USPSC Response Readiness Specialist

USAID/OFDA
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jul-01-2020
  • Posted
    Jun 02

Position description

SOLICITATION NUMBER:    720FDA20B00055

ISSUANCE DATE:    May 13, 2020
CLOSING DATE AND TIME:    July 1, 2020, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

SUBJECT: Solicitation for U.S. Personal Service Contractor (USPSC)

Dear Prospective Offerors:

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 offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as Response Readiness Specialist under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the solicitation.

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

1.    Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your offer, 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)    Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.
(d)    U.S. Citizenship
(e)    Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (beta.SAM.gov, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information must 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.    USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

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 award. 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.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:
https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b& sysparm_search=kb0013183

Offerors can expect to receive a confirmation email when offer materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their offers. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net
Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,
/s/
Renee Newton

Contracting Officer
 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

At the GS-12 equivalent level:
•    Employ organizational readiness systems, practices, and methodologies to support disaster response activation and deployment activities.
•    Support the innovation, design, testing, and development of new tools and technologies to improve response readiness and readiness monitoring.
•    Participate in working groups focused on improving readiness tools, technologies, processes, or programs.
•    Monitor the staffing readiness of response teams during ongoing disasters.
•    Monitor the readiness of sourcing units to staff response team positions for emergent responses.
•    Perform data collection as it relates to response readiness.
•    Develop and manage readiness reports.
•    Manage alert systems, strategies, and processes to support appropriate staffing levels across the organization.

•    Obtain qualifications necessary to serve in an entry level response team position.
•    Sign-up for and serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will be varied.
•    As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.
•    Serve as the OFDA after-hours phone duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months.
•    As needed, serve on temporary detail within the office to meet operational needs during staff shortages, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will align with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined above, at the GS-13 equivalent level:
•    Conduct readiness analyses to determine trends and support readiness assessments.
•    Support planning for actual or imminent response activations.
•    Serve as coordinator and/or facilitator for readiness related working groups.
•    Serve as a subject matter expert on readiness programs and principles.
•    Serve as subject matter expert on OFDA’s deployment database and application.
•    Obtain qualifications necessary to serve in a coordinator level response position for Washington, D.C. and forward deployed responses.
•    In coordination with key technical stakeholders, facilitate readiness drills and exercises, including practice drills for special activations such as USAR and the International Assistance System.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:
The USPSC will take direction from and report to the RRU Leader or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
Supervisor sets overall objectives and resource available. The USPSC consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects and work to be done. 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.

12.    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

13.    WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.
 

14.    START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

GS-12 equivalent level

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to: international relations, disaster management, contingency planning, or a related field) plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance or 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, or a related field) and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance or related field.

GS-13 equivalent level

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to: international relations, disaster management, contingency planning, or a related field) plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance or 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, or a related field) plus five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance or related field.
 

Application instructions

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:  How did you hear about this opportunity? (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. USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

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

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: [email protected]

NOTE: If the full security application package is not submitted within 30 days after the Office of Security determines eligibility, the offer may be rescinded. If a Secret security clearance is not obtained within nine months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If Top Secret is required, and clearance is not obtained within nine months after award, USAID may terminate the contract at the convenience of the government. If Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access is not obtained within nine months after Top Secret clearance is granted, USAID may terminate the contract at the convenience of the government.

NOTE: If the full medical clearance package is not submitted within two months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded. If a Department of State medical clearance is not obtained within six months after offer acceptance, the offer may be rescinded.