DEPUTY MAYOR FOR EDUCATION
OPEN DATE: June 28, 2018
CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled
RANGE: Executive Service Grade 5 ($137,549 to $207,621)
DEPUTY MAYOR FOR EDUCATION (DME)
The position is located in the Office of the City Administrator. The incumbent in this position serves as the Deputy Mayor for Education for the District of Columbia Government. DME is responsible for developing and implementing the Mayor's vision for academic excellence and creating a high quality education continuum from birth to 24 (from early childhood to K-12 to post-secondary and the workforce).
The three major functions of the DME include:
The position works under the broad administrative direction of the City Administrator, who develops public education policy and overall priorities and objectives in consultation with the employee. Within strategic priorities, the employee independently handles highly sensitive matters and situations, accomplishes varied and complex assignments and special projects, and provides authoritative recommendations based on policy considerations, judgment, and the Mayor's position and priorities.
Agencies within the education cluster includes State Superintendent for Education (OSSE), the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). The Deputy Mayor will also coordinate policies, priorities and objectives with the University of the District of Columbia , the District of Columbia Public Library System (DCPL) and the Public Charter School Board (PCSB).
Guidelines include Mayor's Orders, Memoranda and Instructions, pertinent U.S. Congressional and D.C. Council legislation, rules and regulations of the D.C. government, and the Mayor's concepts, preferences and priorities on the delivery of vital services to the residents of the District of Columbia.
Duties and Responsibilities:
REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE
To be considered, all interested candidates must complete this application, and submit required documents. If additional information is required, please contact Steven Walker, Director, Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments at (202) 727-6101 or Steven.Walker@dc.gov.
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.