Thursday , February 2 2023

CRS Careers for Lead 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

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a contract specialist at the Library, you will have the opportunity to work with leaders in their fields to understand and help them fulfill of their needs through contractual relationships.
  • You will research and provide guidance on complex issues such as contract structure, negotiation strategies, and performance management in support of your clients’ missions.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain to negotiate meaningful and effective contracts for a broad spectrum of your clients’ needs, applying your knowledge of law and business practices to a broad range of actions and establish and maintain client confidence and trust.
  • You will support, coach, and lead your team members in the consistent and effective application of integrity, honesty, and tact in all of the dealings within your portfolio.
  • You will execute all aspects of contracting transactions: from working with clients to develop and refine their needs through evaluation, negotiation, and selection of contractors for a dynamic range of supplies and specialized services.
  • You will apply techniques to research market conditions and sources, develop effective strategies to achieve results, and negotiate to obtain the best value solutions for your clients’ diverse needs.
  • You will apply your skills to effectively manage performance on technically complex contract engagements, including obtaining and monitoring funding levels and expenditures, analyzing contract costs, evaluating firms’ fiscal soundness, production capacity, and methods for quality assurance.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to research, analyze, and interpret Federal contract laws, regulations, principles, and policies.**
  • Ability to solicit, negotiate, and monitor contracts.**
  • Ability to lead a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing
  • Ability to communicate in writing.**
  • Ability to assess and meet customer needs..

Qualification & Experience:

  •  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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