MOS 255N—Network Management Technician

Network Management Technician (MOS 255N) Description / Major Duties:

Network Management Technicians supervise and manage the operation of tactical and strategic information networks, systems, and associated personnel at the local and wide area network (LAN & WAN) level. They plan, install, administer, manage, maintain, integrate, operate, service, secure, optimize, and troubleshoot information networks and systems. They lead personnel and sections and manage the training of personnel on the planning, installing, administrating, managing, maintaining, integrating, operating, servicing, securing, optimizing, and troubleshooting of information networks and systems. They supervise and manage electronic keying equipment and information at the LAN & WAN level. They develop policy recommendations and provide technical guidance and advice to commanders and staffs on the management and operation of Army, Joint, intergovernmental, interagency, and multinational information networks and systems.

Minimum Requirements for MOS 255N:

  • Be a SGT (E5) or above.
  • Four years of documented practical experience in voice and data internetworking, local and wide area networks (LAN & WAN), and/or network planning.
    • Practical experience may be documented through NCO evaluation reports and award citations. In some instances practical experience acquired from civilian employment may be acceptable provided the experience can be documented by employee evaluations or performance appraisals and determined to be equivalent to military experience.
  • A minimum of 36 months of rated time documented in NCOERs.
    • This is the minimum prerequisite; all NCOERs must be submitted for consideration.
    • Applicants three most recent NCOERs must reflect outstanding duty performance ratings.
  • A minimum of six semester hours of college level English from an accredited academic institution. Speech and public speaking courses are not considered as meeting this requirement even if administered by the English department of an institution. Successful completion of the CLEP general examination in English or an Associates degree or higher (when the preponderance of college credit is from college instruction vice credited experience) are the only acceptable alternatives.
  • Applicants with Reserve Component time must submit official documentation in order to properly compute the length of Active Federal Service. Documentation may be a DA Form 1506 (i.e., Statement of Service), an official memorandum (on unit letterhead) signed by the unit S1, or similar documentation (e.g., RPAM statement).
  • NOTE 1: MOS 250N is in the process of transition to MOS 255N. Application will be made against MOS 250N until 1 Oct 2012 when implementation of MOS 255N is finalized, however, students enrolling in WOBC after 1 Oct 2009 will graduate as MOS 255N.
  • NOTE 2: Although a letter from a senior Signal Warrant Officer is not required, it will add weight to the overall strength of the packet. In its place, and of much greater value, is a letter from an IT professional (e.g., your unit S3 or S6, a GS-13, or, even better, a senior Signal Warrant Officer), with personal knowledge of your technical skills and leadership potential. Additionally, though not a requirement nor a prerequisite, the following certification (in order) also provide great weight to the overall strength of the packet and should be cited in the resume and included in the packet: CCSP, CCNP, CCNA, and MCSE.
  • NOTE 3: Reserve Component Only: Waiver requests for E4s and/or for the minimum of three NCOER’s will be considered on a case-by-case base.

Article Last Modified: February 24, 2011

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