Position: Chief Equity Officer
Open: February 1, 2021
Close: Open until filled
Salary*: Excepted Service, Grade 9 ($112,902 to $169,354)
* final salary commensurate to experience
DOMICILE REQUIREMENT -- 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.
This position is located in the Office of the City Administrator and reports to the City Administrator. The overall objectives of the position are to be ethical, trustworthy, apolitical, and committed to excellence and delivery of meaningful results; communicate openly, honestly and collaboratively with a diverse group of people, explaining complex issues in a way that is understandable; and implement a long-term mission, vision, and strategy; and provide new ideas and innovation through change management processes that improve the efficiency and delivery of effective District programs and services. The Chief Equity Officer exercises broad direction over implementing, guiding, and spearheading equity objectives across the District of Columbia, providing leadership and vision to ensure the development and management of innovative and effective strategies to achieve racial equity for District residents. The work requires considerable initiative and judgment, and the ability to make independent decisions within broad policies and procedures as determined by the Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of the City Administrator, the Council, Federal and State laws, ordinances, and regulations. The Chief Equity Officer roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the responsibilities established in the Racial Equity Achieves Results (REACH) Amendment Act of 2020.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Chief Equity Officer will build upon current work to ensure equity across all district programs and budget. The CEO directs, administers and facilitates the overall mission of the Office to build an infrastructure to ensure policy decisions are evaluated through an equity lens to create fair access to opportunity; and collaborates with District departments, employees, community members, and other stakeholders to make meaningful movement towards a more equitable District of Columbia. Specifically:
REQUIRED EDUCATION, BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE