usns john ericsson
fpo, ap 96664-4071
vacancy ann.#: 10-201-01mp
position: ship communication officer wm 9908-28
knowledge, skills & abilities (ksas)
factor 1: detailed knowledge of shipboard communications procedures, equipment maintenance, and training.
as a career navy personnel with over 30 years experience, i have detailed knowledge of all ship communications, equipment handling and subordinate training. i offer extensive background in equipment operations and personnel administration within the field of radio communications. i consistently filled in as ship communications officer whenever needed.
serving as radio electronic technician first, from 2002-2003, i was responsible for enforcing communications procedure, performance equipment maintenance and administering lan/siprnet operations. i have extensive knowledge of the instructions and procedures governing radio equipment, messages, information systems, and comsec material. i successfully set up and maintained circuits, uhf, los, satcom, cudix, and dama. i routinely handle the administration of navmacs, niprnet, fsm, and fmx.
while serving as expeditionary project officer for bilateral/multinational surface warfare and under sea warfare exercises, i efficiently coordinated maritime patrol and reconnaissance forces uss independence, constellation and nimitz battle group support missions, which involved establishing communications, drafting and releasing messages. i strategically directed the delivery of sensitive operational messages to at-sea and airborne units, ensuring the safe and efficient completion of all missions. tasked with drafting and releasing numerous messages in support of mission objectives. i skillfully developed comprehensive maritime patrol aircraft briefs, facilitating safety and quality on every flight. i was responsible for providing timely and dependable solutions to communication equipment casualties. i actively maintained reliable communication circuits for the mpa and sea units. effectively trained all newly assigned senior and junior personnel on communications equipment and procedures, maximizing performance and increasing proficiency.
as combat information center watch officer, i was instrumental in planning and organizing all preparations for bilateral exercises by expertly drafting over 30 different operational messages. i confidentially handled all highly classified material onboard. i successfully drafted 40% percent all operational messages while assigned to the uss oldendorf. i was awarded the on the spot $250.00 award for exceptional radio watch supervisor during rimpac 2006.
2. skill in all forms of administrative and operational message drafting for u.s/allied and joint components.
i served as chief electronic technician from 2003-2009, handling both administrative and operational messaging in support of u.s. navy operations. i effectively managed all samms operations, including assigning checks, feedback reports and work requests. while in this position, i was awarded numerous on the spot awards, for exceptional operations, technical and administrative skills in the communications department. i actively supported bilateral/multinational surface warfare and under sea warfare exercises by establishing communications and drafting messages. i was responsible for handling the receipt and delivery of sensitive operational messages to designated units, ensuring confidentiality at all times.
3. knowledge of communications troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.
as a radio electronic technician first, i have extensive experience in the maintenance, diagnosis, troubleshooting, and repair of communications equipment. hands on experience operating all shipboard communications equipment, as well as
i am recognized as an expert in communications troubleshooting, and equipment maintenance and lan/siprnet administration. i set up and maintain circuits, uhf, los, satcom, cudix, and dama. i am skilled in working with frequency standards, schematics, inventory control, electrical safety, crypto systems, and testing equipment.
i received numerous awards and medals for repairing and maintaining communications equipment in support of military operations. i was awarded the on the spot $250.00 in 2006 for trouble shooting and isolating the problem, initiative to rebuild an/slq-25 bridge remote unit, and repair an/slq-25 electronic control display to 100% operational. i received the on the spot $250.00 award in 2004 for initiative during a voyage repair period/smart inspection. i was awarded the navy achievement medal in 1996 for task group officer expertly coordinated maritime patrol aircraft support for numerous joint/bilateral/multi-national exercise and real world.
4. ability to effectively, manage, organize, direct, coordinate and assess the work of others.
as mocc west pac watch officer from 1994-1998, i led a 10-member detachment in fifth fleet in doha, qatar. i trained team in the proper establishment of communications and procedure for drafting/releasing messages. i was tasked with developing and training all newly assigned senior and junior personnel to achieve maximum performance and increased overall proficiency. i successfully trained and directed communications teams and actively collaborated in management functions such as evaluating performance and providing guidance/mentoring. i consistently trained, built and led top-performing, results-focused communication and operation teams. as qualify asuw evaluator and damage control training team member, i initiated in the cross rate training program within operations and combat systems department creating manpower flexibility.
5. thorough knowledge of ekms policy and c4 (command, control, communications, and computers), as fitted to nfaf ships.
have extensive training on-board computers, communications and controls. i
graduated from the ekms manger course in 2007, the networks and ip basics course,
in 2003, the basics router course in 2003, the nt isa lan administration course
in 2002, naval tactical data system training in 1982, operations specialist c
school in 1982, operations specialist a school in 1978, communications
security material system custodian training, 1996, joint operations
training systems training in 1989,
harpoon weapon school operator/repair training in 1989, and air intercept school in 1984/1991.
offer extensive experience enforcing ekms policies in all communication
operations. i received the on the spot $750.00 award in 2009 for outstanding
contributions to the ekms program on board usns john ericsson. i was awarded
the on the spot $500.00 in 2008 for initiative in the reinstallation of dmds
programs on unclassified (nipr) and sipr classified at completion of gosup. i
was given the on the spot $250.00 in 2004 for the satisfactory completion of ekms
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