PSC Contracts Specialist, Mid-Level
About the organization
Macfadden, a PAE Company, is seeking a PSC Contracts Specialist to support USAID's Office of Food for Peace. The PSC Contracts Specialist will be responsible for assisting OAA in the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, termination, close-out and post award administration of USAID/Office of Food For Peace (FFP) PSC contracts. The Contract Specialist will prepare contract files and required electronic documents. Research, analyze and review all applicable policies, guidance and regulations to support the client’s Contracting Officer decision-making. This position performs necessary research and prepares all documentation for the termination of contracts for convenience of the U.S. Government or default by the contractor.
-Responsible for administrative tasks related to USPSC awards from maintaining files to
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 USPSC solicitation, 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
-Ensure assigned USPSC contracts are in compliance with USAID, U.S. Government, and other
regulations, laws, standards, procedures.
-Maintain electronic and hard copy files and systems in compliance with U.S. Government and
-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.
-BA/BS with 8 years of relevant experience; or
-MS/MA/MB with 6 years of relevant experience; or
-JD/ABD with 10 years of relevant experience; or
-Less than a BA/BS with 10 years of relevant experience.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in Government contracting, including demonstrated understanding of applicable laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing contracting operations (e.g. FAR, AIDAR, DFARS, DOSAR).
Skills: Outstanding customer service, interpersonal, and supervision skills; Reliable, highly organized, and motivated; Must excel in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment while maintaining focus and balance priorities; Excellent attention to detail; Superior oral and written communication skills Superior computer skills (MS Office Suite in a network environment) including the ability to learn new software and databases quickly.
Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your 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.
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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