Friday , September 22 2023

CRS Job Openings – Contract Specialist

Website Congressional Research Service

Job Description:

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS POSTING. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS. Applicants may submit or update their application before the closing date. Applicants will be referred after the first cutoff date, and subsequent referrals will be made at the manager’s request. The announcement may close earlier or at the request of the selecting official or after the job is filled.

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 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 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 learn all aspects of contracting transactions: from working with clients to developing and refining their needs through evaluation, negotiation, and selection of contractors for a dynamic range of supplies and specialized services. You will learn techniques to research market conditions and sources, developing effective strategies to achieve results, and negotiating to obtain the best value solutions for your clients’ diverse needs. You will hone 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:

  • Knowledge of Federal contracting laws, regulations, principles, and procedures to develop and issue solicitations and contracts.**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.**
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute work, including special projects.**
  • Ability to manage and monitor projects and/or contracts.**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.**
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.**

Job Details:

Company: Congressional Research Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Washington, DC, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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