Wednesday , February 1 2023

Congressional Research Service Jobs for Supervisory Contract Specialist

Website Congressional Research Service

Job Description:

The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the world’s largest library, with more than 158 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 million items online. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises employees performing work at the GS-13 and below level.
  • Provides administrative and technical supervision needed for completing the unit’s work.
  • Works with a diverse group of client units, and evaluates the workload requirements of the Contracts Section.
  • Manages the workload, and makes assignments in accord with the workforce’s knowledge and skills.
  • Coordinates in-depth compliance review and analysis of complex, unusual, or unprecedented contract actions.
  • These complex types of acquisitions include mission-critical contracts such as preservation services, library integration systems, and critical building maintenance services.
  • Reviews contracts and solicitations for appropriate contract type, pricing and other contract provisions, selection of source, acquisition method, determinations and findings, documentation, clarity of contract terms, and propriety of cited funds.
  • Coordinates requirements for internal Library review and compliance prior to awards.
  • This position serves as a Supervisory Contract Specialist within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
  • This position will be utilized throughout the service unit.
  • The incumbent will serve as a first line supervisor for a diverse contracts staff, and manage day-to-day operations of the award and administration of purchase orders and contracts for the Library of Congress.
  • The incumbent will serve as a Contracting Officer and be responsible for the solicitation, award and administration of major contracts, and for the work of subordinate Contract Specialists.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions in a Federal contracting operation. A successful candidate has analyzed and developed strategies needed to coordinate and resolve organizational and operational issues and problems in a Federal contracting operation.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective client relationships. A successful candidate has delivers professional service to clients by anticipating and recognizing current and future needs, advocating for your clients’ interest, and leading a professional and responsive organization. This includes understanding your clients’ mission and fulfilling the clients’ requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. A successful candidate has communicated in both formal and informal settings such as communicating effectively with subordinates, peers, and vendors, consulting with colleagues both within and outside the agency, or formally presenting information at outside conferences and agency meetings.

Qualification & Experience:

  •  A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Job Details:

Company: Congressional Research Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Job Category: Government

Application Deadline: N/A

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