OPEN: July 10, 2018
CLOSE: Open until filled
The mission of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity (DMGEO) is to facilitate investment and job creation in underserved District of Columbia communities in order to improve economic opportunities for residents in those communities. Mayor Bowser created the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity cluster after hearing time and time again from residents that prosperity was not yet reaching every corner of the District of Columbia. The Bowser Administration is focused on delivering on the promises made by the Mayor to deliver a “fresh start” to overlooked and underserved communities. By opening a Mayor’s Office in Anacostia, we are making sure that no ward in our city goes unnoticed. Mayor Bowser created the Greater Economic Opportunity cluster to tackle the challenge head on, and Deputy Mayor Courtney Snowden’s work is devoted to expanding prosperity through job growth and small business development in all 8 wards. For more information, please visit https://dmgeo.dc.gov
This position functions as the Public Information Officer, responsible for increasing communications between DMGEO and its stakeholders in support of the Department's mission. Incumbent has primary leadership and overall responsibility for achieving the agency's objectives in the areas of employee communications, information services, and media and public relations. As principal Public Information Advisor, incumbent provides expertise and guidance during the development of policies, programs, and decisions, in order to ensure that effective communication strategies are incorporated into operations across the cluster. Arranges for media coverage of departmental activities. Also, arranges for interviews with the Deputy Mayor and/or other appropriate Agency staff.
There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted 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 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.
The Bowser Administration seeks qualified candidates for this position. If interested in consideration, please complete the attached questions and attach a resume and cover letter. The MOTA team will contact only those candidates deemed most qualified. No calls please.