SOLICITATION NO: M/OP-03-061
ISSUANCE DATE: November 22, 2002
CLOSING DATE: December 6, 2002 – 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC)
The United States
Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA),
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking applications (Standard
Form 171 or Optional Form 612) from persons interested in providing the PSC
services described in the attached. Submissions shall be in accordance with the
attached information at the place and time specified.
Applicants are required to sign the certification at
the end of the OF-612 or SF-171.
Applications that are received without signature will not be considered
for the position.
Questions may be
directed to Ms. Heather Cameron 202-661-9369 or Fax at 240-465-0244 or via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should retain copies of all
enclosures that accompany their proposals.
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: M/OP-03-061
2. ISSUANCE DATE: November 22,
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: December 6, 2002 –
11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
4. POSITION TITLE: Military Liaison Officer
5. MARKET VALUE: $66,229 - $86,095
6. INITIAL PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: February 17, 2003 – February 16, 2005
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC
8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR
Military Liaison Officer (MLO) position(s) were established to more effectively
coordinate the respective activities of OS within OFDA's responsibilities for
Military Liaison, DART deployment requirements, and Chemical Biological
Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) disaster planning under Presidential Decision
Directive 39/62. The Military Liaison Unit serves as the principal point of
contact and coordination with DOD.
MLO will be assigned to Washington, D.C. However, travel is required to attend
DOD/USAID/OFDA conferences, exercises and other related activities, DART member
deployments and CBRN planning exercises as directed by AD/OS/OFDA. Candidate may be deployed
for up to two years with an American Military Unit.
specific duties of the MLO will include, but not be limited to the following:
- liaise with the DOD in
an effort to help the military coordinate with the humanitarian community
to achieve the best use of military assets by reducing redundant or
counter productive military activities;
- assist the military in
defining and reconciling its role with that of the other members of the
humanitarian relief community;
- seek out methods to
most effectively utilize DOD strengths;
- represent OFDA in
appropriate DOD training and planning exercises with subsequent reporting
to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and future
activities as a result of OFDA participation;
- represent OFDA in DOD
conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OS/AD. To strike
a balance with lower level exercises and their operational impact, they
will also place emphasis on participation in After Action Reviews (AARs),
humanitarian exercises sponsored at the CINC-level and at operational
level, and strategic planning exercises normally conducted through
Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers;
- support OFDA management
in defining a strategy for military coordination which will include guidelines
for determining OFDA participation in DOD operations when specific
requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and
- determine if OFDA
participation in DOD humanitarian activities is necessary and useful;
- provide OFDA briefing
and training to uniform military officers at various DOD educational
institutions (War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy Postgraduate
- coordinate with DOD and
DOS/PM to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures,
assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain of command, and
humanitarian-related activities and circulate status reports which
summarize DOD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved;
- deploy with DOD forces
in humanitarian emergencies;
- provide reports,
debriefs and evaluations of all planning, exercises and deployments to
AD/OS and appropriate OFDA staff;
- assist in the
identification of DRM deployment needs in designated "at risk"
countries where DARTs may occur and work with OS to determine appropriate
DART needs as a basis for contingency planning for personnel and
- be available for
deployment to the field as DART member team; and,
- other duties as
OF RATING: Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and selective factor(s)
will be further evaluated based on the quality ranking factors listed below.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to address each of the factors on a separate
sheet describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education,
and/or awards you have received that are relevant to each factor. Be sure to
include your name, social security number, and the announcement number at the
top of each additional page. Failure to address the selective and/or quality
ranking factors may result in your not receiving credit for all of your
pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.
BASIC QUALIFICATION AND SELECTIVE FACTORS:
(Determines basic eligibility for the
position. Candidates not meeting all of the basic qualifications and selection
factors are considered NOT qualified for the position)
degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field
(including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or
a related field), and four years of related work experience
degree and graduate degree with significant study in or pertinent to the
specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations,
political science, or a related field), and two years of related work
training and experience in the areas of planning for and responding to CBRN
and/or other related events, natural and technological disaster assessment and
response, and contingency planning and response to complex humanitarian
to obtain a USAID security clearance
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS:
(Determines the ranking of qualified candidates in
comparison to other applicants) The factors are listed in the order of
importance from the highest to the least.
Knowledge of and experience with civilian-military
planning for CBRN, CCO, and natural disaster emergencies at three levels;
Washington, D.C., the Combat Command level; and at the field level;
of the various types of CBRN and CCO incidents, natural disasters, events, and
accidents, as well as the potential impacts and consequences;
of disaster relief and humanitarian assistance concepts. Broad knowledge of the
political, economic, and cultural impacts of policy decisions on relief efforts
during civil conflict and natural disasters. Overseas experience is desirable
in order to be able to effectively conceptualize and develop realistic,
comprehensive, strategic, and operational planning documents;
ability to write clearly and prepare in depth reports which may include the
application of a variety of analytical techniques. Ability to prepare and
conduct oral presentations on a wide variety of topics, and the ability to
communicate effectively with relevant parties within and outside of DCHA/OFDA;
in the design, implementation and evaluation of internal and external training
plans and programs
Via mail: GlobalCorps, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC
Via facsimile: 240-465-0244
Via email: email@example.com
FOR INFORMATION ON
OTHER VACANCIES OR FOR INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THIS VACANCY, CALL (202)
ATTACHED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, COLOR, SEX, CREED,
NATIONAL ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING HANDICAP,
MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION,
OR OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR.
Background Survey can be obtained from the above listed contacts or on-line at
http://www.usaid.gov/about/employment/idi79-2.pdf . The information from this
survey is used to help insure that agency personnel practices meet the
requirements of Federal law. Your responses are voluntary and not required.
A. Submit a signed OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, or
SF-171, Application for Federal Employment. You include a resume as an annex to
either of these forms. You must include the following information regardless of
which application form/format you choose:
1) The announcement number, title and grade and/or pay band of the position for
which you are applying.
2) Personal Information
a) Full name, mailing address (including ZIP Code), home and work telephone
numbers (including area code)
b) Social security number AND country of citizenship
c) Veterans' preference.
d) Competitive status.
e) Highest Federal civilian grade held, including job series and dates held.
a) High school - name, city, state and ZIP Code (if known) and date you
received diploma or GED.
b) Colleges and universities - name, city, state and ZIP Code (if known),
major(s), type(s) of degree(s) received and date(s) received. If you did not
receive a degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or
4) Job-Related Work Experience (Paid and Nonpaid)
a) Job title (include series and grade if Federal) AND salary
b) Starting and ending dates (month and year) AND hours per week
c) Employer's name, address, and telephone number (including area code)
d) Supervisor's name and telephone number (indicate if we may contact your
e) Duties and accomplishments
5) Other Qualifications
a) Job-related training courses (title and year)
b) Job-related skills (i.e., other languages, computer hardware/software,
communications equipment, etc.) c) Job-related certificates and licenses
d) Job-related honors, awards and special accomplishments (i.e., publications,
Memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public
speaking, performance awards, etc.). Give dates but do not send documents
A. A separate application must be submitted for each announcement.
B. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that applications are mailed in time
to get them to the destination by the closing date of the announcement.
Applications received after the closing date and time will be considered late,
unless there is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the
Government installation prior to the time and date specified in the
C. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE
Employer's FICA Contribution
Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
Pay Comparability Adjustment
Eligibility for Worker's Compensation
Annual & Sick Leave
2. ALLOWANCES (if Applicable).
(A) Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120).
(B) Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130).
(C) Post Allowance (Section 220).
(D) Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230).
(E) Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260).
(F) Education Allowance (Section 270).
(G) Education Travel (Section 280).
(H) Post Differential (Chapter 500).
(I) Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600), and
(J) Danger Pay (Section 650).
3. CONTRACT INFORMATION BULLETINS (CIBs)
PERTAINING TO PSCs
Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S. Citizens for
Support of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Initiatives
of the Extension/Renewal Policy Regarding Personal Service Contracts (PSCs)
00-08S Revision of
Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S.
00-08 Revision of
Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S.
Service Contracts (PSCs) Annual Health Insurance Costs
00-03 2000 FICA and
Medicare Tax Rates for Personal Services Contracts (PSCs)
Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services
98-25 Defense Base
Act (DBA) Coverage and DBA Waiver List
98-24 Use of
Compensatory (Comp) Time by PSCs
Regarding Classified Contract Security and Contractor Personnel Security
98-16 Annual Salary
Increase for USPSCs
98-14 Change in
Required Application Form for USPSCs
of and Requirements for Evaluating Applications for PSCs
98-11 Determining a
Market Value for PSCs
Deviation to 31.205-6(g)(3), Foreign National Severance Pay Under Professional
97-17 PSCs with
U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Aliens Recruited from the U.S.
Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition for Personal
Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens Contracted locally with CCNs and TCNs
Subject to the Local Compensation Plan, and for Overseas Contracts of $250,000
97-3 New USAID
Contractor Employee Physical Examination
Provision in Personal Services Contract
96-19 U. S.
Personal Services Contract (USPSC) - Leave
94-9 Sunday Pay for
U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs)
Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services Contractor (PSC)
LIST OF REQUIRED
FORMS FOR PSCs
1. Standard Form 171 or Optional Form 612.
**2. Contractor Physical Examination (AID Form 1420-62).
**3. Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions (for National Security) (SF-86), or
**4. Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85).
**5. Finger Print Card (FD-258).
NOTE: Form 5 is available from the requirements office.
* Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas).
** The forms listed 2 through 5 shall only be completed upon the advice of the
Contracting Officer that an applicant is the successful candidate for the job.