PSC Recruiting & Contracts Portfolio Lead


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.


Serve as Acting Deputy Manager, as needed.
Assist Deputy Manager with onboarding and training of new staff.
Assist Deputy Manager with reviewing recruiting/contract actions and documents for accuracy and completeness.
Supervise one to two recruiting and contracts teams that are responsible for all recruitment and contract actions for at least 1-2 BHA offices/divisions.
Responsible for oversight and management of the assigned portfolio teams producing and drafting of all recruiting and contracting documents, including solicitations, selection memos and contract documents.
Understand government regulations and facilitate the USPSC recruitment and contracts process for a portfolio of USPSC recruitments, including serving as a primary point of contact and managing communication with current and potential applicants, agency staff, and the public.
Provide administrative support from preparing and posting job solicitations, to collecting application materials, facilitating the technical evaluation process, and checking references/academic credentials. Responsible for administrative tasks related to PSC recruiting and contracting including maintaining files, answering contract questions for candidates, and reporting on ongoing recruitments and contract processes.
Performs quality control checks and ensures that all recruiting and contract documents are error-free and accurate.
Responds to BHA and OAA inquiries on PSC recruitment status, progress, and issues.


Education: Master’s Degree with 8 years of experience; BA/BS with 15 years of relevant experience; less than BA/BS, 20 years of relevant experience.

Required Experience: At least 8 years or more of US government procurement and/or contracting experience (FAR, ADS and AIDAR), including demonstrated understanding of and experience with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and procedures governing contracting operations
Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance.
Experience supervising direct reports or working as a recruiter or contracts specialist for at least 2 years

Preferred Experience: Experience working with USAID procurement and contracting, ideally with Personal Services Contracts (PSCs)

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