United States of America: PSC Recruiting Contracts Specialist

By Macfadden Organization: Macfadden
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 11 Nov 2018


Applicants must provide a cover letter explaining why they want to work with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance as a PSC Recruiting Contracts Coordinator/Specialist to be considered for the position

Key Internal Interfaces:

OFDA Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team, PSC Contracts and Recruitment Teams

Key External Interfaces:

All OFDA Staff, External candidates

Macfadden is seeking Personal Services Contracts (PSC) Recruiting Contracts Specialists to support the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). The PSC Recruiting Contracts Specialist is a procurement position and will provide support to the PSC Recruiting Team. The PSC Recruiting Team, in accordance with US Government procurement regulations, prepares and posts PSC job solicitations, receives job applications, and assists USAID/OFDA throughout the pre-award contracts process to evaluate, interview and select candidates to be contracted by USAID/OFDA under the PSC hiring mechanism.

The PSC Recruiting Contracts Specialist position is a unique opportunity for candidates seeking a career in procurement and contracting. The PSC Recruiting Contracts Specialist reports to the PSC Recruiting Team Lead and/or the PSC Recruiting Deputy Team Lead, and assists with many tasks across the team (see specific job duties, below).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the producing and drafting of all PSC recruiting documents.
  • Understand and facilitate the PSC recruitment 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 general public.
  • Facilitate the technical evaluation process; check references and academic credentials. Responsible for administrative tasks including maintaining files, answering contract questions for candidates, reporting on ongoing recruitments and other administrative support as needed.
  • Ensures that all recruiting documents are error-free and accurate.
  • Monitors upcoming PSC recruiting process actions and deadlines, and ensures all assigned recruitments/tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensures assigned PSC recruitments are in compliance with USAID, USG and DCHA regulations, laws, standards, procedures.
  • Maintains electronic and hard copy files and systems in compliance with USG, Agency and office standards.
  • Schedule and confirm meeting spaces, conference calls, etc. Take accurate and comprehensive meeting notes.
  • Maintain individual and team calendars.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The PSC Recruiting Contracts Specialist must also be willing and able to work outside of regular office hours when needed.


  • At least 5 to 6 years of relevant work experience, with a strong desire to work in US Government procurement and contracting. Internships count towards experience.
  • Experience working with USAID or other US Government agencies in procurement and contracting, ideally with Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) preferred.
  • BA/BS required


  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) in English.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) email, and internet applications.
  • Familiar with US Government procurement and contracting processes.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Can multitask, balancing priorities and communicating with clients.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to interact with a wide range of colleagues throughout the organization, including the most senior levels of USAID/OFDA.
  • Highly organized, efficient, and reliable.
  • Produces high-quality, accurate work with extreme attention to detail and minimal errors.
  • Able to maintain focus in a fast-paced environment, maintaining a calm, friendly, helpful, and mature attitude while under pressure, flexibility to shift priorities when needed, and multitask.
  • Customer service-oriented; builds strong relationships.
  • Possesses effective facilitation skills for guiding evaluation committee meetings.
  • Self-directed and proactive; finds ways to be helpful even when not asked.
  • Critical thinker with a strong ability to problem-solve.
  • Eager to grow and learn while playing a vital role supporting USAID/OFDA’s mission to provide life-saving assistance around the world.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

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