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Acquisition Workforce

The USDA Acquisition Workforce (AW) consists of GS-1102s, Contracting Officer's Representatives, Program / Project Managers, and non GS-1102 Contracting Officers. To develop and maintain a highly professional, well-trained AW, USDA requires AW personnel to meet a variety of Federal and USDA established education, experience and training criteria.

Information about these requirements and training opportunities is available at this site. For additional information, please contact your Bureau Career Manager (BCM).


USDA Acquisition Workforce Policies

Acquisition Workforce, Training, Delegation and Tracking System - Establishes procedures for the USDA Acquisition Workforce (AW) Career Management Program

Federal Acquisition Workforce Policies


Acquisition Workforce Certifications

USDA's AW certification programs are guided by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). Links providing details for each certification program follow:

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