OPEN: January 22, 2021
CLOSE: Open until filled
POSITION: Director - Department of Public Works (DPW)
SALARY: ES5 ($144,549 to $218,126)
The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides municipal services in two distinct program areas: environmental services/solid waste management and parking enforcement. Both contribute to making District streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible. DPW's Solid Waste Management Administration performs a number of daily operations including trash and recycling collection, sanitation education and enforcement, graffiti removal, public litter can service, fall leaf collection, and street and alley cleaning. DPW's Parking Enforcement Management Administration enforces the District's on-street parking laws. Approximately 200 parking officers monitor 17,000 meters and 3,500 blocks of residential zoned parking. In addition to routine enforcement, the Parking Enforcement Management Administration is charged with booting and towing operations and with removing abandoned and dangerous vehicles from public and private property. Behind the scenes, DPW's Fleet Management Administration supports municipal operations by procuring, fueling and maintaining thousands of District government vehicles, from sedans to heavy equipment. Fleet Management also is responsible for purchasing environmentally friendly, alternative-fuel vehicles (AFV) for the city. To learn more about DPW, please visit here.
The Director of DPW works under the administrative direction and control of the Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure (DMOI) who provides broad policy direction. The incumbent is responsible for and has full authority to direct the activities and operations of the Department, which includes carrying out program functions within the framework of approved legislation, overall policies, missions, objectives and resources. Keeps the Mayor, City Administrator and Deputy Mayor informed of progress but recommendations and decisions of the incumbent are generally accepted as technically sound even though final approval may depend upon formal action of the incumbent's superiors.
Performance is evaluated on the basis of overall effectiveness in assisting to achieve desired objectives and goals. Principle guides includes include established policies, procedures, and regulations of the District of Columbia, Mayor's Orders, legislation, and specific instructions from the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and City Administrator.
The work is often times performed under pressure with strict time frames and short range plans. Guidelines are broadly state rarely adequate, therefore, a high degree of originality and technical judgment is required in determining the appropriate methods and techniques to utilize.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment. The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.