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R -- Counter Narcotics (CN) Re-establishment Program Advisor - 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. Counter Narcotics (CN) Re-establishment Program Advisor ISSUANCE DATE: 03/25/2011 CLOSING DATE: 04/25/2011 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-11-025-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-11-025-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: Counter Narcotics (CN) Re-establishment Program Advisor 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) STATEMENT OF DUTIES Background: This position will be located in the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS), US Embassy Bogota, Colombia. The position will serve as a Counter Narcotics (CN) Reestablishment Program Advisor to the Colombian National Police (CNP). The incumbent will assist in the implementation of a bilateral United States Government (USG) and Government of Colombia (GOC) projects to reestablish police presence and public security in conflicted areas. Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide a Counter Narcotics (CN) Reestablishment Program Advisor for the NAS Interdiction Program. The incumbent serves as the in-country police establishment advisor to assist the NAS Interdiction Program Manager in Colombia by advising and implementing police programs in the field. The incumbent advises, oversees, and assists in the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of police establishment and plans in support of counter-narcotics and rural police establishment operations. The Advisor will review, develop, implement, and/or contribute to a wide variety of plans, policies, and procedures for advancing Embassy policies. The incumbent is supervised by the Interdiction Program Manager and the PSC exercises latitude for independent action. Completed work is reviewed for timeliness and effectiveness. Duties and Responsibilities: a. Under the direction of the NAS, the incumbent will advise/assist NAS/INL sponsored/directed activities in support of the CNP and Public Security operations/establishment in rural and forward areas. b. Advise the CNP on projects to establish police presence in rural zones and public security in conflicted areas. c. Advise/assist the GOC on the selection of sites; ensure close coordination between the NAS and various GOC agencies, including 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 the organizing training and equipping of rural police forces; coordinate procurement and delivery of equipment; determine training requirements and coordinate training; and conduct small-scale, on-the-job training, as feasible. e. Coordinate with the NAS Construction Advisor and other construction entities on the construction of secure police installations throughout Colombia; determine installation requirements; and coordinate security requirements with the NAS Security Advisor. f. Coordinate with the NAS Communications and Weapons Advisor and the CNP on communications and intelligence systems to provide enhanced warning of hostile actions and coordination of GOC reaction forces. g. Advise the CNP on ground mission planning, to include the proper use of assets available to ensure maximum effective use of limited assets. h. Support coordination between CNP Eradication and Establishment programs to maximize support to eradication missions. i. Visit field sites and operational areas to ensure CNP are utilizing USG provided equipment properly. j. Ensure that USG-provided commodities are utilized effectively and that there is no fraud, waste, or mismanagement in the program through continuous oversight, accountability, and end-use monitoring in the operational area. k. Continuously evaluate and advise the NAS on the performance of Colombian agencies receiving NAS/INL assets and resources in order to recommend improvements to projects. l. Assist in budget preparation and program planning. m. Brief DOS, Congressional, and other visiting officials on the status of projects; assist in developing appropriate itineraries and in escorting official travelers, as directed. Minimum Qualifications: 1. Possess US citizen and 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 and/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 security forces. (35 points) Factor 2: Past Performance: Offeror's previous experience and quality of 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 procurement and providing logistical support. (20 points) Factor 4: Offeror's demonstrated experience in initiating, performing oversight, and evaluating security training and logistics programs. (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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