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R -- Field Advisor / Airmobile Operations Specialist - OF-612

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541690 — Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Contracting Office
U.S. 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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Amy M. Kara,
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This form must be completed and submitted with resume and three (3) references in order to be considered for the position. You have received this Department of State (DOS) "Personal Services Contractor (PSC)" solicitation through the FedBizOpps (FBO) 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. Field Advisor / Airmobile Operations Specialist ISSUANCE DATE: 03/25/2011 CLOSING DATE: 04/25/2011 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-11-026-INL Gentlemen/Ladies: SUBJECT: Solicitation for a PSC to serve under DOS in INL. The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, is seeking proposals (OF 612's) from U.S. citizens interested in providing the PSC services described in the Statement of Duties. Submissions shall be in accordance with the information provided herein and at the place and time specified. Any questions may be directed to Amy Kara, INL/RM/MS, DOS, who may be reached at FAX No. (202) 776-8686 OR E-Mail at karaam2@state.gov. Application should be sent via Fed Ex or DHL, facsimile, OR E-Mail. The use of US Mail is not recommended and may NOT be received in time prior to the closing date of this announcement. All applications shall be submitted by email OR Fax OR courier to: Amy Kara US Department of State 2430 E. Street, NW INL/RM/RM, Navy Hill South Building Washington, D.C. 20037 Late applications shall not be accepted, unless there was a mishandling once received in DOS. Along with the OF 612, applicants shall provide a resume and three written 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. The Solicitation number must be referenced on your OF-612. There is one position that will be filled from this solicitation. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-11-026-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 03/25/2011 3. CLOSING DATE/TIME SPECIFIED 04/25/2011 4. FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 16:00 PM ET 5. POSITION TITLE: Field Advisor / Airmobile Operations Specialist 6. MARKET VALUE: FS-03/02 (GS-13/14 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from the date of award 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Bogotá, Colombia 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below US Personal Services Contract US Department of State (DOS) Bureau for International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) American Embassy Bogota, Colombia Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) Background: This position is located in the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS), US Embassy Bogota, Colombia. The position will serve as a Field Advisor/Air Mobile Operations Specialist to the Colombian National Police (CNP). The Advisor will assist in the implementation of bilateral United States government (USG) and Government of Colombia (GOC) projects to interdict narcotics and disrupt illegal armed groups. Purpose: The purpose is to provide a Specialist to the NAS Interdiction Program. The Advisor serves as the in-country airmobile interdiction advisor to assist the NAS Interdiction Program Manager in Colombia by providing advice and implementing police programs in the field. The Advisor advises, oversees, and assists in the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of police airmobile narcotics interdiction plans and operations. Additionally, the Advisor reviews, develops, implements, and/or contributes to a wide variety of plans, policies, and procedures for advancing Embassy policies. The Advisor is supervised by the Interdiction Program Manager, but exercises significant latitude for independent action. Completed work is reviewed for timeliness and effectiveness. Duties and Responsibilities: a. Under the direction of the NAS, the Advisor will advise and assist NAS sponsored and directed activities in support of the CNP and Public Security counternarcotics operations. b. Advise the CNP Counter Narcotics Directorate (DIRAN) Jungle Air Mobile Interdiction Group on projects to interdict illegal narcotics and dismantle narcotics trafficking organizations. c. Advise and assist the GOC on the consolidation of security in priority zones, incorporating DIRAN programs into wider government efforts to improve law enforcement, access to justice, and economic development in priority geographic zones through engagement and coordination with the Ministry of National Defense, the military, the Ministry of Justice and Interior, and public service agencies, as well as with other Embassy elements. d. Advise the CNP on organizing training and equipping of the Jungle Air Mobile Interdiction Group; coordinate procurement and delivery of equipment; determine training requirements and coordinate training; and conduct small-scale, on-the-job training, as feasible e. Assist the CNP in leading regional training initiatives, to include the Jungle Commando International Courses and Jungle mobile training team initiatives. f. Coordinate with the NAS Communications and Weapons Advisor and the CNP on communications and intelligence systems to provide enhanced operational effectiveness. g. Advise the CNP on mission planning, to include the proper use of assets available to ensure maximum effective use of limited assets. h. Visit field sites and operational areas to ensure CNP are utilizing USG-provided training and equipment properly. i. Ensure that USG-provided commodities are utilized effectively and that there is no fraud, waste, or mismanagement in the program through continuous oversight responsibility and end-use monitoring in the operational area. j. Evaluate and advise the NAS continuously on the performance of Colombian agencies receiving NAS/INL assets and resources in order to recommend improvements to projects. k. Assist in project budget preparation and program planning. l. Provide assistance to the Counter-Drug Brigade with NAS supported activities as required. m. Brief DOS, Congressional, and other visiting officials on the status of projects and assist in developing appropriate itineraries and in escorting official travelers, as directed. Minimum Qualifications: 1. U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a DOS security and medical clearance. 2. Possess in-depth knowledge and experience as a security advisor with the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. Civilian Agency/Corporation. 3. Possess in-depth knowledge of military and/or police training activities. 4. Ability to write and speak Spanish at a minimum of level 3+/3+. 5. Knowledgeable of command communications, government intelligence procedures, aircraft maintenance, and logistics management procedures. 6. Knowledgeable of weapons and armament systems is desirable. 7. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 8. Knowledgeable of police and/or military tactical employment in a counter-narcotics operation. Evaluation Criteria: Factor 1: Offeror's experience and knowledge in developing, coordinating, organizing, and implementing support programs to foreign country. (35 points) Factor 2: Offeror's previous experience and quality of past performance. (Evaluator may use all evaluation information available at the time of the evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from references.). (25 points) Factor 3: Offeror's demonstrated experience in initiating, performing oversight, and evaluating security training and logistics programs. (20 points) Factor 4: Offeror's demonstrated experience in procurement and providing logistical support. (20 points) 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. Benefits & Allowances AS A MATTER OF POLICY, A PSC IS NORMALLY AUTHORIZED THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES: BENEFITS Employee's FICA Contribution Contribution toward Health & Life Insurance Pay Comparability Adjustment Annual Increase Eligibility for Worker's Compensation Annual & Sick Leave ALLOWANCES (if applicable). Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (Section 120). Living Quarters Allowance (Section 130). Post Allowance (Section 220). Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230). Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260). Education Allowance (Section 270). Education Travel (Section 280). Post Differential (Chapter 500). Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure (Section 600). Danger Pay (Section 650).
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Address: US Embassy, Bogota, Colombia
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