1N5X1 - Electronic Signals Intelligence Exploitation

Air Force Enlisted Job Description

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Performs and manages electronicsignals intelligence exploitation activities and functions. Operates electronic monitoring, analysis, and related equipment. Analyzes, processes, and derives intelligence from electromagnetic transmissions. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 556.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts signals intelligence (SIGINT) activities and operations. Performs operator and analyst duties to exploit electronic intelligence (ELINT), foreign instrumentation signals intelligence (FISINT), and PROFORMA activities. Employs signals exploitation activities to support electronic warfare (EW) operations.

Operates electronic search and related equipment. Searches and exploits signal activity throughout the radio frequency spectrum. Operates electromagnetic receiving and recording systems to monitor, acquire, collect, and exploit electromagnetic transmissions.

Performs and oversees signals collection and analysis functions. Analyzes electromagnetic transmission characteristics. Determines line of bearing or origin point, external characteristics, and parameters of electromagnetic transmissions. Operates signals analysis and data processing equipment. Extracts data from electromagnetic signals and reports results. Evaluates electromagnetic transmission exploitation to ensure characteristics are accurately determined, documented and reported.

Develops and maintains automated databases and operational logs. Records equipment status, signals characteristics, and analytical findings.

Prepares and evaluates reports. Assembles operational and technical information. Performs quality control. Inspects and evaluates SIGINT, ELINT, FISINT, PROFORMA, and EW support activities. Performs fusion analysis.

Plans organizes and directs electromagnetic signals exploitation activities. Manages allotted resources for SIGINT, ELINT, FISINT, PROFORMA, and EW operations and analysis activities. Identifies responsibilities for overseeing operations, intelligence analysis, and data reduction functions. Plans operations and analysis functions and devises techniques to improve operations.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of intelligence operations; data reduction and processing; reporting; electronic principles applicable to signals collection and analysis; and missions and functions of SIGNIT, ELINT, FISINT, PROFORMA, and EW operations.

Education. Completion of high school with courses in basic electronics, physics, algebra, and trigonometry is desirable for entry into this specialty.

Training. Completion of a basic electronic signals intelligence exploitation course is mandatory for award of AFSC 1N531.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

1N551. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N531. Also, experience performing functions such as collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and reporting electromagnetic transmissions.

1N571. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N551. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and reporting electromagnetic transmissions.

1N591. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1N571. Also, experience directing functions such as intelligence operations.

Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:

For entry into this specialty, no record or history of temporomandibular joint pain or disorder.

For award and retention of AFSCs IN531/51/71/91/00, 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.

Note: This job requires a Sensitive Job Code- (SJC) of "F."

Strength Req: G

Physical Profile: 333131

Citizenship: Yes

Required Appitude Score : G-69 (Changed to G-72, effective 1 Jul 04).

Technical Training:

Course #: X3ABR1N531 004

Location : G

Length (Days): 77