Skill Level 4 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.
Skill Level 5 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.