Telecommunications Operations Chief (25W)

Basic Job Description

Note: This is not an entry-level job.

The telecommunications operations chief plans, coordinates, configures, directs, integrates, and supervises the installation, operation, maintenance, and management of telecommunications systems and networks, and oversees information systems support functions for command, control, communications, and computers used at all echelons of the Army.

The Telecommunications Operations Chief serves in Signal and other special communications activities.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

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 and unit level maintenance on communication security 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 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 wid commercial telecommunicatioms activities.

Develops and enforces unit level Signal maintenance programs, policies, and procedures. Plans and coordinates logistic support for C41 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 head quarters. Prepares and maintains reports, records, and operational databases used to conduct Signal support functions in both tactical and strategic environtnents.

Training Information


ASVAB Score Required: N/A

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: N/A

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of Advanced NCO Course conducted under the auspices of the USA Signal School (may be waived)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

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