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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    hmmmmmm....these guys in OFDA don t last very long do they?
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 17, 2000
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      hmmmmmm....these guys in OFDA don't last very long do they?

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Kirk Dohne [SMTP:kdohne@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 3:27 PM
      > To: Emaillist
      > Subject: OFDA Disaster Operations Specialist
      >
      > 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
      > OPERATIONS SPECIALIST in Washington, DC . This is initially a 2-YEAR
      > contract. This position is at the GS-11/12 equivalent level ($42,724 to
      > $66,564 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
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      >
      > Best regards,
      > Kirk Dohne
      > GlobalCorps Division Manager
      > A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Solicitation
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Disaster Operations Specialist: EMCA
      >
      >
      >
      > 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-00-558
      > 2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 17, 2000
      > 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
      > FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 9, 2000
      > 4. POSITION TITLE: Disaster Operations Specialist
      > 5. MARKET VALUE: $42,724 to $66,564 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 Operations Specialist: EMCA
      >
      > The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of the U.S. Agency for
      > International Development (USAID) is currently
      > recruiting for the position of Disaster Operations Specialist for the
      > Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia region of
      > responsibility (EMCA). There is a summary of responsibilities and
      > qualifications immediately below.
      >
      > RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will serve as part of OFDA's
      > Enhanced Regional Team for EMCA. He/she will
      > review
      > proposals from implementing organizations and coordinate interagency
      > review. This will include the preparation of briefing
      > packets, reports and official correspondence to PVO/NGOs, IOs, and UN
      > Agencies. The Disaster Operations Specialist (DOS)
      > will monitor disasters and review, coordinate and track program reports,
      > administer and implement emergency relief and
      > rehabilitation programs. He/She will become proficient in USAID's New
      > Management System (NMS). Other duties will include
      > timely response to declared disasters; the monitoring of prevention,
      > mitigation, and preparedness plans for the assigned
      > countries; serving on or backstopping assessment teams and Disaster
      > Assistance Response Teams; reviewing cable traffic;
      > maintaining office files and attending meetings. Disaster Operation
      > Specialists participate as team members in developing
      > country strategies integrating disaster response and preparedness.
      > Disaster
      > Operations Specialists have team responsibility
      > to monitor incipient disaster situations, coordinate review and approval
      > of
      > program proposals; function as Cognizant
      > Technical Officers for BHR/OFDA program grants and cooperative agreements;
      >
      > as well as monitor and evaluate program
      > accomplishments. Disaster Operation Specialists are expected to perform
      > these duties both in their home team and in teams
      > to which they might be temporarily re-assigned. A high level of
      > verbal/written communication skills and interpersonal
      > skills are essential. Work or educational experience in the assigned
      > region
      > of responsibility is preferred. The candidate
      > must be a U.S. citizen. Employment is contingent on the candidate's
      > ability
      > to qualify for and maintain a secret clearance
      > with USAID.
      >
      > Specifically responsibilities are as follows:
      >
      > Grant Portfolio Management:
      >
      > Assume primary responsibility for the management of OFDA funded programs
      > in
      > assigned region of responsibility. In
      > coordination with Regional Teams and TAG members:
      >
      > -- Interface with implementing organizations regarding project proposals
      > submitted for OFDA funding to ensure proposals
      > provide information required by OFDA's Grant Guidelines and to discuss the
      >
      > appropriateness to OFDA program objectives and
      > budget line items;
      >
      > -- Coordinate interagency reviews proposals for relief programs in
      > disaster
      > stricken countries. This will include
      > developing issues papers, preparing and distributing briefing packets for
      > all invitees, determining the need for follow-up
      > meetings, reporting on the outcome of the proposal review to US Government
      >
      > personnel in the field, and drafting official
      > correspondence to PVO/NGOs, IOs and UN agencies;
      >
      > -- Prepare all documentation to expedite grant project approval. This will
      >
      > involve properly inputting data into the New
      > Management System (NMS) for transmittal to the USAID Office of
      > Procurement;
      > -- Track program reports from grantees and ensure reports are received
      > in
      > a timely manner; read program reports to ensure
      > that program objectives have been achieved; collate input from report for
      > feedback to grantee, and share reports with
      > Regional Team members, as appropriate;
      >
      > -- Expedite the flow of programmatic and other documents through the
      > clearance process;
      >
      > -- Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the Regional
      > Coordinator.
      >
      > Disaster Mitigation and Response:
      >
      > Assume responsibility for monitoring threatening and incipient disasters
      > and reviewing, coordinating, administrating, and
      > implementing emergency relief and rehabilitation programs in the assigned
      > region of responsibility consistent with OFDA's
      > regional/country strategy. In coordination with Regional Teams and TAG
      > members:
      >
      > -- Review and monitor national disaster prevention, mitigation and
      > preparedness plans for assigned countries in
      > collaboration with regional team;
      >
      > -- Share in the oversight and updating of OFDA's regional and country
      > strategies for the region;
      >
      > -- Assure a timely and appropriate response to the Ambassador's disaster
      > declaration, including reviewing
      > Mission/Embassy recommendations for assistance, and prepare/clear
      > appropriate guidance to the U.S. Mission/Embassy on
      > resources and strategies to respond to the disaster situation;
      >
      > -- Coordinate with USAID regional bureaus, other BHR offices, the State
      > Department, Department of Defense, other donor
      > governments, United Nations agencies, PVOs/NGOs, and other international
      > organizations to develop an inclusive US response
      > to the declared disaster;
      >
      > -- Review the conceptual soundness, technical feasibility and budget for
      > disaster assistance activities and
      > emergency projects;
      >
      > -- Maintain contact with OFDA field representatives and the OFDA Regional
      > Office to discuss implementation of activities
      > and assessment of disaster mitigation program/needs;
      >
      > -- Serve on or backstop BHR/OFDA assessment teams and Disaster Assistance
      > Response Teams (DARTs) to disaster sites when
      > deemed necessary and follow up with appropriate reports and/or cables.
      >
      > -- Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the Regional
      > Coordinator.
      > Administrative:
      >
      > In coordination with Regional Teams and TAG members:
      >
      > -- Maintain standardized office files for activities that are assigned as
      > principle responsibilities;
      >
      > --Develop a tracking system for all funded activities including pipeline
      > information;
      >
      > -- Review daily cable traffic and highlight important information for
      > Regional Team;
      >
      > -- Attend team, office and other meetings as assigned by the Regional
      > Coordinator; when necessary prepare
      > summaries of these meetings.
      >
      > -- As assigned by Regional Coordinator, develop and execute official
      > documents, including but not limited to entries into
      > the NMS, memos, cables, and information requests.
      >
      > -- Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the Regional
      > Coordinator.
      >
      > MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for the GS-12 equivalent salary range
      > indicated above, candidates must have 2 years
      > experience working in OFDA. In addition, applicants should have a total of
      >
      > 4 years of relevant work experience with United
      > States Government (USG), Private Voluntary Organizations
      > (PVO)/Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), International
      > Organizations (IO) and/or United Nations (UN) Agencies (preferably in the
      > area of disaster management) OR 2 year of
      > relevant work experience with USG, PVO/NGO or UN Agency (preferably in the
      >
      > area disaster management) and a Masters
      > Degree
      > in a related field. The salary and grade equivalent of preferred
      > applicants
      > not meeting the above-stated qualifications
      > will depend on previous experience and education.
      >
      > A GS-11 equivalent shall be applicable for those preferred applicants with
      >
      > a 4-year college degree in a related field and 3
      > years relevant experience OR a Masters Degree in a related field and 1
      > year
      > relevant experience. Upon satisfactory
      > performance and accrual of requisite qualifications for the next higher
      > grade, successful applicants may be provided grade
      > increases to the GS-12 equivalent.
      >
      > 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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