The Task Lead manages and oversees the PSC Contract and PSC Recruitment Teams in support of USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). The Task Lead is highly organized, motivated, detail-oriented, and able to excel in a deadline-driven work environment. The Task Lead must be able to work closely with a variety of personality types, and possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills. The Task Lead is a strong team leader, as well as a team player, and is able to prioritize and assist as needed to ensure the responsiveness of the team. The Task Lead demonstrates leadership skills, has a strong sense of responsibility, and is able to complete tasks with minimal guidance.
The duties and responsibilities of the Task Lead include:
Serve as primary point of contact for OTI on all contract and recruitment issues;
Serve as the primary point of contact for client relations/team meetings with the client;
Supervise staff on contract and recruitment teams, in conjunction with XL Project Manager;
Monitor workflow for each team, and manage and distribute workload;
Assist each team with the execution of main duties and responsibilities;
Serve as link/liaison between Recruitment and Contracts teams, as well as with OTI;
Review quality of outgoing contracts, budgets, modifications, solicitations, selection memos, and other contract- and recruitment-related documents; ensure documents are error-free;
Assist in the development of contract- and recruitment-related documents, presentations, and other written reports;
Track status and progress of PSC recruitments and contracts;
Provide status updates and customer service to all clients;
Address priority issues and provide crisis management as needed;
Understand various roles and parties for contacts on complex questions/issues; follow through complex issues to ensure resolution;
Responsible for training new contracts and recruitment staff;
Mentor contract and recruitment teams on client business processes, policy interpretation and application, and workload management;
Provide expert interpretation of and recommendations on policies and USG regulations;
Liaise with USAID/OAA Contracting Officers to ensure good working relationships and that needs and expectations are met;
Work regularly with OFDA Contracts and Recruitment Team Leads on policy interpretation, best practices;
Anticipate client and PSC needs, and advise on recommendations;
Research and recommend systems and work process innovation/improvement;
On larger issues, involve XL Project Manager or OTI as appropriate;
Provide feedback to XL Project Manager on staff growth and professional development;
Track training and professional development of staff;
Help manage office suite, including assisting with administrative support as needed;
Other duties as assigned.
Candidates must be able to excel in a fast-changing, customer-driven, deadline-oriented work environment. The following general items are required to be eligible for consideration, individuals without these requirements will not be considered:
U.S. citizenship (due to security clearance requirements);
Ability to obtain an Interim and Final DoD SECRET security clearance;
Minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience in project administration or government contracting (FAR/AIDAR), including at least one (1) year of supervisory experience;
OUTSTANDING customer service, interpersonal, and supervision skills;
Experience with basic Human Resources personnel intake processes;
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to new tasks or tasks that change frequently;
Excellent language skills (written and oral) in English;
Superior computer skills (MS Office Suite in a network environment - a skills test may be required); and
International experience preferred.
To apply, please submit a resume with complete, current contact information, current email address, 3 professional references, and a signed cover letter explaining how your training and experiences have prepared you for the position. Also, include the following sentence in your cover letter:
"By submitting this application, I agree to allow XL Associates, Inc. to verify all information included in the application package, including academic credential verification."
Application documents may be faxed to 202-315-3803; or e-mailed to RecruitingUSAID(at)xla.com. Application documents will be reviewed as they come in.
This is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is $80k-$90k per year depending on experience. The expected start date for the position is immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained. Only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. Please note that interviewing and relocation costs, if any, will not be reimbursed.
No phone calls, please.