Outreach and Services Specialist - Mayor's Office of Nightlife and Culture

Washington, DC
Full Time

Open Date: February 1, 2023

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Salary:  ES5 - ($66,561-$99,840)

Current District of Columbia residents will receive priority and advanced preference for screening and interviews.

The Mayor’s Office on Nightlife and Culture coordinates District government agencies, businesses, and community groups to manage the after-hours economy, and work with the Commission of Nightlife to advise the Mayor, Council, and Office of Nightlife on common issues and trends relating to the after-hours economy.  


  • Establishes, monitors, and maintains a coordination of services from the partnering city agencies. Develops a coordinated work plan and ensures execution of the work plan to address persistent problems and then monitor the conditions at those locations.
  • Identifies steps to improve the coordination of current service delivery system that will be implemented by individual members of various entities, within their existing authority.
  • Analyzes data to identify and recommend priorities to develop, direct, and organize work-plans. Resolves organizational and operational problems. Monitors performance indicators and conducts process improvement assessments to determine work plan revisions as needed.
  • Develops partnerships with other entities businesses, community-based organizations and citizens to support service initiatives and community problem solving.
  • Prepares weekly progress reports to the Director; and participates in related conferences, meetings and training seminars.
  • Serves as advisor and technical resource assistant to the various committees for planning, scheduling and conducting joint work efforts
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Resume and/or cover letter must show documented professional or community experience in the following areas:

  • Familiarity with DC Government agencies, nightlife establishments, regulations and neighborhoods
  • Knowledge of and skill in the application of analytical and evaluative theories, concepts, procedures, methods, standards and practices to the interpretation of policy, and to meet existing and future service requirements. 
  • Ability to organize and manage projects; to review, analyze, and evaluate data; and to prepare analytical reports.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, and to utilize tact and persuasion in gaining acceptance of the program views. Ability to interact with various types of personalities.



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.




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