The PSC Recruiter 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 PSC Recruiter 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 PSC Recruiter 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 PSC Recruiter 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 PSC Recruiter 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. The role requires extreme attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and a highly professional, customer service-oriented approach to manage multiple tasks at the same time. The PSC Recruiter reports directly to the PSC Recruiting Team Lead and/or the PSC Recruiting Deputy Team Lead.
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.
Skills: Outstanding customer service, interpersonal and communication skills; Reliable, highly organized, and efficient; Motivated, self-directed and proactive; Must excel in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment while maintaining a calm, friendly, helpful and mature attitude while under pressure, flexibility to balance priorities and multitask; Ability to complete tasks independently in a timely manner; Extreme attention to detail; Exceptional written communication skills; Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) email, and internet applications; Ability to learn quickly; Superior critical thinking skills; Demonstrated professional experience, skills, and ability to interact with a wide range of colleagues throughout the organization, including the most senior levels of USAID/OFDA; Familiarity with U.S. Government procurement and contracting processes; Eager to learn and grow.
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