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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    hey paul - still job hunting? this is so you.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 17, 2000
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      hey paul - still job hunting? this is so you.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Kirk Dohne [SMTP:kdohne@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 3:26 PM
      > To: Emaillist
      > Subject: OFDA Disaster Logistics Officer
      >
      > You are receiving this email because you have, in the past, shown an
      > interest in working for U.S. Agency for International Development.
      >
      > 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 March 9, 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
      >
      > Referrals of qualified candidates are welcome and encouraged.
      >
      > NOTE: If you do not want to receive position announcements in the future
      > please reply to this email with the phrase "Unsubscribe" or go to
      > http://www.globalcorps.com/email
      >
      > Best regards,
      > Kirk Dohne
      > GlobalCorps Division Manager
      > A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Solicitation
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Disaster Logistics Officer
      >
      >
      >
      > ISSUANCE DATE: February 17, 2000
      >
      >
      > CLOSING DATE: March 9, 2000
      >
      > Gentlemen/Ladies:
      >
      > 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 Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is seeking
      > applications (Standard Form 171 or OF 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 or Jesse Freese, GlobalCorps (a
      > division of XL Associates), who may be reached at
      > Phone No. (301) 770-0632 or Fax at (301) 770-2354 or via e-mail at
      > ofda@.... Applicants should retain copies of
      > all enclosures that accompany their proposals.
      >
      > Sincerely,
      >
      > Michael Walsh
      > Contracting Officer
      >
      > 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: M-OP-00-562
      > 2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 17, 2000
      > 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
      > FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 9, 2000
      > 4. POSITION TITLE: Disaster Logistics Officer
      > 5. MARKET VALUE: $60,890 to $79,155 Per Year
      > 6. INITIAL PERIOD
      > OF PERFORMANCE: Approx. April 1, 2000 to March 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 Assistants
      > (GS-11 Equivalents).
      >
      > 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 specific disasters.
      >
      > 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,
      > Operations,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 staff.
      >
      > 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 stockpile contracts.
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Qualifications:
      >
      > - 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 procurement
      > procedures.
      >
      > - 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.
      >
      > Send application materials to:
      >
      > Jesse Freese or Kirk Dohne
      > GlobalCorps, A Division of XL Associates
      > 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 709
      > Rockville, MD 20852
      > Phone (301) 770-0632
      > Fax (301) 770-2354
      > Email: ofda@...
      > Web: http://www.globalcorps.com
      >
      > AS A MATTER OF POLICY, AND AS APPROPRIATE, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED
      > THE FOLLOWING
      > BENEFITS:
      >
      > 1. BENEFITS
      >
      > Employee's FICA Contribution
      > Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance
      > Pay Comparability Adjustment
      > Annual Increase
      > 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 Less _
      > 97-11 (Corrected) 1997 FICA & Medicate Tax Rates for Personal Services
      > Contracts _
      > 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
      > 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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    • Paul S. DEVER
      yup, still job hunting...if all goes bad, you all can visit me and gigi in Taiwan where we will teach English for $50 per hour... Actually I am on their
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 17, 2000
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        yup, still job hunting...if all goes bad, you all can visit me and gigi in
        Taiwan where we will teach English for $50 per hour...


        Actually I am on their mailing list now...already applied for one
        job...thanks...
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