Cyber IT/CSWF Workforce Model

Attention: DON Personnel Assigned to Joint DoD Commands

Click on a Work Role in the Workforce Model below to view the Qualifications Matrix for the associated Specialty Area. See below for detailed instructions. Note: the Qualification Matrices will be updated to reflect the specific Work Role requirements when the information is available.

  Analyze Investigate Collect & Operate Operate & Maintain Protect & Defend Securely Provision Oversight & Development Acquisition & Program/Project Management Executive Cyberspace Leadership
Cybersecurity All Source Analyst(111) Forensics Analyst(211) Cyber Operations Planner(332) System Administrator(451) Cyber Defense Analyst(511) Authorizing Official(611) Info System Security Manager(722)   Executive Cyber Leadership(901)
  Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst(212)   Systems Security Analyst(461) Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist(521) Security Control Assessor(612) COMSEC Manager(723)
  Cyber Crime Investigator(221)     Cyber Defense Incident Responder(531) Secure Software Assessor(622) Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager(751)
        Vulnerability Assessment Analyst(541) Information Systems Security Developer(631) Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner(752)
Cyber IT       Technical Support Specialist(411)   Software Developer(621) Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer(711) Program Manager(801) Executive Cyber Leadership(901)
      Database Administrator(421)   Systems Developer(632) Cyber Instructor(712) IT Project Manager(802)
      Data Analyst (422)   Systems Requirements Planner (641) Cyber Legal Advisor(731) Product Support Manager(803)
      Knowledge Manager(431)   Enterprise Architect(651) Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner(752) IT Investment/Portfolio Manager(804)
      Network Operations Specialist(441)   Security Architect(652)   IT Program Auditor(805)
          Research & Development Specialist(661)    
          System Testing & Evaluation Specialist(671)    

Cybersecurity

Analyze

All Source Analyst
(111)

Investigate

Forensics Analyst
(211)
Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
(212)
Cyber Crime Investigator
(221)

Collect & Operate

Cyber Operations Planner
(332)

Operate & Maintain

System Administrator
(451)
Systems Security Analyst
(461)

Protect & Defend

Cyber Defense Analyst
(511)
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
(521)
Cyber Defense Incident Responder
(531)
Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
(541)

Securely Provision

Authorizing Official
(611)
Security Control Assessor
(612)
Secure Software Assessor
(622)
Information Systems Security Developer
(631)

Oversight & Development

Info System Security Manager
(722)
COMSEC Manager
(723)
Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager
(751)
Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
(752)

Executive Cyberspace Leadership

Executive Cyber Leadership
(901)

Cyber IT

Operate & Maintain

Technical Support Specialist
(411)
Database Administrator
(421)
Data Analyst
(422)
Knowledge Manager
(431)
Network Operations Specialist
(441)

Securely Provision

Software Developer
(621)
Systems Developer
(632)
Systems Requirements Planner
(641)
Enterprise Architect
(651)
Security Architect
(652)
Research & Development Specialist
(661)
System Testing & Evaluation Specialist
(671)

Oversight & Development

Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
(711)
Cyber Instructor
(712)
Cyber Legal Advisor
(731)
Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
(752)

Acquisition & Program/Project Management

Program Manager
(801)
IT Program Manager
(802)
Product Support Manager
(803)
IT Investment/Portfolio Manager
(804)
IT Program Auditor
(805)

Executive Cyberspace Leadership

Executive Cyber Leadership
(901)

If you're not seeing a Work Role Qualification Matrix displayed above, check your browser Compatibility View settings.

* Acquisition and Program/Project Management and Executive Cyberspace Leadership have no specific specialty areas. However, these two categories have qualification data (certification/education/training) associated at the category level.

You can get more information about the Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles listed above on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) website's Interactive National Cyberspace IT/Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. The three-digit code displayed just below each Work Role title is the DON effort to align cyber work to the DoD Cyberspace Workforce Framework (DCWF) and NICE framework. Each Work Role has been assigned a three-digit code that will be used to update the Inherently Governmental and Commercial Activity (IGCA) code for each cyber related billet.

To see your qualification matrix, click on a Work Role in the table above. An explanation of the matrix is included below. Note: the Qualification Matrices currently show qualifications for the associated Specialty Area and will be updated to reflect the specific Work Role requirements when the information is available.

How to Use the Qualification Matrix

A COOL Qualification Matrix lists the required qualifications for a Specialty Area so you can see if you meet them all. The matrix has a worksheet mode where you can check off the qualifications you meet and then print the worksheet for your own reference or to give to a supervisor. It's not an official document, it's just for your own use.

The steps below explain the basics of using the matrix. Following the steps is an explanation of the items included in the matrix.

  1. Select your Work Role in the Workforce Model above. The Qualification Matrix for the associated Specialty Area opens in a new tab.
  2. Review the information about the Specialty Area at the top of the page, and then look at the Education and Training worksheet section, starting with the Qualifications Table. This is the section where you can review your qualifications.
  3. Click Toggle Worksheet Mode to display checkable boxes next to each qualification.
  4. Select your proficiency level to hide the other proficiency levels. (Doing so makes it easier to focus on the information that pertains to you.)
  5. Check the box next to the qualifications that you meet.
  6. If you want, print the worksheet so you have a reference you can take with you.

Explanation of Qualification Matrix Content

Following is an explanation of what is included in a Specialty Area qualification matrix.

Associated Work Roles

The specific Work Role(s) that fall under a Specialty Area.

Specialty Area Framework Category

The Specialty Area Category title (such as, "Oversight & Development") and description.

Specialty Area Description

The official Specialty Area description.

Example Job/Billet Titles

Example job and billet titles related to this Specialty Area.

Initial Training

A description of required initial training for the Specialty Area—generally a high school diploma and completion of Navy "A" school (for Navy enlisted).

Education and Training

A list of the education, training, certification and on-the-job training (OJT) required for the Specialty Area. You must meet an education, training or certification requirement (at least one of the three) and the OJT requirement.

Qualifications Table

Education
 
Entry/Apprentice Intermediate/Journeyman Advanced/Master
Education requirements can include college degrees, Additional Qualification Designators (AQDs), Subspecialty Codes (SSCs) and Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certificates.

If you see "not an entry position," it means that the Specialty Area does not pertain to entry level jobs, so there are no qualifications for that proficiency level.
OR
Training
 
Training requirements generally include specific military training courses, and can include Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) courses, courses identified by Course Identification Numbers (CIN), and other military training.
OR
Certification
 
Certification requirements include any civilian credential or license required for the Specialty Area.
AND
OJT
 
Required on-the-job training (OJT) is specified through Naval Education and Training Command (NAVEDTRA) documents.
TOP
This is an official U.S. Navy website
Updated: September 23, 2019