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Program Coordinator for Anti-Kidnapping

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published July 13, 2015  -  Deadline August 10, 2015
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Program Coordinator for Anti-Kidnapping Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 07/13/2015 Closing Date: 08/10/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-045-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLY Offerors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: StromDG@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: StromDG@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-045-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 07/13/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 08/10/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for Anti-Kidnapping 6. MARKET VALUE: $66,728 - $120,934 (FS-03-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico, City 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) manages and funds bilateral narcotics control and law enforcement professionalization programs in Mexico that total over $50 million in budget annually. INL is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination and implementation of international narcotics control assistance activities and international criminal justice issues for the DOS. INL's foreign assistance programs are designed to complement Mexico's efforts to establish a functional public safety system and enhance its criminal justice institutions. These program activities include professionalization and capacity building projects administered by the INL Mexico Section of the U.S. Embassy, with funding appropriated by Congress under the Merida Initiative. A complex, politically sensitive program of this size requires strong operational management and oversight to fulfill U.S. foreign policy goals. INL Mexico City requires an Law Enforcement Program Manager to manage the anti-kidnapping program who has significant management and supervisory skills, considerable experience managing kidnapping investigations or prosecutions, and expertise implementing, monitoring and reporting on narcotics control and law enforcement enhancement projects, preferably in Latin America. Purpose: The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) is to develop and implement anti-kidnapping training and capacity-building programs that improve the ability of Mexican law enforcement to respond to organized crime, reduce violence, and protect and strengthen communities. The Manager is responsible for program management services including designing, developing, planning, implementing, monitoring, budgeting, and evaluating anti-kidnapping training and capacity-building projects with budget of more than $25 million. In this capacity, the Manager provides advisory services on wide-ranging policy and technical law enforcement matters relative to U.S. contributions and participation in anti-kidnapping programs under the Merida Initiative. Relationship: The position serves under Chief of Mission authority in Mexico City, Mexico and is supervised by the Foreign Service 02 Law Enforcement Programs Officer. The incumbent will coordinate with all members of the Embassy Law Enforcement Working Group as needed in order to meet Mission objectives and eliminate duplication of effort. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Assess: Participate in the analysis and evaluation of Mexican law enforcement institutions to include assessments of the organizational and operational capacities of the various elements of Mexican Federal, State, and Municipal Directorates of Public Security and their working relationships with the Public Ministry and the Judiciary. These assessments will include equipment, leadership, training, outreach to civil society, mobility, communications, and operational effectiveness. Receive and analyze reports from training academies and law enforcement agencies that receive INL support and advise the INL Mexico Director on programs intended to increase the professionalism and productivity of Mexican law enforcement institutions with regards to anti-kidnapping. 2. Advise: Provide advice and assistance in areas of specialized law enforcement expertise to the U.S. Embassy and INL Mexico management team to ensure successful implementation of Mission goals and objectives in Mexico. Provide advice and assistance to Mexican Public Safety Directors and to academies in improving operations, investigations, administration and resource management, internal discipline procedures, and overall efforts at modernizing. Provide technical assistance to host country law enforcement officials as they develop strategies to combat kidnapping. 3. Maintain Political Liaison: Generate support for and actively advance U.S. policy objectives with key host government officials. . Coordinate with U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security agencies represented at post, as well as with the U.S. Agency for International Development, to coordinate activities and ensure a coherent approach to anti-kidnapping assistance in international criminal justice programs, assisting in the development of the overall strategy and the resources to implement Merida Initiative objectives. 4. Program Planning, Development, and Execution: Plan, develop, and implement training and capacity-building programs in accordance with Embassy and Department goals and objectives. Monitor and report on significant developments; evaluate program results, make mid-course adjustments as needed, and close out programs when completed. Programs may be required in areas such as ethics, professionalism, human rights, specialized investigative techniques, operational planning, policy development, and standards for recruiting, selecting, training, and supervising personnel. Coordinate with National Anti-Kidnapping Coordinator (CONASE) to provide technical assistance to federal, state, and local law enforcement entities. Establish appropriate performance metrics for all projects and programs, including a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan, and ensure linkages between performance metrics and program outcomes. 5. Program, Contracting, and Budget Planning: Provide strategic planning and process development during all project phases from development through implementation, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, and coordination. Obtain Contracting Officers Representative (COR) certification within 90 days of beginning work at post, by either resident or online training with the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). Identify logistical support requirements and advise and assist in the procurement of technical services, training, and commodities. Monitor procurement actions; draft source-origin waivers and bid solicitations with scope of work; accept delivery of goods and services procured in support of INL Mexico programs. Develop budgets for INL Mexico programs, ensuring that projects accord with Mission and Department policies and objectives. 6. Integration of Programs: Work with U.S. and Mexican institutions and agencies to ensure the full integration of INL programs into existing training and development efforts to professionalize police forces, improve citizen safety, create new internal control systems, increase civil society outreach, and foster a culture of lawfulness. 7. End Use Monitoring: Ensure USG-provided commodities are effectively utilized and prevent waste, fraud, and mismanagement of government resources through end use monitoring of all INL-furnished goods or services. 8. Working and Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage large-scale contracts put in place to achieve program objectives. Supervise State Department Foreign Service National locally-employed staff and provide oversight and technical guidance to third-party contractor personnel providing support to INL Mexico programs. 9. Briefings and Reporting: Prepare, coordinate, and transmit reports on the status of INL Mexico programs and the impact of the local political environment on such programs. Prepare periodic status reports, budget reports, and program reviews. Track progress of training and delivery of goods or services in support of Merida Initiative goals. Assist and support visits by official travelers. Brief Department visitors, Members of Congress, and their staffs on the status of U.S. government and Mexican narcotics and crime control programs. Attend Embassy law enforcement meetings, brief the Director of INL Mexico or other appropriate Country Team members, and report on major issues, including the status of anti-kidnapping and other rule of law efforts. Minimum Requirements: 1. U.S. citizenship, and able to obtain/maintain a Department of State (DOS) security and medical clearance, and ethics clearance, if applicable. 2. Bachelor's degree or equivalent (i.e. Associates degree with 5 years related experience) from an accredited institution or Ten (10) years related experience in the military, law enforcement, international development, international affairs, or public administration. 3. Ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in the area of management and training, or in law enforcement operations or other senior level managerial experience. 4. Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in law enforcement, with at least three years of full-time experience running anti-kidnapping investigations. Familiarity with current kidnapping trends and best practices for building units dedicated to solving and prosecuting kidnapping crimes. 5. Superior negotiation, interpersonal and managerial skills. 6. Demonstrated experience in planning, strategizing, implementing and reporting on projects, including familiarity with basic requirements and mechanisms for contract management and procurement. 7. Proficient in Microsoft office suite. 8. Excellent oral and written English communication skills. 9. Proficient in oral and written Spanish. Able to converse fluently with the GOM contacts or to draft correct correspondence relating to the technical aspects of the project in Spanish. 10. Ability to obtain/maintain the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within 90 days of arrival at Post. 11. Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the entry level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring. 12. Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time. 13. Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within six (6) months of assignment successfully Preferred Knowledge and Skills: 1. Five (5) years of demonstrated experience working in international environments. 2. Demonstrated experience working at a U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Department of State or other international or development organization. 3. Demonstrated experience managing large assistance programs. 4. Understanding of U.S. foreign policy and interagency process, as well as knowledge of U.S. foreign policy regarding the continued development of justice reform and law enforcement capacity building. 5. Ability to work effectively with host-nation counterparts, departments, and ministries to further U.S. program goals and objectives and communicate those issues in a timely and concise manner. 6. Familiarity with international organizations involved in justice program components in missions around the world, and demonstrated understanding of the requirements for coordinating U.S. programs. Evaluation Factors: Factor 1: (Work Experience) (30 points) Demonstrated work experience in managing anti-kidnapping investigations and familiarity with current kidnapping trends and best practices for building units dedicated to solving and prosecuting kidnapping crimes Factor 2: (Diplomatic, Interpersonal, and Communication) (20 points) Offeror's demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to build unity of effort with members of relevant USG agencies, Host Nation representatives, and the international community in developing and coordinating law enforcement capacity building programs Factor 3: (Subject Matter Expertise) (20 points) Offeror's ability to provide subject matter expertise (SME) and policy guidance to senior level policy makers within the Embassy and INL; experience and knowledge of acquisition, procurement, and contracting processes, as well as drafting necessary documentation in a timely manner Factor 4: (Management) (15 points) Offeror's demonstrated experience and ability to manage, supervise, and assess current programs, projects and personnel to provide quality oversight and assure outcomes and to assist in developing and implementing plans and performance measures for improving U.S. capacity to implement law enforcement training programs Factor 5 (Past Performance) (15 points) Evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under the contract; in conducting the evaluation, the Government reserves the right to evaluate all information available at the time of evaluation, whether provided by the applicant or obtained from other sources COMPENSATION (BASE PAY) For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post • Housing Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA) • Education Allowance • Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential • Danger Pay • Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables

INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published December 1, 2015  -  Deadline December 15, 2015
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 12/01/2015 Closing Date: 12/15/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-009-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLY Offerors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-009-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 12/01/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 12/15/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security 6. MARKET VALUE: $66,728 - $120,934 (FS-03/02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: Under the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) Program, the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), has bilateral Narcotics control projects with the Government of Mexico (GOM). These projects are administered by the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy. This position is located INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers bilateral border and port of entry (POE), including seaports and airports, security projects in Mexico with border security funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements, implementing and monitoring progress on specified border/POE security projects, as well as reporting on border/POE security, counterterrorism and other law enforcement issues. Purpose The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position will be to provide a Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will assist in managing INL border and POE security programs and providing advice to Mexican officials involved in such projects. Relationship This person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and will report to the Program Officer for the Interdiction Team for providing program implementation, direction and execution oversight in support of GOM entities involved in borders, check points, and POE security efforts. Duties and Responsibilities The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will provide advice and support to the Interdiction Program Officer, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the Embassy. The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will work closely with officials of the Government of Mexico (GOM), including the Commission for National Security and Investigations (CISEN), the National Immigration Institute (INM), the Office of the Attorney General (PGR), the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Tax Administration Service (Hacienda), the Customs Department (SAT), the National Security Commission (Policia Federal), the Secretariat of Commerce and Transportation (SCT), the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Secretariat of Government (SEGOB), Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), and other federal entities and state governments as required. All of these entities have roles coordinating and implementing counterterrorism, counter-narcotics, anti-crime measures and border security. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: • Manages border/POE security projects under the guidance of the Interdiction Program Officer, and keeps him/her informed of the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. • Provides strategic planning and development of all phases of border/POE security projects. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the COR team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contract and locally employed staff. • Under the supervision of the Interdiction Team Program Officer, serves as a liaison with representatives of other U.S. Embassy law enforcement agencies involved in border/POE and Counterterrorism projects, including, but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), especially Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Department of Defense (DOD). Represents INL and the U.S. Government in coordination meetings with the GOM and other foreign governments as required. • Performs feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes in response to emerging operational challenges in border security. Implements training programs and acts as a technical expert on border security technology and operations, to include such areas related to information, electrical, communications, and computer technologies. Conducts technical and operational analysis, appraisals, and estimates to include project assessments related to civil works, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications facilities. • Ensures interoperability and close coordination with complementary INL programs such as canines, maritime security, cross-border communications, and developing trustworthy institutions. Provides advice and assistance on other law enforcement projects related to border/POE security and counterterrorism efforts. Conducts technical reviews and recommendations for law enforcement infrastructure projects. • Offers advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment. • Serves as either a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or a Government Technical Monitor (GTM) for assigned projects in accordance with the Contracting Officer (CO). Must successfully complete required COR training within three months of hire. • Drafts and provides advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to the U.S. Congress, INL, DHS, and other U.S. federal agencies. • Attends general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials, reporting on discussions, activities and/or decisions. • Provides advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. Government-supplied commodities and services, preparing an input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress. • Provides advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) • Participates in visits by senior officials and serves as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors. • Briefs DOS, U.S. Congress and other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of U.S.-Mexico border/POE security projects and related initiatives. Complexity Individual must be able to manage border/POE security projects in a foreign country, including promoting US interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of US law enforcement agencies, state and local governments along the US-Mexican border, and GOM entities involved in border/POE security and counter-terrorism activities. Scope and Effectiveness The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security performs a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other USG agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. Personal Contacts The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. Minimum Qualifications • US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security and medical clearances. • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited US institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the fields of law enforcement, international development, international relations, project management, public administration and/or military service, or a high school degree with fifteen (15) years of related experience. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in managing programs, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight, preferably involving border/POE security, counter-drug, counter-terrorism, anti-crime, and/or training activities. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. Government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, and extensive experience in liaison work, particularly in dealing with officials of foreign government. • Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn INL's S@mepage database. • Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the Level 4/4 FSI level equivalent. • Possess fluent proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the Level 3/3 FSI equivalent. • Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) course successfully within 120 days arrival at Post. • Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the Entry Level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring. • Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1: Work Experience (30 Points) Demonstrated work experience in managing complex security projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on border/POE security, counter-terrorism and other law enforcement issues. Factor 2: Program Experience (30 points) Experience in preparing counter-drug and/or anti-crime budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, sole-source justification waiver requests. Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner, and to interact effectively with others at all levels, in order to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines, and advise program officials. Factor 4: Past Performance (10 points) 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. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY) For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post • Housing Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA) • Education Allowance • Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential • Danger Pay • Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables

INL Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published March 24, 2015  -  Deadline April 7, 2015
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. INL Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 03/24/2015 Closing Date: 04/07/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-029-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-029-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 03/24/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 04/07/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering 6. MARKET VALUE: $82,350 - $120,934 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: Under the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) Program, the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has bilateral narcotics control projects with the Government of Mexico (GOM). These projects are administered by the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy. This position is located in the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers anti-money laundering projects in Mexico with funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements of Anti-Money Laundering proposals from the GOM and other Mission agencies seeking INCLE funding, implementing and monitoring progress on specified anti-money laundering projects throughout the Mission, as well as reporting on anti-money laundering, counterterrorism and other law enforcement issues. Purpose The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position will be to provide a Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering will manage INL anti-money laundering programs and provide advice to U.S. and Mexican government officials involved in such projects. Relationship This person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and report to the Program Officer for the Interdiction Team, a Foreign Service Officer. Duties and Responsibilities The Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering will provide advice and support to the Program Officer, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the U.S. Embassy. The Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering will work closely with officials of the GOM, including the Commission for National Security and Investigations (CISEN), the Office of the Attorney General (PGR), the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Tax Administration Service (Hacienda), the Customs Department (SAT), the National Security Commission (Policia Federal), the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Secretariat of Government (SEGOB), and other Mexican federal entities and state governments as required. All of these entities have roles coordinating and implementing anti-money laundering projects and policies. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: • Manage anti-money laundering projects under the guidance of the Program Officer and keep the Program Officer updated on the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. • Develop anti-money laundering projects in coordination with the GOM under the guidance of INL leadership, and in coordination with other INL program staff, particularly the Interdiction Team. • Provide strategic planning and development of all phases of anti-money laundering projects. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution of contract and locally employed staff. • Serve as a liaison with representatives of other U.S. Embassy law enforcement agencies involved in anti-money laundering projects, including, but not limited to, the Department of Treasury, and specifically, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Represent INL and the U.S. Government in coordination meetings with the GOM and other foreign governments as required. • Perform feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes. Implement training programs and act as a technical expert on anti-money laundering technology and operations, to include such areas related to information, electrical, communications, and computer technologies. Conduct technical and operational analysis, appraisals, and estimates to include project assessments. • Offer advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment. • Provide advice and assistance, technical review and recommendations to Mexican agencies on the development of anti-money laundering projects. • Demonstrate the completion of entry-level coursework in knowledge, comprehension and participatory skills in basic acquisition and project management via a combination of 80-120 hours of in-house, distance learning and/or outside contractor coursework within twelve months of renewal. If the previous requirement is already met, then demonstrate the completion of mid-level coursework in intermediate project and program management via a combination of 80 to 120 hours of in-house, distance learning and/or outside contractor coursework within twelve months of renewal. If the previous two requirements are already met, then demonstrate the completion of 40 hours of continuous learning credits within twelve months of renewal in any of the following competencies: Requirements Development and Management Processes, Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation, Life Cycle Logistics, Contracting, Business, Cost and Financial Management or Leadership. Pending approval of your supervisor, up to two weeks of contractor provided Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) Program and Project Managers (P/PM) training in the United States can be provided per year to meet FAC P/PM coursework. The remainder should be taken free of charge online from the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) or the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). • Draft and provide advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to INL, the U.S. Congress, and other U.S. federal agencies. • Attend general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials and report on discussions, activities and/or decisions. • Provide advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. government-supplied commodities and services. Prepare input for the annual EUM report. • Provide advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) with regards to AML efforts. • Participate in visits by senior officials and serve as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors. • Brief DOS, U.S. Congress, other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of anti-money laundering projects and related initiatives. Complexity Individual must be able to manage anti-money laundering projects in a foreign country, including promoting U.S. interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of U.S. law enforcement agencies, state and local governments and GOM entities involved in anti-money laundering activities. Qualifications and Specific Core Competencies: • Building and Leveraging Relationships: Readily connects with stakeholders and proactively solicits their views before making key decisions. Builds effective support to implement and manage projects. Rapidly gains the respect and trust of team members and colleagues, both USG and GOM. Adapts strategies and techniques to achieve desired goals and/or outcomes. • Interpersonal Acumen: Displays cultural astuteness in understanding the implicit and explicit decision-making processes of an organization. Is pragmatic in effecting change in a new organizational culture. Has significant patience and political sense but can drive real results in a timely fashion. • Leadership: Personally visible to the organization; communicates key messages and listens well. Highly articulate and makes points in a compelling manner. Conveys genuine belief in the organization's ability to succeed despite the toughest obstacles. • Driving Results: Demonstrate the ability to translate an organization's mission into an overall strategy focused on meeting client and customer needs as the basis for actionable, measurable plans. Combines management skills and tenacity with a sense of urgency to drive issues to closure and to ensure programs remain focused and retain forward movement toward achieving defined objectives. • Building and Motivating Teams: Provide leadership and guidance to team members, fosters an inclusive, friendly, professional environment for team members in which teamwork, professional development, and collaboration among team members is encouraged; capable of assessing and leveraging the strengths, weaknesses, and working styles of team members in inter-office, inter-agency and inter-governmental situations. Forges strong, diverse teams through actively sourcing, selecting, developing, and retaining top talent for key positions. Delegate's responsibility to team members, regularly consults, and provides appropriate, regular feedback on work performance, projects and other work under their purview. Assists as requested and/or as necessary to ensure successful conduct and completion of specific projects. . • Managing Performance: Able to achieve results through others, to motivate team effort and cooperation. Translates goals into specific objectives for each member of the team, as well as vendors, and holds people accountable for results. Keeps organization focused on key metrics that drive the business. Supports and ensures implementation of all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts for projects. Scope and Effectiveness The Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering will perform a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other US government agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. Personal Contacts The Program Coordinator for Anti-Money Laundering will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. Minimum Qualifications • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security and medical clearances. • Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the fields of law enforcement and/or anti-money laundering, or a high school degree with fifteen (15) years of related experience. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in managing programs or projects, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight, preferably involving anti-money laundering activities. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills. • Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. • Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the 4/4 FSI level equivalent. • Possess fluent proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the 3/3 FSI equivalent. • Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) COR course successfully within 90 days arrival at Post. • Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the entry level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring. • Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1: Work Experience (35 Points) Demonstrated work experience in managing complex projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on anti-money laundering issues. Factor 2: Program Experience (15 points) Experience in preparing budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, sole-source justification waiver requests. Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner; interact effectively with others at all levels to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines; and advise program officials. Factor 4: Past Performance (20 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under the contract. In conducting the evaluation, the U.S. 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. Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

Program Coordinator for Interdiction IT Projects

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published February 3, 2015  -  Deadline March 3, 2015
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Program Coordinator for Interdiction IT Projects Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 02/03/2015 Closing Date: 03/03/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-022-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-022-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 02/03/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 03/03/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for Interdiction IT Projects 6. MARKET VALUE: $82,350 - $120,934 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: Under the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) Program, the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has bilateral narcotics control projects with the Government of Mexico (GOM). These projects are administered by the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy. This position is located in the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers information technology (IT) projects in Mexico with funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements of IT proposals from the GOM and other Mission agencies seeking INCLE funding, implementing and monitoring progress on specified IT projects throughout the Mission, as well as reporting on interdiction and security efforts. Purpose The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position will be to provide a Program Coordinator for Information Technology for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for IT will manage INL interdiction and security IT programs and provide advice to U.S. and Mexican government officials involved in such projects. Relationship This person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and report to the Program Officer for the Interdiction Team, a Foreign Service Officer. Duties and Responsibilities The Program Coordinator for IT will provide advice and support to the Program Officer, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the U.S. Embassy. The Program Coordinator for IT will work closely with officials of the GOM, including the Mexican Navy (SEMAR), the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Customs Department (SAT), the National Security Commission (Policia Federal), the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Secretariat of Government (SEGOB), and other Mexican federal entities and state governments as required. All of these entities have roles coordinating and implementing interdiction and security projects and policies. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: • Manage IT projects under the guidance of the Program Officer and keep the Program Officer updated on the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. • Provide strategic planning and development of all phases of IT projects under the guidance of the Program Officer. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contract and locally employed staff. • Plan projects with input from the interagency, including USG entities such as the Transportation Security Administration, the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), and the Embassy's Maritime Working Group and Anti-Money Laundering Working Group. • Perform feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes. Conduct technical and operational analysis, appraisals, and estimates to include project assessments related to civil works, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications facilities. • Offer advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment. • Provide advice and assistance, technical review and recommendations to Mexican agencies on the development of IT projects. • Serve as either a COR or a GTM for assigned projects in accordance with the Contracting Officer (CO). Must successfully complete required COR training within three months of hire. • Demonstrate the completion of entry-level coursework in knowledge, comprehension and participatory skills in basic acquisition and project management via a combination of 80-120 hours of in-house, distance learning and/or outside contractor coursework within twelve months of renewal. If the previous requirement is already met, then demonstrate the completion of mid-level coursework in intermediate project and program management via a combination of 80 to 120 hours of in-house, distance learning and/or outside contractor coursework within twelve months of renewal. If the previous two requirements are already met, then demonstrate the completion of 40 hours of continuous learning credits within twelve months of renewal in any of the following competencies: Requirements Development and Management Processes, Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation, Life Cycle Logistics, Contracting, Business, Cost and Financial Management or Leadership. Pending approval of your supervisor, up to two weeks of contractor provided Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) Program and Project Managers (P/PM) training in the United States can be provided per year to meet FAC P/PM coursework. The remainder should be taken free of charge online from the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) or the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). • Draft and provide advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to INL, the U.S. Congress, and other U.S. federal agencies. • Attend general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials and report on discussions, activities and/or decisions as requested by the INL Program Officer. • Provide advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. government-supplied commodities and services, preparing an input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress. • Provide advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS). • Participate in visits by senior officials and serve as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors. • Brief DOS, U.S. Congress and other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of projects and related initiatives. Complexity Individual must be able to manage IT projects in a foreign country, including promoting U.S. interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of U.S. law enforcement agencies, state and local governments and GOM entities involved in interdiction and security activities. Individual must be able to oversee the selection and development of software and hardware, and ensure that IT activities and resources add value to Merida Initiative programs. Qualifications and Specific Core Competencies: • Building and Leveraging Relationships: Connects with stakeholders and proactively solicits their views before making key decisions. Builds effective support to implement and manage projects. Rapidly gains the respect and trust of team members and colleagues, both USG and GOM. Adapts strategies and techniques to achieve desired goals and/or outcomes. • Interpersonal Acumen: Displays cultural astuteness in understanding the implicit and explicit decision-making processes of an organization. Is pragmatic in effecting change in a new organizational culture. Has patience but can drive real results in a timely fashion. • Leadership: Personally visible to the organization; communicates key messages and listens well. Highly articulate and makes points in a compelling manner. Conveys genuine belief in the organization's ability to succeed despite the toughest obstacles. • Driving Results: Demonstrates the ability to translate an organization's mission into an overall strategy focused on meeting client and customer needs as the basis for actionable, measurable plans. Combines management skills and tenacity with a sense of urgency to drive issues to closure and to ensure programs remain focused and retain forward movement toward achieving defined objectives. • Building and Motivating Teams: Provides leadership and guidance to team members, fosters an inclusive, friendly, professional environment for team members in which teamwork, professional development, and collaboration among team members is encouraged; capable of assessing and leveraging the strengths, weaknesses, and working styles of team members in inter-office, inter-agency and inter-governmental situations. Forges strong, diverse teams through actively sourcing, selecting, developing, and retaining top talent for key positions. Delegate's responsibility to team members, regularly consults, and provides appropriate, regular feedback on work performance, projects and other work under their purview. Assists as requested and/or as necessary to ensure successful conduct and completion of specific projects. • Managing Performance: Able to achieve results through others, motivate team effort, and promote cooperation. Translates goals into specific objectives for each member of the team, as well as vendors, and holds people accountable for results. Keeps organization focused on key metrics that drive the business. Supports and ensures implementation of all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts for projects. Scope and Effectiveness The Program Coordinator for Interdiction IT Projects will perform a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other US government agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. Personal Contacts The Program Coordinator for Interdiction IT Projects will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. Minimum Qualifications • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security and medical clearances. • Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the field of information technology. • A minimum of five (5) years demonstrated experience in managing programs or projects, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight involving IT activities. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience working with the inter-agency community. Embassy experience is strongly preferred. • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills and extensive experience in liaison work, particularly in dealing with officials of foreign government. • Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. • Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the Level 4/4 FSI level equivalent. • Possess fluent proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the Level 3/3 FSI equivalent. • Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) COR course successfully within 120 days arrival at Post. • Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the entry level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring. • Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1: Work Experience (35 Points) Demonstrated work experience in managing complex projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on IT issues. Preference for candidates with knowledge of security-related projects. Factor 2: Program Experience (15 points) Experience in preparing budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, and sole-source justification waiver requests. Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner; interact effectively with others at all levels to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines; and advise program officials. Factor 4: Past Performance (20 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under the contract. In conducting the evaluation, the U.S. 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. Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

INL Program Coordinator for Law Enforcement IT Projects

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published February 3, 2015  -  Deadline March 3, 2015
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. INL Program Coordinator for Law Enforcement IT Projects Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 02/03/2015 Closing Date: 03/03/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-023-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-023-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 02/03/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 03/03/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for Law Enforcement IT Projects 6. MARKET VALUE: $82,350 - $120,934 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: Under the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) Program, the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has bilateral law enforcement capacity-building projects with the Government of Mexico (GOM). These projects are administered by the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy. This position is located in the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers information technology (IT) projects in Mexico with funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements of IT proposals from the GOM and other Mission agencies seeking INCLE funding, implementing and monitoring progress on specified IT projects throughout the Mission, as well as reporting on law enforcement professionalization efforts. Purpose The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position will be to provide a Program Coordinator for Information Technology for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for IT will manage INL law enforcement professionalization and specialized investigation-related IT programs and provide advice to U.S. and Mexican government officials involved in such projects. Relationship This person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and report to the Program Officer for the Law Enforcement Programs Team, a Foreign Service Officer. Duties and Responsibilities The Program Coordinator for IT will provide advice and support to the Program Officer, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the U.S. Embassy. The Program Coordinator for IT will work closely with officials of the GOM, including the Federal Police (Policia Federal), the Customs Department (SAT), the Office of the Attorney General (PGR), the National Security Commission (CNS), the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Secretariat of Government (SEGOB), Migration (INM), the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN), and state-level law enforcement officials throughout Mexico. All of these entities have roles coordinating and implementing law enforcement professionalization and specialized investigation projects and policies. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: • Manage IT projects under the guidance of the Program Officer and keep the Program Officer updated on the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. • Provide strategic planning and development of all phases of IT projects under the guidance of the Program Officer. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contracted and locally employed staff. • Plan projects with input from the interagency, including USG entities such as the Department of Justice, FBI, , DEA, ATF, ICE/HSI, and the Embassy's Law Enforcement Working Group. • Perform feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes. Conduct technical and operational analysis, appraisals, and estimates to include project assessments related to civil works, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications facilities. • Offer advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment. • Provide advice and assistance, technical review and recommendations to Mexican agencies on the development of IT projects. • Serve as either a COR or a GTM for assigned projects in accordance with the Contracting Officer (CO). Must successfully complete required COR training within three months of hire. • Demonstrate the completion of entry-level coursework in knowledge, comprehension and participatory skills in basic acquisition and project management via a combination of 80-120 hours of in-house, distance learning and/or outside contractor coursework within twelve months of renewal. If the previous requirement is already met, then demonstrate the completion of mid-level coursework in intermediate project and program management via a combination of 80 to 120 hours of in-house, distance learning and/or outside contractor coursework within twelve months. If the previous two requirements are already met, then demonstrate the completion of 40 hours of continuous learning credits within twelve months in any of the following competencies: Requirements Development and Management Processes, Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation, Life Cycle Logistics, Contracting, Business, Cost and Financial Management or Leadership. Pending approval of your supervisor, up to two weeks of contractor provided Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) Program and Project Managers (P/PM) training in the United States can be provided per year to meet FAC P/PM coursework. The remainder should be taken free of charge online from the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) or the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). • Draft and provide advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to INL, the U.S. Congress, and other U.S. federal agencies. • Attend general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials and report on discussions, activities and/or decisions as requested by the INL Program Officer. • Provide advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. government-supplied commodities and services, preparing an input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress. • Provide advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS). • Participate in visits by senior officials and serve as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors. • Brief DOS, U.S. Congress and other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of projects and related initiatives. Complexity Individual must be able to manage IT projects in a foreign country, including promoting U.S. interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of U.S. law enforcement agencies, state and local governments and GOM entities involved in law enforcement programming activities. Individual must be able to oversee the selection and development of software and hardware, and ensure that IT activities and resources add value to Merida Initiative programs. Qualifications and Specific Core Competencies: • Building and Leveraging Relationships: Connects with stakeholders and proactively solicits their views before making key decisions. Builds effective support to implement and manage projects. Rapidly gains the respect and trust of team members and colleagues, both USG and GOM. Adapts strategies and techniques to achieve desired goals and/or outcomes. • Interpersonal Acumen: Displays cultural astuteness in understanding the implicit and explicit decision-making processes of an organization. Is pragmatic in effecting change in a new organizational culture. Has patience but can drive real results in a timely fashion. • Leadership: Personally visible to the organization; communicates key messages and listens well. Highly articulate and makes points in a compelling manner. Conveys genuine belief in the organization's ability to succeed despite the obstacles. • Driving Results: Demonstrates the ability to translate an organization's mission into an overall strategy focused on meeting client and customer needs as the basis for actionable, measurable plans. Combines management skills and tenacity with a sense of urgency to drive issues to closure and to ensure programs remain focused and retain forward movement toward achieving defined objectives. • Building and Motivating Teams: Provides leadership and guidance to team members, fosters an inclusive, friendly, professional environment for team members in which teamwork, professional development, and collaboration among team members is encouraged; capable of assessing and leveraging the strengths, weaknesses, and working styles of team members in inter-office, inter-agency and inter-governmental situations. Forges strong, diverse teams through actively sourcing, selecting, developing, and retaining top talent for key positions. Delegate's responsibility to team members, regularly consults, and provides appropriate, regular feedback on work performance, projects and other work under their purview. Assists as requested and/or as necessary to ensure successful conduct and completion of specific projects. • Managing Performance: Able to achieve results through others, motivate team efforts, and promote cooperation. Translates goals into specific objectives for each member of the team, as well as vendors, and holds people accountable for results. Keeps organization focused on key metrics that drive the business. Supports and ensures implementation of all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts for projects. Scope and Effectiveness The Program Coordinator for Law Enforcement IT Projects will perform a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other U.S. government agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. Personal Contacts The Program Coordinator for Law Enforcement IT Projects will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. Minimum Qualifications • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security and medical clearances. • Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the field of information technology. • A minimum of five (5) years demonstrated experience in managing programs or projects, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight involving IT activities. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience working with the inter-agency community. Embassy experience is strongly preferred. • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills and extensive experience in liaison work, particularly in dealing with officials of foreign government. • Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. • Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the Level 4/4 FSI level equivalent. • Possess fluent proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the Level 3/3 FSI equivalent. • Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) COR course successfully within 120 days arrival at Post. • Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the entry level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring. • Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1: Work Experience (35 Points) Demonstrated work experience in managing complex projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on IT issues. Preference for candidates with knowledge of law enforcement-related projects. Factor 2: Program Experience (15 points) Experience in preparing budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, and sole-source justification waiver requests. Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner; interact effectively with others at all levels to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines; and advise program officials. Factor 4: Past Performance (20 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under the contract. In conducting the evaluation, the U.S. 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 Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

Contracting Officer Representative

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published February 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 4, 2015
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Contracting Officer's Representative Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 02/04/2015 Closing Date: 03/04/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-025-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-025-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 02/04/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 03/04/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Contracting Officers Representative 6. MARKET VALUE: $82,350 - $120,934 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section in the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City manages assistance activities funded through the Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). INL manages bilateral assistance programs that help design, build, and nurture the capabilities of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in Mexico by investing in the professionalization of host government personnel and improvements to the infrastructure of host government agencies through the provision of professional training, equipment, technical assistance, and other needed goods and services. In particular, these programs address: counternarcotics and trafficking issues; port, airport and border security issues; operational technology for law enforcement; police crime prevention modernization; drug demand reduction; criminal justice system reform; and anti-corruption, transparency and human rights issues; and law enforcement training. Many of these programs are implemented through contracting actions with U.S. and host country companies. SCOPE OF WORK INL seeks to obtain the services of a Senior Contractor Administrator Advisor to serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) that will administer a variety of contracts implemented in Mexico as well as provide assistance throughout the acquisition process, and to supervise a group of other CORs, GTMs, Budget Analysts and administrative personnel. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The COR shall work under the supervision of the INL Deputy Management Officer and receive official designation as COR from the contracting officer (CO) at post, as well as domestic based COs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the guidance of the INL Management Officer and COs, and in coordination with Program Coordinators/Deputies, the COR will complete the following duties, either directly or through supervision of team members/staff: 1. Work closely with project stakeholders to analyze program needs, define and document the program's contractual scope, schedule, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones and activities. 2. Assist program managers from inception to completion of the contract to develop clear, accurate, current, and detailed contractual requirements. 3. Represent INL Mexico interests and priorities when coordinating efforts among multiple federal agencies and organizations internal and external to DOS. Facilitates the regular flow of information among stakeholders, such as by organizing, hosting and documenting project meetings. 4. Evaluate contractor performance and deviations from the contract requirements through surveillance techniques, including direct observation at the contractor's work site. Review and document performance in relation to original contract award amount and completion time, ensuring appropriate approvals. Monitor, prepare progress reports, and update plans and schedules. Review, monitor, and report the status of multiple contractor projects to ensure the results achieve the Bureau's goals. 5. Identify and recommend solutions or corrective action to resolve any problems that interfere with contract progress and with the completion of the project. In those cases where problems cannot be resolved within the incumbent's realm of authority, make recommendations to NAS management and the Contracting Officer on appropriate corrective action, and implement these actions upon approval. 6. Develop and maintain effective contract administration processes, such as invoice review, quality assurance/surveillance, and project file maintenance. 7. Serve as a technical advisor to management on contract terms and conditions, performance requirements and operations, providing updates as required. Review reports and papers from staff and contractors to ensure technical accuracy and compliance with Bureau and Department objectives, policies, and guidelines. 8. Deploy based on successfully completing training required to receive the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR.) 9. Serves as the supervisor of the INL COR group of CORs, GTMs, Budget Analysts and administrative personnel. 10. Supervises personnel and contract activities with respect to budgets, budget problems, financial projections, financial recoveries and general fiscal issues of all types involving INL contracts., SPECIFIC COR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES COR responsibilities shall include the following: 1. Coordinating with the contractor on all technical matters which may arise in the administration of this contract. 2. Giving technical clarification as to the meaning of the specifications, including inspection, testing, and acceptance procedures. 3. Monitoring and inspecting the contractor's technical progress and performance and the expenditures of resources to assure compliance with the contract terms and conditions. 4. Inspecting and accepting deliverables (supplies, services, and/or reports) on behalf of the Government. 5. Verifying satisfactory delivery of contract items and preparing receiving reports and/or approving invoices for payment. 6. Verifying efficient and satisfactory performance of work by the contractor. 7. Authorizing payments. 8. Notifying the CO and contractor in writing of any deficiencies in workmanship or materials immediately, and monitoring response and repair items as stipulated in the contract. 9. Notifying the CO in writing of any performance or schedule failure by the contractor. 10. Verifying contractor receiving, inspection, and acceptance reports. 11. Maintaining constant cognizance with respect to technical compliance with contract terms on the part of the contractor. 12. Resolving technical issues arising under the contract which fall within the scope of the COR's authority, and referring to the CO any issues which cannot be resolved without additional cost or time. 13. Informing the CO in writing of any needed changes in the scope of work or specifications. 14. Ensuring the Government meets its contractual obligations to the contractor, e.g., providing Government furnished equipment and services and timely Government review and approval of documents if such reviews are required by the contract. 15. Knowing and understanding the terms and provisions of the contract. 16. Knowing the scope and limitations of COR authority. 17. Protecting privileged and sensitive procurement information. 18. Periodically visiting the contractor's workplace to check on the work of the contractor. 19. Serving as the designated property administrator for the contract. 20. Serving as the primary liaison between the contractor and the CO. 21. Ensuring consistency among multiple GTMs under a single contract when providing guidance to the contractor and evaluating the contractor's performance. 22. Performing all acceptance tests required by the contract. 23. Establishing and maintaining adequate COR files. 24. Preparing statements of satisfactory performance or deviations, shortages or deficiencies. 25. Monitoring the contractor's use of key personnel and notifying the CO of any changes in key personnel proposed by the contractor. 26. Reviewing and approving the contractor's vouchers or invoices. 27. Conducting annual performance reviews of subordinates. 28. Supervising, mentoring and counseling subordinates as necessary. 29. Conducting and supervising budget analysis type issues involving contracts, contract payments and funds recoveries. 30. Monitoring contracts with unique fiscal year expiring funds and advises superiors on budgeting projections and proposed actions to expend or recover those funds prior to expiration. REGULATIONS, POLICY, GUIDELINES, LAW The proposed COR must follow the following guidelines which consist of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Department of State Acquisition Regulations, the CO's letter of delegation of authority appointing the COR, the terms and conditions of the specific contract, and official INL bureau guidelines. In addition, the incumbent must be able to determine application of basic administrative policy statements concerning the issue or problem being studied, which may include reference to pertinent legislative history, related court decisions, state and local laws, or policy initiatives of agency management. The incumbent must also consider and adhere to various other existing federal regulations, and the interaction between DOS policies, legislation, the Foreign Assistance Act, and other authorization and appropriations in the INL account, applicable National Security and Presidential Decision Directives, OMB Circulars, the Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH), the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and DOS financial operating procedures and policies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • U.S. citizen, capable of obtaining State Department secret security, ethics and medical clearances. • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or five years of equivalent experience working on contracts or three years' experience as a COR on other U.S. Government contracts. • Two years' experience in international, post-conflict or emerging state environments. • Two years' experience managing highly complex, high dollar value projects/programs. One year of this experience must be equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service. • Training or experience with contract administration principles, policies, regulations, and procedures. • Ability to communicate and interact effectively. • Deployment is contingent upon successful completion of training to receive the Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR.) Existing FAC-COR Level II (or equivalent) or higher certification required. • Two years' experience as a supervisor or manager. • Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA: FACTOR 1: Program Management (25 points) Experience in providing contractor oversight on high dollar contracts, ensuring contractor requirements are being fulfilled per the Statement of Work and other deliverables; evaluating and documenting contractor performance, especially through a well-developed Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). FACTOR 2: Federal Acquisition (25 points) Comprehensive understanding of contract administration principles, policies, regulations and procedures, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). FACTOR 3: Department of State (25 points) Knowledge of Department of State INL programs and experience working programs or projects in an austere or post-conflict environment. FACTOR 4: Past Performance (25 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under a 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. Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published February 13, 2015  -  Deadline February 27, 2015
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 02/13/2015 Closing Date: 02/27/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-026-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-026-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 02/13/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 02/27/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security 6. MARKET VALUE: $66,728 - $120,934 (FS-03/02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: Under the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) Program, the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), has bilateral Narcotics control projects with the Government of Mexico (GOM). These projects are administered by the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy. This position is located INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers bilateral border and port of entry (POE), including seaports and airports, security projects in Mexico with border security funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements, implementing and monitoring progress on specified border/POE security projects, as well as reporting on border/POE security, counterterrorism and other law enforcement issues. Purpose The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position will be to provide a Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will assist in managing INL border and POE security programs and providing advice to Mexican officials involved in such projects. Relationship This person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and will report to the Program Officer for the Interdiction Team for providing program implementation, direction and execution oversight in support of GOM entities involved in borders, check points, and POE security efforts. Duties and Responsibilities The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will provide advice and support to the Interdiction Program Officer, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the Embassy. The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will work closely with officials of the Government of Mexico (GOM), including the Commission for National Security and Investigations (CISEN), the National Immigration Institute (INM), the Office of the Attorney General (PGR), the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Tax Administration Service (Hacienda), the Customs Department (SAT), the National Security Commission (Policia Federal), the Secretariat of Commerce and Transportation (SCT), the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Secretariat of Government (SEGOB), Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), and other federal entities and state governments as required. All of these entities have roles coordinating and implementing counterterrorism, counter-narcotics, anti-crime measures and border security. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: • Manages border/POE security projects under the guidance of the Interdiction Program Officer, and keeps him/her informed of the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. • Provides strategic planning and development of all phases of border/POE security projects. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the COR team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contract and locally employed staff. • Under the supervision of the Interdiction Team Program Officer, serves as a liaison with representatives of other U.S. Embassy law enforcement agencies involved in border/POE and Counterterrorism projects, including, but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), especially Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Department of Defense (DOD). Represents INL and the U.S. Government in coordination meetings with the GOM and other foreign governments as required. • Performs feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes in response to emerging operational challenges in border security. Implements training programs and acts as a technical expert on border security technology and operations, to include such areas related to information, electrical, communications, and computer technologies. Conducts technical and operational analysis, appraisals, and estimates to include project assessments related to civil works, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications facilities. • Ensures interoperability and close coordination with complementary INL programs such as canines, maritime security, cross-border communications, and developing trustworthy institutions. Provides advice and assistance on other law enforcement projects related to border/POE security and counterterrorism efforts. Conducts technical reviews and recommendations for law enforcement infrastructure projects. • Offers advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment. • Serves as either a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or a Government Technical Monitor (GTM) for assigned projects in accordance with the Contracting Officer (CO). Must successfully complete required COR training within three months of hire. • Drafts and provides advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to the U.S. Congress, INL, DHS, and other U.S. federal agencies. • Attends general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials, reporting on discussions, activities and/or decisions. • Provides advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. Government-supplied commodities and services, preparing an input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress. • Provides advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) • Participates in visits by senior officials and serves as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors. • Briefs DOS, U.S. Congress and other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of U.S.-Mexico border/POE security projects and related initiatives. Complexity Individual must be able to manage border/POE security projects in a foreign country, including promoting US interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of US law enforcement agencies, state and local governments along the US-Mexican border, and GOM entities involved in border/POE security and counter-terrorism activities. Scope and Effectiveness The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security performs a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other USG agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. Personal Contacts The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. Minimum Qualifications • US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security and medical clearances. • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited US institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the fields of law enforcement, international development, international relations, project management, public administration and/or military service, or a high school degree with fifteen (15) years of related experience. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in managing programs, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight, preferably involving border/POE security, counter-drug, counter-terrorism, anti-crime, and/or training activities. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. Government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, and extensive experience in liaison work, particularly in dealing with officials of foreign government. • Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn INL's S@mepage database. • Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the Level 4/4 FSI level equivalent. • Possess fluent proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the Level 3/3 FSI equivalent. • Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) course successfully within 120 days arrival at Post. • Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the Entry Level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring. • Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1: Work Experience (30 Points) Demonstrated work experience in managing complex security projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on border/POE security, counter-terrorism and other law enforcement issues. Factor 2: Program Experience (30 points) Experience in preparing counter-drug and/or anti-crime budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, sole-source justification waiver requests. Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner, and to interact effectively with others at all levels, in order to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines, and advise program officials. Factor 4: Past Performance (10 points) 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. Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

INL Program Coordinator for IT Justice Projects

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published March 6, 2015  -  Deadline March 20, 2015
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. INL Program Coordinator for IT Justice Projects Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 03/06/2015 Closing Date: 03/20/2015 SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-030-INL SUBJECT A solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. HOW TO APPLY Offeror's proposals shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. Proposals must include the following: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed) 2) Resume 3) Three letters of reference or three references, including contact information Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to: INL/Deborah Strom E-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept late proposals unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-15-030-INL 2. ISSUANCE DATE: 03/06/2015 3. CLOSING DATE: 03/20/2015 4. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for IT Justice Projects 6. MARKET VALUE: $82,350 - $120,934 (FS-02 Equivalent) 7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years 8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico 9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR: Under the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) Program, the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has bilateral narcotics control and law enforcement assistance projects with the Government of Mexico (GOM). These projects are administered by the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy. This position is located in the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers information technology (IT) projects in Mexico with funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements of IT proposals from the GOM and other Mission agencies seeking INCLE funding, implementing and monitoring progress on specified IT projects throughout the Mission, as well as reporting on interdiction and security efforts. Purpose The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position is to provide a Program Coordinator for Information Technology for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for IT will manage INL justice sector IT programs and provide advice to U.S. and Mexican government officials involved in such projects. Relationship This person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and report to the Program Officer for the Justice Sector Team, a Foreign Service Officer. Duties and Responsibilities The Program Coordinator for IT will provide advice and support to the Program Officer, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the U.S. Embassy. The Program Coordinator for IT will work closely with officials of the GOM, including the Executive Secretariat for the Transition to the New Criminal Justice System (SETEC), state-level transition coordinators, the National Security Commission (Policia Federal), the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Secretariat of Government (SEGOB), and other Mexican federal entities and state governments as required. All of these entities have roles coordinating and implementing justice sector projects and policies. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: • Manage IT projects under the guidance of the Program Officer and keep the Program Officer updated on the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. • Provide strategic planning and development of all phases of IT projects under the guidance of the Program Officer. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. Duties also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contract and locally employed staff. • Plan projects with input from the interagency, including USG entities such as the Department of Justice, USAID, and the Embassy's Justice Sector Reform Working Group and Rule of Law Working Group. • Perform feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes. Conduct technical and operational analysis, appraisals, and estimates to include project assessments related to civil works, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications facilities. • Offer advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment. • Provide advice and assistance, technical review and recommendations to Mexican agencies on the development of IT projects. • Serve as either a COR or a GTM for assigned projects in accordance with the Contracting Officer (CO). Must successfully complete required COR training within three months of hire. • Demonstrate the completion of entry-level coursework in knowledge, comprehension and participatory skills in basic acquisition and project management via a combination of 80-120 hours of in-house, distance learning and/or outside contractor coursework within twelve months of hiring. If the previous requirement is already met, then demonstrate the completion of mid-level coursework in intermediate project and program management via a combination of 80 to 120 hours of in-house, distance learning and/or outside contractor coursework within twelve months of renewal. If the previous two requirements are already met, then demonstrate the completion of 40 hours of continuous learning credits within twelve months of renewal in any of the following competencies: Requirements Development and Management Processes, Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation, Life Cycle Logistics, Contracting, Business, Cost and Financial Management or Leadership. Pending approval of your supervisor, up to two weeks of contractor provided Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) Program and Project Managers (P/PM) training in the United States can be provided per year to meet FAC P/PM coursework. The remainder should be taken free of charge online from the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) or the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). • Draft and provide advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to INL, the U.S. Congress, and other U.S. federal agencies. • Attend general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials and report on discussions, activities and/or decisions as requested by the INL Program Officer. • Provide advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. government-supplied commodities and services, preparing an input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress. • Provide advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS). • Participate in visits by senior officials and serve as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors. • Brief DOS, U.S. Congress and other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of projects and related initiatives. Complexity Individual must be able to manage IT projects in a foreign country, including promoting U.S. interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of U.S. law enforcement agencies, state and local governments and GOM entities involved in interdiction and security activities. Individual must be able to oversee the selection and development of software and hardware, and ensure that IT activities and resources add value to Merida Initiative programs. Qualifications and Specific Core Competencies: • Building and Leveraging Relationships: Connects with stakeholders and proactively solicits their views before making key decisions. Builds effective support to implement and manage projects. Rapidly gains the respect and trust of team members and colleagues, both USG and GOM. Adapts strategies and techniques to achieve desired goals and/or outcomes. • Interpersonal Acumen: Displays cultural astuteness in understanding the implicit and explicit decision-making processes of an organization. Is pragmatic in effecting change in a new organizational culture. Has patience but can drive real results in a timely fashion. • Leadership: Personally visible to the organization; communicates key messages and listens well. Highly articulate and makes points in a compelling manner. Conveys genuine belief in the organization's ability to succeed despite the toughest obstacles. • Driving Results: Demonstrates the ability to translate an organization's mission into an overall strategy focused on meeting client and customer needs as the basis for actionable, measurable plans. Combines management skills and tenacity with a sense of urgency to drive issues to closure and to ensure programs remain focused and retain forward movement toward achieving defined objectives. • Building and Motivating Teams: Provides leadership and guidance to team members, fosters an inclusive, friendly, professional environment for team members in which teamwork, professional development, and collaboration among team members is encouraged; capable of assessing and leveraging the strengths, weaknesses, and working styles of team members in inter-office, inter-agency and inter-governmental situations. Forges strong, diverse teams through actively sourcing, selecting, developing, and retaining top talent for key positions. Delegate's responsibility to team members, regularly consults, and provides appropriate, regular feedback on work performance, projects and other work under their purview. Assists as requested and/or as necessary to ensure successful conduct and completion of specific projects. • Managing Performance: Able to achieve results through others, motivate team effort, and promote cooperation. Translates goals into specific objectives for each member of the team, as well as vendors, and holds people accountable for results. Keeps organization focused on key metrics that drive the business. Supports and ensures implementation of all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts for projects. Scope and Effectiveness The Program Coordinator for Interdiction IT Projects will perform a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other US government agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. Personal Contacts The Program Coordinator for Interdiction IT Projects will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. Minimum Qualifications • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security and medical clearances. • Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the field of information technology. • A minimum of five (5) years demonstrated experience in managing programs or projects, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight involving IT activities. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience working with the inter-agency community. Embassy experience is strongly preferred. • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills and extensive experience in liaison work, particularly in dealing with officials of foreign government. • Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. • Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the Level 4/4 FSI level equivalent. • Possess proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the Level 3/3 FSI equivalent. • Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) COR course successfully within 90 days arrival at Post. • Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the entry level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring. • Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. EVALUATION CRITERIA Factor 1: Work Experience (35 Points) Demonstrated work experience in managing complex projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on IT issues. Preference for candidates with knowledge of security-related projects. Factor 2: Program Experience (15 points) Experience in preparing budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, and sole-source justification waiver requests. Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner; interact effectively with others at all levels to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines; and advise program officials. Factor 4: Past Performance (20 points) Past performance evaluation of applicant's ability to perform under the contract. In conducting the evaluation, the U.S. 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. Pre-Award Ethical Responsibilities of PSC (JUN 2011) This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. VETERAN'S PREFERANCE Veteran's Preference is not applicable to this position. COMPENSATION For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the following: • Entry-level salary is at Step 1 of the grade range assigned to solicitation • Consideration given for experience relevant specifically to the solicitation requirements • Level and extent of experience dictates the salary level within the grade range BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES AS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE • Employee's FICA Contribution • Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual & Sick Leave • 401K Plan ALLOWANCES - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance • Living Quarters Allowance • Post Allowance • Supplemental Post Allowance • Separate Maintenance Allowance • Education Allowance • Education Travel • Post Differential • Payments during Evacuation/Authorized Departure • Danger Pay

Corrections Reform Program Coordinator

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published March 17, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2016
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Corrections Reform Program CoordinatorMexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 03/17/2016Closing Date: 03/31/2016SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-024-INL SUBJECTA solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011)This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLYOfferors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed)2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCEVeteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-024-INL2. ISSUANCE DATE: 03/17/20163. CLOSING DATE: 03/31/20164. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Corrections Reform Program Coordinator6. MARKET VALUE: $67,395 - $122,142 (FS-03/02 Equivalent)7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR:The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL Mexico) is an office in the U.S. Embassy to Mexico that manages assistance activities funded under the Merida Initiative through the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics, and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The Corrections Program, established with these funds, helps the Government of Mexico (GOM) improve its prison system at the federal, state, and municipal level. Mexico's federal penitentiary system has taken great strides in improving its operations in terms of security, conditions of confinement, the treatment of prisoners, professionalization of the officer corps, and supervision of offenders, but much remains to be done in terms of improvements, achieving and maintaining international accrediation. Meanwhile, the Mexican state penitentiary system, despite improvements in a handful of locations, remains one of the most neglected components of public security and is plagued by overcrowding, violence, and corruption. The Corrections Reform Program Coordinator is the lead subject matter expert on corrections in Mexico and interacts on a daily basis with GOM corrections officials at state and federal levels and responds to requests for U.S. assistance. The Coordinator will continue to plan, design, develop, implement, monitor, budget, and evaluate the program in coordination with the INL Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP), and in consultation with the INL Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnership (INL/CAP). In addition, the Coordinator advises on wide-ranging policy and technical corrections matters relative to U.S. contributions and participation in penitentiary development programs. The Coordinator works with the GOM to develop and implement basic and advanced projects to improve the capacity of Mexican federal, state, and municipal corrections services. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Assess and Advise: o Participate in the continual analysis and evaluation of training programs for Mexican correctional institutions, to include assessments of the organizational and operational capacities of the various elements and areas for improvement. o Advise on security issues and assistance to federal, state and municipal corrections directors and the corrections academy. o Provide guidance to senior Mexican corrections officials through the Justice Sector Team leader. o Provide technical input to USG personnel on best correctional practices as well as analysis of events that occur in the penitentiary system. Maintain Political Liaison:o Generate support for and actively advance U.S. policy objectives with key Mexican officials. o Work with U.S. Department of Justice and other law enforcement agencies at Post, as well as with the U.S. Agency for International Development and American Citizen Services, to coordinate efforts in the criminal justice sector. Program Planning, Development, and Execution:o Plan, develop, and execute projects in accordance with U.S. Embassy and State Department goals and objectives and in close consultation with the Government of Mexico. o Provide strategic planning and process development on all phases of project execution from development though implementation, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, and coordination. o Work with Mexican federal, state, and municipal corrections agencies to develop opportunities for U.S. assistance. o Submit training initiatives with U.S. federal, state, and municipal corrections agencies to access training and coordinate opportunities for Mexican federal, state, and municipal corrections programs and their corrections academies. INL/CAP will coordinate all training requests with non-federal agencies in the US in cooperation with the WHP Program Officer and the INL grants officer. o Make requests and provide information through INL/WHP and INL/CAP needed to enter into interagency agreements with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) to provide training opportunities for Mexican counterparts. Contracting and Budget Planning:o The Corrections Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, design, development, implementation, monitoring, budgeting, and evaluation of the Program and will identify logistical requirements. o Assist with the procurement of technical services, training, and commodities; and monitor procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, bid solicitations, scopes of work, delivery, and acceptance of items procured to support the Corrections Program. o Develop budget plans for the INL Mexico Corrections Program, ensuring that projects accord with policies and objectives of the administration's strategy. o Negotiate with host government officials on projects to support U.S.-host country objectives to counter narcotics and organized crime. o Obtain Contracting Officers Representative (COR) certification within three months of assuming position at post. Certification as State Department COR will be achieved by either resident or online training with the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). o Contractor is also expected to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the Entry Level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring.End Use Monitoring:o Ensure USG-provided commodities are effectively utilized and no fraud, waste, or mismanagement occurs in the program through continuous oversight and end-use monitoring at all training sites. Working and Supervisory Responsibilities:o Manage contracts, MOUs, grants, and IAAs to achieve program objectives. o As directed by the Justice Sector Program Officer, supervise Corrections staff and provide work guidance to other contractors funded under the program. Briefing and Reporting:o Prepare, coordinate, and assure the timely issuance of both periodic reports on the federal, state, and municipal corrections programs.o Prepare periodic status reports, budget reports, and program reviews.o Brief Department, Congressional, Staff Delegations and other selected international dignitaries on the U.S. and host government criminal justice programs as they pertain to the corrections program.o Brief the Director of INL Mexico City and/or other appropriate Country Team members and report on major issues, including the status of corrections reform. RELATIONSHIP: The Corrections Reform Program Coordinator reports to the Justice Team Program Officer for INL Mexico. This position supervises a team that current includes one locally employed staff (LES), and provides work guidance to two contract administrative supports, and three to five contract corrections advisors. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is delegated the authority to act for the Contracting Officer in matters concerning technical clarification, inspection and, after concurrence by the Contracting Officer, acceptance of Contractor performance under the contract, including preparation of receiving reports, and the authorization of progress payments when appropriate. The COR will coordinate all work with the Contractor and review Contractor's performance at significant stages of its development. In no instance, however, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the specifications or the contract terms and the conditions or waive the government's requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer. DELIVERABLES/REPORTSDeliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports when required and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a compressive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved. Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following; 1. INL/POST Director(s) and;2. INL/Program Officer Per FAR Part 4, the above referenced documents shall be incorporated and copies stored in the PSC's hard file under Section V.; Tab E - Receiving Reports. The Contractor shall prepare and submit two copies of each technical report required by the schedule of this contract (e.g., progress reports, final reports, etc.), to the Embassy INL Section and to the Program Officer, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State Washington, DC. The title page of all reports forwarded pursuant to this paragraph shall include a descriptive title, the author's name(s), contract number, project number, and title, contractor's name, name of the State Department project office, and the publication or issuance date of the report. When preparing reports, the Contractor shall refrain from using elaborate artwork, multicolor printing, and expensive paper/binding, unless it is specifically authorized in the Contract Schedule. Wherever possible, pages should be printed on both sides using single spaced type. COMPLEXITYIndividual must be able to manage corrections reform projects in a foreign country, including promoting U.S. interests with Mexican and international officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of U.S. law enforcement agencies, state and local governments along the U.S.-Mexican border, and GOM entities involved in corrections reform activities. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESSThe Corrections Reform Program Coordinator performs a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other USG agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. PERSONAL CONTACTSThe Corrections Reform Program Coordinator will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. Minimum Qualification:1. U.S. citizen, and able to obtain/maintain a Department of State Secret security and medical clearance.2. Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university in any discipline, with preference given to degrees in criminal justice, social sciences, accounting, or communications.3. The requirement for a Bachelor's degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis of experience in U.S. corrections at or above the rank of associate warden (or the equivalent). A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in U.S. and/or international civilian correctional institution. Two (2) years of this experience may be substituted by law enforcement experience as a sworn officer, law, or military detentions experience.4. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite. 5. A minimum of two (2) years experience chief supervisory experience of U.S. civilian corrections division, to include administration, training academy, prisoner programs, et cetera or supervision of an agency with an annual operating budget in excess of $50 million plus an additional two years of experience at the rank of associate warden (or program manager, probation supervisor, et cetera) or higher in corrections at the State or Federal level.6. Graduation from an accredited federal or state corrections and/or probation academy or one year of combine training from such an academy.7. Demonstrated strong communication skills, both oral and written, and comfortable with public speaking.8. Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) course successfully within 120 days arrival at Post.9. Pass FAC P/PM basic level online courses within nine months of beginning work at Post.10. Completes the Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) distance-learning (DL) course through the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) within the first six (6) months of arriving at Post. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSIn addition to the minimum qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:1. One year experience deployed on an INL international corrections mission as a senior advisor or higher.2. Proficiency in Spanish at the 3/3 level (equivalent). Ability to hold official meetings in Spanish.3. Preferred Master degree in criminal justice or related field.4. Demonstrated experience as a correctional executive in a U.S. corrections agency that supports existing INL programs.5. Knowledge of Mexico's federal and state penitentiary systems.6. Knowledge of the American Correctional Association and its policies and accreditation standards. 7. Experience working with multiple domestic and international agencies and organizations, including organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross or the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime.8. Demonstrated program or project management experience or FAC P/PM certification. Evaluation CriteriaFactor 1 Work Experience (35 points)Demonstrated work experience in the field of international corrections reform and U.S. correctional policies and procedures. Experience related to analyzing correctional operations, instituting training programs and supporting official oversight and accreditation efforts. Factor 2 Management Experience (35 points)Demonstrated management experience, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, grants or contract managements, and project implementation and oversight. Management experience will show work with increasing scope and responsibilities at the executive or managerial level. Factor 3 Ability to Communicate (15 points)Demonstrated experience in coordinating and negotiating with U.S. government agencies, foreign government agencies, state agencies, international organizations, and/or the private sector. Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing, in both English and Spanish; this includes preparing well-written reports and giving oral briefings to senior officials. Factor 4 Past Performance (15 points)Past evidence of applicant's ability to perform in an official setting. In conducting the evaluation, the U.S. Government reserves the right to utilize all evaluation information available provided by applicant or obtained from other sources. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY)For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCESAS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE• Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution• Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post• Housing Allowance• Post Allowance• Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA)• Education Allowance• Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential• Danger Pay• Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables  

Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training Programs

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published April 4, 2016  -  Deadline April 18, 2016
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training Programs Mexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 04/04/2016Closing Date: 04/18/2016SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-028-INL SUBJECTA solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011)This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLYOfferors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed)2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCEVeteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit proposal via e-mail to the attention of:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: StromDG@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-028-INL2. ISSUANCE DATE: 04/04/20163. CLOSING DATE: 04/18/20164. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training Programs6. MARKET VALUE: $67,395 - $122,142 (FS-03-02 Equivalent)7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award, with four optional years8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF CONTRACT PURPOSEUnder the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) Program, the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), has bilateral Narcotics control projects with the Government of Mexico (GOM). These projects are administered by the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy. This position is located INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers bilateral border projects in Mexico with border security funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements, implementing and monitoring progress on specified border, canines and gendarmerie, as well as reporting on border and other law enforcement issues. The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position will be to provide a Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training Canines and Border Training will assist in managing INL border and canines programs and providing advice to Mexican officials involved in such projects. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training will provide advice and support to the Interdiction Program Officer, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the Embassy. The Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training will work closely with officials of the Government of Mexico (GOM), including the National Immigration Institute (INM), the National Security Commission (Policia Federal), the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Customs Department (SAT), the Secretariat of Government (SEGOB), and other federal entities and state governments as required. All of these entities have roles coordinating and implementing counterterrorism, counter-narcotics, anti-crime measures and border security. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: • Manages border security and canine projects under the guidance of the Interdiction Program Officer, and keeps him/her informed of the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. • Provides strategic planning and development of all phases of border/canine security projects. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the COR team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contract and locally employed staff. • Under the supervision of the Interdiction Team Program Officer, serves as a liaison with representatives of other U.S. Embassy law enforcement agencies involved in Canines and Border Training and Counterterrorism projects, including, but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), especially Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Department of Defense (DOD). Represents INL and the U.S. Government in coordination meetings with the GOM and other foreign governments as required. • Performs feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes in response to emerging operational challenges in border security. Implements training programs and acts as a technical expert on border security and canine operations. • Ensures interoperability and close coordination with complementary INL programs such as maritime security, cross-border communications, law enforcement professionalization, and developing trustworthy institutions. Provides advice and assistance on other law enforcement projects related to Canines and Border Training security and counterterrorism efforts. Conducts technical reviews and recommendations for law enforcement infrastructure projects. • Offers advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment. • Serves as either a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or a Government Technical Monitor (GTM) for assigned projects in accordance with the Contracting Officer (CO). Must successfully complete required COR training within three months of hire. • Drafts and provides advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to the U.S. Congress, INL, DHS, and other U.S. federal agencies. • Attends general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials, reporting on discussions, activities and/or decisions. • Provides advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. Government-supplied commodities and services, preparing an input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress. • Provides advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS). • Participates in visits by senior officials and serves as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors. • Briefs DOS, U.S. Congress and other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of U.S.-Mexico border/canine security projects and related initiatives. RELATIONSHIPThis person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and will report to the Program Officer for the Interdiction Team for providing program implementation, direction and execution oversight in support of GOM entities involved in borders security and canine efforts. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is delegated the authority to act for the Contracting Officer in matters concerning technical clarification, inspection and, after concurrence by the Contracting Officer, acceptance of Contractor performance under the contract, including preparation of receiving reports, and the authorization of progress payments when appropriate. The COR will coordinate all work with the Contractor and review Contractor's performance at significant stages of its development. In no instance, however, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the specifications or the contract terms and the conditions or waive the government's requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer. DELIVERABLES/REPORTSDeliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports when required and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a compressive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved. Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following; 1. INL/POST Director(s) and;2. INL/Program Officer Per FAR Part 4, the above referenced documents shall be incorporated and copies stored in the PSC's hard file under Section V.; Tab E - Receiving Reports. The Contractor shall prepare and submit two copies of each technical report required by the schedule of this contract (e.g., progress reports, final reports, etc.), to the Embassy INL Section and to the Program Officer, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State Washington, DC. The title page of all reports forwarded pursuant to this paragraph shall include a descriptive title, the author's name(s), contract number, project number, and title, contractor's name, name of the State Department project office, and the publication or issuance date of the report. When preparing reports, the Contractor shall refrain from using elaborate artwork, multicolor printing, and expensive paper/binding, unless it is specifically authorized in the Contract Schedule. Wherever possible, pages should be printed on both sides using single spaced type. COMPLEXITYIndividual must be able to manage Canine and Border Training security projects in a foreign country, including promoting US interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of US law enforcement agencies, state and local governments along the US-Mexican border, and GOM entities involved in border/canine security and counter-terrorism activities. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESSThe Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training Security performs a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other USG agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. PERSONAL CONTACTSThe Program Coordinator for Canines and Border Training Security will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS• US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security, medical, and ethics clearances. • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited US institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the fields of law enforcement, international development, international relations, project management, public administration and/or military service, or a high school degree with fifteen (15) years of related experience. • A minimum of five (5) years' experience working for a U.S. federal law enforcement entity with at least three (3) years of overseas field experience, preferably in a Latin American country. • A minimum of five (5) years' experience working with U.S. military or law enforcement canine units. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in managing programs, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight, preferably involving border security, counter-drug, counter-terrorism, anti-crime, and/or training activities. • A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. Government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, and extensive experience in liaison work, particularly in dealing with officials of foreign government. • Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times. • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn INL's S@mepage database. • Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the Level 4/4 FSI level equivalent. • Possess fluent proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the Level 3/3 FSI equivalent. • Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) course successfully within 120 days arrival at Post.• Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the Entry Level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring.EVALUATION CRITERIAFactor 1: Work Experience (30 Points)Demonstrated work experience in managing complex canine and border security projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on border security, canine programs and other law enforcement issues. Factor 2: Program Experience (25 points)Experience in preparing law enforcement, counter-drug and/or anti-crime budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, and sole-source justification waiver requests. Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner, and to interact effectively with others at all levels, in order to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines, and advise program officials. Factor 4: Past Performance (15 points) 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. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY)For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCESAS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE• Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution• Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post• Housing Allowance• Post Allowance• Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA)• Education Allowance• Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential• Danger Pay• Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables  

INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published June 17, 2016  -  Deadline July 15, 2016
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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 this solicitation. The Department is not responsible for any data and/or text not received when retrieving this document electronically. Amendments to solicitation documents generally contain information critical to the submission of an application. INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE SecurityMexico City, Mexico Issuance Date: 06/17/2016Closing Date: 07/15/2016SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-044-INL SUBJECTA solicitation for a Personal Services Contractor (PSC), Department of State (DOS), Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) The United States Government (USG), represented by the DOS, seeks applications from US citizens interested in providing PSC services as described in this solicitation. PRE-AWARD ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF PSC (JUN 2011)This solicitation may result in the award of one or more personal services contracts as defined in FAR 2.101. Prior to contract award, all offerors or quotes must advise the cognizant Contracting Officer if they have a personal conflict of interest, such as a financial conflict, that would prevent them from either meeting the requirements of the clause entitled, "Post-Award Ethical Responsibilities of Personal Services Contractors," or otherwise objectively performing their contractual duties upon contract award. HOW TO APPLYOfferors proposal shall be in accordance with the requirements stated in this solicitation at the place and time specified. A proposal will be determined non-responsive and ineligible for consideration unless all required documents and information are included in the submission. Offerors shall ensure their resume demonstrates their possession of the minimum qualifications outlined in this Solicitation, as well as their ability to fulfill all required duties. The Government is not responsible for any costs incurred by the offeror during the solicitation process. Proposals must include the following and not exceed twenty (20) pages: 1) Form OF-612 (Completed and signed)2) Resume 3) Three letters of recommendation OR three references to include contact information *** ONE PDF ATTACHMENT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VETERAN'S PREFERANCEVeteran's preference is not applicable to this position therefore do not submit DD-214. Submit all proposals via e-mail to the attention of:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: Stromdg@state.gov Direct questions regarding this solicitation to:INL/Deborah StromE-mail: Stromdg@state.gov INL will not accept proposals beyond the closing time/date; unless it can be determined DOS mishandled the proposal. 1. SOLICITATION NUMBER: PSC-16-044-INL2. ISSUANCE DATE: 06/17/20163. CLOSING DATE: 07/15/20164. TIME SPECIFIED FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 3:00 PM, EST 5. POSITION TITLE: INL Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security6. MARKET VALUE: $67,395 - $122,142 (FS-03/02 Equivalent)7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of award and four option years8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Mexico City, Mexico9. JOB DESCRIPTION: See below GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR:Under the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) Program, the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), has bilateral Narcotics control projects with the Government of Mexico (GOM). These projects are administered by the INL Section of the U.S. Embassy. This position is located INL Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. INL administers bilateral border and port of entry (POE), including seaports and airports, security projects in Mexico with border security funding provided under the auspices of the INL Bureau within the DOS. The contractor shall assist in determining and validating requirements, implementing and monitoring progress on specified border/POE security projects, as well as reporting on border/POE security, counterterrorism and other law enforcement issues. The purpose of this Personal Services Contract (PSC) position will be to provide a Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security for INL Mexico. The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will assist in managing INL border and POE security programs and providing advice to Mexican officials involved in such projects. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will provide advice and support to the Interdiction Program Officer, other INL colleagues, and representatives of law enforcement agencies at the Embassy. The Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will work closely with officials of the Government of Mexico (GOM), including the Commission for National Security and Investigations (CISEN), the National Immigration Institute (INM), the Office of the Attorney General (PGR), the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Tax Administration Service (Hacienda), the Customs Department (SAT), the National Security Commission (Policia Federal), the Secretariat of Commerce and Transportation (SCT), the Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), the Secretariat of Government (SEGOB), Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), and other federal entities and state governments as required. All of these entities have roles coordinating and implementing counterterrorism, counter-narcotics, anti-crime measures and border security. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: • Manages border/POE security projects under the guidance of the Interdiction Program Officer, and keeps him/her informed of the details of such implementation, including progress and problem areas. • Provides strategic planning and development of all phases of border/POE security projects. Such efforts include the complete project implementation cycle and management phases, including research and development, acquisition and implementation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, contracting, and project monitoring. Responsibilities include being the Government Technical Monitor (GTM), and coordinating among the COR team, vendors, contractors and GOM officials. These duties will also include supervision, work guidance, and conflict resolution to contract and locally employed staff. • Under the supervision of the Interdiction Team Program Officer, serves as a liaison with representatives of other U.S. Embassy law enforcement agencies involved in border/POE and Counterterrorism projects, including, but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), especially Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Department of Defense (DOD). Represents INL and the U.S. Government in coordination meetings with the GOM and other foreign governments as required. • Performs feasibility studies and analysis to implement solutions that meet new requirements through the use and implementation of emerging technologies and processes in response to emerging operational challenges in border security. Implements training programs and acts as a technical expert on border security technology and operations, to include such areas related to information, electrical, communications, and computer technologies. Conducts technical and operational analysis, appraisals, and estimates to include project assessments related to civil works, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications facilities. • Ensures interoperability and close coordination with complementary INL programs such as canines, maritime security, cross-border communications, and developing trustworthy institutions. Provides advice and assistance on other law enforcement projects related to border/POE security and counterterrorism efforts. Conducts technical reviews and recommendations for law enforcement infrastructure projects. • Offers advice and assistance in preparing documentation for the procurement of systems and equipment, including drafting purchase requests, bid solicitations, statements of work (SOW), requests for source-origin waivers, sole-source justifications, and delivery and acceptance of procured systems, services and equipment. • Serves as either a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or a Government Technical Monitor (GTM) for assigned projects in accordance with the Contracting Officer (CO). Must successfully complete required COR training within three months of hire. • Drafts and provides advice and assistance in the preparation of reports, including those to the U.S. Congress, INL, DHS, and other U.S. federal agencies. • Attends general and law enforcement meetings, national and international conferences and seminars, and meetings with GOM officials, reporting on discussions, activities and/or decisions. • Provides advice and assistance in end-use monitoring (EUM) of U.S. Government-supplied commodities and services, preparing an input for the annual EUM report to the U.S. Congress. • Provides advice and assistance in the formulation of INL input to the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) • Participates in visits by senior officials and serves as an escort or control officer, including the arrangement of itineraries and logistical support for official visitors. • Briefs DOS, U.S. Congress and other visiting officials and Embassy staff on the role of INL and the status of U.S.-Mexico border/POE security projects and related initiatives. RELATIONSHIPThis person will serve as the in-country Program Coordinator and will report to the Program Officer for the Interdiction Team for providing program implementation, direction and execution oversight in support of GOM entities involved in borders, check points, and POE security efforts. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is delegated the authority to act for the Contracting Officer in matters concerning technical clarification, inspection and, after concurrence by the Contracting Officer, acceptance of Contractor performance under the contract, including preparation of receiving reports, and the authorization of progress payments when appropriate. The COR will coordinate all work with the Contractor and review Contractor's performance at significant stages of its development. In no instance, however, shall the COR be authorized to alter or modify the specifications or the contract terms and the conditions or waive the government's requirement, price, delivery, or other terms and conditions. Such changes must be authorized, in writing, to the Contracting Officer. DELIVERABLES/REPORTSDeliverables are required under this PSC and shall include; monthly status reports, monthly evaluation of contractor performance, special reports when required and "Completion of assignment report," which shall be a compressive review of the projects in which the contractor was involved. Each report shall include a critique of and recommendations for the various projects. The completions of assignment reports are due no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of this contract. The Personal Service Contractor shall submit two (2) copies of each report as required to the following; 1. INL/POST Director(s) and;2. INL/Program Officer Per FAR Part 4, the above referenced documents shall be incorporated and copies stored in the PSC's hard file under Section V.; Tab E - Receiving Reports. The Contractor shall prepare and submit two copies of each technical report required by the schedule of this contract (e.g., progress reports, final reports, etc.), to the Embassy INL Section and to the Program Officer, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Department of State Washington, DC. The title page of all reports forwarded pursuant to this paragraph shall include a descriptive title, the author's name(s), contract number, project number, and title, contractor's name, name of the State Department project office, and the publication or issuance date of the report. When preparing reports, the Contractor shall refrain from using elaborate artwork, multicolor printing, and expensive paper/binding, unless it is specifically authorized in the Contract Schedule. Wherever possible, pages should be printed on both sides using single spaced type. COMPLEXITYIndividual must be able to manage border/POE security projects in a foreign country, including promoting US interests with host-government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and integrating competing needs of US law enforcement agencies, state and local governments along the US-Mexican border, and GOM entities involved in border/POE security and counter-terrorism activities. SCOPE AND EFFECTIVENESSThe Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security performs a broad range of tasks related to a complex foreign assistance program in Mexico. The INL programs have a significant impact on Embassy operations including those of other USG agencies. An essential part of the complexity will be the identification of the project parameters with the GOM counterpart(s) and the subsequent negotiation of goals. PERSONAL CONTACTSThe Program Coordinator for Border/POE Security will work closely with INL personnel, other USG law enforcement agencies within the Mission, contractors implementing INL projects and GOM counterparts. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS• US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain DOS Secret security and medical clearances.• Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited US institution AND ten (10) years related experience in the fields of law enforcement, international development, international relations, project management, public administration and/or military service, or a high school degree with fifteen (15) years of related experience.• A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in managing programs, including budget preparation, goods and services procurement, and project implementation and oversight, preferably involving border/POE security, counter-drug, counter-terrorism, anti-crime, and/or training activities.• A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience in liaison work with contractors, contracting officers, and requesting offices as well as a proven working knowledge of U.S. Government procurement and contract administration procedures and regulations, including U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, and extensive experience in liaison work, particularly in dealing with officials of foreign government.• Demonstrated management experience. Skill and ability in managing multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity including changing priorities and short turn-around times.• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn INL's S@mepage database.• Possess fluent proficiency of the English language, spoken and written, at the Level 4/4 FSI level equivalent.• Possess fluent proficiency of the Spanish language, spoken and written, at the Level 3/3 FSI equivalent.• Ability to complete the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) course successfully within 120 days arrival at Post.• Ability to participate in ongoing FAC P/PM training and complete course work equivalent to the Entry Level FAC P/PM certification within nine months of hiring.• Proven ability to complete Distance Learning (DL) FSI Introduction to Working in an Embassy (PN113) courses within the first 120 days of assignment successfully. GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED EQUIPMENTThe PSC shall be able to use a furnished with office space, a computer, office telephone, and other supplies needed for job requirements. This property will be owned and maintained by the Department of State DoS. EVALUATION CRITERIAFactor 1: Work Experience (30 Points)Demonstrated work experience in managing complex security projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing progress on projects, as well as reporting on border/POE security, counter-terrorism and other law enforcement issues. Factor 2: Program Experience (30 points)Experience in preparing counter-drug and/or anti-crime budgets, advance acquisition plans (AAP), statements of work (SOW), procurement orders, purchase requests, sole-source justification waiver requests. Factor 3: Management & Communication Experience (30 points) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a timely and concise manner, and to interact effectively with others at all levels, in order to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines, and advise program officials. Factor 4: Past Performance (10 points) 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. COMPENSATION (BASE PAY)For award, INL will negotiate for this contract based on the market value as outlined above and overall experience relevant to the solicitation requirements. BENEFITS & ALLOWANCESAS A MATTER OF POLICY, INL NORMALLY AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES BENEFITS - IF APPLICABLE• Employee's FICA/Medicare Contribution• Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance • Pay Comparability Adjustment • Annual Increase • Eligibility for Worker's Compensation • Annual, Sick and Home Leave • 401K Plan • MEDVAC Reimbursement ALLOWANCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF STATE STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS (DSSR) - IF APPLICABLE • Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance (TQSA) or Per Diem upon arrival at Post• Housing Allowance• Post Allowance• Supplemental Post Allowance • Maintenance Allowance (SMA)• Education Allowance• Educational Travel (full-time United States based secondary) • Post Hardship Differential• Danger Pay• Shipment of HHE, UAB, POV and Consumables  
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