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Reference Number 1715
Job Description

Provide acquisition and contracting support in all areas of the acquisition process required to support the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).  DARPA serves as the research and development organization of the Department of Defense (DoD) with a primary responsibility of maintaining US technological superiority over our adversaries.  DARPA engages in basic, applied and advanced research and development projects essential to DoD.


Background in any/all of the following is preferred:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  (Business or related field).
  • DAWIA Level II Certification in Contracting or equivalent certification.
  • 6-10 years contracting experience (Department of Defense experience required).
  • Performance Based Service Acquisition Experience.
  • Proficient in the use of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 8, 13, 15 and 16.
  • Experience and training in requirements development, acquisition planning, market research, solicitation development, contract award and contract administration of service/supply contracts.
  • Recent working experience (within last 5 years) with Procurement Desktop Defense 2 (or other contract writing system), to write solicitations, award documents and modifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret security clearance

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

McLaughlin Research Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, and train for all positions without regard to age, race, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, pregnancy, minorities, genetic information, status as a person with a disability, amnesty or status as a protected veteran, and to base all such decisions upon the individual’s qualifications and ability to perform the work assigned, consistent with contractual requirements and all federal, state and, local laws.

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Applicant Drug Testing Statement:

McLaughlin Research Corporation (MRC) is committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees, and providing our customers with the highest quality of products and services possible. Substance abuse can seriously endanger employee safety and impact the quality of our products and services.

Within the limits of applicable federal, state or local laws, McLaughlin Research Corporation reserves the right to examine and screen/test for the presence of drugs and/or alcohol. All offers of employment will be contingent on a negative drug test result. A positive test result, refusal to test (including an adulterated or substituted test result), or failure to appear for testing as directed or at the scheduled time will result in withdrawal of the conditional job offer.

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