USPSC Support Relief Group Logistics Specialist (Multiple Positions)

USAID/OFDA
  • Location
    Worldwide, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Sep-03-2019
  • Posted
    Aug 12

Position description

Position Title: Support Relief Group Logistics Specialist (Multiple Positions)
Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00090
Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $76,687 - $99,691
Issuance Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: September 3, 2019 (Deadline Extended)
Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time


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 applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Support Relief Group (SRG) Logistics Specialist 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. Offerors 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) 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? (FedBizOpps, 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. Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

3. USPSC Application 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.


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 application materials have been received. Offerors should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume and the supplemental document addressing the QRFs 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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Rapid Onset and Complex Emergency Response:

• Coordinate with OFDA/Disaster Response Divisions to plan logistics responses to declared disasters, including Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), airlift, sealift, local purchase of disaster relief supplies, and supply chain support;
• Implement and maintain complete information tracking system that contains detailed and accurate data about logistical responses and on quantities of material dispatched for specific disasters;
• As needed, serve as a technical authority on field assessment missions on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time;
• When in the field, assess the host nation's capability to provide an effective response to specific logistical issues especially in the areas of warehousing, air, sea and ground transportation;
• Employ the International Assistance Systems Concept of Operations during response activation to support domestic response activities.


Procurement and Transport:


• Assist in the procurement of emergency relief commodities and services;
• Manage current procurement mechanisms, transport contracts, and other third party contracts, and assist in the modifications of awards as necessary. Manage and coordinate actions by USAID, Department of Defense (DoD), and commercial transport managers, including conducting market research.


Warehousing and Inventory Management:


• Monitor current progress to meet logistical needs; evaluate plans for feasibility, effectiveness, efficiency and economy; develop alternative methods to achieve goals in a wide variety of work operations;
• If assigned, manage a warehouse; inventory, assess, manage and coordinate worldwide disaster relief stockpiles; independently conduct the annual inspection and physical inventory of the OFDA stockpiles in accordance with USAID policy and regulations;
• Maintain a computerized Management Information System that produces reports and provides accountability for inventory management, replacement, transportation, commodity dispatch;
• Prepare demand forecasts to determine the proper quantities of relief items to procure and preposition in OFDA regional warehouses.


Awards and Programming:


• Formulate appropriate supply chain and logistics strategies and policies for OFDA;
• Contribute to the formulation of appropriate strategies for the rest of the USG in disaster and emergency-related situations;
• Review partner proposals and provide technical guidance on warehousing, transport, and other logistics-related matters such as SPHERE standardization; manage logistics-related awards.

Representation and Training:


• Represent and speak on OFDA logistics operations at university lectures, interagency working groups, the Logistics Cluster, workshops, and conferences both domestically and internationally;
• Provide logistics training to United States Forest Service, USAR and other surge and rotational personnel (also known as Detailers) on OFDA Logistics operations so they can assist during large-scale disaster or multiple disaster situations.
Other:
• This position will, on occasion, require weekend work and overseas travel. On the headquarters level in particular, this position requires strong computer skills. On the field level, strong skills in mobile devices is required (remote access communications, tablets, mobile phones, satellite communications, etc.).
• Serve as OFDA Duty Officer when required.
• May 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, 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 incumbent will take direction from and report to the OAT Leader or his/her designee. When activated the USPSC will take direction from and report to the person designated as his/her supervisor in the Staffing Authorization.


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. Offerors 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, management, or logistics operations), and at least seven (7) years of relevant experience working in the logistics field, two (2) years of which must include disaster logistics operations based in the field with an NGO or Intergovernmental Organization. Strong computer skills with supply-chain management software, SAP, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel and other database programs are highly preferred. Relevant vocational training/qualifications, e.g. APICS, MCIPS, Certification in Humanitarian Logistics, etc., are desirable.


OR


Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to, international relations, management, or logistics operations), and at least five (5) years of relevant experience working in the logistics field, two (2) years of which must include disaster logistics operations based in the field with an NGO or Intergovernmental Organization. Strong computer skills with supply-chain management software, SAP, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel and other database programs are highly preferred. Relevant vocational training/qualifications, e.g. APICS, MCIPS, Certification in Humanitarian Logistics, etc., are desirable.

Application instructions

IV. SUBMITTING AN OFFER

Offers 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. 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? (FedBizOpps, 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. Supplemental document specifically addressing the QRFs shown in the solicitation.
  2. USPSC Application 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.

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

Via email: [email protected]

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