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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Science and Technology  Leads and/or manages science and technology activities including basic research, applied research and/or advanced technology development; may also provide direct support to acquisition program managers.
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training  PMT 0140  Team Management and Leadership
 Functional Training   The virtual or "V" version of a course noted by the "V" after the course number in the course ID is acceptable in lieu of the (R) version of a course.
  CLE 069  Technology Transfer
  STM 304  Leadership in Science and Technology Management (R)
 Education Baccalaureate or graduate degree in a technical or scientific field such as, but not limited to, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, or computer science
 Experience 4 years of technical experience related to science and technology management

Unique Position Training Standards
Science and Technology Manager (Individuals with primary management responsibilities for BA 3 projects such as, but not limited to, Advanced Technology Demonstrations, Joint Capability Demonstrations, and Future Naval Capabilities Programs)(see note 15 below)   ACQ 203 Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B (R)
    CLV 017 Performance Measurement Baseline
    CLV 018 Earned Value and Financial Management Reports
    CLV 020 Baseline Maintenance
    CLE 026 Trade Studies
    PMT 252 Program Management Tools Course, Part I
    PMT 257V Program Management Tools Course, Part II
    PMT 355 Program Management Office Course, Part A

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Science and Technology
  CLV 017 Performance Measurement Baseline
  ENG 350 Advanced Technical Leadership (R)
  GRT 201 Grants and Agreements Management (R)
 Graduate level degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, operations research, management, or a related field
 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.
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.
15 The training listed in the Unique Position Training Standards section for members assigned to these positions is considered very important.