The Second Radio Electronics Technician (RET2) 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 Second Radio Electronic Technician is part of the Communications Department and stand watches under the supervision of the Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET). The incumbent operates and maintains the ship’s military communication suites. The incumbent will be required to fulfill the requirements set out below under some degree of guidance and supervision, which is expected to lessen as experience/training, is gained. The incumbent transfers information by state-of-the-art technology using tactical/or commercial satellites on a global basis and traditional RF systems. Operations are routinely performed within a battle group with specific circuits and protocol that must be utilized. Complies with COMSEC (Communications Security) and cryptographic 2 equipment requirements on both transmission and receipt of communication signals. The incumbent will learn to operate, monitor and control information systems in support of worldwide telecommunications network. The incumbent will advise on capabilities, limitations and condition of equipment in his/her care as time progresses. The incumbent performs assigned mission organizational level troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of Command, Control, Communications, Computer, and Intelligence Systems including equipment used for communication, detection, tracking, recognition and identification. Systems to be kept fully operational include ship’s capability to handle two secure Fleet Broadcast Satellite Communications channels for classified message traffic send and receive tactical information, via messaging and voice. The incumbent must possess a basic knowledge of electronic theory and be competent to perform required equipment inspection, evaluation of performance, problem troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and limited repairs to shipboard communications systems under varying levels of supervision. The incumbent must become capable of operating radio cryptographic equipment. The incumbent must become proficient in interpretation of electronics technical manuals, drawings, specifications, and schematic drawings. The incumbent must be capable of using diagnostic programs, electronic test equipment and tools. The incumbent must be capable in time of diagnosing problems and determining appropriate corrective action using Navy and commercial manuals. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of the Electrical Safety Program and safety requirements of the various types of equipment worked upon. In performing the work, incumbent is required to observe all safety rules to ensure personal safety and safety of co-workers. Incumbent is required to be proficient in the performance of shipboard emergency drills, performing all duties as assigned. The incumbent will be required to work aloft and over the side while maintaining antenna systems. Incumbent must be capable of attaining and retaining a Top Secret clearance. Must be able to use applicable software applications. Ensures continuing application of and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. 3 Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned.
NO Security Clearance
1. Must possess current and valid: 1. US 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. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Marine Credential (MMC) and medical certificate with a minimum of Ten (10) months remaining on expiration date. AND 4. Must have experience working in a shipboard or land based communications center or US Navy trained RM, IT, CTO, ET, DP, DS, OS, AT or other government/military/commercial environment, OR 5. Experience working in a Communications or Information Technology Environment as Computer Telecommunications Area Master (NCTAMS); Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS); Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR); System Research Applications (SRA); Consolidated Analysis, Center, Inc. (CACI) COPIES OF CERTIFICATES AND DOCUMENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT ARE TO BE LISTED ON THE MSC PROMOTION APPLICATION FORM UNLESS DOCUMENTATION IS SUPPORTING COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE OTHER THAN MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND EXPERIENCE.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is the premier provider of ocean transportation to the Department of Defense. The Command operates approximately 125 non-combatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.
While we do play a critical role in support of our nation's defense, our employees are not active duty members of the military. MSC civil service mariners (CIVMARs), the largest segment of our global workforce, are federal civil service employees.
All CIVMARs are employed by the Navy to serve 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.
We recruit transitioning military, merchant marines, maritime academy graduates, and skilled entry-level candidates to fill our maritime job opportunities. The MSC mission is big. So are the rewards for the CIVMARs who help us complete it.