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Occupation Exhibit

NER-IT-003

INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
IT3
IT2
IT1
ITC
ITCS
ITCM

Exhibit Dates: 8/12–Present.

Occupational Field: 21 (Communications).

Career Pattern
IT3: Information Systems Technician, Third Class (E-4). IT2: Information Systems Technician, Second Class (E-5). IT1: Information Systems Technician, First Class (E-6). ITC: Chief Information Systems Technician (E-7). ITCS: Senior Chief Information Systems Technician (E-8). ITCM: Master Chief Information Systems Technician (E-9).

Description
Summary: Information Systems Technicians perform core and specialty functions of communications operations, message processing, and network administration and security; establish, monitor, and maintain Radio Frequency (RF) communications systems; perform spectrum management within an area of responsibility; handle, store, and retrieve incoming and outgoing messages; perform network system administration, maintenance, and training; manage, plan and coordinate unit-level information systems security and integration across platforms, fleets, and services; and ensure the proper security, distribution, handling, accounting, reporting, and control of Communications Security (COMSEC) materials, systems, and equipment. IT3: Configure external peripherals, workstations network connectivity, and operating system software; administer deployed cryptologic tactical systems; set up cryptographic equipment and networks; set up automated digital network systems; and monitor and operate super high frequency, ultra-high frequency, and very high frequency systems. IT2: Able to perform the duties required for IT3; configure network software and hardware; initialize network servers; install network components, peripherals, software and operating systems; troubleshoot network hardware and operating systems; manage communication network security functions; monitor automated digital network systems; manage digital media distribution systems; and manage information systems security documentation and programs. IT1: Able to perform the duties required for IT2; manage network system configurations; manage network system databases; design network system databases; administer client platform securities; develop emergency action plans; develop system security certification and accreditation documentation; maintain electronic key management system databases; and implement information assurance vulnerability alerts, bulletins, incident reporting processes, and policies. ITC: Able to perform the duties required for IT1; verify system certifications; implement communications plans; manage information systems security programs and policies; report DoD information system compromises and incidents; implement network security programs; develop information systems security policies and evaluate information systems security incidents; configure local area networks (LAN) architecture; develop disaster recovery contingency plans, network plans, policies, and life cycle plans; prepare and deliver written and oral operational and situational reports; monitor and deliver internal and external communications; coordinate unit embarkations; and perform quality control analysis. Plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs; prepare and review Naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; review, recommend and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc.); provide guidance for on-the-job performance; identify and mediate interdepartmental differences; and assist, review, recommend, and monitor the implementation of policy statements, operational orders, and directives. ITCS: Able to perform the duties required for ITC; plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs; prepare and review Naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; review, recommend and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc.); provide guidance for on-the-job performance; identify and mediate interdepartmental differences; and assist, review, recommend, and monitor the implementation of policy statements, operational orders, and directives. ITCM: Able to perform the duties required for ITCS; plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs; prepare and review Naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; review, recommend and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc.); provide guidance for on-the-job performance; identify and mediate interdepartmental differences; and assist, review, recommend, and monitor the implementation of policy statements, operational orders, and directives.

Related Competencies
Server administration topics include active directory administration, active directory configuration, backup administration, installation and configuration group policy, network operating system, network server, and remote access server (RAS). Information technology essentials topics include A+ certification, audit log, hardware, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting. Networking fundamentals topics include cabling, Internet Protocol IPv4, local area network (LAN), network and certification, subnetting, topology, and troubleshooting. Network administration topics include Linux, network configuration, network implementation, network installation, network management, network performance, reporting, routers, switches, and UNIX. Business communication topics include communication techniques, group interaction, interpersonal communications, multimedia presentations, persuasive writing, report writing, and written communication. Information assurance topics include audit log, group policy, intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), port scanning, testing, and troubleshooting. Security operations topics include communication security, cryptography, electronic key management, force protection, information assurance, managing electronic spillage, operations security, personnel security, physical security, and security management. Management topics include budget management, decision-making, delegation, facilities management, information systems management, knowledge management, maintenance management, and problem solving. Human resource management topics include career counseling, career development, human relations, mentoring, operations management, organizational behavior, performance evaluation, and teamwork coordination. Project management topics include logistics support and scheduling, milestone development, policy implementation, policy monitoring, post-project assessment, risk assessment, and task execution. Strategic planning topics include communication protocol, critical thinking and analysis, emergency operating procedures, mission planning, resource management, strategic threat assessment, and strategy development and deployment.

Recommendation, IT3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in information technology essentials and 3 in server administration (8/12)(8/12).

Recommendation, IT2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in information technology essentials, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in network administration, 3 in server administration, and 3 in business communication. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in information assurance (8/12)(8/12).

Recommendation, IT1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in information technology essentials, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in network administration, 3 in server administration, and 3 in business communication. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in information assurance and 3 in security operations (8/12)(8/12).

Recommendation, ITC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in information technology essentials, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in network administration, 3 in server administration, and 3 in business communication. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in information assurance, 3 in security operations, and 3 in management (8/12)(8/12).

Recommendation, ITCS
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in information technology essentials, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in network administration, 3 in server administration, and 3 in business communication. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in information assurance, 3 in security operations, 3 in management, 3 in human resource management, and 3 in project management (8/12)(8/12).

Recommendation, ITCM
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in information technology essentials, 3 in networking fundamentals, 3 in network administration, 3 in server administration, and 3 in business communication. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in information assurance, 3 in security operations, 3 in management, 3 in human resource management, 3 in project management, and 3 in strategic planning (8/12)(8/12).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 06/24/2014
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