Military Skills Translator: Operations Specialist

If you're a Coast Guard Operations Specialist (OS) looking for a job, check out your skills and the civilian jobs they're suited for, based on the MOS Skills Translator.

Coast Guard, OS, Operation Specialist

One of the biggest barriers to searching for jobs is understanding how the skills you learned in the military translate to the civilian workforce. features a powerful tool that breaks down the unique abilities inherent to any military occupational specialty (MOS) and tells you what keywords and terms to use in your resume, as well as suggested job openings.

Your Skills Breakdown:

  • Classified Information and Materials Security
  • Communication System Design
  • Documenting/Record Keeping
  • Fingerprinting
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Investigation Techniques
  • Message Traffic Analysis
  • Network Administration
  • Office Equipment Operation/Maintenance
  • Operational System Testing/Evaluation
  • Pollution Prevention and Control
  • Project/Program Management
  • Radiation and Gas Safety Testing
  • Software Administration
  • Surveillance Techniques
  • Systems Integration/Information Architecture
  • Teaching/Instructing

Civilian Job Suggestions:

Quality Assurance -- Quality assurance positions require attention to detail and diligence. They can take many forms and are prevalent in many industries, so the best thing to do is choose a field most relevant to your interests. These jobs can lead to manager positions, but also can also provide experience while you build up expertise.

Human Resources -- Human resource positions can be difficult, but are integral to the functioning of a company. Human resource managers are the link between the employees and the company as a whole, and ensure that everyone's needs are met, and all disputes are handled fairly.

To narrow your search, check out some of the following companies that offer jobs in related industries:




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