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General Information
Event Name: OSC Warrant Officer Training
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Description:

OSC Warrant Officer Training provides an overview of the contracting and program authorities vested in a warranted OSC. It will explain the various tools, procurement and non-procurement that are available to an OSC during emergency and time-critical removal actions. It also gives a good overview of government contracting principles and vulnerabilities. There will be case study preparation and presentation and a test given on the final day.

By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the responsibilities and authorities delegated to OSCs when directing emergency response and removal actions. This course reviews the response and contracting authorities delegated to the OSC under the National Oil and Hazard Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP).
  • Learn about the fundamentals of contracting. The course provides basic information on key contracting elements and effective contract management practices
  • Understand the contracting tools and techniques authorized for use under the OSC’s Delegated Procurement Authority (DPA). The course provides OSCs with the policies and procedures for procurement tools under the DPA and other mechanisms that are available to access and use during a response.
  • Learn how to apply the tools and techniques in a removal action scenario. The course includes a response case study to provide participants an opportunity to apply the skills learned during the training.

The OSC Warrant Officer Training is a 3½-day training course. This course is designed for personnel who are experienced and pre-designated as OSCs capable of being assigned emergency response or other field assignments where they may be required to make independent time-critical or emergency decisions. EPA project officers and contracting officers supporting the removal and emergency response program also may benefit from attending the training. This course is only open to EPA personnel.

Before taking the OSC Warrant Officer Training, the EPA OSC must be a certified COR. Becoming a certified COR is a mandatory requirement for an EPA OSC to request the warrant after taking the OSC Warrant Officer Training. Online courses are available at http://oamintra.epa.gov/node/drupal/?q=node/33 to become a COR. The online course must be completed at least 7 business days before attending the OSC Warrant Officer Training. A copy of the COR guidelines is available at http://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/fac-cor-certification-requirements

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: April 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Event Ends: April 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Austin Oelschlager (ICF International)
Phone: 703-251-0350
E-mail: austin.oelschlager@icfi.com
Location
This event will be held at: EPA Headquarters Office - Potomac Yards
2777 S. Crystal Dr.
4th Fl. Conference Center North, Rm. 4830
Arlington, VA 22202

FOR THOSE ON EPA TRAVEL FOR THE OSC WARRANT OFFICER TRAINING IN ARLINGTON, VA. This is a reminder for those of you from EPA that are scheduled to travel to attend the April 21-24, 2015 delivery of the OSC Warrant Officer Training at the EPA Headquarters Potomac Yard office in Arlington, Virginia. You will need to enter this project code into your travel voucher. This measure is important to track training budgets and accounting for conferences/meetings/trainings. If you have any questions on where to enter this in CONCUR, please consult with your local funds certification official or travel support staff.

The project code that you need to enter for the delivery of OSC Warrant Officer Training scheduled for April 21-24, 2015 in Arlington, VA is: MS757257

Location Map:
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Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-888-421-1442 or 703-418-1234
Map of Hotel: Click here to view 
Hotel Website: http://www.crystalcity.hyatt.com
Link for Hotel Reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/event/13650841/owner/10336 ... (link shortened for display)
Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Mar. 20, 2015 under the hotel block name "EPA OSC Warrant Training". Room rate $229 per night (+ taxes)
Additional Event Information
Please click here for a General Information Brochure that contains detailed logistical information (848K/PDF)
   
   

 

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