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25D -- TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER

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Note: This MOS no longer exists. The Army eliminated it in 2004. The below information is maintained here for historical purposes. Most of the duties of MOS 25D were transfered to MOS 25B.

Major duties. Telecommunications operator-maintainer super vises, installs, operates and performs unit level maintenance on manual and automated telecommunications equipment centrals and associated peripheral devices. Performs Information Service Support Office (ISSO) duties of printing, publications, and records manage ment. Performs COMSEC Custodian functions. Operates and per forms Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) on assigned vehicles and power generators. Duties for MOS 24D at each level of skill are:

    (1) Skill Level 1. Installs, operates, and performs unit level maintenance in telecommunications centers. Operates automated message switches and strategic teleconumunications centers using system command consoles, computer terminals, processors, mag netic tape units, disk packs, tape readers, visual display units, fac simile, and associated COMSEC devices. Processes message traffic. Installs, operates, performs strapping, restrapping, PMCS and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices. Performs Battlefield Infor mation Services (BIS), consisting of printing services, publications management, files and forms managetnent, reproduction services, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA), Unit Distri bution/Official Mail, correspondence management, classified docu ment control, and messenger service within the ISSO. Operates and performs Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) on assigned communications equipment, vehicles,and generators.

    (2) Skill Level 2. Supervises, installs, operates, and performs unit level maintenance on tactical telecommunications centers, auto mated message switches, and strategic telecommunications facilities. Requisitions, receives, stores, issues, and accounts fur COMSEC equipment and associated keying material. Interprets publications, policies, and procedures as applicable to tactical and strategic tele communications and message switching center operations. Performs off-line message recovery and tracer actions. Corrects message and circuit continuity discrepancies. Coordinate with system operators and controllers to resolve system and circuit difficulties. Supervises the operation of computer terminal devices, maintains files and records, composes and edits correspondence and documents; gener ates reports for the ISSO. Sets up and maintains logs, rosters, status boards, charts, graphs, view graphs, and performs messenger super visory duties required by information service support. Prepares reports, records, and analysis pertaining to telecommunications oper ations. Requests operating supplies and spare parts.

    (3) Skill Level 3. Supervises the installation, operation, and unit level maintenance of tactical and strategic telecommunications cen ters and automated message switches. Develops and administers on- site training programs. Directs and supervises restoration of systems and circuits. Requests logistical support and coordinates system inte gration. Ensures that spare parts, supplies, and operating essentials are requisitioned and maintained. Supervises and performs mainte nance management and administrative duties related to facility oper ations, maintenance, security, and personnel. Performs COMSEC Custodian functions. Prepares emergency evacuation and destruction plans. Requisitions, receives, stores, issues, destroys, and accounts for COMSEC equipment and keying material, including over the air keying operations. Supervises ISSO functions. Provides verbal and written guidance and direction for the installation, operation, and maintenance of specified battlefield information services. Provides technical assistance and resolves problems for information services support personnel, functional users, andfunctional staff. Composes correspondence, sets up and maintains: logs, rosters, status boards, charts, graphs, and view graphs required for information service support. Supervises subordinate personnel performing information service support duties.

    (4) Skill Level 4. Supervises and manages personnel performing operations and maintenance of tactical and strategic telecommunica tions centers and automated message switches. Develops and en forces policy and procedures for facility management. Develops, directs, and supervises training and security programs to ensure soldier proficiency and career development. Organizes work sched ules and ensures compliance with directives and policies on opera tions security (OPSEC), signal security (SIGSEC), communications security (COMSEC), and physical security. Writes unit or facility standing operating procedures (SOP). Arranges higher level or con tractor support maintenance for assigned equipment. Prepares or supervises the preparation of technical studies, evaluations, reports, correspondence, and records pertaining to system Signal operations. Performs the duties of COMSEC material custodian in accordance with appropriate regulations and orders. Supervises the operation of the ISSO. Recommends policies, procedures, standards, and conven tions, Establishes and operates the printing and duplication control program. Supervises and implements classified document control policies, procedures, standards, and inspections. Coordinates and provides guidance on printing and publication account procedures,processes, and regulatory requirements. Briefs staff and operations personnel on telecommunications matters.

Information derived from Army Pamplet 611-21

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