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    Why are the Configuration Management Specialists DE-0301 placed into the Production, Quality, and Manufacturing career field? When we perform work related activities in the System Engineering, Information Technology, and Logistics Career fields in that order. What is DAU recommendation would be to our organization supervisors or Acquisition Career Managers and CPAC?


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    Typically, the configuration management function falls under Logistics Management.  I could only surmise at why you are placed into the Production, Quality, and Manufacturing career field.  Ultimately, you may need to go to your personnel office to discover why you, a 0301, fall under the 1910/1152 career field. We cannot make a recommendation to your supervisors.
     
    Supporting Information:
     
    The Army Acquisition Career Management Handbook Lists the following career fields:
    Category IIB Science and Technology Organizations.
    0301 Misc Admin and Program
    0343 Mgmt/Prog Analysis
    0346 Logistics Management
    1152 Production Control
    1910 Quality Assurance

     
     
    Army Acquisition Career Management Handbook
     
    Acquisition Career Field (ACF) Descriptions

    The following is a brief description of the types of positions and acquisition duties for
    each ACF. A listing of the occupational series codes (job series) that frequently include
    these acquisition duties follows each description. The military areas of concentration are
    also included. See Chapter 47, DA PAM 600-3, for additional information on military
    career fields.
    Life Cycle Logistics (L). Life cycle logisticians are responsible for the planning,
    development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive, affordable,
    and effective systems support strategy. Under Total Life Cycle System Management
    (TLCSM), life cycle logisticians have a principal role during the acquisition and
    operational phases of the weapon or materiel system life cycle. They assemble and
    lead a cross functional team of subject matter experts to ensure that supportability
    requirements are addressed comprehensively and consistently with cost,
    performance, and schedule during the life cycle. They plan and develop affordable,
    effective support strategies to meet goals for operational effectiveness, optimum
    readiness, and to facilitate iterative technology enhancements during the weapon
    system life cycle. Life cycle logisticians plan, develop and implement Performance-
    Based Logistics initiatives as the preferred approach to systems support. Examples
    of these initiatives include: managing performance agreements, integrating support
    strategies, and employing diagnostics, prognostics, and logistics chain management
    approaches to achieve operational effectiveness and system affordability. They
    perform an integral role in the system engineering process, advising and consulting
    with a broad spectrum of acquisition personnel to ensure that supportability
    considerations are implemented during the design and sustainment of a weapon
    system. Life cycle logisticians support the Program Manager (PM) in negotiating
    performance agreements and ensure the integration of all support elements to
    achieve affordability, deployability, supportability, and mobility of the weapon
    system throughout the program life cycle. They can work directly in a PM Office, in
    support of the PM, or in other supporting logistics activity offices. Life cycle

    logisticians’ responsibilities include: supportability requirement generation;
    supportability planning, analyses and tradeoffs; fielding of logistics support
    elements; and performance of supply, maintenance, transportation, sustaining
    engineering, data management, interoperability,
    configuration management,
    manpower, training, safety, health, security, environmental, and disposal functions in
    support of life cycle management. These processes are addressed in the DOD
    5000-series of regulations. Civilian occupational series include 0346 (logistics
    management), 08XX, 1515 (operations research analyst), and others.
     

    Life Cycle Logistics Career Field
    DEFINITION
    According to the DoD Logistics Human Capital Strategy (HCS) DoD Core Logistics Competencies and Proficiencies Booklet , “Life Cycle Logistics is defined as the planning, development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive, affordable, and effective systems support strategy. Life cycle logistics encompasses the entire system’s life cycle including acquisition (design, develop, test, produce and deploy), sustainment (operations and support), and disposal. The work translates force provider performance specifications for system operational availability and readiness into tailored product support, designed to deliver specified and evolving logistics support performance capability parameters. Life Cycle Logistics shapes all the functions of logistics into product support that spans the entire system life cycle. It extends optimal logistics support across all potential joint and enterprise-wide applications.”



     
    GENERAL INFORMATION/NARRATIVE
    According to the Defense Acquisition Portal (DAP) career field gateway, “the Life Cycle Logistics career field includes professionals responsible for planning, development, implementation, and management of an effective and affordable weapons, materiel, or information systems support strategies. Life cycle logisticians perform a principal joint and/or Component logistics role during the acquisition and operational phases of the system life cycle to: (1) ensure product support strategies meet the program goals for operational effectiveness and readiness; (2) ensure supportability requirements are addressed consistently with cost, schedule, and performance; (3) perform an integral role in systems engineering to ensure supportability considerations are implemented during systems design; and (4) plan and develop performance-based logistics initiatives as the preferred approach to product support. Life cycle logisticians ensure the integration of all support elements to maximize deployability, supportability, and mobility of the system throughout the program life cycle. They can work directly in a program management office, in support of the program manager, or in other supporting logistics activity offices.”
    According to the Life Cycle Logistics Career Field Position Category Description (PCD) , general acquisition related duties include, “ the conceptualization, initiation, design, development, test, contracting, production, deployment, logistical support, modification, and disposal of weapons and other systems, supplies, or services (including construction) to satisfy DoD needs, intended for use in, or in support of, military missions.” In addition, Defense Acquisition Workforce (AT&L) career field/path specific duties include:
    ·  Understand and successfully demonstrate the applicable competencies and proficiencies underlying the seven Life Cycle Logistics competency areas identified in the 2008 DoD Logistics Human Capital Strategy (Design Influence, Integrated Logistics Support Planning, Product Support & Sustainment, Supportability Analysis, Reliability and Maintainability Analysis, Configuration Management, and Technical/Product Data Management)
    ·  Plan, develop, implement and manage effective and affordable support strategies throughout the life cycle for weapons, materiel, or information systems, as addressed in the DoD 5000 series.
    ·  Perform a principal joint and/or Component logistics supportability role during the acquisition and sustainment phases of the system life cycle.
    ·  Develop and implement a performance-based approaches for logistics systems support.
    ·  Deliver logistics products and services to sustain system operational readiness.
    Typical line and staff position titles include, but are not limited to “ILS Manager, Logistics Element Manager, Logistics Management Specialist, Logistics Engineer, Deputy or Assistant PM for Logistics, Director of Logistics, Weapon Systems Manager, Supply Specialist, Supply Chain Manager, Equipment Specialist, Maintenance Manager, and Transportation Management Specialist. “Typical position locations include, but are not limited to “Acquisition organizations within the service components (i.e., Systems Commands, Materiel Commands, DRPMs. PEOs, as well as organizations/ field activities directly supporting such organizations). Other DoD Components, Agencies and OSD/Service/HQ staff elements performing/supporting acquisition related functions, such as: logistics centers, life cycle management centers, inventory control points, logistics readiness centers, warfare centers, etc.”
    The Logistics Human Capital Strategy identified Life Cycle Logistics as one of the four top level DoD logistics workforce categories. For the Defense Acquisition Workforce Life Cycle Logistician, there are seven technical competencies: (1) Logistics Design Influence, (2) Integrated Logistics Support Planning, (3) Product Support & Sustainment, (4) Configuration Management, (5) Reliability & Maintainability Analysis, (6) Technical/Product Data Management, and (7) Supportability Analysis.
     
     
     
     AT&L Workforce Position Category Description (PCD)
    Career Field: Career Path: Short Title:
    Category Code:
    Date Approved:
    Last Reviewed:
    Life Cycle Logistics Ref:
    Not Uniquely Specified
    LCL
    L
    19 Oct 2010
    19 Oct 2010
    (a) DoDD 5000.52 dtd 12 Jan 2005
    (b) DoDI 5000.66 dtd 21 Dec 2005
    (c) DoD Desk Guide for AT&L Workforce Career Management dtd 10 Jan 2006
    Notes:
    1. This PCD is intended to assist in determining which AT&L career field/path to assign to an AT&L position per Title 10 sec. 1721. If 50% or more of the duties and responsibilities of the position match the “General Acquisition-Related Duties” described below AND the preponderance of those duties match the “AT&L Career Field/Path Specific Duties” described below, assign the position to this position category.
    2. All acquisition positions require management attention with respect to certification requirements and individual development. See reference (c).
    3. Critical Acquisition Position (CAPs) are a subset of acquisition positions and Key Leadership Position (KLPs), are a subset of CAPs. Both CAPs and KLPs represent positions with responsibility and authority that are critical to the success of a program or effort. These positions require management attention with respect to Acquisition Corps membership, tenure and other specific statutory requirements. See reference (c).
     
    General Acquisition Related Duties: The conceptualization, initiation, design, development, test, contracting, production, deployment, logistical support, modification, and disposal of weapons and other systems, supplies, or services (including construction) to satisfy DoD needs, intended for use in, or in support of, military missions.
    AT&L Career Field/Path Specific Duties:
    Understand and successfully demonstrate the applicable competencies and proficiencies underlying the seven Life Cycle Logistics competency areas identified in the 2008 DoD Logistics Human Capital Strategy (Design Influence, Integrated Logistics Support Planning, Product Support & Sustainment, Supportability Analysis, Reliability and Maintainability Analysis, Configuration Management, and Technical/Product Data Management).
    Plan, develop, implement and manage effective and affordable product support strategies throughout the life cycle for weapons, materiel, or information systems, as addressed in the DoD 5000 series.
    Perform a principal joint and/or Component logistics supportability role during the acquisition and sustainment phases of the system life cycle.
    Develop and implement outcome-based product support strategies that optimize readiness & life cycle cost affordability.
    Deliver logistics products and services to sustain system operational readiness.
    Develop and document the product support strategy in a Life Cycle Sustainment Plan which describes efforts to ensure the system’s design, as well as the development of the product support package, are integrated and contribute to achieving life cycle sustainment outcome metrics.
     
    Product Support Manager (PSM) Positions. The PSM for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (ACAT I) and post-IOC MDAP programs will be acquisition designated in the LCL career field as a KLP. Additionally, the PSM for non-Major Defense Acquisition Programs (ACAT II) and post-IOC ACAT II programs will be acquisition designated in the LCL career field as a CAP. (KLPs are defined as a subset of CAPs and all CAPs require Level III in the designated acquisition career field.)
     
    Typical Line and Staff Position Titles: Product Support Manager (PSM), Program Lead Logistician, ILS Manager, Logistics Element Manager, Logistics Management Specialist, Logistics Engineer, Deputy or Assistant Program Manager for Logistics, Director of Logistics, System Support Manager (SSM), Weapon Systems Manager, Supply Specialist, Supply Chain Manager, Equipment Specialist, Maintenance Manager, Transportation Management Specialist.
    Typical Position Locations: Acquisition organizations within the DoD Components (i.e., Systems, Logistics and/or Materiel Commands, DRPMs. PEOs, as well as organizations/field activities directly supporting such organizations). Other DoD Components, Agencies and OSD/Service/HQ staff elements performing/supporting acquisition related functions, such as: logistics centers, life cycle management centers, inventory control points, logistics readiness centers, warfare centers, etc. as appropriate given the general and specific duties identified above as well as the information provided in Note 1 above.
    Typical Career Codes:
    Civilian Personnel Uniformed Personnel
    OCC Series Army AOC Navy AQD Air Force AFSC Marine Corps MOS
    0301
    0340
    0343
    0346
    0801
    1101
    1515
    1670
    2001
    2003
    2010
    2032
    2101
    2130
    88A
    88B
    90A
    91B
    92A
    ALx 20Cx
    21xx
    6002
    6602
    8057
    8058
    8059
    8060
    8862
    Recommended Changes/Updates: Forward to: Director, Learning Capabilities Integration Center (Attn: Dir, Academic Programs), Defense Acquisition University, 9820 Belvoir Road, Suite 3, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5565 or call 703-805-4090














     
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    Series
    0150 Geography
    0180 Psychology
    0301 Misc Admin/Mgmt
    0343 Mgmt/Program Analysis
    0346 Logistics Mgmt
    0391 Telecommunications
    0392 Communications Spec
    0413 Physiology
    0501 Financial Administration
    0505 Financial Management
    0510 Accounting
    0510 Budget Analyst
    0801 General Engineer
    0803 Safety Engineering
    0804 Fire Prevention
    0806 Materials Engineering
    0808 Architecture
    0810 Civil Engineering
    0818 Engineering Drafting
    0819 Environmental Engineering
    0830 Mechanical Engineering
    0840 Nuclear Engineering
    0850 Electrical Engineering
    0854 Computer Engineering
    0855 Electronics Engineering
    0858 Biomedical Engineering
    0861 Aerospace Engineering
    0873 Ship Surveying
    0893 Chemical Engineering
    0896 Industrial Engineering
    1101 Gen Business and Industry
    1104 Property Disposal
    1130 Public Utilities Series
    1152 Production Control Series
    1301 General Physical Science
    1310 Physics Series
    1313 Geophysics Series
    1315 Hydrology Series
    1320 Chemist
    1321 Metallurgy Series
    1350 Geology Series
    1360 Oceanography
    1370 Cartography
    1515 Operations Research
    1520 Mathematics
    1529 Mathematical Statistician
    1530 Statistician
    1550 Computer Science
    1910 Quality Assurance
    2003 Supply Program Management
    2150 Transportation Operations
    2210 Information Technology
     
    The following are additional occupations counted when located in one of the above
    Category IIB Science and Technology Organizations.
    0301 Misc Admin and Program
    0343 Mgmt/Prog Analysis
    0346 Logistics Management
    0391 Telecommunication
    0501 Financial Management
    0510 Accounting
    0560 Budget Analysis
    05xx Other financial management
    1101 General Business & Industry
    1152 Production Control
    1910 Quality Assurance
    2003 Supply Program Management
    2210 Information Technology


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