Contracts Assistant

Macfadden, Now Part of PAE

About the organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.


Macfadden, now part of PAE, is seeking a Contracts Assistant to support USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) in Washington, DC. This position supports a fast-paced, dynamic office. The Contracts Assistant provides support to USAID offices in the contracting of political transition and stabilization response personnel worldwide. This position plays a pivotal role supporting USAID offices in fast-paced, dynamic environments and is critical to the successful implementation of USAID/OTI’s programs and fulfillment of USAID/OTI’s mandate. The Contracts Assistant will focus on providing direct support to the Contracts team; working closely with the team in order to complete administrative related tasks.


BA/BS degree with 1-2 plus years of related work experience is preferred but not required. Minimum requirements are:

Bachelor’s degree with 1-4 plus years of work experience; or
Less than BS/BA with 1-5 plus years of relevant experience
MS/MA/MB with 1-3 plus years of relevant experience
JD/ABD with 1-2.5 plus years of relevant experience
Ph.D. with 1-2 plus years of relevant experience
(Internships count towards experience)

Skills and Abilities:

Qualified candidates must demonstrate strong customer service skills including taking initiative to address issues and anticipate needs.
Candidates must be flexible and adaptable while maintaining excellent organizational and administrative skills in a high-energy, dynamic work environment.
Candidates should have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented team player who takes initiative to develop and implement efficient and effective administrative support systems.
The candidate should have superior computer skills and applied knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 Office Suite as well as email and internet applications. G-Mail and Google Drive/ Documents experience is welcome.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

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