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 ontime
logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized
missions anywhere in the world, in contested or
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
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
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 coworkers.
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
The incumbent must be able to use applicable software
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.
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
• U.S. Navy E5 or above (Communications rating) with
at least two (2) years experience in shipboard
Communications Center (i.e. Radio Central). Other
branches of the Military/National Guard, experience
working in shore base Communications center or
Operations Center ((this is not referring to a
Combat Information Center (CIC)). Experience must
be within the recent ten (10) years of announcement.
• Must have two (2) years cumulative experience
sailing on MSC vessels as a permanent Second Radio
Electronics Technician (RET2).
• Equivalent Government and/or Commercial
Communications with at least two (2) years
experience. Experience must be within the recent
ten (10) years 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.
Tagged as: Unlicensed