R&D Acquisition Specialist

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph
Job Description:


Parsons is sourcing candidates for a project within the Department of Defense to provide a R&D Acquisition Specialist. The R&D Acquisition Specialist is expected to provide SETA support program planning, budget building, and financial execution of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding.

  • Contractor shall utilize their understanding of Financial Management Regulations, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DoD Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR), and internal NGA policies and procedures to execute RDT&E and O&M funding for Research.
  • Contractor adheres to appropriation guidance and severability policy concerning the execution of funding on Federal Assistance Agreements (Grants and Cooperative Agreements), various contract types, OTs, and other types of vehicles utilized by Research organizations.
  • Contractor shall provide financial execution support functions to ensure timely commitment, obligation, and expenditures of funds through internal and external vehicles.
  • Contractor shall create, edit, and review Military Intergovernmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs) and Air Force Form-9 (AF-9s) (NGA Purchase Requests (PRs)) for the execution of funding. UNCLASSIFIED Page 15 of 39 UNCLASSIFIED
  • Contractor shall assist Research in the development of accompanying MIPR/AF-9 documentation including but not limited to Determination and Findings (D&Fs), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), and SOWs, SOOs, or PWSs.
  • Contractor shall assist Research in the development of Interagency Agreement (IAA) - Agreement Between Federal Agencies on FMS Forms 7600 As and Bs, as well as conversion of Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) and IAAs to FMS Forms 7600 As/Bs in accordance with the Department of Defense Instructions (DODI) 4000.19 and NGA policies and procedures.
  • Contractor shall assist government staff in the coordination with external government agencies for the execution of funding through advanced communication on timelines and acceptability of funding by type, year, and severability; follow-up on DD448 and DD448-2 receipt; and follow-up on documentation for the obligation of funding.

  • Understanding and experience in pre- Award activities including the development of Acquisition documentation (Special Notices, RFIs, RFPs, BAA solicitations, market research, IGCEs, SoWs, SOOs, PWSs).
  • Experience in source selection/scientific review evaluation process for R&D
  • Required: BA/BS or equivalent military experience with minimum of 5 years experience in DoD R&D Acquisition.

  • BA/BS in Financial, Policy, or Technical Field.
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.
The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.