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    This position is located in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

    The position description number for this position is 058634.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

    The incumbent of this position may work a flexitime work schedule.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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    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 work with your team to apply 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 perform all aspects of contracting transactions, from planning, soliciting, evaluation, and recommendation of award, to procure specialized goods and services.

    Your portfolio may include information technology, facilities operations, event management, and library services.
    You will analyze requirements, recommend revisions to statements of work or specifications, milestones, evaluation criteria, reporting requirements, and other contractual terms and conditions. You will conduct research to identify sources, develop approaches for procurement lacking precedent, and resolve major differences in the interpretation of the statement of work during discussions and negotiations.

    You will prepare solicitation documents, incorporate appropriate terms and conditions, analyze and negotiate complex modifications in compliance with FAR and LC regulations. You will plan and coordinate contract administration activities for contracts with varying degrees of complexity and determine the best interests of the Library.

    You will monitor contractor performance, analyze and provide recommendations on change orders and modifications, and address problems and implement solutions. You will interpret contract provisions for contractors and for officials of the Library of Congress, providing appropriate advice and guidance.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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