Acquisition Professional Career Program participants work in one of six career fields, each of which plays a vital role in Department Acquisition. APCP participants are appointed to rotational assignments within offices of department components to gain experience in a wide variety of work environments.
Several different positions are hired under this program:
- Contract Specialist
- Program Manager
- Systems Engineer
- Industrial Engineer/Cost Estimator
- IT Acquisition Specialist
For all positions, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance. Applicants may be required to submit to a drug test and/or a higher-level background investigation for some opportunities
- Academic Requirements:
- Participants hired directly into a GS-7 position must demonstrate either superior academic achievement or prior experience at (or equivalent to) the GS-5 level of responsibility. Superior academic achievement can be an undergraduate GPA of 2.95 or higher or one year of graduate education.