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First Radio Electronics Technician

Category :
Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
$54,647 Per annum
Full Time
Mid Career

Announcement #: 18-212-01EXOC
Title, Series, Grade (Code) First Radio Electronics Technician WM 9997-12(212)
Base Salary: $54,647 Per annum
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: October 20, 2017 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 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 1st Radio Electronics Technician is a watchstander and functions as a watch partner, supervised by the Chief Radio Electronics Technician, and carries out functions for the daily operations of the department.
Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
The incumbent has knowledge of, but not limited to, Navy Telecommunications Publications (NTP’s), Naval Warfare Publications (NWP’s), Fleet Telecommunications Publications (FTP’s), Communications Information Bulletins (CIB’s), Communications Information Advisories (CIA’s), and Current General Message Files (GMF’s).
The incumbent transfers information using tactical or commercial satellites on a global basis. Operations are routinely performed within a battle group with specific circuits and protocol that must be utilized. Complies with EKMS policy and procedures for the handling and safeguarding of COMSEC material and is skilled in operating radio cryptographic equipment.
The incumbent operates, monitors, and controls information systems in support of worldwide telecommunications networks. Assigned systems include, CUDIXS, MDU, MDS, NOW, GATEGUARD, FSM, NAVMACS V2 or II SYSTEMS, MISNS, and ADNS. 
The incumbent performs assigned mission organizational level troubleshooting, maintenance and minor repair of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer systems.  Systems to be kept fully operational include ship’s capability to handle two or more secure Fleet Broadcast Satellite Communications (FLTBROADCAST) channels for classified traffic, CUDIXS to send and receive genser traffic and tactical voice circuits to report or relay operational and administrative information.
The incumbent must possess knowledge of electronic theory and be competent to perform MSC required equipment preventive and/or corrective maintenance, equipment troubleshooting, and limited repair to shipboard communications systems.
The incumbent must be knowledgeable of the Electrical Safety Program and safety requirements of the equipment worked upon.  In performing the work, incumbent is required to observe all safety rules and take appropriate precautions 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 maintains databases on assigned communications computer systems.
The incumbent is required to work aloft and over the side while maintaining antennas and other topside systems.
The incumbent may be required to supervise and train assigned personnel.
The incumbent must be able to use applicable software applications.
Supervises and trains assigned personnel.
Ensures 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 with a
minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date.
3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s):
a. Must have two (2) years cumulative experience sailing on MSC vessels as a permanent Second Radio Electronics Technician (RET2).
b. U.S. Navy E5 or above (IT, RM, CTO, ET, DP, DS ratings) with at least two (2) years experience in shipboard Communications Center (i.e. Radio Central).  Experience must be within 10 years recency of announcement.  
c. Equivalent Government and/or Commercial Communications with at least two (2) years experience.  Experience must be within 10 years recency of announcement.

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.                                                         

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. Ability to interpret and analyze Navy and Joint Command Instructions and Publications in order to draft communication and Naval Messages.
2. Ability to operate Navy unique, PC Based, and Internet Computer Systems.
3. Ability to setup, maintain and troubleshoot communications systems, including Navy unique and commercial electronics equipment.
4. Knowledge of and ability to properly handle COMSEC keying material and operate EKMS equipment.
5. Ability to perform corrective and/or preventive maintenance on communication and associated 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. A CIVMAR who occupies this rating or position while sailing on MSC Government Owned, Government Operated (GOGO) vessels is required to use Fall Protection Arrest System (FPAS) safety equipment in order to carry out essential functions of their rating or position. Therefore, the incumbent is required to maintain a mass body weight of no more than 295 Pounds.
4. Able to successfully pass the physical examinations (arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medical 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.
5. 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.
6. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the duties of this position worldwide at all times.
7. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard environment and wear protective equipment worldwide at all times.
8. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an English language competency test.
9. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer as the standard method of payroll payments.
10. 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. 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
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