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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Headquarters and Staff (OSD, JS, COCOMs, JITC, SYSCOMS, etc.)   Manages identification, development, and implementation of T&E strategy, policy, practices, and procedures.
  Manages development of evaluation methodology and framework.
  Manages identification of T&E direction and guidance applicable to the Service/agency.
  Serves as the program’s principal T&E office representative at T&E meetings and other forums.
  Directs/manages tracking/auditing of T&E aspects of products/systems in the acquisition process, identifies T&E issues, and recommends corrective actions as necessary.
  Manages development of the T&E career management plan for recruiting, training, and retaining a professional T&E workforce.
  Approves T&E strategies, test and evaluation master plans (TEMPs), test concepts, and test plans and certifies annual T&E budgets.
  Manages development and execution of T&E processes, standards, methods and techniques.
Program Management and Matrix Support   Includes the Chief Developmental Tester for MDAP and MAIS programs.
  Chairs or serves as a key member of the program’s T&E Working-level IPT.
  Manages TEMP development and secures final approvals.
  Manages development of program’s T&E approach, process, schedule, and resource requirements.
  Manages development of T&E materials/data for technical and progress reviews, to include risk assessment.
  Manages T&E personnel and financial resources requirements.
  Directs test concepts and test plans and submits annual T&E budgets.
  Directs coordination of cybersecurity T&E IAW DoDI 5000.02 and the DoD Risk Management Framework.
  Directs/manages development and/or implementation of an evaluation methodology and framework for product/system under test.
Range/Lab/Field Supporting Activities   Manages identification and scheduling of T&E resources to include workforce, infrastructure, and budgets to support testing at the respective facility.
  Ensures facility T&E tools (IT, video, targets, simulators, stimulators, instrumentation, etc.) are capable of supporting T&E.
  Directs/manages facility test plan development, coordination, and approval.
  Directs/manages technical and safety reviews of test plans.
  Directs/manages test execution, data collection, data management, and data analysis.
  Directs/manages evaluation, analysis and reporting of test results.
  Directs/manages development of new T&E techniques, capture of lessons learned, and development of T&E best practices.
  Manages maintenance of the physical facility and environment, and coordination of renovations and repairs as necessary.
   Oversees implementation of Service/Agency or DoD cybersecurity and system assurance (SA) policies applicable to test facility.
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training   Acquisition Training identified at level II must have been completed
  Effective 1 Oct 2019 Acquisition Training identified at level 1 & 2 must have been completed
 Functional Training   Functional Training identified at level II must have been completed
  CLB 008  Program Execution
  CLB 009  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits
  CLL 015  Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  CLM 014  Team Management and Leadership
  CLM 031  Improved Statement of Work
  CLV 016  Introduction to Earned Value Management
  TST 303  Advanced Test and Evaluation (R)
  Effective 1 Oct 2019, the following will be required: TST 102, TST 204, CLE 002, CLE 035, CLE 085, CLE 301
  Effective 1 Oct 2019 CLV 016 will no longer be required.
 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   4 years of T&E experience
  Effective 1 Oct 2019, One year of acquisition experience or equivalent demonstrated proficiency may be counted toward the 4 years 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
  CLC 011 Contracting for the Rest of Us  
  CLE 009 ESOH in Systems Engineering
  CLE 066 Systems Engineering for Systems of Systems
  CLL 012 Supportability Analysis
  CLR 151 Analysis of Alternatives  
  CLR 250 Capabilities-Based Assessment  
  ENG 202 Applied Systems Engineering in Defense Acquisition, Part II (R)
  EVM 101 Fundamentals of Earned Value Management  
  FE 201 Intermediate Facilities Engineering    
  HBS 409 Decision Making
  HBS 427 Meeting Management
  HBS 441 Team Management
  PMT 252 Program Management Tools Course, Part I
  PMT 257 Program Management Tools Course, Part II
 None specified
 At least 2 years of field hands-on T&E activities
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.