Department Of Public Works Jobs In Washington Dc

By | January 19, 2022

Department Of Public Works Jobs In Washington Dc

This position is located in the Department of Human Services (DHS), Family Services Administration. The mission of the Family Services Administration (FSA) is the promotion of family stability, economic self-sufficiency, and the wellbeing of children and adults through the provision of comprehensive social services.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position description depicts generalized duties and responsibilities required of a position with the primary responsibility of providing program and administrative support for FSA. Performs special projects and prepares comprehensive reports on studies and other special assignments. They will be performing quantitative and qualitative studies for evaluating the performance of the branch, and prepares reports as necessary to ensure that the objectives of the branch are achieved. Develop and maintain a statistical database and/or tracking/management system to ensure the adequate filing of documents, easy retrieval of records, correspondence, required documentation and other essential program information.

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for evaluating procedures, improving operational efficiency, and make authoritative recommendations to improve program services. Assist the supervisor in improving effectiveness in meeting schedules, deadlines, priorities and production goals. Participates in the continuing review of procedures, and devises means of improving, consolidating and/or standardizing administrative forms and procedures. Assists the supervisor in planning and reviewing the day-to-day operations of the program, and informs the supervisor of the program’s workload, special activities, and any pending problems. They will need to handle complaints and problems that are referred by the program team staff, or as directed by the supervisor. As requested, obtains, coordinates, and prepares or edits responses for correspondence and communications.

Qualifications and Education

Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-07 grade level, or its non-District equivalent experience gained in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience for this position include: performing a variety of administrative and analytical duties in support of an office; creating and maintaining various reports for management.

Licenses and Certifications


Working Conditions/Environment

Work is performed in an office setting. The work is sedentary in nature, however, some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light.

Other Significant Facts:

Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday; 8:15am – 4:45pm

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: CS-0301-11

Duration of Appointment: Career Service Permanent

Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is in a collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME 2401. You may choose to pay union dues.

Emergency Designation: This position has been designated as Emergency. Employees occupying positions designated as Emergency are required to:

  • Provide advice, recommendations, and/or specific functional support necessary for the continuity of operations during a declared emergency.
  • Remain at their duty station, or alternate work location (approved by their supervisor), if activated, when a situation or condition occurs and results in early dismissal for nonessential/non-emergency employees.
  • Report to their duty station, when activated, on time and as scheduled when a situation or condition occurs during non-work hours, and results in the late arrival or closing of District government offices for non-essential/non-emergency employees.
  • Telework during a declared emergency, instead of remaining or reporting to his or her duty station, if directed by the agency head (or designee), supervisor or manager.

Position Designation: This position has been designated as security sensitive therefore the incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability and as such, incumbents of this position shall be subject to criminal background checks, background investigations, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as applicable.


Residency Requirement:
 If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.


Vaccination Requirement: 
The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, and as a public servant with the District of Columbia, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 19, 2021, as announced in Mayor’s Order 2021-099. New employees hired after August 14, 2021, must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia. If you have not already done so, please forward a copy of your proof of vaccination to [email protected] before your first day of employment.


EEO Statement:
 The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the D.C. Department of Human Resources Only