PSC Contract Specialist

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 PSC Contract Specialist to support USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) in Washington, DC. The PSC Contract Specialist 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. As part of the human resources team, the PSC Contract Specialists are responsible for the preparation and support of actions and documents necessary to execute personal services contracts (PSC), a flexible staffing mechanism used by USAID/OTI to implement its rapid response strategy.


Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of relevantwork experience; or
Less than BS/BA with 5 years of relevant experience
MS/MA/MB with 3 years of relevant experience
JD/ABD with 2.5 years of relevant experience
Ph.D. with 2 years of relevant experience
Bachelor’s degree in government contracting and acquisition, business, international affairs, or other related discipline (equivalent work experience may be considered).

Skills: Qualified candidates must be reliable, highly organized, and motivated. Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high degree of attention to detail. Candidates must have the ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment as well as independently. The candidate should have experience with basic Human Resources personnel intake processes with a customer service outlook and approach.

The selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored clearance.

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