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Job Summary

This position is located in the Department of Employment Services (DOES), Office of Legislative Affairs and will work on assigned projects related to the agency’s legislative priorities, reports transmitted to the DC Council, and preparation for hearings. The mission of DOES is to foster economic development and growth in the District of Columbia by providing workforce training, linking job seekers with employers, compensating unemployed and injured workers, and promoting safe and healthy workplaces.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts thorough analysis of legislative proposals and identifies their potential impact on the agency's operations and objectives. Researches, interprets, and summarizes complex legislative language and documents, extracting key insights for internal stakeholders. Monitor legislative proceedings and stay up to date with relevant political and policy trends that could affect the agency. Conducts detailed analyses and develops specific recommendations regarding special projects arising from Federal regulations and state laws. Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting workforce development functions. Provides a broad range of legislative service, including formulating the Department’s position on pending legislation; manages special legislative projects; and participates, as appropriate in hearings before Committees of the Council of the District of Columbia pertaining to proposed laws and legislation impacting programs and services of the Department. Assists with responses to constituent requests or questions from the Council of the District of Columbia and other federal or state legislative representatives.

Lead on high-level responses to Council and assignments for senior management. Based upon the assessment made, identifies actual or potential problem areas, trends, and/or areas of significant concerns. Recommends the establishment of new and/or revised policies, procedures, and other documentation as the need arises to meet the goals and objectives more effectively. Helps ensure DOES rules, regulations, and reports are transmitted to Council in a timely manner. Makes recommendations to get programs and operations in compliance. Review the establishment of the new and/or revised legislation, policies, procedures, and other documentation, as the need arises, to meet the goals and objectives more effectively.  Reviews legislation and ensures that programs follow the federal regulations.


Thorough knowledge of a wide range of program management policies, concepts, practices, and principles in order to analyze and develop recommendations for improvement in program operations and objectives. Knowledge of extensive operating programs and the interrelationships among such programs to perform program analysis by developing and evaluating the effectiveness of new or modified program objectives and operations. Knowledge of complex, interrelated activity missions, organization, functions, and operations. Knowledge of, and skill in using management information system(s) principles, and techniques. Ability to develop and implement systems for support of interrelated program operations.

Knowledge of basic statistical, accounting, budget and economic principles and techniques. Skill in applying complex fact-finding, analytical and problem-solving methods, and techniques to identify interrelated program problems, draw conclusions and recommend appropriate action or solutions to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. Skill in oral and written communication to prepare and present recommendations and solutions regarding complex issues based on analysis and evaluation, including the preparation and presentation of reports, proposals, charts, and graphs.


NOTE: The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel regulations, Suitability. This position has been designed as security security-sensitive position. Criminal background and credit checks are required for positions within the Department of Employment Services.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Operational Status: In-person reporting. Telework may be available for up to Two (2) days.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not covered by a Collective Bargaining Unit.

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: Applicants claiming “Residency Preference” will be required to maintain residency in the District of Columbia for a minimum of seven (7) years. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of employment. 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.

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.