Program Operations Specialist - Operations Division
SOLICITATION NO: M/OP-02-519
ISSUANCE DATE: January 30, 2002
CLOSING DATE: February 12, 2002 – 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Program Operations
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.
Questions may be
directed to Heather Cameron (202) 661-9369 or Jesse C. Freese (202) 661-9366,
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-02-519
2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 30,
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 12, 2002 –
11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
4. POSITION TITLE: Program Operations
Specialist – Operations Division
5. MARKET VALUE: $46,469 - $60,405.
6. INITIAL PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: March 18, 2002- March 17, 2004
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC
8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR
Operations Specialist – Operations Division
Program Operations Specialist works in the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster
Assistance (OFDA) and is responsible for preparing programmatic and other
formal documentation supporting preparedness for international response to
disasters worldwide. The incumbent
reports to the Operations Division Director.
of Duties and Responsibilities:
and analyze program data and information on particular response and readiness
issues and prepares reports summarizing this information.
action assignments and tracks follow-up to assure effective, timely, and
appropriate completion of these actions and program responses.
the Division Director in drafting guidance for use of OFDA program funds
budgeted for the Operations Division and set up commitments and obligations in
OFDA’s financial management system.
Prepare and produce budget tracking reports for the Division Director to
use in managing OFDA program funds for operational response.
in the preparation of memoranda and briefing papers and assists in any
follow-up actions regarding ongoing and current emergency response
programs. Draft routine replies and
participates in making recommendations to resolve issues, as appropriate.
all projects and activities that result from or may result in congressional
interest. In this respect, track
congressional correspondence relating to OFDA operational response functions. Prepare and analyze replies for the Division
Direct to assure consistency with published program results or previous
statements concerning the same topics.
Must have the ability to realize and be sensitive to the interests and
desires of various special interest groups including PVOs, commercial, private
business concerns, educational institutions and the like.
internal program “taskers” that are of particular interest to the Operations
regular meetings, as necessary, to participate in discussions related to
operational responses. Serve, when
requested, as note-taker and produce a written meeting summary ensuring
consistency with program policy.
special program funded projects at the request and direction of the Division
as Duty Officer on a rotational basis.
other duties as assigned including but not limited to participation as an
active member of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and/or a Response
Management Team, when required.
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.
Requirements and Selective Factors: (Determines basic eligibility for the position.
Candidates not meeting all of the basic qualifications and selective factors
are considered NOT qualified for the position.
- Bachelor’s degree with
two years relevant work experience pertinent to the specialized field
(such as but not limited to, international relations, political science, and/or
- Six years relevant work
experience pertinent to the specialized field with a minimum of two years
experience supporting disaster related response planning and preparedness
- Knowledge of disaster
relief, planning, and preparedness fields
- Ability to obtain a
USAID security clearance
Ranking Factors: (Determines the ranking of qualified candidates in comparison
to other candidates) The factors are listed in the order of importance from the
highest to the least.
relevant work experience and/or education in excess of the amount listed above.
- Knowledge of USAID and
OFDA infrastructure, culture, management objectives. Demonstrated sensitivity to the
technical and political issues sufficient to inform and advise the
- Knowledge of USAID
financial and information management systems or systems of a similar
nature and developing, implementing, and managing budgets.
- Knowledge of and
experience in dealing with foreign governments, other USG agencies
including the State Department, Department of Defense, USAID Regional
Missions, as well as other US organizations and international
organizations involved in humanitarian response.
- Excellent writing and
communication skills as demonstrated through the preparation and
coordination of travel, country clearance cables, travel authorizations,
tickets, and travel vouchers in a USG environment.
- Additional relevant
work experience and/or education in excess of the amount listed above
WHERE TO APPLY:
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)
661-9369 or (202) 661-9366
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 an
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.
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 solicitation.
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
98-3 Class Deviation
to 31.205-6(g)(3), Foreign National Severance Pay Under Professional Services
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.