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
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
equipment requirements on both transmission and receipt of
The incumbent will learn to operate, monitor and control
information systems in support of worldwide
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
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
Must be able to use applicable software applications.
Ensures continuing application of 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:
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
3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Marine
Credential (MMC) and medical certificate with a
minimum of Ten (10) months remaining on expiration
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
Experience must be within 15 years or less from the
date of the announcement.
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); STRATAS Corp, LLC;
Consolidated Analysis Center, Inc. (CACI)
Tagged as: Unlicensed