United States of America: USPSC Operations Support Team Rover

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Sep 2016

Position Title: Operations Support Team Rover

Solicitation Number: SOL-OFDA-16-000073

Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $92,145 – $119,794

Issuance Date: August 26, 2016

Closing Date: September 16, 2016

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as an Operations Support Team (OST) Rover under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: Where you heard about this job (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE ABOUT THE DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM/SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Reed

Contracting Officer

INTRODUCTION

The Rover will be part Operations Support Team (OST) and will assist the team in meeting its objectives of maintaining operational readiness, meeting interim staffing requirements, and providing support to other parts of the team, division, and office. This multi-faceted and flexible position will handle a multitude of emerging requirements, including providing support to other OST operations and units, serving as a Deputy Manager for Operations (DMO) for RMTs requiring support, rotating throughout the team, the Operations Division, and into other parts of the office to provide relevant technical support, if necessary.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of an OST Rover in order to meet its objectives of maintaining operational readiness, meeting interim staffing requirements, and providing support to other parts of the team, division, and office.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Work in several of the areas of OST technical capacity, as well as inter-divisional and intra-divisional issues, as assigned and requested by the OST Team Leader or his/her designate.

· Take initiative on special projects related to work throughout the OST.

· Rotate through the OST to support the various units, including the Logistics, Operations Center Manager, Response Readiness Unit, Safety and Security Unit, and Urban Search and Rescue Unit.

· Support OST initiatives through contingency planning, operational planning, and other mechanisms.

· Back-fill and support for other OFDA staff deploying on a response.

· Complete COR/AOR certification and serve in the COR/AOR role or alternate role for OST grants, contracts, and cooperative or interagency agreements.

· Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, provide services and

support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied

but may include serving as the DMO and may include longer- term coverage.

· Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months; and

· As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

  • The USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, disaster management, contingency planning, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief operations and humanitarian assistance, or a related field.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, disaster management, contingency planning, political science, or a related field) and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief operations and humanitarian assistance, or a related field.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

· Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

· Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

· USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

· Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) submitted.

· Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

· Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

· Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

· Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (QRFs)

(Used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. The factors are listed in priority order from highest to least.)

QRF #1 Demonstrated knowledge of the humanitarian assistance community, culture, and objectives, in particular the UN humanitarian community; and sensitivity to the associated technical and political issues. Demonstrated experience operating effectively in this community, both in the field and at headquarters level; experience representing organizations and communicating effectively within this community at international forums.

QRF #2 Knowledge of operational sectors including urban search and rescue, security, logistics, civil-military, and administrative requirements within the international humanitarian context. Experience effectively communicating procedures, priorities, and processes to other stakeholders with less technical knowledge and also representing organizational equities discussions in high-level discussions or fora.

QRF#3 Experience serving in a coordinating and managing operational role, such as a Deputy Manager for Operations or Operations Coordinator, or equivalent, in the headquarters and/or field context. Knowledge of how to balance multiple tasks and priorities within the operational section, and planning for or anticipating contingency requirements.

QRF #4 Experience leading a team in operational and challenging humanitarian or rescue contexts. Demonstrated ability to effectively transform operational experience into policy, training, guidance, agreements, or best practices.

QRF #5 Familiarity with governmental (local, state, federal) contracting processes and regulations, and how to operate effectively therein.

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated based on scoring of the QRF responses. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each of the QRFs in a separate document describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, and/or education they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Quality Ranking Factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, and/or training.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

The Applicant Rating System is as Follows:

QRFs have been assigned the following points:

QRF #1 – 15 points

QRF #2 – 15 points

QRF #3 – 10 points

QRF #4 – 5 points

QRF #5 – 5 points

Interview Performance – 30 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – 20 points

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: Where you heard about this job (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

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