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Most of our positions must be filled quickly, and we may not get an opportunity to post them on this web site. When a position becomes available, our resume database is our first source for our recruitment efforts. For this reason, we encourage you to submit your resume, even though you may not see a requirement on our web site. Each resume is documented and reviewed thoroughly for positions in the company for which you may be qualified. Your resume is then forwarded to department heads for consideration when openings occur.

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The nature of our work requires U.S. Citizenship, and eligibility for a security clearance is required for most of our positions.

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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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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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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.

Position includes support to the DARPA Contracts Management Office to advise and assist on execution and administration of a variety of contracts for the services necessary to conduct DARPA programs and projects.  DARPA is a dynamic and fast-paced environment, the position requires a high level of customer responsiveness, adaptability and flexibility.  Assist the agency in cradle to grave contract administration for services and supplies including the organization, management and administration of service contracts, task orders, delivery orders and other contractual documents.  Assist the agency throughout the acquisition life cycle, to include acquisition plans, market research, the development of request for proposals/quotes, source selection plans, quality assurance surveillance plans, award documentation and drafting of contracts and modifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with program managers and technical subject matter experts analyzing requirements documents and developing performance work statements.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing, preparing and presenting terms and conditions in requirements related to the award of service contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing proposed prices or costs, including such aspects as evaluating technical and audit reports, forecasting price trends and evaluating economic factors. Evaluating methods of allocating cost through various types of overhead and general and administrative expense.
  • Demonstrated ability negotiating, awarding, and administering competitive and sole source contracts for services and the analysis of procurement policies and procedures related to services contracts.
  • Specific experience with Knowledge-Based services requirements for systems engineering and technical assistance support services, professional services, and engineering management services. Facilities, Security and IT services experience is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in services source selection and administration.
  • Demonstrated experience with Federal Business Opportunities, General Services Administration (GSA) eBuy, GSA Federal Supply Schedules, and Government-Wide Acquisitions Contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience in assisting Government Contracting Officers in the development of Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations, Source Selection Plans and Acquisition Plans.
  • Demonstrated ability in drafting documents in support of the Government Contracting Officer to complete their price and cost analysis to include performing detailed analysis of all elements of cost in proposals.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree; in any of the following preferred fields:  accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and management.

Specialized experience: Minimum of one year of specialized experience as defined below.


Other Requirements:  Secret Clearance, Training or Experience with Procurement Desktop Defense 2.

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