USPSC Operations Support Team (OST) Rover

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

The Operations Support Team (OST) comprises the Logistics Unit, Operations Center Unit, Response Readiness Unit, Safety and Security Unit, Urban Search and Rescue, UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (U2) unit, and Deputy Manager for Operations (DMO) Cadre. Working together as a team, the OST supports the office’s readiness, resources, and operational capacity to deliver lifesaving assistance during a response.
The Rover position is within the OST, and will assist the team in meeting its objectives of maintaining operational readiness, meeting temporary/rotational staffing requirements, and providing support to other parts of the team and division. This multi-faceted and flexible position will handle a multitude of emerging requirements, which may include serving in response positions for an RMT or DART, rotating throughout the team and Division to provide relevant technical support, if necessary.

Duties

• Work in several of the areas of OST technical capacity, as well as inter-divisional and intra-divisional issues, as assigned and requested by the OST Team Leader or his/her designee. Technical areas may include Logistics, Safety and Security, Operations Center/Facilities Management, Response Readiness, and Urban Search and Rescue.
• Perform special projects related to work throughout the OST.
• Be prepared to deploy overseas in support of Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment as Logistics Coordinator, Safety and Security Coordinator, or take leadership responsibility as Deputy Leader for Operations.
• Be prepared to fill Logistics Coordinator, Safety and Security Coordinator, or Deputy Manager for Operations roles on Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs).
• Lead or advise on OST initiatives such as contingency planning, operational planning, and other mechanisms of response readiness.
• Back-fill and support other OFDA staff deploying on a response.
• Complete Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)/Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) certification and serve in the COR/AOR role or alternate role for OST grants, contracts, and cooperative or interagency agreements.
• Serve as the OFDA after-hours duty officer on a rotational basis, for approximately one week every six months.
• As needed, serve on temporary detail within the office to meet operational needs during staffing shortages

Qualifications

(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.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, disaster management, contingency planning, or a related field), and a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief operations and humanitarian assistance, or a related field.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field (including, but not limited to, international relations, political science, or a related field), and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in emergency relief operations and humanitarian assistance, or a related field.

Salary

$99,172 - $128,920

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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