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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
Budget/Program FM Analyst   Manages development and evaluation of budget and program improvement plans and resolves complex issues, identifies options, and negotiates with internal and external stakeholders for implementation
  Advises senior management on fiscal aspects of program management, ensures fiscal integrity, supports integration of acquisition disciplines
  Manages all aspects of the business financial management process for defense acquisition programs
  Review, allocate, or manage acquisition resources and programs
EVM Analyst   Plans and manages the IBR process as program manager’s principal earned value advisor
  Leads EVMS validation reviews as review director or principal deputy
  Analyzes and applies EVM data to determine root causes of existing cost and schedule problems, to forecast potential cost and schedule problems, and to forecast final project costs
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition 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.
  Acquisition Training identified at Level II must have been completed
 Functional Training   Functional Training identified at Level II must have been completed
  BCF 301  Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management Workshop (R)
  CLB 036  Foreign Military Sales
  CLM 031  Improved Statement of Work
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 6 years of acquisition experience in Budgeting, Financial and/or Earned Value Management

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training Bgt/Prg FM Analyst EVM Analyst
  ACQ 315 Understanding Industry (R)
  ACQ 401 Senior Acquisition Course (R)
  ACQ 404 Senior Acquisition Management Course (R)
  BCF 331 Advanced Concepts in Cost Analysis (R)  
  CLC 222 Contracting Officers Representative (COR) Online Training  
  CLE 074 Cybersecurity Throughout DoD Acquisition  
  CLM 055 Program Leadership  
  CLM 059 Fundamentals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce
  PMT 3550 Program Management Office Course, Part A
  PMT 3600 Program Management Office Course (R)
 Graduate degree in business, business related field
 6 years of acquisition experience in Budgeting, Financial and/or Earned Value Management in support of an acquisition program
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.