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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Headquarters and Staff (OSD, JS, COCOMs, JITC, SYSCOMS, etc.)   Supports research and development of T&E policy, practices, metrics, and procedures.
  Supports development of evaluation methodology and framework.
  Supports identification of T&E direction and guidance applicable to the Service/agency.
  Supports program’s T&E office representative at T&E meetings and other forums.
  Supports tracking/auditing of the T&E aspects of products/systems in the acquisition process.
  Reviews T&E strategies, test and evaluation master plans (TEMPs), test concepts, and test plans.
  Supports development of the T&E career management plan for recruiting, training, and retaining a professional T&E workforce.
  Supports development and execution of T&E processes, standards, methods and techniques.
Program Management and Matrix Support   Supports the program’s T&E Working-level IPT.
  Member of Chief Developmental Tester's team.
  Supports development of program’s T&E strategy, approach, process, schedule, and resource requirements.
  Supports coordination of cybersecurity T&E IAW DoDI 5000.02 and the DoD Risk Management Framework.
  Supports implementation of an evaluation methodology and framework for product/system under test.
  Supports development of T&E materials/data for technical and progress reviews, to include risk assessment.
  Supports identification and coordination of T&E personnel and financial resource requirements.
  Proposes and reviews test concepts and test plans.
Range/Lab/Field Supporting Activities   Supports identification and scheduling of T&E resources to include workforce, infrastructure, and budgets to support testing at the respective facility.
  Reviews facility T&E tools (IT, video, targets, simulators, stimulators, instrumentation, etc.) and clearly understands their capabilities.
  Supports facility test plan development.
  Supports development of T&E plans and mitigation of safety risks for test plans during test execution.
  Assists in test execution, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  Assists in evaluation, analysis, and reporting of test results.
  Supports implementation of new T&E techniques, lessons learned, and T&E best practices.
  Supports maintenance of the physical facility and environment, and coordination of renovations and repairs as necessary.
   Assists in execution of Service/agency or DoD cybersecurity and system assurance (SA) testing.
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training  ACQ 1010  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
 Functional Training   CLE 023  Modeling and Simulation in Test and Evaluation
  CLE 074  Cybersecurity Throughout DoD Acquisition
  ENG 101  Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  TST 102  Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation
 Education Associates degree in any discipline
 Experience 1 year of T&E experience

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training HQ and Staff PM/Matrix Spt Rg/Lab/Fld Spt Act
  CLE 004 Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts  
  ISA 1011 Basic Information Systems Acquisition
 None specified
 None specified
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 An "(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.