25B: Information Systems Operator – Analyst
UPDATE: Information on being awarded the 25B MOS without formal Army Schooling can be found here.
Major Duties: The information systems operator-analyst supervises, installs, operates and performs unit level maintenance on multifunctional/multi-user information processing systems, peripheral equipment, and associated devices in mobile and fixed facilities; performs analyst functions; constructs, edits, and tests computer system programs; conducts data system studies and prepares documentation and specifications for proposals; operates and performs Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) on assigned vehicles and power generators. Duties for MOS 25B at each level of skill are:
- Skill Level 1 MOSC 25B1O. Installs, operates, and performs unit maintenance on multi-functional/multi-user information processing systems and peripheral equipment and auxiliary devices. Performs input/ output data control and bulk data storage operations. Transfers data between information processing equipment and systems. Troubleshoots automation equipment and systems to the degree required for isolation of malfunctions to specific hardware or software. Restores equipment to operation by replacement of line replaceable unit (LRU). Installs, operates, performs strapping, restrapping, PMCS and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices. Assists in the design, preparation, editing, and testing of computer programs. Drafts associated technical documentation for program reference and maintenance purposes. Modifies existing application packages using application and operating system software and appropriate computer language commands and files.
- Skill Level 2 MOSC 25B2O. Configures information processing equipment into required operating configurations. Performs senior operator and systems administrator duties and unit level maintenance functions on assigned computer systems. Compiles production report data and quality control information. Assists less experienced soldiers in the installation, operation, and maintenance of information processing equipment. Writes, analyzes, edits, tests, and modifies computer programs. Drafts program operation manuals and technical program requirements documents. Troubleshoots software using established debugging procedures.
- Skill Level 3 MOSC 25B3O. Supervises the deployment, installation, operation, and unit level maintenance of multi-functional/multi-user information processing systems. Determines requirements, assigns duties, and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in information system analysis and maintenance. Develops and administers on-site training programs. Compiles output reports in support of ADPE operations. Performs system studies using established techniques to develop new or revised system applications and programs. Writes final design programs, operational manuals, procedures, and requirements documents. Analyzes telecommunications information management needs. Ensures that spare parts, supplies, and operating essentials are requisitioned and maintained. Supervises and performs maintenance management and administrative duties related to facility operations, maintenance, security, and personnel.
- Skill Level 4 MOSC 25B4O. Plans, supervises, coordinates, and provides technical assistance for the installation, operation, systems analyst functions, unit level maintenance, and management of multi-functional/ multi-user information processing systems in mobile and fixed facilities. Participates in development of the continuity of operations plan (COOP), information systems plans (ISP), information management plan (IMP), and information management master plan (IMMP). Conducts quality assurance of ADPE operations. Controls production operations in support of command or agency priorities. Develops and enforces policy and procedures for facility management. Develops, directs, and supervises training programs to ensure soldier proficiency and career development. Organizes work schedules and ensures compliance with directives and policies on operations security (OPSEC), signal security (SIGSEC), communications security (COMSEC), and physical security. Writes unit or facility standing operating procedures (SOP). Arranges higher level or contractor support maintenance for assigned equipment. Prepares or supervises the preparation of technical studies, evaluations, reports, correspondence, and records pertaining to information system operations. Directs high level programming projects. Briefs staff and operations personnel on matters pertaining to information systems.
Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS. The information systems operator-analyst must possess the following qualifications:
(1) Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
(2) Physical Profile: 212221
(3) Normal color vision.
(4) Minimum score of 100 in aptitude area ST.
(5) A security clearance of SECRET.
(6) A U.S. citizen.
(7) Be qualified for the Personnel Security and Surety Program (PSSP) per AR 380-19.
(8) Must have passed a course in High School algebra, or attained a score or 45 or higher on GED test 5, High School level.
(9) Formal training (completion of MOS 25B Course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Signal School) mandatory or waiver may be granted by Commandant, U.S. Army Signal School, ATTN: ATZH-POE, Ft Gordon, GA 30905-5300, or meet the civilian acquired skills criteria listed in AR 601-210.
MOS 25B was known as 74B before fiscal year 2005.
The major duties, physical demands, physical profile, and skill levels were obtained from Army Pamphlet 611-21.