The position serves as Special Assistant to the Director of OPPS on strategic planning, operations, policy and programmatic issues. This position will also work closely with DHS’ two administrations, the Economic Security Administration (ESA) and Family Services Administration (FSA), to develop and evaluate policies and programs, short- and long-range plans, and strategic proposals that advance the agency’s overall direction and mission. The incumbent is responsible for providing recommendations to resolve problems affecting agency’s policies and programs; and actively participate in decision-making meetings concerning policy and programmatic operations, goals and objectives to successfully accomplish the agency’s mission. The incumbent is expected to exercise a high degree of independence in assisting and advising the OPPS Director in carrying out important functions of the DHS.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develops sources of information, identifies policy matters, coordinates and/or performs in-depth analyses of critical issues, analyzes the consequences of adopting various proposals and policies, and forecasts developments potentially affecting programs and/administrative activities. Develops options and alternatives, coordinates findings and recommendations with other interested/affected parties, and as necessary, prepares and delivers written and oral presentations. Assists the OPPS Director in the day-to-day assessment of management and administrative problem matter issues that surface.
Coordinates and oversees management projects, ensuring that projects are carried out in a timely manner, and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Prepares for the signature of the OPPS Director a variety of memoranda, status reports, and letters generated through special assignments. Develops, for the OPPS Director’s signature, responses to a variety of inquiries received from other D.C. government officials, the general public and numerous outside representatives of both the governmental and private sector regarding the purpose and intent of the agency, and its various functional components.
Qualifications and Education
Applicants must have at last one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-13 grade level in the District of Columbia government service, or equivalent public or private sector. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Degree Preferred.
Licenses and Certifications
Work is performed in a normal office setting and mostly sedentary in nature.
Other Significant Facts
Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday; 8:15 AM – 4:45 PM
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-301-14
Promotion Potential: None
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
Emergency Designation: This position has been designated as Emergency. Employees occupying positions designated as Emergency are required to:
Provide advice, recommendations, and/or specific functional support necessary for the continuity of operations during a declared emergency.
Remain at their duty station, or alternate work location (approved by their supervisor), if activated, when a situation or condition occurs and results in early dismissal for nonessential/non-emergency employees.
Report to their duty station, when activated, on time and as scheduled when a situation or condition occurs during non-work hours, and results in the late arrival or closing of District government offices for non-essential/non-emergency employees.
Telework during a declared emergency, instead of remaining or reporting to his or her duty station, if directed by the agency head (or designee), supervisor or manager.
Carry or wear their official District government ID card during the period of the declared emergency, if not teleworking.
Position Designation: This position has been designated as security sensitive therefore the incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability and as such, incumbents of this position shall be subject to criminal background checks, background investigations, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as applicable.
Residency Requirement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.
Vaccination Requirement: The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, and as a public servant with the District of Columbia, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 19, 2021, as announced in Mayor’s Order 2021-099. New employees hired after August 14, 2021, must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia. If you have not already done so, please forward a copy of your proof of vaccination to [email protected] before your first day of employment.
EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
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