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First Radio Electronics Technician (IAT)

Category :
Information Technology
Full Time

Announcement #: 20-213-01EXOC 
Title, Series, Grade (Code) First Radio Electronics Technician (IAT), WM-9997-11,
Base Salary: $64,185 Per annum.  A $32,093 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 First Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) are not eligible for recruitment incentives.  
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: October 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 First Radio Electronics 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 First Radio Electronics Technician Information Assurance Technician (IAT) serves as the ships assistant Information Technology (IT) System Administrator under the Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET) IAT.
Duties and responsibilities are to assist the lead System Administrator CRET in providing expert technical advice and guidance on critical Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) and to solve integration and operational system issues.

Will assist in maintaining the Military Sealift Command (MSC) afloat Computing Environment (CE).  Duties encompass performing and or assisting in vulnerability scans, system backups, computer virus scans and implementation of security measures when tasked by the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of the Navy (DON)/MSC.

Assist in the diagnoses of system failures, isolate sources of problems stemming with hardware, system software, and applications. On systems, provides input in drafting information systems security documentation (i.e. disaster recovery plans).

Assist in the applications of patches released for Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) and all other remediation required as mandated by MSC.  Report the IAVM compliance or discrepancies to System Administrator.

Assist in the maintaining of files and records of computer equipment allocated to the ship by location and shipboard personnel assigned responsibility.  Review Standard 
Operating Procedure (SOP’s) for completeness and functionality.

Interact with technical support personnel in the absence of the CRET, briefing CRET, Ship’s Communications Officer (SCO) and/or Commanding Officer at appropriate times.

Assist shipboard personnel with customer assistance and/or training in response to their CE needs and requirements.

Track all trouble calls to the MSC Global Service Desk (GSD).  In addition, make necessary corrections to the trouble call log during Service Desk review sessions.

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 Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) course and complete MSC EKMS PQS 301, and maintain his or her overall knowledge of EKMS and procedures as a Local Element User.

Must possess a Top Secret clearance.

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. Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)  
and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date.

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

4. Must have three (3) years cumulative experience sailing on MSC Vessels as a permanent Second Radio  Electronics Technician (RET2) or temporary First Radio Electronics Technician (RET1).  Must have experience aboard a AKE, AOE or EPF working or training as the Local Area Network (LAN) assistant.


5. U.S. Navy trained IT E5 or above with experience as an ISM, working in a CE environment.


6. Equivalent Government and/or Commercial Communications with at least two (2) years experience.  Experience must be within 10 years recency of announcement.  

7. Current Security Plus Certificate within last three years of announcement from and 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 knowledge of shipboard Computer networks, software/hardware applications and security protocols as the Assistant LAN Administrator.

2. Ability to install software applications, perform system initializations, backups and system test.  Maintains system records and logs.

3. Detailed knowledge of policy, procedures and instructions IAW DOD, DON and Fleet Commanders daily operations of the onboard Network.

4. Ability to perform preventive actions on system workstations, to include the installation of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) patches and perform required Scans on onboard equipment.

5. Knowledge of and ability to properly handle Communications Security (COMSEC) keying material and operate EKMS equipment.

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 security clearance 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. 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. 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