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

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.*

Additional Information:

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The CERCLA Education Center (CEC) understands that questions will continue regarding the status of CEC courses currently planned for 2023. Although we hope to be able to hold classroom trainings, the CEC will assess current conditions and make a go/no-go decision for each course six weeks prior to the start of the delivery. The CEC will assess current local and EPA COVID-19 guidelines; current EPA travel policies; and the number of students enrolled in a course before making a decision. Registered students will receive a notification via email if the course is postponed. Information will also be posted to the appropriate Trainex page. Questions may be directed to Jodi McCarty, ICF (jodi.mccarty@icf.com).

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: April 11, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Event Ends: April 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Jodi McCarty (ICF)
Phone: 773-934-3091
E-mail: jodi.mccarty@icf.com
Location
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 1
5 Post Office Sq.
Leighton Hall, Room 0107 (1st Floor Large Conference Center)
Boston, MA 02109
Location Map:
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Location Contact Information: Cosmo Caterino
Phone: 617-918-1264
E-mail: caterino.cosmo@epa.gov
 
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Club Quarters Boston
161 Devonshire St.
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-357-6400 or 203-905-2100
Map of Hotel: Click here to view 
Link for Hotel Reservations: https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=58311&Chain=14601&Des ... (link shortened for display)
Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Mar. 10, 2023 under the hotel block name "EPA - OSC Warrant Officer". Room rate $281 per night (+tax)
 

Rate includes complimentary WiFi in guest rooms.

Additional Event Information
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