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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 Code PCD
Business-Cost Estimating (BUS-CE)   P Click Here
Business-Financial Management (BUS-FM) K Click Here
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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