Jul 16, 2017

United States of America: PSC Contract Specialist

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Macfadden
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, information technology solutions, financial management systems support and knowledge management and communications.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. We offer a broad range of technical capabilities to solve complex program requirements ranging from international program management and training, grants administration, geospatial information systems, information technology operations, financial systems, and helpdesk support.

With more than 200 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD with multiple client site operations in the greater Washington, DC region and Tidewater, VA area.

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 timely.
  • 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 USAID standards.
  • 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.

Education:

  • 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.

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

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.


How to apply:

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