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 is seeking a Personal Services Contracts (PSC) Coordinator supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The PSC Coordinator will be providing support to the PSC Contracts Team. The USAID/OFDA PSC Contracts Team provides support in the negotiation, award, and administration of US Personal Services Contractors (USPSCs) in accordance with Federal and Agency acquisition and assistance rules, regulations, policies and procedures to effectively maintain OFDA’s long term workforces and surge capacities. The PSC Coordinator reports directly to the PSC Contracts Team Lead and Deputy Team Lead, or their designees, and assists with a variety of tasks across the team’s portfolio (see specific key responsibilities, below).
Providing administrative support to PSC Contracts Team.
Assisting new Personal Services Contractors with onboarding.
Distributing copies of the fully executed contract documents.
Developing a general understanding of applicable agency rules/regulations, applicable forms and documentation.
Maintaining relationships within the client organization.
Communicating with senior clients, OFDA staff, and PSC candidates
Monitoring email traffic and maintaining a high level of responsiveness.
Proofreading documents and minimizing basic errors.
Additional duties can be found on full online application.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Minimum one (1) year of related experience; specific experience working within government or USAID is a plus, but not a requirement.
Successful candidates must be reliable, highly organized, motivated, and able to excel in a deadline-oriented work environment. S/he will exemplify the following skills:
Communications. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Must communicate with clients, team members, and other stakeholders in the contracting process.
Technology. Computer proficiency is required, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite in a network environment (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), G Suite (Docs, Sheets) as well as email and internet-based applications. Basic understanding of database applications/concepts is a plus.
Professionalism. Responsive, calm, friendly, and customer service-oriented with the ability to build relationships.
Organization. Process-oriented, efficient, and highly organized with attention to detail. Must be able to balance priorities and manage multiple work streams.
Reliability. The ability to maintain focus, complete tasks independently as assigned, and execute recurring tasks (maintain trackers, distributions, etc.) with minimal prompting.
Growth. Demonstrating eagerness to learn and grow.
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored clearance.
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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