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 Specialist to support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA).
An active U.S. secret security clearance or above is required to qualify for this position.
Responsible for administrative tasks related to PSC awards from maintaining files, responding in an informed and timely fashion to contractual questions and request for assistance. This includes demonstrating an appropriate sense of urgency when responding to internal and external customer requests.
Support PSC negotiation, award and contract administration activities.
Draft all contract documents, including budgets and memos necessary to execute contracts and contract modifications for assigned actions. Ensure that all reports are accurate, complete, and timely.
Ensure assigned PSC contracts are in compliance with USAID, US Government, and other regulations, laws, standards, procedures.
Maintain electronic and hard copy files and systems in compliance with US Government and USAID standards.
Monitor and track upcoming contractual actions and deadlines. Responsible for assuring that all information regarding the status of assigned procurement actions are in the Global Acquisition & Assistance System (GLAAS) databases and/or current systems as applicable for completion of work tasks and as per agency regulatory requirements
Full list on application
Education: Bachelor’s or Master's Degree
Experience:6+ years of work experience with a Master's or 8+ years with a Bachelor's – with 3 years of directly relevant experience; Government contracting experience (FAR and AIDAR), including demonstrated understanding of and experience with applicable laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing contracting operations.
Skills: Successful candidates must be reliable, highly organized, motivated, and able to excel in a deadline-oriented work environment. S/he will have:
Experience with basic Human Resources personnel intake processes
Customer service outlook and approach
Ability to complete tasks independently and in a timely manner
Professional level skills in both oral and written communication.
Excellent attention to detail.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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