Army Network Switching Systems Operator-MaintainerEnlisted


Job Detail

Supervise, install, operate, and perform maintenance on electronic switches; system control centers. node management facilities. and radio interface equipment.

Installs, initializes, operates, and performs unit level and direct support maintenance on electronic switching assemblages, systems, and ancillary communications equipment; uses computers to perform system/network operations; interprets BIT/BITE and error codes to correct system faults; installs, operates, performs strapping, restrapping, PMCS, and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices; operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on assigned vehicles; installs, operates, and performs PMCS on power generators; supervises, and performs as senior team member, in the installation, operation, employment, and direct support systems maintenance of large and small electronic switches and associated equipment; performs and assists subordinate operators in the conduct of switching and COMSEC operations, Combat Net Radio Interface (CNRI) procedures, and associated computer related technical tasks; interprets orders and compiles system statistics for the Shift or Node; requests logistical support for switching teams or shifts; implements network control center generated changes to support operational requirements; assists in the conduct of preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) procedures on assigned vehicles and power generators; supervises and performs complex and multifaceted switching operations functions; supervises the installation, operation, deployment, provisioning, and maintenance of electronic switching assemblages or systems; disseminates network orders, compiles operational statistics and reports, and processes requests for logistic support; coordinates, integrates, and controls the operation of large and small electronic node switches with associated transmission systems and local network subscribers; performs systems control center operations for the planning, configuration, and employment of switching equipment; ensures contingency operations plans and routing subsystems are correctly maintained in the database to reflect current operational scenario; troubleshoots complex system faults and supervises or corrects failures to meet system availability and reliability standards; interprets operations orders affecting switching operations; conducts switching technical, operational, and maintenance training of subordinates; submits consolidated logistic and system status reports.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises installation, operation, maintenance, and management of telecommunications systems and networks, including radio, switching, cable, and automation equipment; supervises the installation, operation, strapping, re-strapping, preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices; directs restoration and alternate routing of circuits, trunks, links, and systems; develops and implements unit level signal maintenance programs; provides advice and technical assistance to subordinates and commanders; develops frequency operational requirements, telecommunications service requests, and disseminates operations information to ensure C2 communications connectivity; requests and ensures appropriate logistical support is available at all times; assimilates and reports system/network statistics; develops and implements training programs for Signal personnel; uses computers to process operational and administrative information; operates system control facilities as part of Signal organization management functions; plans, directs, supervises and manages the installation, operation, and maintenance of Information Mission Area (IMA) Signal support functions within an integrated Army, Joint, or Defense telecommunications network, to include coordinating the resolution of communication difficulties within Army operated Signal systems and networks, and between Army, Joint, Defense and commercial telecommunications activities; develops and enforces unit level Signal maintenance programs, policies, and procedures; plans and coordinates logistic support for C4I network operations; provides advice and technical assistance to commanders and subordinate units/elements; performs Signal staff functions and coordinates Signal activities with higher, lower and adjacent headquarters; prepares and maintains reports, records, and operational databases used to conduct Signal support functions in both tactical and strategic environments.

The senior signal sergeant plans, develops, coordinates, directs, and supervises the installation, operation and management of integrated C2 telecommunications and information management networks; writes Command and Control Communications policy; provides technical advice and assistance to commanders, staff, and subordinate units; coordinates Signal activities with higher, lower and adjacent headquarters; performs Signal staff and Senior Operations NCO functions, to include writing C4I policy, procedures, operations plans, orders, and reports; uses computers to control and monitor network status in an operational environment; directs and assists Battlefield Spectrum Managers in the development of frequency allocation plans; develops battlefield Signal operations plans in support of organizations at battalion and higher levels, and for Joint and Combined Commands and activities.

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