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.
The PSC Recruiting Contracts Specialist will be responsible for assisting the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) throughout the pre-award contract process. The Specialist is responsible for a range of functions in the pre-award contract process including, but not limited to preparing and posting PSC job solicitations; receiving offers in response to posted solicitations; serving as the point of contact for all general external communication; and facilitating the processes for USAID/OFDA to evaluate, interview and select candidates under the PSC hiring mechanism. The Specialist will be assigned primary responsibilities based on demonstrated skills, experience, and workflow requirements, with opportunities for cross-training. A significant part of the job requires receiving, reviewing, responding to, organizing, and tracking a large number of emails and offers submitted on a daily basis by PSC applicants in response to published U.S. Federal Government solicitations. The Specialist must have the ability to quickly read, comprehend, and analyze numerous documents that are often lengthy and include technical terms and acronyms related to humanitarian and disaster assistance. The Specialist position requires outstanding writing and editing skills for drafting, finalizing, publishing, and documenting a high volume of written products as part of the PSC pre-award contract process.
Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
Experience: 8 years’ relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years’ work experience with a Master’s degree, including internships. Candidates should demonstrate a strong desire to work in U.S. Government procurement and contracting. Experience working with USAID or other U.S. Government agencies in procurement and contracting, ideally with Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) is preferred.
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security 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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