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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Functional Engineer   Organizes, analyzes, conducts, and/or monitors/oversees engineering activities in a functional specialty relating to the design, development, fabrication, installation, modification, sustainment, and/or analysis of systems or systems components.
  Applies systems engineering technical and technical management processes to a functional specialty in IPT environments.
General Engineer   Organizes, conducts, and/or monitors/oversees engineering design and development activities for systems or systems component.
  Applies systems engineering technical and technical management processes during systems development.
Research Engineer or Scientist   Organizes, conducts, and/or monitors science and technology research and engineering activities supporting acquisition programs, projects, or activities.
  Applies systems engineering technical and technical management processes to managing or conducting science and technology research and engineering activities.
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training   ACQ 202  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
  ACQ 203  Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B (R)
 Functional Training   LOG 103  Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM)
  SYS 202  Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering, Part I
  ENG 202  Applied Systems Engineering in Defense Acquisition, Part II (R)
  CLE 003  Technical Reviews
 Education Baccalaureate or graduate degree in a technical or scientific field such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, or computer science
 Experience   Two years of technical experience in an acquisition position with:
   - At least 1 year in a ENG or S&TM position
   - Remainder may come from IT, T&E, PQM, PM, or LCL
  Similar experience gained from other government positions or industry is acceptable as long as it meets the above standard.

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Func Eng Gen Eng Res Eng/Sci
  BCF 103 Fundamentals of Business Financial Management  
  BCF 220 Acquisition Business Management Concepts
  BCF 225 Acquisition Business Management Application (R)
  CLB 030 Data Collection and Sources  
  CLC 041 Predictive Analysis and Systems Engineering  
  CLC 063 Sole Source Proposal Technical Evaluations
  CLE 007 Lean Six Sigma for Manufacturing  
  CLE 008 Six Sigma: Concepts and Processes
  CLE 016 Outcome-Based Performance Measures    
  CLE 017 Technical Planning
  CLE 026 Trade Studies
  CLE 036 Engineering Change Proposals for Engineers
  CLE 062 Human Systems Integration
  CLE 066 Systems Engineering for Systems of Systems
  CLL 012 Supportability Analysis  
  CLM 014 Team Management and Leadership
  CLM 031 Improved Statement of Work
  CLV 017 Performance Measurement Baseline    
  ISA 201 Intermediate Information Systems Acquisition (R)  
  LOG 200 Product Support Strategy Development, Part A  
  LOG 201 Product Support Strategy Development, Part B (R)  
  LOG 204 Configuration Management
  LOG 211 Supportability Analysis (R)  
  LOG 235 Performance-Based Logistics  
  PMT 252 Program Management Tools Course, Part I
  PQM 201A Intermediate Production, Quality, and Manufacturing, Part A  
  STM 203 Intermediate Science and Technology Management (R)    
  TST 204 Intermediate Test and Evaluation (R)
 Graduate degree in a discipline such as engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, or computer science
 Two (2) years of technical experience (in addition to core certification experience)
1 The Core Certification Standards section lists the training and/or education and experience REQUIRED for certification at this level for this career field within 24 months of assignment.
2 “(R)” following a course title indicates the course is delivered as resident-based instruction.
5 When preparing your IDP, you and your supervisor should consider the training, education, and experience listed in the Core Plus Development Guide at this and the lower level(s) if not already completed.
13 Some continuous learning (CL) modules have been created by extracting lessons in their entirety from a training course. If this is the case for the CL module(s) identified in the above Core Certification Standards, the course from which the CL module was extracted is identified in the “Notes” section of the CL course description and the course can be substituted to meet the certification standard.