PSC Contracts Specialist, Mid-Level
About the organization
Macfadden, a PAE Company is seeking a PSC Contracts Specialist to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in Washington, DC. The PSC Contracts Specialist provides support to USAID offices in the procurement of humanitarian response personnel worldwide. The personal services contract (PSC) hiring mechanism allows OFDA to establish contracts with disaster response subject-matter experts in a fast and flexible manner. The Contracts Specialists on the PSC Team focus on the contracting part of the procurement workflow. Contracts Specialists will interface extensively with the government, current contractors, and selectees for contract award. The Contracts Specialist must also be comfortable with employee in-take procedures, as there is a human resources element to their scope of work. The Specialist will be facilitating negotiations of salaries and benefits, start dates, relocation, etc.
Producing and drafting of all contract documents, including budgets, awards, modifications, and
memorandums necessary to execute contract actions as assigned.
Ensuring that all contract and contract documents are error-free and accurate.
Monitoring actions and deadlines, and ensuring all assigned tasks are completed in a timely
manner by coordinating assigned actions well in advance of deadlines.
Producing and routing all contract actions through the Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS) to the Contracting Officer.
Serving as the primary POC for OFDA, the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA), and the PSC on all aspects of contracts and contract modifications for assigned actions.
Liaising with various offices, including the OAA Contracting Officers as required.
Responding to OFDA and OAA inquiries on PSC contract status, progress and issues.
Providing ad hoc and regular reports to OAA and/or OFDA, as required.
Ensuring assigned PSC contracts are in compliance with USAID, USG and OFDA regulations, laws, standards, procedures.
Maintaining electronic and hard copy files and systems in compliance with USG, Agency and office standards.
Proposing ways in which PSC contracts can be improved and/or processes can be streamlined, and participating in trainings and other opportunities as relevant to the position and role.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS:
-Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of
employment. One of the requirements for a US Government Secret clearance is US citizenship.
Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher level security clearance or who are
eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.
-Minimum 8 years of relevant experience
-Government contracting experience, 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:
-Communications. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Must communicate with
clients, team members, and other stakeholders in the contracting process.
Technology. Superior computer skills and the willingness/ability to learn new software and
databases management tools quickly. (Microsoft Office in a network environment, Google Suite,
-Organization. Process-oriented, efficient, and highly organized with high attention to detail.
-Ability to balance priorities and manage multiple work streams.
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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