USPSC Support Relief Group (SRG) Generalist

USAID/OFDA
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jun-03-2020
  • Posted
    May 05

Position description

SOLICITATION NUMBER:     720FDA20B00036 

ISSUANCE DATE:    May 5, 2020 
CLOSING DATE AND TIME:    May 5, 2021, 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 a Support Relief Group (SRG) Generalist 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 hoursworked 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? (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.    Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.
3.    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 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, 
/s/ 
Renee Newton 
Contracting Officer 
 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

To backfill for permanent staff or permanent staff vacancies either in Washington or overseas, perform disaster assessments, and/or respond to humanitarian emergencies - natural, technological and conflict-related disasters, as required. The contractor will be required to travel on short notice as a critical component of a USG disaster and humanitarian response. 

•    Provide backfill to OFDA headquarters or field staff.
•    Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources.
•    Review and monitor national disaster risk reduction efforts and plans in collaboration with the regional team and technical specialists.
•    Maintain regular contact with OFDA field representatives and closely follow and monitor existing and impending humanitarian crises.
•    Provide analysis and recommendations for prioritizing needs and award mechanism options to achieve OFDA objectives.
•    Review the conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget for disaster assistance activities and emergency projects.
•    Draft policy and program recommendations and provide written and oral responses to requests for information on OFDA’s activities for a wide range of USG and public audiences to include. briefing papers, memorandums, talking points, fact sheets, formal presentations, and informal briefings.
•    Facilitate and assure a timely and appropriate response to Ambassadors’ disaster declarations, including reviewing Mission/Embassy recommendations for assistance.
•    Prepare appropriate guidance to the U.S. Mission/Embassy on resources and strategies to respond to the disaster situation.
•    Review and process all award documentation according to OFDA’s Grant Guidelines, USAID Automated Directives Systems, and Federal Regulation including coordinating multi-unit participation and ensure timely award approval, proposal review and processing.
•    Maintain Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) certification, and serve as an AOR for assistance awards, as assigned.
•    Input appropriate award data into Office and Agency administrative, filing, and financial tracking systems for transmittal to the Office of Acquisition and Assistance, and report to the Agreement Officer, as needed.
•    Track and process all post-award management issues to ensure timely response to partner requests and provide guidance to partners, as necessary; review, track, and share partner reports with regional team members to ensure that program objectives have been achieved.
•    Upon completion of programs, close out awards according to Agency policies, identify funds for de-obligation and equipment for disposition.
•    Attend team, office, and other meetings as assigned by the Team Lead or designee and, when necessary, prepare summaries of these meetings.
•    Expedite the flow of programmatic and other documents through the clearance process.
•    Maintain regular contact with OFDA grantees, UN agencies, IOs, and NGOs, and, as requested, participate in representation of OFDA which may include meeting with donors, host government officials, USG agencies and others in order to explain, advocate for, and advance OFDA’s priorities and help coordinate USG and international humanitarian activities.
•    With guidance from team leadership, coordinate with the donor community on policy issues affecting humanitarian operations, and develop integrated, non-duplicative programs.
•    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 vary; and
•    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 detail 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, incumbents will take direction from and report to the OAT Leader or his/her designee.  When activated, that person designated as his/her supervisor in the Staffing Authorization. 
 
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: 
The Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available and works with the USPSC to develop deadlines, work to be done; the USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments, coordinating with others and interpreting policy in terms of established objectives. May also determine the approach to be taken and the methodology to be used, keeping supervisor informed of progress. 
 
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.) 
 
Bachelor’s degree with study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance or international development, which must include at least one (1) year of international experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis. 
 
OR 
 
Master’s degree with study in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a related field, and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in emergency relief and humanitarian assistance or international development, which must include at least one (1) year of international experience working in humanitarian assistance. This experience must include one or more of the following: emergency relief operations, monitoring and evaluating humanitarian programs, or needs assessment and analysis. 
 

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.