MOS 35N Signals Intelligence Analyst
The signals intelligence analyst supervises and performs analysis and reporting of intercepted foreign communications and non-communications at all echelons. Assists in the collection management process. Produces combat, strategic, and tactical intelligence reports. For more information on MOS 35N, see this Army website.
The following civilian credentials are related to MOS 35N. These credentials may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these credentials, click on the credential title below.
For supervisory and managerial credentials, please refer to the Manager (All enlisted E-5 and above) page.
|Credential||Agency||Related As||Promotion Points||Skill Level||Star||GI Bill®||Accreditation|
|General Radiotelephone Operator License (PG) Is Not In Demand||Federal Communications Commission (FCC)||other||GI Bill|
|CompTIA A+ ce Is In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||Promo Points||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer (CBRE) Is Not In Demand||Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc (SBE)||other||GI Bill|
|Certified Senior Radio Engineer (CSRE) Is Not In Demand||Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc (SBE)||other||GI Bill|
|CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) Is Not In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||Promo Points||Star||GI Bill|
|CompTIA Network+ ce Is In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||Promo Points||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Is In Demand||Cisco Systems, Inc.||some||Promo Points||GI Bill||ANSI|
|CompTIA Security+ ce Is In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||other||GI Bill||ANSI|
|IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) Is Not In Demand||Certiport||some||Promo Points||Star||GI Bill|
|Certified GIS/LIS Technologist Is Not In Demand||ASPRS: The Imaging & Geospatial Information Society||some||Promo Points|
|Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Is In Demand||Cisco Systems, Inc.||some||Promo Points||GI Bill|
|CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA) Is Not In Demand||CyberSecurity Institute||some||Promo Points|
|Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Is In Demand||International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council)||some||Promo Points||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security Is In Demand||Cisco Systems, Inc.||some||Promo Points||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless) Is In Demand||Cisco Systems, Inc.||some||Promo Points||GI Bill|
|Certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional Is Not In Demand||GIS Certification Institute (GISCI)||other|
|Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Is Not In Demand||Informs||some||Promo Points||Star||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Certified Collection Management Professional - Fundamental (CCMP-F) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||most||Promo Points||IVSkill Level IV:||NCCA|
|Certified Defense All-Source Analysis - Level 1 (CDASA-1) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||most||Promo Points||ISkill Level I:||NCCA|
|Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||most||Promo Points||IIISkill Level III:|
|Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP) Is Not In Demand||Informs||some|
|CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Is Not In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||Promo Points||ANSI|
|CompTIA IT Fundamentals Is Not In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||Promo Points||GI Bill|
|Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) Is Not In Demand||Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I))||some|
|Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cyber Ops Is Not In Demand||Cisco Systems, Inc.||some||Promo Points||ANSI|
|GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI) Is Not In Demand||Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)||some||Promo Points|
Some states have specific licensing requirements for the following related civilian occupations. These state licenses may require additional education, training or experience. Click on the occupation below to get more information on state requirements from the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- Interpreters and Translators
- Management Analysts
- Police Detectives
- Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
- Radio Operators
- Teachers and Instructors, All Other
- Training and Development Specialists
Related Civilian Occupations
The following civilian occupations are similar to the duties performed by MOS 35N-Signals Intelligence Analyst. These occupations may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these occupations, click on the civilian occupation below. To search for related civilian job opportunities, go to the Veteran’s Employment Center.
|Civilian Job||Duties Matched||Bright Outlook||Registered Apprenticeship||Local Salary Info|
|Computer Operators||some||find local salary|
|Criminal Investigators and Special Agents||some||find local salary|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment||some||find local salary|
|Emergency Management Directors||some||find local salary|
|First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||some||find local salary|
|Intelligence Analysts||most||find local salary|
|Interpreters and Translators||some||find local salary|
|Management Analysts||some||find local salary|
|Operations Research Analysts||some||find local salary|
|Police Detectives||some||find local salary|
|Radio Operators||most||find local salary|
|Technical Writers||some||find local salary|
|Training and Development Specialists||some||find local salary|
Related Federal Occupations
The following federal occupations are similar to MOS 35N-Signals Intelligence Analyst. These occupations may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these occupations, click on the federal occupation below.
- 0132 - Intelligence Series
- 0134 - Intelligence Aid and Clerk Series
- 1040 - Language Specialist Series
- 1046 - Language Clerical Series
- 1801 - General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Series
- 1802 - Compliance Inspection and Support Series
- 1805 - Investigative Analysis Series
- 1810 - General Investigation Series
- 1811 - Criminal Investigation Series
Other Career Considerations
A wide range of civilian job opportunities is available within the private and public sectors that align with MOS 35N Signals Intelligence Analyst military training and experience. More information about these opportunities and other considerations concerning occupations related to MOS 35N can be found below.
0080: Professional Security Specialist
Overview: This series includes positions that cover primary duties responsible for analytical, planning, advisory, operational, or evaluative work. The principal purpose is for the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying and protecting information, personnel, property, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage, or loss.
Duties at CBP: This position serves as a program manager or Security Program Officer with responsibility for performing assignments necessary to support the agency's efforts to safeguard its personnel, property, equipment, classified information, and all Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assets. Typical work assignments may include:
- Representing CBP or DHS on security issues as a member of the departmental, agency, and inter-agency or inter-organizational workgroups as emerging issues mandate; and providing expert advice and assistance to senior management officials on security matters related to personnel, property, information, and CBP and/or DHS assets;
- Evaluating the sensitivity determination for each position; and reviewing, evaluating, and adjudicating reports of investigation, personnel files, and other records to determine whether to grant, deny, revoke, suspend, or restrict security clearances, consistent with national security and/or suitability issues;
- Assisting in coordinating the review and inspection of DHS facilities regarding clearance and access control; interacting with other agencies on a myriad of security issues; conducting, controlling, coordinating, monitoring, and reviewing security procedures and operations within the agency, the Department of Homeland Security, other federal agencies, international organizations, and state and local governments upon request; and evaluating existing security practices and making recommendations to correct any identified deficiencies;
- Identifying security matters covering areas such as the level and kind of security work to be performed; developing access control policies and procedures; resolving clearance and access security issues, and conducting inspections and assessments and offering corrective measures for deficiencies;
- Serving as an agency representative to the Operations Security program and coordinating Operational Security (OPSEC) programs within the agency to ensure that all employees are familiar with issues relating to the OPSEC program; preparing clearance and access survey directives and reports; assisting in reviewing sensitive clearance and access activities; and advising appropriate officials concerning the agency's maintenance of standards regarding its clearance and access OPSEC policies and recommending appropriate policy changes;
- Carrying out Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) policy established by the Director, Central Intelligence, relating to personnel and physical security within the agency; evaluating and adjudicating employee background investigations; advising supervisors of the procedures for adverse security determinations and employee rights; developing guidelines and procedures for special access approval; and interacting with other agencies in order to coordinate the review and inspection of facilities where SCI materials are discussed, stored, reviewed, and processed.
1802: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Technician
Overview: This job series covers positions responsible for technical and clerical duties requiring the application of specialized knowledge of procedures, techniques, regulations, and office automation systems. The work serves to ensure adherence to provisions of CBP laws and regulations and requires extensive but less than a full specialist or officer training and capability.
Duties at CBP: Work within this job series requires a CBP Technician who will become professional performing technical duties requiring the application of specialized knowledge of procedures, techniques, regulations, and information. Typical work assignments include:
- Preparing complex broker/import cases for decision by a specialist, and reviewing declarations and cargo manifests for completeness and compliance with applicable regulations;
- Examining cargo and merchandise; applying appropriate tariff number, valve, and rate of duty and tax to merchandise; comparing passenger baggage to declarations;
- Coordinating and processing of data (permits, entries, declarations) into various automated systems;
- Assisting and providing support to CBP Officers and Agricultural Specialists on inspections, intelligence, analysis and examination of passengers, baggage and conveyances and cargo;
- Operating scanning equipment to review contents of packages; screening incoming parcels for completeness of declarations, admissibility, entry status, and contraband.
1889: Import Specialist
Overview: This job series covers positions that apply compliance and import knowledge to offer advice and guidance on classification, marking, origin, admissibility, and applicability of trade agreements and all other import related commercial operations activities.
Duties at CBP: Work within this job series requires an Import Specialist to perform a variety of duties that involve furnishing authoritative information and advice to field-based Import Specialists, so as to ensure the uniformity and accuracy of their decisions. Typical work assignments may include:
- Preparing advanced binding tariff classification rulings to importers and other interested persons and referring tariff related information to enhance the effectiveness of national cargo and entry summary selectivity;
- Preparing reports for the Assistant Chief Counsel (United States Court of International Trade) on court cases, protests for further review and re-appraisement cases recommending the government's position utilizing data and opinions developed in the office;
- Conducting national commodity seminars, webinars, port visits, and mini-seminars to promote accuracy and uniformity of CBP decisions nationwide; and
- Promoting Informed Compliance activities by conducting public outreach presentations and preparing Informed Compliance Publications on trade-related issues.
Locations: Various; Washington, DC
The IntelligenceCareers.com website provides a portal to information on intelligence and defense related opportunities in the private sector.
There is a wide range of job opportunities available within the U.S. Intelligence Community for information technologists, scientists, engineers, and crypto-, signals and imagery analysts. Individuals leaving the military with training and experience in the intelligence area will find positions that closely align with their military training and experience.
Agencies in the U.S. Intelligence Community include:
- Defense Intelligence Agency
- National Security Agency
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
- Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Department of Homeland Security
In addition, there are other intelligence components within the U.S. Intelligence Community associated with the Departments of Energy and Treasury as well as all branches of the military services. Due to the nature of these positions, U.S. citizenship and background checks are required. Other prerequisites may include age, medical or psychological examinations, and drug testing.
There are numerous opportunities for translators/interpreters with government and international organizations, many of which are freelance. Of special note, the United States Postal Service (USPS) actively seeks individuals with foreign language competency for their Postal Inspector positions. The Postal Inspector Application Brochure contains information on foreign language competencies needed by the USPS along with more general information on how to qualify for the position.
Additional information on the Interpreter Career Field is located at the International Association of Conference Interpreters website, including information about getting started in the profession.
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