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Position Category Descriptions (PCDs) are intended to assist in determining which functional area to assign to a Defense Acquisition position per Title 10 Sec. 1721. If 50% or more of the duties and responsibilities of the position match the listed “General Acquisition-Related Duties” described AND the preponderance of those duties match the listed “Functional Area Specific Duties” described in a specific PCD, the position should be assigned to the relevant position category/functional area. All acquisition positions require management attention with respect to certification requirements and individual development. For details, refer to each functional area PCD as indicated below.


 Functional Area/Short Title Category
  Auditing (AUD)   U   Click Here  
   Cost Estimating (BUS-CE)  
   Financial Management (BUS-FM)


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  Contracting (CON) C Click Here
  Engineering & Technical Management (ETM) N Click Here
  Life Cycle Logistics (LCL)  L Click Here
  Program Management (PM) A Click Here
  Test & Evaluation (T&E) T Click Here


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