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    To be a Plant Clearance Officer, would one need to be Industrial Contract Property Management certified?


    Yes, to be a Plant Clearance Officer one must be Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified in Industrial Contract Property Management. Plant Clearance Officers fall within the general schedule position classification standard for Industrial Property Management Series 1103. Plant Clearance Officers are classified as Industrial Property Clearance Specialists (IPCS). Personnel in the 1103 career series are required to meet the certification training requirements identified in the DAUiCatalog.
    The appointment of an IPCS as a Plant Clearance Officer must be accomplished in accordance with DFARS 201.670, which requires the agency’s appointing authority to consider the experience,training, and education of the appointee. On November 2, 2018, the Army Contracting Command released CPM 715-2, “Command Policy Memorandum – Property Administrators and Plant Clearance Officers.”  The policy establishes ACC procedures for appointing Property Administrators and Plant Clearance Officers. Paragraph 4 of CPM 715-2 states “…qualified experience and training is represented by Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification.”

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