OPEN DATE: December 4, 2019
CLOSE DATE: Open until filled
SALARY RANGE: Excepted Service, Grade 6 ($64,449 to $104,494)
This position is located in the Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Communications. The Office of Communications has the official responsibility for disseminating information to the public on District government programs and services. To accomplish this, the office works closely with the public information staffs in all District government agencies and departments. The office operates as a resource to all government agencies, officials and the media, in facilitating the widest possible dissemination of information to the public. The office provides training for the communications personnel of all agencies; issues news releases and other published material; and assists agency directors in the recruitment of professionals for the communications operations.
The incumbent serves as the Deputy Director and partners closely with the Director of Communications, who manages all functions associated with public communications of agencies and offices under the jurisdiction of the Mayor. The Deputy Director works with the Director in planning and directing the communications program with responsibility for providing training for the communications personnel of all District government agencies; issuing news releases and other published material to the public on District government programs and services; and assisting agency directors in the recruitment of professionals for the communications operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
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.