USPSC Support Relief Group- Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

USAID/ Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
  • Location
    Worldwide, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Nov-06-2019
  • Posted
    Nov 16

Position description

Position Title:              Support Relief Group- Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

Solicitation Number:   SOL-OFDA-17-000054

Salary Level:               GS-13 Equivalent: $74,584- $96,958

Issuance Date:             November 15, 2017

Closing Date:              Open and continuous through November 6, 2019 with Seven (7) Review Periods closing on:

                                   

December 13, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 11, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 10, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

 

Closing Time:              12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

 

Dear Prospective Applicants:

 

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 applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Support Relief Group Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (SRG HAA/M) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

 

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

 

  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. 

  1. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

 

NOTE ABOUT THE DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM/SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

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 offer. 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. 

 

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

 

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. 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,

                                                           

 

 

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

 

 

Solicitation for USPSC Support Relief Group -Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military (Multiple Positions)

 

1.  SOLICITATION NO.: SOL-OFDA-17-000054

 

2.  ISSUANCE DATE: November 15, 2017

 

3.  CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: This solicitation is open and continuous until November 6, 2019. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

 

December 13, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 11, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 7, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

March 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

July 10, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

November 6, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

 

Candidates not selected during a previous review period must reapply in order to be considered for positions available in subsequent review periods. A review period may be cancelled at OFDA’s discretion.

 

4.  POSITION TITLE: Support Relief Group - Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the Military

 

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-13 equivalent ($74,584 - $96,958 - not eligible for locality pay).  Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background.  Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

 

6.  PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year with four (4) one-year options.

 

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, on-call, basis as part of the SRG. OFDA intends to contract for these services for a maximum of 250 days per calendar year. Activation days vary but will not exceed 250 days during each contract year.

 

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

 

1.    Date contractor is needed to report to OFDA or assignment in the field

2.    Duration of Assignment

3.    Place of Performance

 

The contractor will notify OFDA within 24 hours of availability. At the time the contractor accepts the assignment, he/she is expected to commit for the duration of the assignment. While the 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 250 days). The 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 the contractor from the assignment but will simply assist OFDA in recruiting a replacement. Subsequently, if the contractor agrees to an extension of the duration of a particular assignment, thereafter, the contractor will be required to give OFDA 10 days’ notice for release from the assignment.

 

7.  PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:  Worldwide

    

8.  STATEMENT OF WORK

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters.  OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

 

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance.  These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience.  AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

 

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance.  The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management.  It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT). 

 

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA.  The PS Division supports OFDA's mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award Change Control Group (ACCG), Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.  

 

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field.  It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally.  The HPGE Division leads OFDA's communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences.  It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Interagency Training Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN). 

OPERATIONS DIVISION VALUES

 

OPS team members ensure that the following division values are incorporated into all aspects of work:

 

1.  Spiritus Operandi/Espirit De Ops

  • Demonstrating trust and openness among staff by assuming the best regarding our colleagues’ intentions and efforts.
  • Acting with eagerness and willingness to support one another and work together on tasks.
  • Maintaining top-down and bottom-up transparency while promoting a strong work ethic as paramount.
  • Demonstrating that optimism, humor, and perspective are powerful components of success, even in crisis-driven work.

 

2.  Positive Interactions

  • Owning how the OPS Division is perceived by others to ensure people maintain a positive impression of the division by treating everyone, regardless of seniority or organizational affiliation, in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner.
  • Building a reputation that when OPS is on an issue, it’s going to get addressed.
  • Doing our jobs consistently, competently, and effectively, with a focus on results.
  • Paying attention and listening mindfully to others, with the intent to really understand how they view a situation and what issue they are trying to address.
  • Exhibiting partnership and enthusiasm in helping others solve problems; including delivering hard messages with a smile.

 

3.  Competency

  • Adopting flexible and creative solutions to provide partners and beneficiaries with quality, effective, consistent, and timely results.
  • Maintaining proficiency and leadership in our areas of expertise, through engagement, training, field deployments, and exposure to other communities of thought.
  • Holding a long-term strategic perspective in the face of current crises.
  • Maintaining a global and functional focus for the office.

 

 4.  Resourcefulness

  • Using innovating contracting, engagement, administrative, and programmatic approaches to meeting emerging requirements, while being flexible to changing needs.
  • Reaching out within the office, agency, interagency, and community beyond to seek innovative and creative solutions.
  • Proactively seeking and embracing positive change in order to provide and better service to our customers and stakeholders.
  • Viewing challenges as opportunities and focusing on finding a solution rather than just highlighting complications or issues.

 

5.  Staff Depth and Sustainability

  • Cultivating a breadth of experience and expertise by hiring individuals from diverse professional, cultural, and experiential backgrounds.
  • Proactively developing relationships with other industries and communities in order to learn and innovate.
  • Encouraging staff to service in a variety of roles, through staff rotations, shadowing, mentoring, and OPS liaison positions.
  • Continuing to support and staff responses through a variety of hiring mechanisms and resources.
  • Achieving response readiness while prioritizing personal life for both self and team members.
  • Bolstering staff wellness by incorporating flexible work schedules, leading to increased staff dedication, high-quality work, and flexibility.

 

6.  Commitment to Safety and Security

  • Recognizing that staff safety and security is everyone’s responsibility and enables OFDA access in the field.
  • Holding as a hallmark an underlying orientation towards managing risk for staff.
  • Preparing staff through training, mentoring, standard operating procedures, and provision of contextual knowledge.
  • Displaying professional conduct and integrity during crisis response operations.
  • Advocating for professional assessments of security risks prior to deployment of staff.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

SUPPORT RELIEF GROUP

 

The Support Relief Group (SRG) is a program developed by OFDA to satisfy its growing need for surge capacity. Currently, about half of all SRG activations are domestic and half overseas in various capacities.

 

The SRG program brings on board select candidates who work full-time for discrete periods of time, but on an intermittent basis for no more than 250 days per calendar year.  They can be deployed within hours to facilitate OFDA’s response to disasters, or to backfill staff in Washington, D.C. and other locations. SRG staff can be used for activations as short as one day or for up to several months at a time.

 

The SRG program is managed by OAT in OFDA's OPS Division. This team maintains a database for all contracted SRG personnel, providing information to the rest of OFDA on their availability, skills and previous OFDA experience. OAT assists the teams within OFDA in choosing the best qualified SRG for any specific task, and provides administrative and personnel support to all SRG. Each SRG incumbent will provide enhancement to the OFDA team according to his/her skills. They will be considered part of OFDA/Washington resources that can be deployed worldwide. At times they may also be a resource for the DCHA Bureau.

MILITARY LIAISON TEAM

 Program areas of common interest between USAID and Department of Defense (DoD) include, but are not limited to, humanitarian assistance (disaster response), counter-terrorism, strategic communications, conflict prevention and mitigation, counter-insurgency, post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization, resiliency, and transformational development.  To ensure cohesion among policy goals and operational execution, USAID assigns Senior Development Advisors (SDAs) and OFDA Humanitarian Assistance Advisors/Military (HAA/Ms) to DoD Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), U.S. Special Operations Command  and the Pentagon.

The USAID SDA serves as the principal USAID officer to the relevant Combatant Command (CCMD) and to the Pentagon, supporting the full spectrum of policies and activities across USAID’s regional and functional bureaus and enabling and empowering the USAID perspective and operational priorities within DoD.  The OFDA HAA/M has the lead on coordinating disaster response activities for USAID within the CCMD area of responsibility and to the Pentagon and reports directly to the OFDA Director.

In all areas of activity, the SDA and HAA/M closely collaborate on their messaging to and activities with the GCCs, including sharing information and back-filling one another as necessary.  It is also a joint responsibility of the SDA and the HAA/M to keep one another informed of the other’s activities.  The Directors of OFDA and the Office of Civilian Military Cooperation (CMC), through OFDA’s Military Liaison Team Leader and the CMC Plans Division Chief, prioritize and monitor close collaboration and coordination between their respective offices.  At all points, policy and operational guidance is coordinated with broader technical guidance from the relevant USAID bureau, office, and/or team. 

The HAA/M position was established to more effectively coordinate the activities of the MLT.  These activities include military liaison and coordination, deliberate planning, DART deployment, RMT participation and CBRNE disaster planning under Presidential Decision Directive 39/62.  The HAA/M will be located within the OPS’ MLT and functions as the Division’s principal point of contact with the DoD.

OBJECTIVE

 

OPS requires the services of SRG HAA/Ms to provide the critical liaison function between USAID and the DoD military establishment in order to represent the humanitarian sector perspective and expertise in situations where coordination between the parties is required.

 

9.  CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The SRG HAA/M will provide support for various operational aspects of MLT and may include all or some of the following:

  • Coordinate with the humanitarian community to achieve the best use of military assets by reducing redundant or counterproductive military activities;
  • Assist the military in defining and reconciling its role with that of the greater humanitarian relief community;
  • Seek out methods to most effectively utilize DoD strengths;
  • Represent OFDA in appropriate DoD training and planning exercises with subsequent reporting to OFDA divisions on activities, lessons learned, success and future activities as a result of OFDA participation;
  • Represent OFDA in DoD conferences in the context of priorities set forth by the OPS Division Chief, such as, participate  in After-action Reviews, humanitarian exercises sponsored at the Combatant Command level and at operational level and strategic planning exercises normally conducted through Pentagon auspices to interact with policy makers;
  • Assist OFDA management in defining a strategy for military coordination which will include guidelines for determining OFDA participation in DoD operations when specific requests are made and where OFDA should request activities and participation;
  • Determine whether OFDA participation in DoD humanitarian activities is necessary and useful;
  • Provide OFDA briefings and training to uniformed military officers at various DoD educational institutions (War Colleges, National Defense University, Navy Postgraduate School, etc.) and other units.  Training includes OFDA’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course;
  • Coordinate with DoD and the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to provide OFDA staff with briefings on military procedures, assets, roles, capabilities, culture, chain-of-command and humanitarian-related activities and circulate status reports which summarize DoD activities in which OFDA personnel are involved;
  • Deploy with DoD forces in humanitarian emergencies;
  • Provide reports, debriefs and evaluations to the MLT Team Leader and other appropriate OFDA staff of all planning, exercises and deployments;
  • Assist in the identification of OFDA’s Disaster Response Division deployment needs in designated "at risk" countries where DARTs may deploy; work with other teams within OFDA to determine appropriate DART needs as a basis for contingency planning for personnel and resources;
  • Deploy to the field as a DART member, as necessary;
  • Assist the MLT in providing classified USG information support to OFDA as requested and to selected DARTs and RMTs on an as-needed basis;
  • Assist regional CCMDs in developing the humanitarian assistance aspect of their strategic operations and crisis action planning products;
  • Liaise with the DoD and other elements of the USG in an effort to help the military coordinate with the humanitarian community;
  • Support deliberate planning within USAID/OFDA and serve as an expert in contingency, operational, and forward planning across all humanitarian sectors, with a civil-military focus; 
  • Provide critical monitoring and planning expertise surrounding incipient disasters, disaster response and early recovery.  Monitor regional or country based field situations to advise the Military Planning Process, based on changing field circumstances such as the sudden on-set of natural or manmade disaster or the evolution of a slow on-set disaster or crisis; 
  • Recommend short- and long-range humanitarian assistance goals for OFDA during disasters with a civil-military context, develop detailed plans for implementing them, and oversee implementation at the DC, CCMD, and field level;
  • Provide gap analysis during disaster responses and recommend appropriate missions and tasks for DOD to support the USG response; 
  • May serve as needed, on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters.  The duties on RMTs will be varied;
  • May serve on DARTs, which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time;
  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office not to exceed six months.  Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

 

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

In general, the SRG HAA/M will take direction from and report to the OAT Leader or his/her designee.  When activated, the designee will be the MLT Leader or his/her designee.

 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The USPSC independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work.  Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change. 

 

10.  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).

 

11.  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.

 

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

 

13.  POINT OF CONTACT:  See Cover Letter.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position.  Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

 

Bachelor's degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and seven (7) years of relevant work experience.  Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training; humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning; or professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event.

 

OR

 

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and five (5)  years of relevant work experience.  Two (2) years of this experience must be field (domestic or overseas) experience in training; humanitarian needs assessment/program operations, analysis, or planning; or professional experience planning for or responding to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) event.

 

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position.  Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

  • Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.
  • Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.
  • USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID. 
  • Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.
  • Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).
  • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

 

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

 

Communication/Liaison Experience (10 points)

  • Experience communicating humanitarian concepts to Department of Defense (DoD) officials and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare written reports and conduct oral presentations.

 

Knowledge of Humanitarian Assistance (10 points)

  • Knowledge of complex emergencies or natural disasters at the D.C., Combatant Command, and Field levels.
  • Knowledge of or experience with CBRNE incidents.
  • Experience in strategy development including risk assessment, gap analysis, and needs assessment.

 

Planning & Training Skills (10 points)

  • Experience managing the entire training cycle including content design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Experience conducting strategic planning, operational planning, and using the military planning process.  

 

Interview: 20 Points

Applicants who remain competitive after being evaluated in the Applicant rating system will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted by telephone and will consist of the Technical Evaluation Committee asking a standard set of interview questions. Those applicants that are determined to be competitively ranked after the interview phase will be invited to give an oral presentation to the Technical Evaluation Committee.

 

Presentation: 30 Points

All competitively ranked applicants will be provided with the same content to use during their presentation. Oral presentations will be conducted in-person, at our offices in Washington, D.C. Applicants who are eligible for the oral presentation, but are unable to travel to Washington will be given an adobe audio/visual link in order to deliver their presentation virtually.

 

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (20 points)

 

Total Possible Points: 100

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. 

 

  1. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

 

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

 

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

 

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