Jul 27, 2020

Chief Radio Electronics Technician Information Assurance Technician

$68,652 yearly
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
Full-Time Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

Chief Radio Electronics Technician- Information Assurance Technician


Chief Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) WM-9995-10
Base Salary: $67,524 Per annum. A $34,326.00 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.


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
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
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.




$68,652.00 Annual

Security Clearance

Active Confidential

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Job 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), 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
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.

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