DOD ACQUISITION POSITION DESCRIPTION CODING SHEET (APDCS)
of this CS applies only to those DoD civilian and military acquisition positions serviced by the Washington Headquarters Services,
Personnel and Security Directorate.
This CS must
be completed, signed, and attached to each civilian Position Description (OF-8) and Request for Personnel Action (SF-52-B), and to
each Office of the Secretary of Defense Request for Nomination and Position Description of Military Personnel (SD Form 37) that relates to new or
revised acquisition positions. Positions being deleted from the acquisition workforce require only the completion of CS questions 1 and 2, and the
immediate supervisor's signature.
answered, provide only ONE answer per question. Information on the CS is interrelated; leaving questions unanswered, that
should be answered, will affect the entry of other CS data into the database. Contact your Component Acquisition Workforce Manager if you have
questions related to the completion of this CS.
The reporting and maintenance
of this CS data is required under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and is outlined in
DoD Instruction 5000.55.
can be found in DoD Instruction 5000.55, in DoD 5000.52-M, and in this Administrative Instruction (AI)
CS will be updated as changes occur in reporting requirements outlined in DoD Instruction 5000.55.
Please print or type all information.
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
POSITION DESCRIPTION NO.
(2) POSITION DESCRIPTION NO.
b.(1) POSITION VACANT (X)
OF POSITION IN THE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE (X one)
NEW (To Acquisition Workforce)
DELETE (From Acquisition Workforce)
REVISED POSITION DESCRIPTION NO.
REVISED (Redescription/restructuring of current Acquisition Workforce position requiring a new
PD; attach PD to CS)
CAREER LEVEL REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION (JYL): (X one)
1 - Entry Level (Level I - GS-5/7; O1-O3; E4-E7)
2 - Intermediate Level (Level II -GS-9/12; O3-O4; E7-E9)
3 - Senior Level (Level III - GS-13/15 and above; O4 and above)
POSITION TYPE (JYN): (X one)
If the grade is GS-14, or military O5 and above, the position is typically coded 1,
2, or 5.
If the grade is
GS-13, or military O4 or below, the position should normally be coded 3 or 4.
there are very few
developmental or Division Head positions, the most frequently used codes will be 1 or 4.)
1 - Critical Acquisition Position - not a Division Head
2 - Critical Acquisition Position - Division Head
3 - Developmental Acquisition Position - not critical
4 - Acquisition Position - neither critical nor developmental
5 - Critical Acquisition Position - developmental
5. ACQUISITION POSITION CAREER CATEGORY (JYR): (X one) (NOTE: The Acquisition Position Categories are described in DoD 5000.52-M.)
A - Program Management
C - Contracting (including contracting for construction)
D - Industrial and Contract Property Management
E - Purchasing and Procurement Technician
G - Manufacturing and Production
H - Quality Assurance
K - Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management
L - Acquisition Logistics
R - Communications - Computer Systems
S - Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering
T - Test and Evaluation Engineering
U - Auditing
V - Program Management Oversight
X - Education, Training, and Career Development
Y - Reserved
Z - Category Not Identified
SD FORM 812, MAR 1997
ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF THIS FORM ARE OBSOLETE.