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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Weapon Systems   Structures and guides systems engineering activities.
  Establishes a risk/opportunity program; structures and conducts technical reviews.
  Works with contracting personnel.
  Maintains configuration control.
  Leads IPTs in support of developing and delivering a weapon system, C2/network-centric system, or space system.
Services   Structures incentives tied to desired outcomes for service contracts, prepares plans for mitigating risks, provides contract tracking and oversight.
  Performs most acquisition planning tasks as established in Attachment 1 to AT&L Services Memo of Oct. 2, 2006.
Business Mgt Systems/IT  Leads IPTs, identifies and manages enterprise-level business systems and issues, and applies performance measures within the acquisition community and program office context that directly impact systems under development.
International Acquisition  Participates in successful cooperative development, production partnership, or system modification/transfer during pre-system acquisition or system acquisition with allied and friendly nations, either cooperative or security assistance in nature.
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   PMT 251  Program Management Tools Course, Part I
  PMT 257  Program Management Tools Course, Part II
  CON 121  Contract Planning
  CON 124  Contract Execution
  CON 127  Contract Management
  EVM 101  Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
  IRM 101  Basic Information Systems Acquisition
  Untill 1 October 2016, SAM 101 may be substituted for IRM 101 if completed after 15 Nov 2005
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 2 years in program management with cost, schedule, and performance responsibilities

Unique Position Training Standards
International Acquisition (see note 11 below)   ACQ 230 International Acquisition Integration (R)

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Wpn Sys Services Bus Mgt/IT Intern Acq
  ACQ 315 Understanding Industry (Business Acumen) (R)
  BCF 215 Operating and Support Cost Analysis (R)  
  CLE 004 Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts  
  CLE 006 Enterprise Integration Overview      
  CLE 022 Program Manager Introduction to Anti-Tamper      
  CLL 002 Defense Logistics Agency Support to the PM    
  CLL 006 Depot Maintenance Partnering    
  CLM 025 Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Acquisition for Program Managers  
  CLM 031 Improved Statement of Work    
  LOG 102 Fundamentals of System Sustainment Management'    
  PQM 101 Production, Quality, and Manufacturing Fundamentals    
 Master’s degree, preferably with a major in engineering, systems management, business administration, or a related field
 2 additional years acquisition experience, preferably in a systems program office or similar organization
1 The Core Certification/Training Standards section lists the training and/or, education, and experience REQUIRED for certification at this level or training for this career path.
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.
11 Workforce members assigned to the position(s) listed in the Unique Position Training Standards section MUST meet these training standard(s) within 24 months of assignment.