Mar 03, 2022

USPSC Education and Doctrine Development (EDD) Training Coordinator (Multiple Positions)

$56,983 - $88,792 yearly
  • USAID
  • Worldwide
Contractor Government Training

Job Description

SOLICITATION NUMBER: 720BHA21R00007
ISSUANCE DATE: March 3, 2022
CLOSING DATE AND TIME: October 14, 2022, 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 Field and Response Operations (FARO) is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal service as Education and Doctrine Development (EDD) Training Coordinator 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. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.
(d) U.S. Citizenship
(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (SAM.gov, BHA 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 for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. 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 ENSURING ADEQUATE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS

The contractor will be required to show proof that the contractor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before the first date of onboarding, or submit an approved reasonable accommodation to the CO. If the contractor does not meet this requirement the contract may be terminated.

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:

FARO Recruitment Team
E-Mail Address: BHA.FAR[email protected]
Website: www.BHAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to the FARO Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,
Sonja Stroud-Gooden
Contracting Officer

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720BHA22R00007

2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 3, 2022

3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: October 14, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

This solicitation is open and continuous until October 14, 2022. The following are the closing dates for each review period:

April 14, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
June 14, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
October 14, 2022, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Offerors 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 canceled at HBMO’s discretion.

4. POINT OF CONTACT: FARO Recruitment Team, [email protected]

5. POSITION TITLE: Education and Doctrine Development (EDD) Training Coordinator
(Multiple Positions)

6. MARKET VALUE: Depending on the qualifications of the offeror, this position can be filled at either the GS-11 ($56,983 - $74,074) or GS-12 ($68,299 - $88,792) equivalent level (additional locality pay adjustments may apply depending on assignment location).

Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-11 will be considered for the GS-11 level positions. Offerors who meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-12 will be considered for the GS-12 level only.

Offerors selected at the GS-11 may have an opportunity for advancement to the GS-12 equivalent after at least two years at the GS-11 level if the individual receives a recommendation from the supervisor for advancement along with an Exceeds Fully Successful performance evaluation. Advancement to the GS-12 level is not guaranteed.

Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Five (5) years

8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Worldwide

Offerors for the EDD Training Coordinator position must be willing to be posted worldwide at any location within the areas of responsibilities of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), U.S. European Command (EUCOM), U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), U.C. Central Command, (CENTCOM) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). Some of the potential posts are listed as follows, but the location of service could be ultimately determined by the location of future unknown operational requirements. BHA currently has established relationships with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) installations in Washington, D.C.; Miami, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; Tampa, Florida; and Stuttgart, Germany; Manama, Bahrain; Okinawa, Japan; and Naples, Italy where there is a BHA operational need to work with the military independent of future country specific disasters. The BHA strategic plan also calls for assignment of HAA/Ms in Bangkok, Thailand; San Jose, Costa Rica; Amman, Jordan; and Seoul, South Korea. Initial post assignments will be based on each offeror’s understanding of BHA and the humanitarian assistance environment, each offeror’s background (i.e., language, regional experience, etc.), and available post vacancies at the time of award.

9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: U.S. Citizens

10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is responsible for facilitating and coordinating U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian assistance overseas in response to all types of international disasters, including slow-onset disasters such as droughts or famine, natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods, or man-made disasters such as conflict or war. BHA is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, achieving, monitoring, and evaluating international humanitarian assistance falling into two conceptual areas:

● Humanitarian Response activities comprise needs-based humanitarian assistance provided to save lives, alleviate suffering, and protect human dignity during and in the aftermath of emergencies. Humanitarian assistance is grounded in humanitarian principles and is directed toward the most vulnerable populations.

● Early Recovery, Risk Reduction, and Resilience (ER4) activities will set the initial foundations for longer-term recovery as appropriate, and will work in close conjunction with humanitarian assistance. Early recovery is an approach that supports communities impacted by crises to protect and restore basic systems and service delivery. Early recovery builds on humanitarian response efforts and establishes the initial foundations of long-term recovery. Early recovery activities are implemented for a specified, appropriate timeframe that assists populations recovering from an identifiable shock. Risk reduction is the prevention of new and reduction of existing disaster risk and management of residual risk, which contributes to strengthening resilience and to the achievement of sustainable development. Resilience is the ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.
BHA has seven offices, as follows:

The Bureau’s three geographic offices are: (1) Office of Africa; (2) Office of Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean; and (3) the Office of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Each geographic office designs, provides, and assesses humanitarian assistance for their respective regions, including assistance related to responding to, recovering from, and reducing the risk of man-made and natural disasters, while linking with other USAID investments that build resilience.

The Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications (G3PC) shapes and influences USAID’s role within the international humanitarian system; leads engagement on a range of policy, programmatic, and operational issues; and positions the Agency to influence collective response to emergency needs across the globe.

The Office of Technical and Program Quality (TPQ) leads the Bureau's efforts to provide high-quality programmatic and technical leadership, oversight, and guidance. In addition, TPQ leads the Bureau’s external engagement with academia and coordinates research to advance the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of humanitarian and multi-year programming.

The Office of Humanitarian Business and Management Operations (HBMO) is responsible for maintaining 24/7 operability by providing leadership, planning, quality assurance, technical expertise, and process management. HBMO ensures effective stewardship of the Bureau’s support services, including workforce planning, staffing, financial management, internal controls, facilities operations and infrastructure.

The Office of Field and Response Operations (FARO) leads and manages operational assistance and the purchase and delivery of goods and services in response to declared foreign disasters and international humanitarian needs in key functional areas, including supply-chain management, procurement, logistics, oversight, and operational coordination with the U.S. military.

INTRODUCTION

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

The Civil-Military Disaster Operations Division (CMD) serves as BHA’s principal point of contact to coordinate with DoD on foreign disaster response and humanitarian assistance operations. In addition to coordinating the ongoing activities of the CMD staff, the CMD Division Director will also ensure that BHA has sufficient coverage for Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployments and Response Management Team (RMT) activations and oversee the portfolio for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives disaster planning and preparedness. The CMD, through its Education and Doctrine Development (EDD) Team also manages the facilitation of and curriculum for USAID’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC), a two-day training geared toward DoD civilian, uniform, and contractor staff on policies, procedures, and best practices for the USG’s provision of foreign disaster relief.

OBJECTIVE

BHA/CMD requires the services of an Education and Doctrine Development (EDD) Training Coordinator in order to meet its objective of conducting regular training for and with U.S. military and relevant audiences to fulfill BHA's responsibility for Civil-Military Coordination for international disaster response and humanitarian assistance.

The EDD Training Coordinator must have world-wide availability and may be assigned to Washington, D.C., other locations in the United States, or an overseas office, and may be required to serve through rotational assignments in support of BHA’s world-wide mandate. At any time, at the discretion of BHA headquarters, the USPSC may be reassigned/relocated to a geographical location where the individual’s services are needed.
Offerors for the EDD Training Coordinator position must be willing to be posted worldwide at any location within the areas of responsibilities of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), U.S. European Command (EUCOM), U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), U.C. Central Command, (CENTCOM) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). Some of the potential posts are listed as follows, but the location of service could be ultimately determined by the location of future unknown operational requirements. BHA currently has established relationships with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) installations in Washington, D.C.; Miami, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; Tampa, Florida; and Stuttgart, Germany; Manama, Bahrain; Okinawa, Japan; and Naples, Italy where there is a BHA operational need to work with the military independent of future country specific disasters. The BHA strategic plan also calls for assignment of HAA/Ms in Bangkok, Thailand; San Jose, Costa Rica; Amman, Jordan; and Seoul, South Korea. Initial post assignments will be based on each offeror’s understanding of BHA and the humanitarian assistance environment, each offeror’s background (i.e., language, regional experience, etc.), and available post vacancies at the time of award.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

GS-11 Equivalent level:

Working under the guidance and supervision of the EDD Team Leader or designee, the EDD Training Coordinator will perform the following:

● Manage the virtual training platform used worldwide for the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course; schedule virtual classroom per instructor requests, technical currency with virtual meeting platform provider, develop and provide training on platform use to course instructors
● Working closely with supporting contractor (FedEx) to ensure timely printing and shipping of JHOC supporting materials, including curriculum modules, case study information, timeline materials and JHOC Handbooks, to CMD instructors for an estimated 125 Virtual and In-Class JHOCs per year.
● Coordinate administrative requirements, logistics and ensure shipping of all needed materials for JHOC Training Events around the world, in synchronization with travel schedules of team instructors.
● Maintain JHOC course schedule and coordinate with HAAMs to identify and fill instructor staffing gaps for JHOCs.
● Track and collate curriculum updates for JHOC participant Handbooks.
● Collect feedback from JHOC evaluations.
● Manage monthly JHOC conducted virtually for world-wide attendance. Maintain enrollment rosters, send registration confirmation emails, schedule monthly guest speakers, maintain Power Point presentations, and set up and break down the classroom.
● Monitor incoming requests for scheduling JHOCs at field locations using standardized JHOC request form, seeking additional guidance from EDD Team Leader regarding priority of requesting unit or team, if necessary.
● Respond to inquiries from individuals seeking enrollment in JHOC.
● Archive course evaluations and rosters/sign-in sheets for each JHOC.
● Manage JHOC electronic (server and online) files and update database/historical record of all courses.
● Act as the CMD training manager; monitor and maintain electronic training records
● Complete functional training as required (BHA training, e-learning training, etc.).
● Sign up for and serve as needed on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will vary.
● As needed, 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 bureau to meet operational needs during staff shortages. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the team’s existing duties and responsibilities and will be directly related to the scope of work provided.
● Become certified and serve as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR), as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in Contract/Assistance Performance Assessment Review System (CPARS/APARS). They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

For GS-12 Equivalent level:

At this grade level, the EDD Training Coordinator will have satisfactory competence in the performance of the duties and responsibilities described above. He/she will have in-depth understanding of traditional and modern training methods, including in-person, simulations and e-learning, and will know how to apply them to the civil-military context of JHOC. Furthermore, he/she will be able to map out JHOC training plans and schedules in close collaboration with EDD Team Leader, CMDD’s Combatant Command representatives, and relevant U.S. military institutions and audiences. The EDD Training Coordinator will design and apply assessment tools to measure training effectiveness and relevance, and advise management on resolving operational and merit problems. He/she will perform these duties drawing on his/her prior experience, and with limited guidance from and supervision from the EDD Team Leader. Additionally, he/she will take on an increased level of responsibility for management of the JHOC course curriculum and methodologies, expansion into additional JHOC platforms, and supervision of surge staff.

At this grade level, he/she will:
● Manage the virtual training platform used worldwide for the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course; schedule virtual classroom per instructor requests, maintain currency with platform provider, develop and provide training on platform use to course instructors
● Ensure JHOC training methodologies and evaluation methods are in line with best practices and industry standards.
● Analyze feedback from JHOC evaluations to recommend changes or updates to the course, or to inform EDD Team Leader of trends or potential issues.
● Research and assist in designing and expanding the JHOC through online training platforms and distance learning programs.
● Supervise and direct CMD surge staff and intern(s) on JHOC and other related projects.
● Act as the CMD training manager; monitor and maintain electronic training records and maintain training databases and course information.
● Oversee requests for scheduling JHOCs and make recommendations regarding use of staff and resources to EDD Team Leader.
● Plan and facilitate annual JHOC curriculum review and implement course changes in all JHOC materials once updates have been finalized.
● Liaise with DoD staff regarding JHOC training coordination and related logistics.
● Sign up for and serve as needed on Washington-based RMTs, which provide services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters. The duties on RMTs will vary.
● As needed, 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 bureau to meet operational needs during staff shortages. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities and will be directly related to the scope of work provided.
● Become certified and serve as an AOR/COR, as assigned. The AOR/COR provides financial and programmatic oversight of all aspects of managing the agreement or contract; this includes but is not limited to reviewing invoices, requests for approvals, program/project deliverables (i.e. work plans, annual reports, month status reports), travel requests, key personnel requests, and financial/budget reports. They are responsible for drafting and submitting the annual contractor performance evaluation in CPARS/APARS. They prepare and review contract/assistance modifications documentation and assist the Contracting/Agreement Officer to ensure performance is compliant with the terms and conditions of the contract/agreement, the FAR, and USAID policy. AOR/CORs are responsible for all related requirements in the COR designation letter and the AOR designation letter.

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

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

For GS-11 equivalent:
Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available and works with the USPSC to develop deadlines, work to be done, and methodology. The USPSC is responsible for carrying out assignments and consults with the supervisor for policy interpretations.

For GS-12 equivalent:
Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available; the USPSC consults with the 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 approaches 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.

States

Outside US, DC, FL, HI

Salary

Depending on the qualifications of the offeror, this position can be filled at either the GS-11 ($56,983 - $74,074) or GS-12 ($68,299 - $88,792) equivalent level (additional locality pay adjustments may apply depending on assignment location).

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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.)

For GS 11 equivalent:

High school diploma or equivalent plus five (5) years of experience with increased difficulty and complexity in job tasks in organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing training courses or other events/meetings in a fast-paced work environment.

OR

Bachelor’s degree plus four (4) years of experience with increased difficulty and complexity in job tasks in organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing training courses or other events/meetings in a fast-paced work environment.

OR

Master’s degree plus three (3) years of experience with increased difficulty and complexity in job tasks in organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing training courses or other events/meetings in a fast-paced work environment.

For GS 12 equivalent:

Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of experience with increased difficulty and complexity in job tasks in organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing training courses or other events/meetings in a fast-paced work environment. Experience working with USG agencies or military.

OR

Master’s degree plus four (4) years of experience with increased difficulty and complexity in job tasks in organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing training courses or other events/meetings in a fast-paced work environment. Experience working with USG agencies or military.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. FAR provisions of this solicitation are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

SELECTION FACTORS

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

  • Offeror 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 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.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of State medical clearance throughout the contract.
  • Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).
  • Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

OFFEROR RATING SYSTEM

The offeror rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified offerors in comparison to other offerors. Offerors 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:

At the GS-11 equivalent level

Professional Experience (15 points)

  • Experience facilitating meetings to include scheduling, distributing invites, arranging for location, room set-up, note taking, transcribing and distributing minutes.
  • Experience tracking actions from initial request to completion.
  • Experience working in an environment with multiple work streams and competing priorities.

Skills and Abilities (15 points)

  • Technical experience operating a virtual training platform, including technical troubleshooting.
  • Experience working with data in systems or software or databases.

Communication and Interpersonal (5 points)

  • Experience communicating project status to supervisor.

At the GS-12 equivalent level

Professional Experience (20 points)

  • Experience in training management to include assisting with curriculum development, course scheduling, attendance tracking, and awarding course credit.
  • Experience managing meetings to include scheduling, distributing invites, arranging for location, room set-up, note taking, transcribing and distributing minutes.
  • Experience tracking actions from initial request to completion with minimal oversight.
  • Experience as a liaison between administrative and operational divisions or teams.
  • Experience maintaining electronic tracking systems, databases, and files.

Skills and Abilities (8 points)

  • Technical experience operating a virtual training platform and working with data systems or software.
  • Experience analyzing a team's procedures and practices.
  • Experience identifying or recommending changes or improvements to processes.

Communication and Interpersonal (7 points)

  • Experience meeting deadlines while managing competing tasks.
  • Experience presenting to small groups of five (5) to twenty (20) people, which can include facilitating meetings internally and externally.
  • Experience interacting and communicating with diverse staff including senior staff from USG agencies or military.

Interview Performance (50 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Offerors who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Offeror Rating System. Those offerors determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Offerors are required to address each factor of the Offeror Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Offeror Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified offerors may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. BHA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for offerors being considered for selection package.

Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an offeror. BHA reserves the right to select additional offerors if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

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 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. Failure to identify an academic discipline will result in disqualification.

(d) U.S. Citizenship

(e) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (SAM.gov, BHA 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 for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. 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. 

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your offer materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the offer is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the offer to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your offer 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 offers for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your offer, and as the subject line in any email.

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; the offer may be rescinded.


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