary geographic locations to support target identification and military operations; perform information operations to deceive, degrade, or deny adversaries’ electronic sensors; and comply with emergency action plans, classified information storage, transportation, and protection requirements. CTR2: Able to perform the duties required for CTR3; develop targets in support of Information Operations (IO); collect, analyze, and fuse target communications and multiple source information identifying Essential Elements of Information (EEIs) to map and develop target networks, execute geolocation operations and data extractions; access and manipulate databases to perform planning and fusion analysis; develop targets for communications Electronic Attack (EA) planning, execution, and assessment; provide Area of Responsibility (AOR) specific Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) trend and predictive analysis in support of Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIRs); draft and disseminate Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) reports, cryptologic mission reports, emergency action plans, and sanitized product reports; and comply with classified information storage, transportation, and protection requirements; collect and conduct signals search, analysis, target identification, and reporting operations; develop, evaluate, and execute target mission plans to include exploitation and manipulation of the electromagnetic spectrum; collect and process a Signal Of Interest (SOI) employing demodulation, de-multiplexing techniques, and coding theory; perform fine grain analysis and reporting of known, new, and anomalous signals, and provide locational data; research and develop signals; perform digital communications and bit stream analysis to recover signals structures and utilize internal parameters to identify SOIs; construct waveforms in support of communication electronic attack; perform supervisory duties as associated with job requirements. CTR1: Able to perform the duties required for CTR2; determine reportability and urgency of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) information; select appropriate supporting information for inclusion in a SIGINT report and comply with classified information and protection requirements in the release of sanitized SIGINT reports; validate SIGINT and mission reports; analyze SIGINT within target context; develop and implement a SIGINT strategy from which to base a report and select an appropriate format; develop relationships between mission requirements, resource management, operating procedures, and communications target procedural identification techniques; manage signals collection, Request for Information (RFI), analysis, reporting, special intelligence communication networks, and assigned personnel; optimize SIGINT collection resources and adjust tasking as required; develop and execute courses of action in response to consumer feedback; comply with classified information storage, transportation, and protection requirements; and implement emergency action plans; plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs for personnel; prepare and review naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; coordinate and evaluate status and impact of department work; review, recommend, and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc.); provide guidance on job performance; identify and mediate inter-departmental differences, and assist, review, recommend, and monitor the implementation of policy statements, operation orders, and directives. CTRC: Able to perform the duties required for CTR1; interact with foreign intelligence security services in compliance with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act accounting for maritime law, privacy laws and intelligence directives; plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs for personnel; prepare and review naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; coordinate and evaluate status and impact of department work; review, recommend, and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc.); provide guidance on job performance; identify and mediate inter-departmental differences, and assist, review, recommend, and monitor the implementation of policy statements, operation orders, and directives. CTRCS: Able to perform the duties required for CTRC; perform duties as senior operators and technical experts in the use and employment of cryptologic resources; expert use of cryptologic doctrine is used to determine reportability and urgency of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) information; assigns cryptologic operations to multiple platforms based on resource availability and capability; plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs for personnel; prepare and review naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; coordinate and evaluate status and impact of department work; review, recommend, and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc.); provide guidance on job performance; identify and mediate inter-departmental differences, and assist, review, recommend, and monitor the implementation of policy statements, operation orders, and directives. CTRCM: Able to perform the duties required for CTRCS; plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs for personnel; prepare and review naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; coordinate and evaluate status and impact of department work; review, recommend, and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc); provide guidance on job performance; identify and mediate inter-departmental differences, and assist, review, recommend, and monitor the implementation of policy statements, operation orders, and directives.

Related Competencies
Electronic communications topics include antennas and cabling, bitstream analysis, block diagrams, communications equipment subsystems, demodulation techniques, environmental parameters, modulation techniques, multiplexing and switching, RF propagation techniques, signal and data flow, signal and sideband analysis, and troubleshooting techniques. Networking fundamentals topics include bit streaming, computer networks, IP masking, network analysis, OSI model, protocols, and troubleshooting. Security fundamentals topics include firewalls, information assurance, malware, physical security, sanitization of data, securing a network environment, telecommunications, and Trojan horses. Technical intelligence topics include cryptologic systems, electronic intelligence, foreign instrumentation signals intelligence, geospatial intelligence, interception, radar operations, and signal analysis. Communication for intelligence topics include briefing techniques, critical thinking, determining briefing requirements, explaining complex scenarios, intelligence reporting, intelligence writing, and oral briefings. Intelligence collection topics include all-source intelligence, collect information from partner agencies, geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), imagery intelligence, measurement and signature intelligence, service cryptologic element (SCE) functions, and signals intelligence (SIGINT). Supervision topics include computer applications, developmental counseling, evaluations, problem solving, team building, training and development, and work flow. Intelligence analysis topics include all-source information analysis, analytical report writing, critical thinking, indications and warnings, signal intelligence, target analysis, and the battlespace environment. Management topics include change management, interpersonal skills, meeting planning and execution, organizational behavior, personnel administration, and quality control. Intelligence law and procedures topics include foreign intelligence security services, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, intelligence community and structures, intelligence community directives, maritime law, privacy laws, and procedures. Leadership topics include goal setting, group problem solving, motivation concepts, needs assessment, risk management, and strategy formulation. Project management topics include budget development, definition of milestones, project structure, scheduling management, status and progress reporting, and task identification. Strategic planning topics include forecasting and planning, joint force coordination, mission planning, scenario development, and trend analysis.

Recommendation, CTR3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in electronic communications, 3 in networking fundamentals, and 3 in security fundamentals. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in communication for intelligence, and 3 in intelligence collection (2/16)(2/16).

Recommendation, CTR2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in electronic communications, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in security fundamentals, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in communication for intelligence, 3 in intelligence collection, and 3 in intelligence analysis (2/16)(2/16).

Recommendation, CTR1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in electronic communications, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in security fundamentals, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in communication for intelligence, 3 in intelligence collection, 3 in intelligence analysis, and 3 in management (2/16)(2/16).

Recommendation, CTRC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in electronic communications, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in security fundamentals, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in communication for intelligence, 3 in intelligence collection, 3 in intelligence analysis, 3 in management, 3 in intelligence law and procedures, and 3 in leadership (2/16)(2/16).

Recommendation, CTRCS
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in electronic communications, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in security fundamentals, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in communication for intelligence, 3 in intelligence collection, 3 in intelligence analysis, 3 in management, 3 in intelligence law and procedures, 3 in leadership, and 3 in project management (2/16)(2/16).

Recommendation, CTRCM
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in electronic communications, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in security fundamentals, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in communication for intelligence, 3 in intelligence collection, 3 in intelligence analysis, 3 in management, 3 in intelligence law and procedures, 3 in leadership, 3 in project management, and 3 in strategic planning (2/16)(2/16).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 03/22/2016
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