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Canadian Armed Forces 
Army Communication and Information Systems Specialists 
Army Communication and Information Systems Specialists provide fast, reliable wired and wireless communication and information systems using leading edge voice and data systems. They are also part of a larger team that provides Army units and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with communication and information services throughout Canada and around the world. Army Communication and Information System Specialists expertly install, remove, operate, maintain and repair leading edge communication and information technology such as: Their primary responsibilities are:Wired and wireless communication and information systemsRadio, satellite and microwave broadband technologyFibre and copper broadband technologyVoice and Data delivery services trainingWorking environmentArmy Communication and Information System Specialists experience the unique adventures and challenges that come with work outdoors most of the time. Army Communication and Information Systems Specialists are usually posted to one of the tactical Signal Squadrons at Petawawa, Ontario; Valcartier, Quebec; Edmonton, Alberta; or the Joint Signal Regiment in Kingston, Ontario. There are opportunities for qualified Army Communication and Information Systems Specialists to work in Infantry, Artillery, Armoured and Special Operations Regiments with other units throughout Canada, and on deployed operations around the world.Pay and career developmentThe starting salary for a fully trained Army Communication and Information System Specialist is $49,400 per year; however, depending on previous experience and training the starting salary may be higher. Army Communication and Information Systems Specialists who demonstrate the required ability, dedication and potential are selected for opportunities for career progression, promotion and advanced training.Basic military qualificationThe first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades. A goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the Forces physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding.Basic military qualification - land courseAfter Basic Training, Army recruits go to a Military Training centre for the Basic Military Qualification - Land Course for approximately one month, which covers the following topics:Army physical fitnessDismounted offensive and defensive operationsReconnaissance patrollingIndividual field craftBasic occupational qualification trainingArmy Communication and Information System Specialists attend the Canadian Forces School of Communication and Electronics in Kingston, Ontario. Training takes approximately 18 weeks and teaches the following basic skills and knowledge:Radio and antenna systems theoryComputer systems theorySatellite and microwave systems theoryRadio communications and information securityInstallation and operation of communication and information systemsMaintenance and operation of power generating systemsCommunication and information systems maintenance and repair techniquesInstallation and maintenance of fibre and copper systemsSpecialty trainingArmy Communication and Information System Specialists may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including training in one of four sub-occupations:Communication Systems TechnologistInformation Systems TechnologistLine Systems TechnologistCommunication and Information Systems Technology ManagerApply NOW! Visit our website to submit your online application today: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/apply-now.htmlTo connect with us in person, please come and see us at the Kelowna Black Press Extreme Education & Career Fair, Monday, March 12 from 11:30 am to 6 pm Okanagan College, Kelowna Campus, 1000 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna Posting Code: TJVAN

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