Staffing & Recruiting
Our Corporate History
Concord Professional Services, Inc. has been a provider to the Federal government through GSA Schedules since inception in 1999. Concord has provided our services to over 120 federal agencies and departments in 46 States and six foreign countries during our almost 18years of operation supplying and supporting nearly 1,300contracted employees in positions of temporary and non-temporary services nature supporting Professional, Technical and Administrative for the federal government.
Employee benefits are only one aspect of a comprehensive HR support program, but clearly comprise a critical element of extreme importance to contract employees, as well as to our ability to attract and keep high quality personnel. Never has this been truer than in today’s environment of extraordinary economic and competitive pressure on small business to reduce cost. Concord has maintained a comprehensive but flexible benefit plan to complement our competitive salaries.
We are currently in a pre-bid, recruitment process for this requirement and as such will need to have accurate compensation rate and past experience information from all applicants in response to this ad. Concord may also need to receive a “Confirmation of Interest” letter from any applicant that will be used in our submission to the government agency in question. Please see the following for all position details:
The mission of the USDA, National Agricultural Library’s Information Products and Services Division (IPD), Information and Customer Services Branch (ICSB), Agricultural Law Information Partnership (AgLaw) is to advance the dissemination of objective agricultural and food law research and information through partnerships, as set out in the 2014 Farm Bill.
To enhance the collaboration between NAL and its cooperative partners and strengthen its own resources, NAL seeks professional Law Librarian services to promote the partnership and enhance visibility of the collaboration’s information products, and provide authoritative guidance on the development of content for the Agricultural Law Information website and information requests related to agricultural and food law.
1. Represent the AgLawPartnership at 5 professional conferences. The following subtasks if required by the particular meeting:
- Develop and submit proposals for posters or presentations
- Present posters/presentations
- Reserve, set-up/break-down and staff exhibit booth during established meeting timeframes
- Solicit and distribute information products developed by AgLaw partners
2. Review and evaluate current Agricultural Law Information Website
- Complete site content review
- Test usability of current navigation
- Conduct survey of site customers and stakeholders
- Write and present summary of findings and recommendations
3. Create subject specific pathfinders based on NAL template for the following topics. Pathfinder content should be comprehensive, evidence-based, authoritative, and include citations to primary agricultural law as appropriate. The scope of subtopics covered should allow USDA/NAL customers to locate a broad array of credible information.
- Food Safety
- Urban Agriculture
- Renewable Energy
4. Design training course for K-12 educators on agricultural topics
- Conduct a needs assessment and identify educational goals for the targeted audience
- Propose 4 broad agriculturally-related topics
- Develop learning objectives and design a half-day training course with elementary, middle and high school level modules
- Develop related curriculum materials
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the training and recommend adjustments for future trainings
5. Prepare project plan for an Agricultural Law Wikipedia Edit-a-thon; the plan should include:
- Project charter
- Work breakdown structure
- Communication Strategy
6. Prepare monthly project status and other specific reports.
- Masters of Library Science (MLS)
- Juris Doctorate (JD)
- 3years' experience as LawLibrarian
- Government experience a plus
- Must be U.S. citizen
- Must be able to pass a Federal Background check
HOURS OF OPERATION; PLACE OF PERFORMANCE; AND CONTRACT DURATION
M-F between hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm; Majority or work performed remotely, with periodic meetings at the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, MD, travel for multiple conferences throughout the year will also be mandatory; One (1) yearcontract period.