USPSC Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

Dear Prospective Offerors:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking offers from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Disaster Operations Specialist (DOS) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Offerors interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

Complete resume.

Supplemental document specifically addressing the Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs) shown in the solicitation.

USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. AID 309-2 is available at


For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position, please view the solicitation at


Working under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader and with guidance from the Deputy Team Leader or designee for the assigned region of responsibility, the DOS will perform the following:

At the GS-11 Equivalent level:

Contextual Specialty:

Monitor incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility through a wide range of USG and international sources.

Review and monitor national disaster risk reduction efforts and plans in the area of responsibility in collaboration with regional team and technical specialists.

Maintain regular contact with OFDA field representatives and the OFDA Regional Office to maintain current triangulated understanding of existing and impending humanitarian crises in the area of responsibility.

Serve as a primary point of contact/specialist in the area of responsibility for DCHA and OFDA Senior Management Team (SMT).

Portfolio Management:
Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of the resulting awards.

Facilitate disaster declaration responses in support of the Team Leader.


**For the education and experience requirements for this position, please view the solicitation at**

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

For the GS-11 equivalent level:

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, and disaster management) and three (3) years of relevant work experience with the USG, Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)/NGO, IO or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include responsibility in determining budget levels, selecting programs for funding, and managing and evaluating funded programs in a results type framework.  Experience must include work (foreign or domestic) in international humanitarian assistance and/or disaster response and on-the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation.  


Master’s Degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, and disaster management) and two (2) years of relevant work experience with the USG, PVO/NGO, IO or UN Agency.


$72,030 - $112,240

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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