MOS 25B—Information Technology Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 25B, Information Technology Specialist:

PULHES: 212221
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 95
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 19 weeks, 4 days at Ft Gordon, Georgia
Other Requirements

Information Technology Specialist (MOS 25B) Description / Major Duties:

The information technology specialist supervise, install, operate and performs unit level maintenance on multi functional/multi user information processing systems, peripheral equipment, associated devices in mobile and fixed facilities. Perform analyst and information assurance functions and conducts data system studies and prepare documentation and specifications for proposals. Perform Information Services Support Office (ISSO) duties of printing, publications, records management and Communication Security (COMSEC) custodian functions and certification authority duties in support of the Defense Message System (DMS). Operate and perform preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on assigned vehicles and power generators.

Duties for MOS 25B at each skill level are:

MOSC 25B1O. Install, operate, and perform unit maintenance on multi functional/multi user information processing systems, peripheral equipment and auxiliary devices. Perform input/output data control and bulk data storage operations. Transfer data between information processing equipment and systems. Perform Battlefield Information Services (BIS) consisting of printing services, publication management, files, form management, reproduction services, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA), unit distribution/official mail, correspondence management and classified document control. Troubleshoot automation equipment and systems to the degree required for isolation of malfunctions to specific hardware or software. Restore equipment to operation by replacement of line replaceable unit (LRU). Perform system administration functions for the tactical DMS. Install, operate, performs strapping, restrapping, PMCS and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices. Assist in the design, preparation, editing, and testing of computer programs. Draft associated technical documentation for program reference and maintenance purposes. Modify existing application packages using application, and operating system software, appropriate computer language commands and files.

MOSC 25B2O. Configure information processing equipment into required operating configurations. Perform senior operator and systems administrator duties, unit level maintenance functions on assigned computer systems and information assurance duties in CERTS. Requisition, receive, store, issue, account for COMSEC equipment, associated keying material supervise the maintenance of files and records. Generate reports for the ISSO, set up and maintain logs, rosters, status boards, charts, graphs and viewgraphs. Compiles production report data and quality control information. Assist less experienced Soldiers in the installation, operation, and maintenance of information processing equipment. Draft program operation manuals and technical program requirements documents. Troubleshoot software using established debugging procedures. Serve as Team Chief for the tactical DMS.

MOSC 25B30. Supervise the deployment, installation, operation, and unit level maintenance of multi functional/multi user information processing systems. Perform duties as section sergeant and team chief for the tactical DMS; perform information assurance functions for Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTS). Determine requirement, assign duties, coordinates activities of personnel engaged in information system analysis and maintenance. Develop and administer on site training programs. Compile output reports in support of information systems operations. Perform system studies using established techniques to develop new or revised system applications and programs. Write final operational manuals, procedures and requirements documents. Analyze telecommunications information management needs, and request logistical support and coordinate systems integration. Ensure that spare parts, supplies, and operating essentials are requisitioned and maintained. Supervises, perform maintenance management and administrative duties related to facility operations, maintenance, security and personnel. Perform COMSEC management functions and ISSO/Systems Administrator (SA) duties for the certification authority workstation. Prepare emergency evacuation and destruction plans for COMSEC facilities. Requisition, receive, store, issue, destroy and account for COMSEC equipment and keying material including over the air key. Supervise ISSO functions. Provide verbal and written guidance and direction for the installation, operation and maintenance of specified battlefield information services. Provide technical assistance, resolve problems for information services support personnel, functional users and functional staff.

MOSC 25B40. Plan, supervise, coordinate, and provide technical assistance for the installation, operation, systems analyst functions, unit level maintenance, management of multi functional/multi user information processing systems in mobile and fixed facilities. Perform information assurance functions for CERTS. Participate in development of the continuity of operations plan (COOP), information systems plans (ISP), information management plan (IMP) and information management master plan (IMMP). Conduct quality assurance of information systems operations. Perform duties of COMSEC custodian in accordance with appropriate regulations. Supervise the operation of the ISSO. Establish and operate the printing and duplication program. Supervise, implement classified document control policies, procedures, standards and inspections. Provide guidance on printing and publication account procedures, processes and regulatory requirements. Control production operations in support of command or agency priorities. Develop and enforce policy and procedures for facility management. Develop, direct, and supervise training programs to ensure Soldier proficiency and career development. Organize work schedules and ensure compliance with directives and policies on operations security (OPSEC), signal security (SIGSEC), COMSEC and physical security. Write unit or facility standing operating procedures (SOP). Arrange higher level or contractor support maintenance for assigned equipment. Prepare or supervise the preparation of technical studies, evaluations, reports, correspondence and records pertaining to information system operations. Direct high level programming projects. Briefs staff and operations personnel on matters pertaining to information systems.

MOSC 25B50. Supervise, plan, coordinate and direct the employment, operation, management and unit level maintenance of multi-functional/multi-user information processing systems in mobile and fixed facilities. Provide technical and tactical advice to command and staff concerning all aspects of information processing system operations, maintenance and logistical support. Supervise installation, operation, strapping, restrapping, PMCS and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices. Conduct briefings on the status, relationship and interface of information processing systems within assigned area of interest. Supervise or prepare technical studies, evaluations, reports, correspondence and records pertaining to multi-functional/multi-user information processing systems. Plan, organize and conduct technical inspections. Supervise development of the ISP, IMP and the IMMP. Review, consolidate and forward final written input for the COOP. Develops, enforce policy and procedure for facility OPSEC and physical security in accordance with regulations and policies. Prepare or supervise the preparation of technical studies, evaluations, reports, correspondence, software programs, program editing, debugging and associated functions. Maintain records pertaining to information system operations. Briefs staff and operations personnel on information systems matters.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 25B:

(1) Normal color vision.

(2) Be qualified for the Personnel Security and Surety Program (PSSP) per AR 380-19. (8) Formal training (completion of MOS 25B Course (conducted under the auspices of the USA Signal School) mandatory or meet the ACASP criteria per paragraph (a) and (b) below. Waiver may be granted by Commandant, U.S. Army Signal School, ATTN: ATZH POE, Ft Gordon, GA 30905-5300.
(a) Be eligible for SECRET security access under provisions of AR 380-67.
(b) Must have completed at least 2 years of accredited college or technical school studies in computer science, information systems or have a combination of 2 years formal training and work experience in data communications, UNIX operation systems, local area network installation and management, telecommunications protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) and routers. The applicant also must have documented training on the Defense Message System, Tactical Message System, Tactical Internet Management and the Division Tactical Operations Center.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 25B:

D1—Defense Message System (DMS)/Tactical Message System (TMS) Systems Administrator

Article Last Modified: February 24, 2011

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