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541990 — All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, INL RM MS, 2430 E Street, N.W., South Building, SA-4 Navy Hill, Washington, District of Columbia, 20520
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Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, Phone: 2027768373
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You have received this "Personal Services Contractor (PSC)" solicitation through the Department of State (DOS) Internet site. If you have any questions regarding this PSC you may contact the DOS Official named in the cover letter of this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data/text that may not be received when retrieving this document electronically. If the recipient does not notify the contact person that they have obtained this document then any amendments to the document may not be available to the recipients. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Deputy Director INL Jerusalem ISSUANCE DATE: 10/14/08 CLOSING DATE: 11/14/08 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-09-005 (INL) Gentlemen/Ladies: SUBJECT: Solicitation for Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. The United States Government, represented by the Department of State, is seeking proposals (OF 612’s) from U.S. citizens interested in providing the PSC services described in the attached. Submissions shall be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Any questions may be directed to Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, Contracting Officer, INL/RM/MS, DOS, who may be reached at FAX No. (202) 776-8686 OR E-Mail hayes-crowmp2@state.gov. Emailed applications to hayes-crowmp2@state.gov are preferred. Originals are not required but if sent, applications should be sent via Fed Ex or DHL. Applications sent via the US MAIL may NOT be received in time. Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, INL/RM/RM, Navy Hill South (202) 776-8373 Department of State 2430 E. Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Late applications shall not be accepted, unless there was a mishandling once received in DOS. Along with the OF 612 which can be found on www.gsa.gov under Federal Forms, applicants shall provide a resume and three references including contact information. Applicants are also requested to provide their full mailing address (fax, telephone and/or e-mail where applicable). Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their proposals. Please reference the number of this solicitation when sending your application. There are multiple positions that will be filled from this solicitation. Sincerely, Mary Pat Hayes-Crow, Contracting Officer 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-09-005 (INL) 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 10/14/08 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED: 11/14/08 FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 16:00 PM ET 4. POSITION TITLE: Deputy Director INL Jerusalem 5. MARKET VALUE: FP 2 6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: January 2008 - Januray 2009 7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Jerusalem 8. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR I. INTRODUCTION As Deputy Director of the INL Security Assistance Program in the Consulate General, the incumbent serves as the deputy to the principal law enforcement and justice sector coordinator and security assistance program manager, who is responsible for the planning of USG security assistance programs law enforcement assistance in building capacity and capabilities, justice sector assistance, bolstering the rule of law, negotiating and developing project agreements, implementing project proposals, reporting on program progress, and analyzing program results. In addition, the Deputy Director assists the Director in pursuing his/her responsibility for intra and interagency coordination as it relates to the overall program direction function. The multifaceted program, which includes coordination of multilateral assistance, bilateral agreements in training and law enforcement organization building, is projected to operate on an annual budget of approximately $70,000,000. II. DUTIES 1. As Deputy Director of the INL Security Assistance Program, reports directly to the Director and serves as his backup for coordination with, and in an advisory capacity to, the Deputy Principal Officer and coordinates with the head of the United States Security Coordinator (USCC). 2. The Deputy supervises U.S. and foreign national personnel assigned to the unit. Assures there is an efficient functioning unit within the Consulate General in which USG assistance to the Palestinian Authority security agencies is centered. 3. Coordinates with other components of the U.S. Consulate General, including: the USSC, Political, Economic, Consular, Public Diplomacy Sections, the Regional Security Office, USAID, and others as necessary. 4. Assists with the negotiation of extension or modification of security assistance agreements of interest to the USG and new agreements necessary to further U.S. interests in the area of security assistance, capacity and capability-building and justice sector reform. 5. Maintains the necessary professional and social relationships with Palestinian Authority security force officials to ensure close cooperative working relationships. 6. Oversees the preparation of the annual budget request for International Narcotics, Crime and Law Enforcement (INCLE) funds, and ensures that it is submitted to INL/CIV on a timely basis, participates in preparing post’s yearly Mission Strategic Plan, and administers the funds provided to post to implement PA Security Sector Reform programs. Prepares program documentation and reviews procurement requirements for security assistance projects. 7. Analyzes and reports on security and justice sector developments in the Palestinian Authority, ensuring that the USG is kept fully informed on the capabilities, capacity and performance of security agencies within the Palestinian Authority. In addition to regular reporting, the incumbent is responsible for (or oversees) the preparation of a monthly a status report to INL/CIV, and coordinates numerous annual reporting requirements; e.g., the INCSR parts I and II, the End Use Monitoring Report, etc. 8. Establishes and maintains appropriate internal management control systems. 9. Writes in a timely fashion performance evaluation reports for FSNs. 10. Maintains security awareness and properly handles classified and controlled items and information. 11. Acts as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for INL program implementers. 12. Other duties as assigned. III. SUPERVISION EXERCISED As the Consulate General’s security sector reform program deputy coordinator, the incumbent assists in the monitoring of all related activities associated with work performed under the PA security assistance program by other embassy sections and offices. Provides guidance and supervision to personnel assigned to the INL Security Assistance Section, which may include: locally engaged staff (Foreign Service nationals and eligible family members) and contract personnel. As an alternant member of the Security Assistance Working Group, incumbent monitors closely developments in the PA security sector to include curriculum and training, professionalization efforts, and system capabilities. IV. SUPERVISION RECEIVED The INL Deputy Director reports to the Director. The security assistance programs must be coordinated with the Framework Implementation Unit, USSC and Political Section. The incumbent must exercise a significant degree of judgment with regard to political, social and economic aspects of the Palestinian Authority security assistance program. For the employee evaluation report (EER), with input from INL/CIV, the rater will be the Director; reviewer will be the Deputy Principal Officer. An EER shall be prepared each April 15 for the preceding period. If there is a change of rater or reviewer, an EER shall be prepared. V. OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTORS SCOPE OF KNOWLEDGE: The incumbent must be a professional in the field of foreign affairs policy development and administration and should have experience in program planning, development and management. The individual should be familiar with the Levant culture and regional factors and influences. SPECIFIC SKILLS: An excellent negotiator, the incumbent is able to coordinate widely divergent views while concomitantly being sensitive to the international politics of the program. GUIDELINES: Guidance is provided from Department and Administration policy, directives, and operating procedures regarding U.S. international security assistance programs. Additional guidelines include but are not limited to Mission Strategic Plan, US-PA Framework Agreement, US-PA/GOJ Letter(s) of Agreement, Project Implementation Letters, et cetera. Resourcefulness and ingenuity may be required to interpret, adapt and apply solutions to complex needs and situations. May be required to initiate new or substantially modified methods and procedures. COMPLEXITY: This position involves tasks of significant complexity and sensitivity. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESS: Assignments will involve advocacy of policy, analysis, management of personnel and funds, and leadership. PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are with all levels of USG personnel and mid to high levels of host government personnel. PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: The incumbent will provide support in policy dialog and operations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •U.S. citizen, eligible for a State Department security clearance; •Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent (i.e., Associates degree with five years related experience, or ten years related experience in the military, international development, international affairs, or public administration, procurement/acquisition). •Ten years relevant, U.S. Government, overseas work experience including management, supervision, logistics, and procurement, and report writing. Specific knowledge of, or actual work experience with, the USG-GOC bilateral international narcotics control program is highly desirable. •General knowledge of pertinent management techniques for a large, complex, multi-million dollar program. Ability to coordinate/orchestrate numerous activities simultaneously. •Ability to effectively communicate information orally and ability to effectively communicate in writing. •Specialized Experience: Must have previous work experience in an American embassy (with the Department of State or other USG agency) or in a comparable overseas, multicultural environment. •Management Experience: Successful supervisory and leadership experience, preferably in a multicultural environment, is required. A demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner is vital. •Leadership Experience: An ability to interact effectively with a wide range of American and foreign national personnel at all levels of an organization is essential. •Communications: An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is necessary. •Typing and basic computer skills needed to use information technology and management systems required. Computer skills should include word processing and spreadsheet applications; •General knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of State Acquisition Regulations (DOSAR), and commercial procurement procedures. II.Evaluation Criteria a. Demonstrated ability to analyze reports and make recommendations. Demonstrated knowledge of functions in the overseas United States Mission environment in order to allow the individual to coordinate efforts and direct management functions of the INL Office. b. Specific knowledge of the relationship between the INL field office and INL headquarters in Washington in order for the individual to coordinate all aspects of INL operations, such as oversight of the program implementation, end use monitoring and budget formulation. This also requires an understanding of the bilateral agreement governing host country and USG relationship as regards to specific country programs. c. Understanding of specialized requirements present in pertinent legislation which place limitations on the use of funding appropriated for INL programs order for the individual to assist in preparing, analyzing, and executing budgets and financial plans. This also requires application of sound operations management and logistics expertise. e. Ability to communicate in writing and orally to convey information in written and oral form, to both officials of the USG and of the host country. Written experience would display applicant’s ability in writing papers and reports that present clear and concise explanations or analyses of the administrative programs. Oral experience would display applicant’s ability in expressing his/her thoughts or opinions in a logical sequence to others within the agency, and in negotiating skills. Applicant must be a good negotiator who is sensitive to the views of others and has a “sense” of the Congress regarding the INL program. f. Past Performance evaluation of applicant’s ability to perform under the contract. In conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources. B.COMPENSATION: Compensation for the position will be negotiated as follows: Level of experience will dictate the salary level within the grade range. Entry level salary will normally be at the first step of the grade range for the position. However, consideration will be given to the successful applicant’s experience that is specifically relevant to the position to be filled. Number of years of relevant experience will determine at what step within the grade range the successful applicant will be compensated.
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