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Chief Radio Electronics Technician (IAT)

Category :
Information Technology
Full Time
Mid Career

Announcement #: 20-211-01EXOC         
Title, Series, Grade (Code) Chief Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) WM-9995-10
Base Salary: $69,936 Per annum. A $34,968 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees.  Actual amount is calculated as 25% of base pay.  Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement.  CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Chief Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) are not eligible for recruitment incentives.   
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: Ocotber 1, 2019 Closing Date Open continuously with periodic cut-offs
Location: Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide

Who May Apply: All United States citizens and current Military Sealift Command Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) eligible to apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).   Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs) must submit a certification (i.e., statement of service) at the time of application which certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.  
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties: The Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET) Information Assurance Technician (IAT) is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war.  MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations.  MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.

The Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET) Information Assurance Technician (IAT) is a direct report to the Ship’s Communication Officer (SCO). 

The CRET IAT serves as the ship’s System Administrator of assigned systems maintained/administered by the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of the Navy (DON)/Military Sealift Command (MSC).  The incumbent is responsible for providing expert technical advice and guidance on critical digital communications issues to ensure the integration of Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) programs and services and to solve integration and interoperability issues.
Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

Maintain the MSC Afloat Computing Environment, (CE) and perform vulnerability scans on information systems utilizing tools mandated by DoD and MSC, perform system backups, computer virus scans, and implement security measures when tasked by DoD and MSC.  Duties also include the inventory of assets and set up and deletion of e-mail accounts for newly reporting/departing personnel.

Applies Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) patches and other patches as mandated by MSC and report IAVM compliance or discrepancy issues to assigned Afloat Support Services.  Duties also include briefing the Master and SCO on critical issues and prevention techniques to preserve the CE connectivity, evaluate the potential Information Assurance (IA) security risk and take appropriate corrective and recovery actions.

Diagnose system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs.  Assist the SCO in the investigation/reporting of any CE and/or personnel, IA Security violations that require Higher Authority involvement and resolution.

Interacts with technical support personnel and peers to resolve hardware and software problems.  Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in system programming, and hardware selection.  Perform customer assistance and/or training in response to the mission’s needs and requirements.

Manage files and records on all Computer equipment assigned to the ships Allocated Equipment Listing (AEL) account, to include location, and shipboard personnel assigned responsibility.  Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) on other devices used to interface with shipboards System/Network and report status, discrepancies and outages to the SCO, Afloat Support Services and Global Service Desk (GSD).

Initiate and track all trouble calls to GSD and periodically review Trouble Call log with Service Desk for accuracy.

May be called upon to assist the SCO in training newly reporting personnel, or personnel, inclusive of mandated IA Training that has expired, or any other incomplete required training.  Perform training of personnel assigned to assist in the maintenance of the organizations CE.

May be tasked by the SCO to perform other duties of a Communications/Operational nature outside of the position assigned.  Incumbent is required to attend the Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) Course of Instruction and complete MSC EKMS PQS 301 and 302, and maintain his or her overall knowledge of EKMS Policy and procedures both as a Local Element (LE) User and LE Alternate Manager.

Must possess a Top Secret clearance.

Required to ensure system accreditations remain current.

Ensure continuing application and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies.

Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position.

Performs all other duties as assigned.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid:
1.  U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months
remaining of expiration date.

2.  United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC) and medical certificate, with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration.

3.  Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card with a minimum of 10 months remaining of expiration date.

4.  Must have three (3) years cumulative experience sailing on MSC Vessels as a permanent First Radio Electronics Technician (RET1) or temporary Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET).  Must have experience aboard an AKE, T-AOE or EPF (Expeditionary Fast Transport) assigned as the LAN Admin or LAN Admin assistant.


5.  U.S. Navy trained (E6 or above) with experience as an ISM, or Civilian equivalent working in a Computer Environment, as a Systems or Networking supervisor.


6.  Current Security Plus Certificate within last three
years of announcement from an accredited test facility.

NOTE:  When submitting an application for employment, you must provide a letter from your Facility Security Officer and or Government Security Official to document Top Secret eligibility.  You must have Top Secret eligibility within the last 24 months; or current active Secret clearance, or confidential security clearance eligibility, when hired for this position.
Evaluation Criteria: Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements described above will be further evaluated.  Documented knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training, and awards contained in the application package and resume will be reviewed and rated to determine the degree to which applicants possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below that are essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which applications are being considered.
1.  Thorough and detailed knowledge of the ships onboard computer network functions, capabilities/limitations, and security protocols as it relates to the duties and responsibilities of the LAN administrator supervisor. 

2.  Detailed knowledge of DOD, DON Fleet Forces and commands manuals/instructions that govern policy and procedures in the operations of the afloat network.

3.  Detailed knowledge and abilities in analyzing, performing, and training LAN admin personnel in reviewing Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA) network patching/scanning and risk management requirements.

4.  Demonstrated knowledge and abilities in the reviewing, revising and/or development of the shipboards disaster recovery plan and command instruction.

5.  Demonstrated ability in assuming the duties and responsibilities in the management of the shipboard CMS LE account in the event of shipboard emergency. 

Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience, etc., will also be part of the rating process.

Conditions of Employment 1. CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysis testing.
2. Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) eligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.
3. Able to successfully pass the physical examinations (arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medical, dental and mental requirements. Participate in vaccine immunization; including a tuberculosis (TB) screening test is also required. TB screening is not provided at the MSC-arranged medical examination, but can usually be obtained from your personal medical provider or free at any local public health clinic. If you have previously had a positive TB skin test (i.e. a CONVERTER or REACTOR), another skin test is not required. You must instead provide the medical department written proof that you have completed treatment with medicine (i.e. INH), or that you have started treatment with medicine, or that such treatment is not warranted as determined by competent medical authority.
4. Attend and successfully complete all mandatory training courses, including personal survival, which requires the ability to float in the water for a minimum of sixty (60) seconds.
5. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the duties of this position worldwide at all times.
6. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard environment and wear protective equipment worldwide at all times.
7. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an English language competency test.
8. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer as the standard method of payroll payments.
9. Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing the English language.
a. a. The tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments, fails the physical examination, fails the language competency test, fails the drug test, fails to disclose employment information, fails to report to new employee orientation, or is unable to obtain a security clearance.
b. On a case-by-case basis, an applicant who accepts a tentative offer of employment will be required to provide a VA Rating Decisions and/or Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled Awards.

Military Sealift Command

Job Location

6353 Center Drive building 8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA, 23502

Job Manager/Contact

Work Phone : 757-341-4610
6353 Center Drive, Building #8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA, 23502
United States