25B -- Information Technology Specialist

Army Information Technology Specialist
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Basic Job Description

Information Technology Specialists have the great responsibility of maintaining, processing and troubleshooting military computer systems and operations.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Installs, operates, and performs unit maintenance on multi-functional/multi-user information processing systems and peripheral equipment and auxiliary devices. Performs input/ output data control and bulk data storage operations.

Transfers data between information processing equipment and systems. Troubleshoots automation equipment and systems to the degree required for isolation of malfunctions to specific hardware or software. Restores equipment to operation by replacement of line replaceable unit (LRU). Installs, operates, performs strapping, restrapping, PMCS and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices. Assists in the design, preparation, editing, and testing of computer programs. Drafts associated technical documentation for program reference and maintenance purposes. Modifies existing application packages using application and operating system software and appropriate computer language commands and files.

Configures information processing equipment into required operating configurations. Performs senior operator and systems administrator duties and unit level maintenance functions on assigned computer systems.

Compiles production report data and quality control information. Assists less experienced soldiers in the installation, operation, and maintenance of information processing equipment. Writes, analyzes, edits, tests, and modifies computer programs. Drafts program operation manuals and technical program requirements documents.

Troubleshoots software using established debugging procedures.

Training Information

Job training for an information technology specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Use of computer consoles and peripheral equipment
  • Computer systems concepts
  • Planning, designing and testing computer systems

ASVAB Score Required: 95 in aptitude area ST

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 212221

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Be qualified for the Personnel Security and Surety Program (PSSP) per Army Regulation 380-19
  • Must have passed a course in High School algebra

Similar Civilian Occupations

  • Computer Operators
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators