From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@...
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 11:39 AM
Subject: OFDA Logistics Officer Position
OFDA currently has a need for ONE person for the position of Disaster
Logistics Officer in Washington DC. This is initially a 2-YEAR contract.
This position is at the GS-13 equivalent level ($60,890 to $79,155 annual).
The solicitation closes July 13, 2000.
If you are interested in this position and consider yourself suitable to
the tasks and qualifications of the position please contact XL Associates
by replying to this email or calling Kirk Dohne (extension 37) or Jesse
Freese (extension 27) at (301) 770-0632. The full solicitation can be seen
below. You can view the complete solicitation and get more information on
how to apply at http://www.globalcorps.com
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GlobalCorps Division Manager
A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
POSITION: Disaster Logistics Officer
ISSUANCE DATE: June 28, 2000
CLOSING DATE: July 13, 2000
1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: M/OP-00-562
2. ISSUANCE DATE: June 28, 2000
3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: July 13, 2000
4. POSITION TITLE: Disaster Logistics Officer
5. MARKET VALUE: $60,890 to $79,155 (GS-13 Equivalent) Per Year
6. INITIAL PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Approx. August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2002
7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC
8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
REQUIRED FOR POSITION):
Disaster Logistics Officer for the Operations Support Division
The position is located in the Operations Support Division of the Office
of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The Operations Support Division
manages and executes all phases of the direct delivery of humanitarian
assistance including the acquisition of commodities, transport and
logistics arrangements, the delivery of specialized emergency technical
support in communications, emergency management as well as specialties in
technological (nuclear , biological and chemical) humanitarian disaster
response, military liaison and environmental health. In addition, the
division maintains OFDA's four worldwide stockpiles and maintains
relationships with other governmental and non-governmental entities who are
capable of supporting OFDA's executions of its humanitarian interventions.
The incumbent plans, coordinates, manages, executes and reports on all
actions and functions required to support all OFDA emergency response
missions worldwide. Manages and coordinates actions by USAID, DOD and
commercial transport mangers to assure OFDA response objectives are
efficiently supported. Monitors progress to meet logistical needs;
evaluates plans for feasibility, effectiveness, efficiency and economy;
develops alternative methods to achieve goals in a wide variety of work
operations. The Logistics Officer has direct supervisory responsibility for
two Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Logistics Program Operations
In coordination with OFDA/Disaster Response and Mitigation (DRM) Action
Officer, plans logistical responses to declared disasters, including
airlift, sealift, and local purchase of disaster relief supplies. Develops
and maintains complete information system that includes specific, accurate
data about logistical responses and quantities of material dispatched for
Inventories, assesses, manages and coordinates five worldwide disaster
relief stockpiles and Search and Rescue caches, valued at over ten million
dollars. Provides directive to stockpile managers to deliver commodities to
appropriate seaport or airport, within designated time frame. Develops and
maintains a substantive computerized Management Information System which
produces reports and provides accountability for inventory management,
replacement, transportation, commodity dispatch, disposal, and total
control of every aspect of handling, storage, and warehouse operations.
Maintains accurate reservation and obligation (financial management)
information and accountability of all OFDA-funded disaster relief logistics
actions, including DOD and commercial airlift, procurement of required
relief and support supplies/services, replenishment of deployed stockpile
goods, and the transportation costs associated with replenishment. Tracks
OYB drawdowns and generates weekly budget reports/update to OFDA senior
management on status of disaster logistics actions.
Develops and manages the US Forest Service (USFS) logistics detailer
training program, responsible for the training and familiarization of USFS
logistics detailers with disaster logistics, who upon completion of
training becomes available for deployment to disaster sites. Trains two
person-year of trainees each year.
Performs annual inspection and physical inventory of all OFDA
stockpiles. Travels as directed by the Division Chief, with disaster relief
commodities, with little to no advance notice, to ensure timely delivery to
disaster site. Inspects and reports on end-use of disaster relief
commodities in the field.
Manages special stockpile of water purification equipment. Responsible
for all arrangements for deployment of equipment when requested by OFDA
Responsible for management of OFDA's field support vehicle fleet.
Ensures vehicles are equipped and ready for immediate worldwide deployment.
Manages contractual and interagency supporting relationships with relevant
DOD personnel and organizations for maintenance and storage for vehicles.
Makes recommendations to OFDA on optimal strategies for cost-effectiveness
and reliable deployment of OFDA vehicles worldwide.
Responsible for field personnel support logistics, including the
specification, procurement, receipt, storage, transportation and
accountability of all Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) support
items, including individual support kits, vehicles, meals-ready-to-eat
(MREs), office support kits, and the delivery and accountability of other
equipment sourced from other parts of BHR.
Serves as OFDA's primary operational contact with the DOD's Office of
Humanitarian and Refugee Affairs (HRA), the National Security Council (NSC)
and Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM),
specifically to facilitate OFDA tasking of DOD resources to assist with
OFDA's disaster relief programs. Serves as key point-of-contact for OFDA
clearance of HRA and PM documents.
Represents OFDA at Joint Command and Service military exercises to
provide input on the OFDA logistical function during disaster responses.
Prepares briefings on OFDA's role and mission.
Develops appropriate statements of work for logistics field personnel as
directed. Maintains an up-to-date contact roster of immediately available
national and international disaster logistics response resources.
Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative for five
five-year indefinite quantity contracts. Responsible for management of
contract files, preparation of required contract documentation for all
amendments, extensions and modifications. Prepares delivery order
documentation. Writes and refines specifications for OFDA disaster
relief commodities. Inspects commodities for compliance with contractual
obligations. Writes scopes of work and specifications for worldwide
Serves as back-up OFDA Operations Center Manager. As such ensures with
the Operations Center Manager in a state of readiness. Coordinates 24-hour
volunteer Operations Center staffing during declared disasters. In
consultation with computer support personnel, ensures technical equipment
in operations center is in proper working order.
Serves as back-up OFDA Duty Officer Coordinator, responsible for
maintaining and publishing the OFDA Duty Roster and OFDA Staff Roster for
the Secretariat Phone Book. Primary alternate point of contact for State
Department Operations Center if Duty Officer can not be reached.
Serves as OFDA Fire Warden, and advises staff of proper strategy and
security matters as instructed by building management.
Must be able to obtain a USAID Top Secret security clearance
Minimum of five years experience in Logistical management
preferably in a International, Voluntary and/or a Non-Governmental Relief
Organization or military setting.
Bachelor's degree with advanced training in international
relations, management, or related field.
Familiarity with United States government operations and
Ability to perform in high stress environments of a highly dynamic
nature during disaster responses.
Familiarity with International, Voluntary and Non-Governmental
Relief Organizations and their environments.
Crisis intervention skills sufficient to efficiently coordinate
personnel and operations from a zero balance to a maximum effort 24 hours a
per day in a very short period. The ability to work with diverse groups
(Military, NGO, PVO's) in both OFDA/ Washington and in a field environment
to ensure a smooth integrated or mutually supportive logistical relief
effort and to provide accurate reporting of the whole logistical relief
effort ("big picture")
Analytical and technical skills to implement a timely and
appropriate logistics support to disaster responses. Must have long range
planning and operational skills/
qualifications to meet OFDA's logistical requirements.
Technical writing skills sufficient to writing clear and concise
written logistical procedures and policies, updating same in support of
worldwide disaster response operations.
Must have knowledge of financial management sufficient to project
annual fiscal year budget, expenditures and funds management for logistics.
Basic computer skills.
Must be a US citizen
AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED
THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:
Employee'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 _
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 _
98-10 Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) Annual Health Insurance Costs
98-5 CONTRACTUAL COVERAGE FOR MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) SERVICES _
98-3 Class Deviation to 31.205-6(g)(3), Foreign National Severance Pay
Under Professional Services Contracts _
97-16 Class Justification for Use of Other Than Full & Open Competition
for Personal Services Contracts with U.S. Citizens Contracted with Locally
with CCNs and TCNs Subject to
the Local Compensation Plan, and for Overseas Contracts of $250,000 or
97-11 (Corrected) 1997 FICA & Medicate Tax Rates for Personal Services
97-6 Contractual Coverage for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Services _
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 _
96-11 PSC's Annual Health Insurance Costs _
96-8 Determining a Market Value for PSCs Hired Under Appendix D,
Handbook 14 _
94-9 Sunday Pay for U.S. Personal Services Contractors (PSCs) _
93-17 Financial Disclosure Requirements Under a Personal Services
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)
**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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