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Working As A Communications Watch Officer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $84,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Communications Watch Officer Do

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers. Network architects must have extensive knowledge of an organization’s business plan to design a network that can help the organization achieve its goals.

Duties

Computer network architects typically do the following:

  • Create plans and layouts for data communication networks
  • Present plans to management and explain why they are in the organization’s best interest to pursue them
  • Consider information security when designing networks
  • Upgrade hardware, such as routers or adaptors, and software, such as network drivers, as needed to support computer networks
  • Research new networking technologies to determine what would best support their organization in the future

Computer network architects, or network engineers, often work with their organization’s chief technology officer (CTO) to predict where the organization will most need new networks. They spend most of their time planning these new networks. Some computer network architects work with engineers such as computer hardware engineers who help build the network a network architect has designed. Network architects are often experienced staff and have 5 to 10 years of experience working in network administration or with other information technology (IT) systems.

Computer network architects also create models to predict future network needs by analyzing current data traffic and estimating how growth will affect the network. They also keep up to date on new hardware and software technology and test how it can improve network performance. In addition, computer network architects have to keep security in mind and when network vulnerabilities arise, implement security patches or other countermeasures.

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Most computer network architects have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and experience in a related occupation, such as network and computer systems administrators.

Education

Computer network architects usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related field. Degree programs in a computer-related field give network architects hands-on laboratory work in classes such as network security or database design. These programs prepare network architects to be able to work with the wide array of technologies used in networks.

Employers of network architects sometimes prefer applicants to have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. MBA programs generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Network architects generally need to have at least 5 to 10 years of experience working with information technology (IT) systems. They often have experience as a network and computer system administrator but also may come from other computer-related occupations such as database administrator or computer systems analyst.

Certification

Certification programs are generally offered by product vendors or software firms. Vendor-specific certification verifies a set of skills to ensure network architects are able to work in specific networking environments. Companies may require their network architects to be certified in the products they use.

Advancement

Some network architects advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer network architects have to examine data networks and decide how to best connect the networks based on the needs and resources of the organization.

Detail oriented. Computer network architects create comprehensive plans of the networks they are creating with precise information describing how the network parts will work together.

Interpersonal skills. These workers must be able to work with different types of employees to successfully design and implement computer and information networks.

Leadership skills. Many computer network architects direct teams of engineers who build the networks they have designed, such as computer hardware engineers.

Organizational skills. Computer network architects who work for large firms must coordinate many different types of communication networks and make sure they work well together.

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Communications Watch Officer Career Paths

Communications Watch Officer
Leading Petty Officer Supervisor Manager
Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Leading Petty Officer Supervisor Project Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Leading Petty Officer Supervisor Program Manager
Deputy Program Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Production Manager
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Control Supervisor Operations Manager Operations Director
Chief Of Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Control Supervisor Maintenance Manager Engineering Manager
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Control Supervisor Maintenance Manager Material Manager
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Chief Petty Officer Service Manager Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Chief Petty Officer Superintendent Operations Superintendent
Security Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Center Supervisor Service Manager Information Technology Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Network Engineer
Senior Network Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Infrastructure Analyst Desktop Support Analyst
Level Senior Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Watch Officer Intelligence Analyst Operations Officer
Division Chief
9 Yearsyrs
Watch Officer Intelligence Analyst Cyber Security Analyst
Information Assurance Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Watch Officer Network Engineer Network Administrator
Networking Administrator Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Telecommunications Specialist Network Operation Technician Network Operations Center Supervisor
Network Operations Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Telecommunications Specialist Technical Analyst Senior Technical Writer
Knowledge Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Telecommunications Specialist Information Technology Consultant Senior Information Technology Specialist
Senior Network Technician
5 Yearsyrs
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Communications Watch Officer Demographics

Gender

Male

57.7%

Female

30.9%

Unknown

11.4%
Ethnicity

White

62.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Black or African American

13.6%

Asian

5.5%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.5%

French

18.2%

Portuguese

9.1%

Chinese

9.1%

Japanese

9.1%

Italian

9.1%
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Communications Watch Officer Education

Schools

University of Maryland - University College

17.8%

University of Phoenix

14.0%

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

8.5%

ECPI University

7.0%

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

4.7%

Strayer University

3.9%

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

3.9%

BIR Training Center

3.9%

Capella University

3.9%

Computer Systems Institute

3.9%

Grand Canyon University

3.9%

Illinois School of Health Careers - Chicago

3.1%

Excelsior College

3.1%

Tidewater Community College

3.1%

Ashford University

3.1%

Saint Leo University

3.1%

Northwestern College

2.3%

The College of Office Technology

2.3%

Chicago State University

2.3%

King's College

2.3%
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Majors

Business

17.1%

Information Technology

11.8%

Computer Networking

8.3%

Computer Information Systems

7.5%

General Studies

6.6%

Criminal Justice

6.6%

Management

5.7%

Computer Systems Security

5.3%

Computer Science

3.5%

Information Systems

3.1%

Communication

3.1%

Accounting

3.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.6%

Nursing

2.6%

Psychology

2.2%

Management Information Systems

2.2%

Political Science

2.2%

Finance

2.2%

Medical Assisting Services

2.2%

Homeland Security

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.5%

Other

32.8%

Associate

13.1%

Masters

8.0%

Certificate

3.2%

Diploma

2.2%

Doctorate

1.6%

License

0.6%
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Top Skills for A Communications Watch Officer

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  2. Communications Watch
  3. UHF
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  • Updated command physical security Standard of Operating Procedures ensuring strict compliance with directives governing disclosure and dissemination of classified material.
  • Served as Communications Watch Officer, Network Administrator, Vulnerability Manager and Work Center Supervisor.
  • Operated and maintained High Frequency (HF) communications equipment supporting DHS contingency operations.
  • Managed 15 military watch personnel in the secure operations and troubleshooting of classified messaging and communications systems and circuits.
  • Supervised six personnel and maintained of 100% connectivity on ten strategic communications circuits.

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