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Acquisition Workforce

The USDA Acquisition Workforce (AW) consists of GS-1102s, GS-1105s, Contracting Officer's Representatives, Program / Project Managers, warranted Contracting Officers regardless of general schedule series, and all other employees as designated by the Senior Procurement Executive. 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.

FAC Programs and training are not intended for contractor employees.

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

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: