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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    disaster response jobs.... ... From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@globalcorps.com] Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 3:13 PM To: Emaillist Subject: OFDA Response
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      disaster response jobs....

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Kirk Dohne [mailto:kdohne@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 3:13 PM
      To: Emaillist
      Subject: OFDA Response Advisor for Technical Services


      OFDA currently has a need for EIGHT people for the position of Response
      Advisor for Technical Services in an as-needed capacity. This position pays
      $ 274.67 - $358.55 per day. The solicitation initially closes April 3, 2000
      but resumes will be accepted after that date (see below for details).
      Please read the entire solicitation as these positions are unique in many
      aspects.

      If you are interested in these positions and consider yourself suitable to
      the tasks and qualifications thereof, please contact GlobalCorps 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.

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      Best regards,
      Kirk Dohne
      GlobalCorps Division Manager
      A Division of XL Associates, Inc.
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      Solicitation
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      Response Advisor for Technical Services

      ISSUANCE DATE: March 17, 2000
      CLOSING DATE: April 3, 2000

      Gentlemen/Ladies:

      SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC) Multiple
      Positions

      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: OFDA/RATS01
      2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 17, 2000
      3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED
      FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: April 3, 2000
      (SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)
      4. POSITION TITLE: Response Advisor for Technical Services
      5. MARKET VALUE: $ 274.67 - $358.55 per day
      6. INITIAL PERIOD
      OF PERFORMANCE: Approx. April 19, 2000 to August 23, 2000
      7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC and other to be decided
      8. JOB DESCRIPTION (TO INCLUDE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
      FOR POSITION):

      Response Advisor for Technical Services (RATS)
      Please see below for
      (1) Statement of Work
      (2) Position Requirements
      (3) Statement of Limitations on Period and Place of Performance
      (4) Important Note Concerning the Number of Contractors to be Hired
      (5) Important Note Concerning the Closing Date
      (6) Additional Information

      STATEMENT OF WORK:

      The specific duties of the Contractor shall include but not be limited to
      the following:

      a) Respond to humanitarian emergencies--natural, technological and
      conflict-related disasters-- as required, worldwide. The
      incumbent will be required to travel on short notice for periods up to
      forty days as a critical component of U.S. Government
      disaster and humanitarian response. As part of this travel, the incumbent
      may conduct initial assessments of damage and
      humanitarian needs, recommend appropriate relief assistance/interventions,
      and facilitate and coordinate actual U.S. Government
      emergency response activities;

      b) Maintain liaison with representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense
      as well as with representatives of the military
      establishments of other nations, to discuss emergency response plans, to
      coordinate these with other USG on-going activities,
      and to develop collaboration for regional disaster responses;

      c) Identify needs and opportunities for OFDA and other donor interventions
      regarding disaster preparedness and mitigation
      activities . In this respect, the incumbent will help to formulate
      programs and proposals to meet identified needs, provide
      technical advice to implementing agencies and governments concerning
      preparedness and mitigation activities, and provide
      coordination and managerial oversight of OFDA-funded activities.

      d) Maintain close relations with USAID Missions, U.S. Embassies, host
      governments, and with national, international and
      non-governmental organizations that provide disaster relief and/or engage
      in disaster preparedness or mitigation activities. As
      required, the incumbent will assist these entities with needs analyses and
      in identifying appropriate program content, and shall
      facilitate liaison with other regional, international and UN organizations;

      e) Identify disaster mitigation measures that could be linked to disaster
      response activities, with a view toward reducing the
      vulnerability of disaster-prone communities; and

      f) Coordinate the requests, receipt, distribution, tracking and accounting
      for relief supplies provided by OFDA.

      g) Serve as Disaster Assistance Response Team Leader or DART member when
      DARTs are dispatched from
      OFDA/Washington.

      h) As appropriate, assist with the development of disaster response and/or
      mitigation strategies.

      i) Engage in appropriate training either as a participant and/or trainer;

      J) Serve as a member of the Washington Response Team in OFDA/W during a
      time of crisis;

      k) Participate/assist in the conceptualization and drafting of various
      types of country/regional strategies.

      POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

      The incumbent shall possess the following minimum qualifications:

      a) At least seven years relevant work experience with the U.S. Government,
      an international organization or a non-governmental
      organization, of which at least three years will have been in disaster
      management or a related field;

      b) At least two years work experience in conflict affected areas

      c) Demonstrated ability to work with the diverse array of individuals and
      organizations involved in disaster response/preparedness/mitigation and
      humanitarian assistance, including U.S. Government agencies (e.g., USAID,
      State, U.S.
      Department of Defense, CDC, NOAA, USGS), international organizations,
      on-governmental organizations, UN agencies and
      host governments; and

      d) Demonstrated leadership and management abilities, verbal and written
      communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

      STATEMENT OF LIMITATIONS ON PERIOD AND PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: The purpose of
      this contract is to
      establish an employee/employer relationship with the contractor to perform
      services on a temporary basis as a Response Advisor
      for Technical Services. It is BHR/OFDA's intent to contract for these
      services for a maximum of 130 days per calendar year. As
      it is the government's intent to contract for temporary services of a
      limited duration, the contractor shall be considered a "special
      employee" as defined in 18 USC 202 and may, therefore, be exempt from
      certain requirements of various statutes governing
      employee (contractor) conduct and the government wide Standards of Conduct
      regulations. (Since these include criminal
      statutes, the employee (contractor) should consult with an agency ethics
      advisor regarding specific questions.)

      The level of effort anticipated under this contract will be provided within
      the terms of this contract at times mutually agreed to by
      BHR/OFDA and the contractor. Upon identification of a temporary need within
      the scope of work, BHR/OFDA will contact
      contractor and provide the following information:

      1) Date contractor is needed to report to BHR/OFDA or assignment in the
      field
      2) Duration of Assignment
      3) Region of operation Contractor will support
      4) SOW for the specific activity

      Contractor will notify BHR/OFDA within 24 hours of availability. At the
      time contractor accepts the assignment, contractor is
      expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While contractor
      will be required to commit to a certain time period, it is
      understood that the exigencies of a disaster may require the assignment to
      be extended (not to exceed 130 days). Contractor
      shall notify OFDA at the time of commitment if their existing schedule
      would preclude an extension. Notification of schedule
      conflicts shall not necessarily disqualify contractor from the assignment
      but will simply assist BHR/OFDA in recruiting a
      replacement. Subsequently, if contractor agrees to an extension of the
      duration of a particular assignment, thereafter, contract will
      be required to give BHR/OFDA 10 days notice for release from the assignment.

      IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF CONTRACTORS TO BE HIRED:

      It is BHR/OFDA's intent to contract with a total of eight Personal Service
      Contractors under this Statement of Work. Up to a
      total of eight will be contracted from the applications received prior to
      April 3, 2000 and the remaining positions will be
      contracted as needed prior to September 29, 2000.

      IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING THE CLOSING DATE:

      Although this solicitation closes on April 3, 2000, applications will be
      accepted for future Response Advisor for Technical
      Services positions until September 29, 2000. Responses received by April 3,
      2000 will be considered for all openings until
      September 29, 2000, including the eight present positions. Applications
      submitted in response to this advertisement after April 3,
      2000 will be considered for all Response Advisor for Technical Services
      positions filled after the initial
      selections are made but before September 29, 2000.

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
      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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