Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs detailed analysis to reveal target network communications nodes, structures, operating procedures, and mediums for additional exploitation. Recovers, correlates, and fuses technical, geographical, and operational intelligence information.
Recognizes and exploits intelligence information. Authors time-sensitive intelligence reports in accordance with established guidelines for U.S. warfighters and national decision makers. Produces, analyzes, studies, researches, fuses, and correlates intelligence for strategic, operational, and tactical customers. Provides target geopolitical and operational intelligence to national agencies and military command authorities. Identifies and disseminates real-time threat warning information.
Develops and employs techniques to identify and exploit target network configurations and operating characteristics. Reconstructs target communication profiles through in-depth analysis of message address information and routing indicators. Creates and maintains technical and operational databases using diverse computer hardware and software applications. Operates mission-essential communications mediums.
Produces and presents topical high-interest technical and operational intelligence briefings to all levels of command. Uses all source intelligence information. Prepares target communications assessments, adversary order of battle studies, situation reports, and other intelligence reports are required.
Conducts Information Operations, provides analysis for Information Warfare activities and support to Air Operations Centers and supported commanders. Provides detailed support to the contingency and deliberate planning process.
Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: theory of radio communications procedures; analytical techniques; organization of the national intelligence structure; Information Operations and Information Warfare; organization of designated military forces; geography; reporting principles and procedures; effective writing principles; and directives for handling, disseminating, and safeguarding classified defense information.
Education. Completion of high school with courses in mathematics, English composition, and computer applications is desirable for entry into this specialty.
Training. Completion of a basic network intelligence analysis course is mandatory for award of AFSC 1N431.
Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
1N451. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N431. Also, experience in functions such as analyzing network communications traffic or preparing technical and intelligence reports.
1N471. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N451. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as analyzing network communications traffic, developing signals network diagrams, or preparing intelligence reports.
1N491. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N471. Also, experience supervising network intelligence analysis and reporting efforts, and developing analytical procedures for exploitation of network intelligence data.
Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
For award and retention of AFSCs 1N431/51/71/91, eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management, and for sensitive compartmented information access.
NOTE: Award of the 3-skill level without a final Top Secret clearance is authorized provided an interim TS has been granted according to AFI 31-501.
For award of AFSC 1N431, ability to operate a keyboard at a rate of 25 words per minute (WPM).
Note: This job requires a Sensitive Job Code- (SJC) of "F."
Strength Req: G
Physical Profile: 333221
Required Appitude Score : G-58 (Changed to G-62, effective 1 Jul 04).
Course #: X3ABR1N431 009
Location : G
Length (Days): 92