ALQIMI Professional Services Group is seeking an Munition and Explosives Quality Technician for Construction Management Services (CMS) in support of the Guam Defense Policy Review Initiative (DPRI) for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for work in the Marianas Area of Responsibility to include Guam and its outer islands, Oahu and Australia.
Position: Munition and Explosives Quality Technician
The contractor will perform independent of direct Government supervision support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division (FEAD) Director / Officer in Charge of Construction (OICC) and the subordinate Resident Officers in Charge of Construction (ROICC). The primary objective is to provide contractor services and deliverables through the performance of Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) Quality Assurance (QA) Services support.
The contractor will serve as the technical advisor and SME to the FEAD/ROICC offices and other teams of NAVFAC Marianas, in all aspects of UXO related operations to include (but not be limited to) MEC clearance operations in support of or in addition to the government MEC QA Specialist. Responsibilities will include the execution of the Quality Assurance Program for unexploded ordinance (OXO) related operations in support of NAVFAC, Air Force and other DoD or Federal agencies throughout the Marianas Region (archipelago).
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
- Assist the Government during field operations, administration of contracts, and enforcement of requirements to affect compliance with the Guam Programmatic Explosive Safety Submission (ESS).
- Review and provide recommendations for all MEC related submittals from contractors including ESS work plans, QC/QA reports, After Action Reports and other MEC clearance tasks. Recommend acceptance or rejection of MEC submittals, MEC work and investigates significant problems, and initiate timely corrective actions.
- Oversee and/or perform surveillance and quality assurance of MEC work to ensure compliance and adequacy of in-place work in accordance with the contract documents.
- Support the Contracting Officer and Construction Manager in evaluating proposed changes and modifications related to UXO concerns.
- Coordinate/support assigned Construction Manager and Engineering Technician (and Construction Oversight Engineer and Quality Assurance Engineering Technician respectively) in daily administration construction projects.
- Conduct UXO/MEC training for Government and Contractor personnel using course content approved by the Government.
- Recommend appropriate response actions to Government personnel when MEC is uncovered during clearance operations or during construction.
- Audit the MEC response process for compliance with rules and regulations.
- Recommend responses to UXO/MEC related Contractor Requests for Information (RFI) both prior to and after contract award.
- Attend Pre-Bid conferences and Pre-Construction meetings in support of the Pre-award team and the Post Award Construction Team.
- Ensure applicable NAVFAC policies, Joint Region Marianas Explosive Safety Submission (JRM ESS) procedures and directive are followed.
- Maintain, organize and store up-to-date information/regulations/requirements related to MEC work.
- Review Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to ensure that appropriate Joint Region Marianas ESS requirements are incorporated in the construction documents prior to award.
- Conduct UXO training for Government and Contractor personnel.
- Monitor Government site team training requirements MEC/UXO and arrange courses needed to meet or exceed minimum requirements.
- Develop and recommend adoption/implementation of processes, guidance, reports, etc., related to UXO.
- Review and provide recommendations for all MEC related submittals from contractors including ESS work plans, QC/QA reports, After Action Reports that address acceptance or rejection of the submittals, the need for further investigation, significant problems and other MEC clearance requirements.
- Attend meetings as liaison on UXO matters with other NAVFAC units, clients, contractors, Naval Ordinance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA), Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board (DDESB), the US Army Corps of Engineers, Guam Contractors Association (GCA), and others. \
- Attend pre-bid conferences and pre-construction meetings in support of the pre-award team and the post award construction team.
- Ensure applicable NAVFAC policies, Joint Region Marianas Explosive Safety Submission (JRM ESS) procedures and directives are followed and the ROICC/FEAD notified of any issues related to misfeasance.
- Review proposed changes and modifications related to UXO/MEC concerns and provide recommendations on implementation to the ROICC/FEAD and verifying follow up actions as necessary.
- Coordinating with the Construction Manager (or Contractor construction manager) and Engineering Technician (or Contractor engineering technician) in daily operation of assigned projects to ensure all team members have contact information should MEC emergencies arise or adjustments to site visits become necessary.
- Attend all meetings related to MEC/UXO.
- Requesting additional MEC/UXO support from the NAVFAC Contracting Officer based upon workload. Monitor site team training needs, recommending and arranging courses needed to meet minimum requirements for MEC knowledge.
- Develop, recommend and, follow receipt of Government approval, implementing processes, guidance, reports, etc., related to UXO/MEC requirements for work within the NAVFAC Pacific AOR.
- Participate in reviews of technical contract administration, quality assurance procedures to verify conformance to MEC/UXO policies and standards. Notifying the FEAD/ROICC of any discrepancies/concerns/issues.
- Participates in Functional Analysis Concept Development (FACD) conferences with designer A/Es, customers, Military entities and other stakeholders, to discuss statements of work and MEC/UXO requirements prior to contract award.
- Be capable of the physical exertion required to perform the necessary services such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping and reaching; climbing upon ladders and other physical activity common to the performance of such duties.
- Have demonstrated experience in the use and application of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc), Primavera, Costworks, etc. Have demonstrated the ability to adapt to new software such as eCMS may also be necessary.
- Have the ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing and experience in preparing correspondence, written reports, and in briefing management personnel. Have demonstrated an understanding of QC and QA practices associated with MEC related activities and management and processing MPPEH (Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard), including the preparation of appropriate documentation.
- Be a graduate of an OSHA-compliant (29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(4)) 8-hour Management Supervisor Training course, if supervising other MEC personnel.
- Possess an understanding of applicable explosives safety criteria and experience in the various phases of a munitions response to MEC or the conduct of range clearance activities
- This is a government contract position that requires US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance
- Ability to successfully complete the SF-85-P, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions
There are two separate sets of qualifications for MEC QA Services individuals. An individual may meet either set of qualifications.
This person shall:
- Be a graduate of military EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) School of the US, Canada, Great Britain, Germany or Australia. Minimum 1 year of MEC-related experience, a minimum of ½ year of MEC supervisory experience and a minimum total of 8 years of EOD/MEC experience.
- Per DDESB TP18, "MEC-related activities include, but may not be limited to: (1) Munitions responses to MEC. (2) Operational range clearance-related activities. (3) Similar operations that involve the intentional physical contact with MEC including: (3a) Chemical military munitions and chemical agents (CAs) in other than a munitions configuration (collectively referred to as "chemical warfare material" CWM) (3b) Ground-disturbing or other intrusive activities in areas known or suspected to contain MEC.”
This person shall:
- Be a graduate of a UXO-TI (Unexploded Ordnance Technician I) course or pass a comprehensive assessment from an institution of higher education accredited by a U.S. Secretary of Education nationally recognized college or university educational accrediting agency, be a component member of a nationally recognized university system or graduate of the EOD assistant’s course.
- Have a minimum of 8 years of MEC-related experience, 2 years of MEC-Supervisory Experience, and a minimum of 10 years of total EOD/MEC Experience.
PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:
Guam and its outer islands, Oahu, Hawaii and Australia
Guam, an island territory of the United States, is located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific. Guam is the largest island in Micronesia and the gateway to the Region. It is approximately 6,000 miles from San Francisco; 3,800 miles west of Honolulu; 1,500 miles south of Japan; 1,596 miles from the Philippines and 2,026 miles east of Hong Kong. Guam enjoys mild temperatures of 86 degrees (F) on average year-round. Guam’s tropical weather allows for a multitude of activities. From tandem skydiving, jet skiing parasailing, kite surfing and many others; dive enthusiasts will enjoy the warm waters off Guam and snorkelers will be in awe of the Tumon Bay Marine Park protected marine life. Water activities are not the only pastime when it comes to appreciating the island. Attending village Fiestas, hiking WWII sites, golfing, three shopping malls, and five movie theaters are just a few other activities. Whether you are looking to experience traditional Chamorro culture, an exciting nightlife, or the irresistible shopping environment, Guam is the perfect place to enjoy paradise.
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