USAID Job Opening
TITLE: Regional (Field) Coordinator
ISSUANCE DATE: May 25, 2001
SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC)
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Humanitarian Response (BHR), 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 Kirk Dohne (202) 661-9369 or Jesse C. Freese (202) 661-9366, or Fax at (240) 465-0244 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Applicants should retain copies of all enclosures that accompany their proposals.
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: M/OP-01-996
OFDA Operations Division / Field Support Unit
The Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, within the Bureau for Humanitarian Response (BHR/OFDA) is charged with the responsibility for coordinating the U.S. Government's international disaster preparedness, relief and rehabilitation programs. The functions of BHR/OFDA are outlined in USAID handbook 17, Chapter 8. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Regional (Field) Coordinator within BHR/OFDA's Operations Support Division (OPS)/Field Support Unit (FSU).
Duties and Responsibilities
- working with the Field Support Team Leader to identify areas in which other government agencies could provide technical assistance for the USG response;
- preparing/ facilitating clearance of appropriate guidance to field posts regarding OFDA field procedures and public donation issues; and
- assuring the timely coordination of response actions agreed to by BHR/OFDA's Senior Management Team (SMT) by supporting response team deployment efforts both in Washington and during initial set-up in the field.
- Improve BHR/OFDA's internal capacity to meet demands related to rapid-onset disaster events; and
- Mitigate the potential impacts of future disasters, and reduce disaster vulnerability.
Coordinates the efforts of OFDA with other USG agencies to develop and maintain a program of disaster preparedness, mitigation and prevention activities. These programs will seek to build the capacity of local partners to manage disasters effectively at the local and regional level, and to reduce the impacts of future disasters on vulnerable populations.
In coordination with technical specialists from BHR/OFDA's TAG, coordinates technical inputs from other USG agencies and/or the U.S. private sector for disaster mitigation and relief activities in disaster stricken countries. Maximizes windows of opportunity that may exist following disaster events to implement programs that may have long-term disaster mitigation benefits for vulnerable populations.
Facilitates the review and negotiation of grants for public donations management. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of requests in the New Management System (NMS) for transmittal to the USAID contracts office for action. Works with grantees to ensure compliance. Reviews/facilitates changes to grant agreements, as appropriate.
Participates on BHR/OFDA Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), which are designed to respond on short-notice to rapid onset disasters around the world. Serves on Disaster Assessment teams, as assigned by the Assistant Director for Disaster Response and Mitigation and the SMT, and recommends emergency relief initiatives for BHR/OFDA/Washington consideration.
Serves on BHR/OFDA Response Management Teams (RMT) in the BHR/OFDA Operations Center, as necessary, in support of OFDA field deployments.
Facilitates the preparation and coordination of information concerning disaster mitigation and response activities that are undertaken by BHR/OFDA, seeking to maximize information exchange between USG agencies during disaster response.
Serves as the BHR/OFDA Duty Officer on a rotating basis after normal duty hours, weekend and holidays. In this capacity, receives telephone calls and notification of cable traffic received by the State Department Operations Center dealing with emergency situations. Takes appropriate action, as necessary.
- Ensuring that BHR/OFDA programs, policies and strategies relating to other USG agencies benefit from the input of all OFDA divisions; and
- Cross training with other FSU staff to ensure coverage of unit responsibilities when other staff are involved in response activities or otherwise out of the office.
Providing substantial input as part of regularly scheduled evaluations for all team members assigned to the FSU; coordinating this input with the Field Support Unit Branch Chief.
- Coordinating the work of staff members detailed from other USG agencies, including staff seconded to BHR/OFDA through the U.S. Forest Service DASP;
BASIS 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 Qualifications and Selective Factors:
Quality Ranking Factors:
WHERE TO APPLY:
Via mail: GlobalCorps, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20004
Via facsimile: 240-465-0244
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER VACANCIES OR FOR INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THIS VACANCY, CALL (202) 661-9369 or (202) 661-9366
PLEASE READ ATTACHED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
ALL QUALIFIED 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.
A Voluntary 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.
I. How To Apply
A. Submit a resume, OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, or any other written format you choose (SF-171, Application for Federal Employment, is also acceptable). 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 quarter hours.
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 current supervisor)
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 (current only).
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 unless requested.
A. A separate application must be submitted for each announcement.
B. Applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date of the announcement and received no later than 3 workdays after the closing date.
C. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:1. BENEFITS
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
01-09 Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S. Citizens for Support of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Initiatives
01-07 Clarification of the Extension/Renewal Policy Regarding Personal Service Contracts (PSCs)
00-08S Revision of Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S. Citizens
00-08 Revision of Competitive Process - Personal Service Contracts ("PSCs") with U.S. Citizens
00-05 Personal Service Contracts (PSCs) Annual Health Insurance Costs
00-03 2000 FICA and Medicare Tax Rates for Personal Services Contracts (PSCs)
99-7 Contractual 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
98-23 Guidance Regarding Classified Contract Security and Contractor Personnel Security Requirements
98-16 Annual Salary Increase for USPSCs
98-14 Change in Required Application Form for USPSCs
98-12 Advertisement 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 Contracts
97-17 PSCs with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Aliens Recruited from the U.S.
97-16 Class 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 or Less
97-3 New USAID Contractor Employee Physical Examination
96-23 Unauthorized 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)
93-17 Financial 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.
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