CRS Seeking a Contract Specialist, ASAP (GS-12 w/promotion potential to GS-13)

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    Celia Mendive

    Contract Specialist

    Congressional Research Service, Washington DC

    GS-12 ($74,872-$97,333)

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Contract Specialist for the Office of Finance and Administration. The Contract Specialist is responsible for managing and administering the full range of CRS contracts, including contracts awarded under the CRS Director’s independent contracting authority and contracts awarded through the Library of Congress (LC) Office of Contracts and Grants, and convening and conducting meetings of the CRS Contract Review Board.

    As a principal contract advisor for CRS, the Contract Specialist serves as CRS’ expert contract authority and advises the CRS Business Manager, CRS Associate Director for Finance and Administration, the CRS Deputy Director, and the CRS Director on best practices and makes recommendations to them that influence and/or determine CRS contract strategies based upon short-term and long-term strategic planning needs and policies of the organization.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet the following basic requirement in order to be eligible for consideration for this position: A. a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field; OR B. 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.

    For more information and to apply online please visit:

    or call 202-707-5627 to request an applicant job kit. Please refer to

    Vacancy # 100090 in all correspondence. Apply by June 7, 2010.

    CRS is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, we work exclusively for Members of Congress, their committees and staff on a confidential, nonpartisan basis. CRS is committed to enhancing diversity — we welcome and encourage minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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