OPEN: March 5, 2021
CLOSE: Open until filled
POSITION: Director - Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS)
SALARY: ES5 ($144,549 to $218,126)
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.
This position is in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS). The Director of DYRS is responsible for leading: planning, administering, and directing the Juvenile Justice System's pre-trial/pre-hearing detention services, post-trial institutional services, services to committed youth placed in residential and non-residential programs, and aftercare services. The Director-is responsible for collaborating with other child serving agencies, the court, public and private providers, and advocacy groups relative to the provision of services to children within the system. The Director establishes programs, policies, and plans for the accomplishment of the mission and goals of the Department. The development and coordination of these policy and program activities involve complex and difficult tasks requiring a high level of executive experience, skill, and judgment.
The Director works under the broad-based policy direction of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, who provides overall policy guidance and performance objectives. The incumbent, as the principal advisor to the Deputy Mayor, works in close coordination with the Deputy Mayor dovetailing objectives outlined by the Mayor in implementing programs. The Director exercises broad latitude in planning, coordinating, and controlling the overall administrative, program management, and policy formulation for the Department with delegated authority to speak and make comments for the Department within the framework of appropriate and regulatory requirements. The Director informs the Deputy Mayor regarding the status of agency objectives, activities, and potential areas of concern regarding policy or precedent, unusual complexities requiringattention/resolution, and proposed remedies. Review of work is generally in terms of effectiveness and expediency in achieving performance objectives.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As Director, incumbent is delegated authority and responsibility for leading, directing, and administering District-wide comprehensive services and programs for youth before the court with a legal status of PINS (Persons in need of Services/Supervision), detained, or committed.
MINIMUM BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE