Jul 27, 2020

Chief Radio Electronics Technician

$63,017 yearly
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
Full-Time Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

East $63,017 A $12,603 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% 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 are not eligible for recruitment incentives.


The Chief Radio Electronics Technician 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 ontime
logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized
missions anywhere in the world, in contested or
uncontested environments.
The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is directly
responsible to the Ships Communication Officer (SCO) or
to the ships’ Master when assigned to Service Support
Vessels (T-ARS or T-AFT). The Chief Radio Electronics
Technician is responsible for the Communications
Department and is the Communications Local Element (LE)
EKMS custodian on EKMS matters or issues.
Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security
Understands Computer Protocols, Information Assurance
(IA) Security, Applications, and Corrective Measures.
Knowledgeable of electronic theory and be competent to
perform all required equipment inspection, evaluation of
performance, problem troubleshooting, preventive and
corrective maintenance, and minor repairs to shipboard
communications systems. Fully proficient with operating
radio cryptographic equipment. The incumbent must be
skilled in interpretation of electronics technical
manuals, drawings, specifications and schematic drawings.
Proficient in the proper use of a wide variety of
diagnostic programs, electronic test equipment and tools.
Skilled in diagnosing problems and determining
appropriate corrective action.
Knowledgeable of the Electrical Safety Program and safety
requirements of the equipment worked upon. Required to
observe all safety rules and take appropriate precautions
to ensure personal safety and safety of co-workers.
Incumbent may be assigned as the department tag out/lock
out coordinator. Proficient in the performance of
shipboard emergency drills, and working aloft.
Knowledgeable with policy and procedures related to
duties and responsibilities of the EKMS Local Element
(LE) alternate custodian.
Duties include:
Supervises allocated watchstanding personnel. Prepares
and coordinates planned maintenance schedules as required
by the SCO. Provides technical assistance and conducts
necessary training. Maintains technical publications and
files. Ensures COMSEC procedures and instructions related
to crypto security, transmission security, and emissions
security are complied with. Ensures compliance with
safety procedures.
Supervises IT personnel in a computer environment (CE)
performing vulnerability scans on information systems
utilizing tools mandated by Department of Defense (DOD)
and or private sector industry. Performs system backups,
scanning for computer viruses, implementing security
measures when tasked by industry mandates and/or DOD
requirements. Manage computer assets. Maintains a
ship’s or industry company Local Area Network (LAN).
Manages the transfer of information technology using
Military or commercial satellites, Tactical LOS, HF, UHF,
VHF and HF Longhaul communications. Operations are
routinely performed within a battle group with specific
circuits and protocol that must be utilized. Complies
with COMSEC requirements on both transmission and receipt
of communications messages.
Trouble shoots LAN outages and or computer systems.
Diagnoses system faults to isolate failures between
hardware, system software and application programs.
Investigates and reports CE issues or Information
Assurance (IA) security violations to higher authority
for resolution.
Manages the operation of information systems in support
of worldwide telecommunications network. Assigned
systems include, but not limited to MDU/MDS, NAVMACS II,
Advises the SCO on capabilities, limitations and
condition of equipment. The incumbent may be required to
work aloft and over side to ascertain equipment
Interacts with technical support personnel and peers to
resolve technical hardware and software problems.
Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in
system programming and hardware selections. Performs
customer service assistance and/or training in response
to mission/companies needs and requirements.
Operates Command, Control, Communications, Computer and
Systems(C4S)including equipment used for communication,
tracking, recognition and identification. Systems to be
kept fully operational include ship’s capability to
handle two secure Fleet Broadcast Satellite
Communications (FLTBROADCAST) channels for classified
traffic, CUDIXS Full period termination to send and
receive genser traffic and tactical information via GCCSM,
NGW and CBSP if equipped.
Supervises and trains assigned personnel.
Ensures continuing application and compliance with EEO
laws, regulations and policies. Carries out EEO Policies
and communicates support of these policies to
Everything in this Position Description is considered to
be an essential function of this position.





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 on expiration date.
2. Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)
and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access with a
minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date.
3. Merchant Marine Credential (MMC) with a minimum of
ten (10) months remaining on 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). Experience must have been aboard at
least two (2) ship class types, i.e. AO, AKE, AOE, ARS,
ATF, AS, etc.
5. U.S. Navy trained IT personnel E6 or above with
experience supervising a shipboard Communications Center
(i.e. Radio Central/Outboard Shack), or other
Government, Military or Commercial environment (i.e.
Applicants utilizing Military experience should have no
more than 10 years recency out of the field.
6. Current Security Plus Certificate within last
three years of announcement from an accredited test
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 when hired for this position.

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