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In USAID, a personal services contractor, or PSC, is an individual who enters into a contract that generally establishes an employer-employee relationship with the Agency. The individual appears, in many respects, to be a Government employee; however, USAID’s PSCs are legally not USG employees for the purpose of any law administered by the Office of Personnel Management.
The above provides a simplified definition for a PSC. For more specific concerns and questions, please refer to the specific PSC job announcement and/or the USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR), APPENDICES D AND J at the USAID website. Note: revisions to the AIDAR for PSCs have been made since the original publication, which can be found here. If you still have questions please contact the POC listed in the specific advertisement.
To find currently available USAID PSC opportunities, please go to FedBizOpps.gov, type “PSC” in the Keyword / Solicitation # field, and “Agency for International Development” in the Agency field. Then click "Search." See screenshots below.
1. Go to fbo.gov and click the Agencies tab
2. Click on "Agency for International Development"
3. In the Keyword/Solicitation field type "PSC" and press the Search button
Note: If you return to the site to search again, the previous information will be stored in your cache. Therefore, make sure to press the "Reload/Refresh" icon to receive updated results.
Last updated: January 29, 2013