Defense acquisition career opportunities.
The Defense Procurement The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases. and Acquisition Policy (DPAP DPAP Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy ) Office encourages civil servants and military professionals to pursue acquisition career paths in support of federal and defense agencies. We offer opportunities for continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). and career development in acquisition including training through the Defense Acquisition University, professional conferences and travel both domestic and abroad.
Affiliation in the Armed Services The Constitution authorizes Congress to raise, support, and regulate armed services for the national defense. The President of the United States is commander in chief of all the branches of the services and has ultimate control over most military matters. is not required--there are many civilian job opportunities (as well as military) within the Department of Defense.
Intern intern /in·tern/ (in´tern) a medical graduate serving in a hospital preparatory to being licensed to practice medicine.
in·tern or in·terne
n. : New to the acquisition career field; offers rapid career advancement to Journeyman level.
Journeyman: An experienced professional in the acquisition career field.
Executive/Supervisor: Senior Executive Service (SES) and Supervisory.
Acquisition skills are needed in all career paths including:
* Business, Cost Estimating & Financial Management
* Contracting/Purchasing/Procurement (contracting 1102 job series)
* Facilities Engineering The term "facilities engineering" evolved from "plant engineering" in the early 1990s as U.S. workplaces became more complex. Practitioners preferred this term because it more accurately reflected the multidisciplinary demands for specialized conditions in a wider variety of indoor
* Industrial/Contract Property Management
* Information Technology
* Life Cycle Logistics
* Production, Quality & Manufacturing
* Program Management
* Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering--Science and Technology Manager
* Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering--Systems Engineering
* Test & Evaluation
For more information and links to Defense Acquisition University resources, visit the director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Web site at <http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/career/index.htm>.