MOS 2336 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician

MOS 2336 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician

MOS Description

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians perform various duties may include locating, accessing, identifying, rendering safe, neutralizing, and disposing of hazards from foreign and domestic, chemical biological radiological nuclear and high-yield explosive (CBRNE), unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive device (IED), and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) that present a threat to operations, installations, personal, or material.

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The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who support workplace safety practices. Candidates are required to have professional experience that includes safety responsibilities. CSPs conduct worksite assessments, determine risk, measure hazards and controls, evaluate risk and hazard control measures, investigate incidents, maintain incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. Candidates are required to hold a bachelor's degree in any field. CSP candidates must meet experiential requirements that relate to the field of workplace safety. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Associate DC (EM1) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. Candidates must pass a written examination testing their knowledge of various electrical and electronics concepts, electronic measurement equipment, electronic components, circuitry, and other related subjects specific to direct current (DC) electronics. The EM1 credential is one in a group of five credential modules; once a technician attains all five credentials, ETA will issue the Associate CET certification.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Associate Digital (EM4) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians in the electricity and electronics field. Candidates must pass a written examination testing their knowledge of various digital electricity and electronics concepts, numbering systems and conversions, and other related subjects. The EM4 credential is one in a group of five credential modules; once a technician attains all five credentials, ETA will issue the Associate CET certification.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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