INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNICIAN
Information Systems Technicians design, install, operate, and maintain state-of-the-art informations systems. This technology includes local and wide area networks, mainframes, mini and microcomputers systems and associated peripherals devices. They also write programs to handle the collection, manipulation and distribution of data for a wide variety of applications and requirements. They perform the functions of a computer system analysis, operate telecommunications systems including automated networks and the full spectrum of data links and circuits.
Greetings from your IT detailers, it has been a while since we have had a LINK article and we want to update you on some of the latest happenings within our rate. First, let’s address who YOUR Detailer actually is by clicking on this link Contact Us.
One of the most important pieces of information we want to make our Sailors aware of is that your security clearance is of the utmost importance. Since the IT/CTO merger, CTO billets have been absorbed as IT billets and most require a Top Secret/SCI eligible clearance. All of the IT billets require at least a Secret clearance. The bottom line is, if you have your clearance upgraded to a TS/SCI-eligible level, you open many more opportunities for yourself! If you have no clearance, or it has been revoked, or an LOI issued, we cannot transfer you at all until the matter is fully adjudicated. If you are experiencing problems getting your command’s servicing Special Security Officer (SSO) to allow you to initiate the Special Security Background Investigation, or SSBI, (which must be completed to be SCI-eligible), simply tell them that SECNAV M-5510.30, Exhibit 6A, clearly states that it is a mandatory requirement for all IT’s to have completed SSBIs, and to maintain a TS clearance eligibility at all times.
Another important piece of information is the Sea-Shore Flow NAVADMIN that was released a couple years ago NAVADMIN 361/12. All of our Sailors’ PRDs have been adjusted and should reflect in your command’s latest EDVR. No one is “grandfathered in” based on previous duty stations. For example, overseas shore duty five years ago will not count as sea duty now.
The last two important pieces are the PFA and warfare qualifications. Both of these weigh very heavily for your detailers in making CMS/ID selections. If you have the opportunity to earn a warfare qualification, do so! If you have a PFA failure issue, there is little that we, as detailers can do to PCS you, until it is resolved. See NAVADMIN 277/08 for full details.
We want to close on this note: we are here for you! You, your career, and your family are all very important to us, and we do our best to match your wants with the Navy’s needs. Your Career Counselor is an invaluable asset at your disposal and so is your Detailer. We are a phone call or email away, and our contact information is available on the Contact Link above, using your CAC login. Until we meet again, Fair Winds and Following Seas!
*MILPERSMAN 1306-126 (First Term Personnel Assignment Policy) for details NAVADMIN 361/12 (SSF) for details.
*PRD Extension, Special Programs Screening, Spouse Co-location, and any other personnel requests must be submitted 12-10 months prior to your PRD.
*CMS/ID Application Tips:
Contact CMS/ID Help Desk at your 10 month mark to have your account enabled. After 30 days of no activity, your CMS/ID account will be disabled.
Submit applications each month. Sailors are eligible to be directed to a billet in their first month of negotiation. Ref: NAVADMIN 226/12
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Current CONUS/OUTCONUS Rotation is as follows:
Location: Center for Information Dominance (CID), Pensacola, FL
Length: 22 weeks