Information Systems Technician

Navy NECs

Information Technician 3rd Class Mark Olsen takes advantage of the good weather while studying for an Italian II course he is taking through University of Maryland, Europe. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy; photo by: Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Heather Warick

The IT Technician is comprised of naval personnel who maintain and operate the Network of any shop or shore information network systems.  This Navy Enlistment Classification specializes in the area of Network Administration.  Everything from technical assistance to computer system users to answering questions and/or resolve computer problems for the command, the IT Technicians are an invaluable source for complete success of any military operation.

When you think of the IT professional in your local computer store, the Navy IT Technicians are the same guy just in uniform.  Their primary job that the rest of the command see daily is the assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word-processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. But they are qualified to do and they do so much more than what the war fighter will ever see.  

The Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) system supplements the enlisted rating structure in identifying personnel on active or inactive duty and billets in manpower authorizations. NEC codes identify a non-rating wide skill, knowledge, aptitude, or qualification that must be documented to identify both people and billets for management purposes.

Below are the NECs for the INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN community area:

IT-2301 Enlisted Frequency Manager (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT-2302 - Joint Task Force Spectrum (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT- 2318 Communications System Technical Control Operator (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT-2319 Communication System Technical Control Supervisor (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT-2354 FLTSATCOM (SSIXS-OPCONCEN) Operator (APPLIES TO: ET, CTO, IT)

IT-2358 DELETED

IT-2363 Strategic SHF SATCOM Systems/DSCS Operator (APPLIES TO: IT, ET)

IT-2375 Tactical Support Communications (TSCOMM) Replacement Program System Operator (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT-2376 LHD Class Radio Communications Systems Controller (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT-2378 VERDIN/ISABPS Shore Communications System Operator (APPLIES TO: IT, ET)

IT-2379 - Journeyman Communication - Transmission System Technician (APPLIES TO: IT) - Operate external communications suites in the High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), Ultra High Frequency (UHF), Super High Frequency (SHF), Extremely High Frequency (EHF) Radio Frequency (RF) spectrums, and the Automated Digital Network System (ADNS) for controlling RF assets with limited supervision. 

IT-2709 Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) System Administrator (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT-2710, IT-2765, IT-2766 - Global Command Control System Maritime (GCCS-M) System Administrator for 4.X/ 4.0.3/ 4.1 Family of Systems  (APPLIES TO: IT, FT)

IT-2720 GCCS-M System Administrator (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT-2730 Navy Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS) II Manager (APPLIES TO: IT, ET, FT, FC)

IT-2735 Information Systems Administrator (APPLIES TO: IT, CTA, CTI, CTM, CTR, CTT, FT, STS, ET(SS))

IT-2375 - Tactical Support Center (TSCOMM) Operator 

IT-2777 Tactical Support Center (TSC) Data Processing System Operator (APPLIES TO: IT)

IT-2778 Mission Distribution System Operator (APPLIES TO: IT, FC, OS)

IT-2779 Information System Security Manager ISSM - (APPLIES TO: CTA, CTI, CTM, CTR, CTT, IT, ET(SS) FT, STS, or equivalent officer and civilian training)

IT-2780 Network Security Vulnerability Technician (APPLIES TO: CTA, CTI, CTM, CTR, CTT, IT, ET (SS), FT, STS)

IT-2781 Advanced Network Analyst (APPLIES TO: CTA, CTI, CTM, CTR, CTT, ET(SS), FT, IT, STS)

IT-2782 Defense Message System Administrator (APPLIES TO: IT, CTM)

IT-2790 - Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level I with A+ Certification. Communication Center Operator, Automated Data Processor Operator, Electronic Data Processor Operator

IT-2791 -  System Administrator - IAT Level II with Security + Certification. Administer of networked systems with the specific job skills that focus on the following: 1.

Configuration Management. 2. System Management: 3. Performance Management of ship and shore IT communications systems.

IT-9502 - Navy Instructor Training - When you qualify to become a Navy IT instructor, you will constantly be updating certifications in the every changing IT world and be extremely marketable once you leave Naval service.  There are also civilian contracting occupations that offer outstanding pay and benefits doing the same thing you were doing as a military member.

IT-9613 - Special Operation Radio Operator - IT In Special Operations Support Billets - Information Systems Technicians are also sought after by Special Operations Commands in the Navy.  Billets in support of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEAL teams, NSW Units, Special Boat Units, and EOD Units are highly competitive and require passing the same rigorous fitness test required of these unit's operators to join.   These sea tours will require you to deploy as Naval Special Warfare support units and have a relatively high operational tempo (OPTEMPO) - meaning you will be going on many trips training within the United States as well as abroad conducting support duties of Special Ops missions.

For more details on the types of Information Technology certifications that are available to any of the IT - NEC's see the Information Systems Technician Career Handbook.(Oct 2016)

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