What are we looking for?

Are you results-oriented and:

Passionate about Promoting a Culture of Health and Wellness;
Committed to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health;
Value Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships;
Driven to Close the Chasm between Clinical Medicine and Public Health;
Motivated to Implement Data driven outcome oriented approaches to decision making;
Then, this is the workplace for you. DC Health is focused on providing the essential public health services (10 Essential Public Health Services) necessary to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities and remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities. Bring your professional career to DC Health!

We look forward to reviewing your candidacy. Good luck!

Job Summary: 

This position is located in the Office of the Chief of Staff (OCoS) in the Office of the Director at DC Health. The OCoS is responsible for leading key strategic projects across the matrix organization while promoting a high-performance culture that is aligned with the business goals of the six programmatic areas. The OCoS works to foster a culture within the agency that emphasizes accountability for delivering evidence-based, evidence-informed and promising public health practices and services that meet the needs of District residents in all eight wards.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

The incumbent serves under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff (CoS) and acts as a liaison between the OCoS and the programmatic administrations, agency operations staff and with officials and stakeholders outside of the organization. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a keen ability to think strategically, communicate effectively and successfully collaborate and work across boundaries (e.g., internal and external) to build strong relationships. The individual must possess a good understanding of health care and the interrelationship of policy and politics and exhibit strong project management skills. This individual is responsible for assisting with planning, developing, initiating, coordinating and conducting a variety of special assignments, studies and projects, requiring the application of analytical techniques to ensure that the overall goals and objectives of the OCoS are met. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting with agency strategic planning and execution, workforce development recruitment and retention planning strategy and agency PHAB compliance. The individual will be expected to correlate and analyze facts to draw conclusions and provide meaningful recommendations to the CoS. The incumbent will be responsible for independently collecting, interpreting and analyzing data from management studies and preparing and presenting documentation to the CoS, executive leadership and internal/external stakeholders. This will include discussing pertinent issues with key internal and external organization officials, representatives of outside interests and various groups and individuals, as required, to obtain desired information.

The incumbent will establish priorities and follow through on major projects to ensure that deadlines are met. They will keep the CoS briefed on accomplishments, barriers, and problems, and propose new ideas and policy solutions needed to facilitate the organization in effectively carrying out its mission.

Qualifications and Education:

Incumbent must have at least (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-12 grade level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position such as leadership or direction of work in quality improvement, system process analysis; quality assurance; or similar work experience.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position is preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

None required.

Working Conditions / Environment:  

The work is performed in an adequately lighted climate-controlled office. May require occasional travel.

Other Significant Facts 

Agency Wide Consideration: Qualified individuals that submit applications for this vacancy may be considered for other current open vacancies for which they qualify within DC Health.

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

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Duration of Appointment: Career Service – Term Appointment: 13 Month time limited

Pay Plan: Series and Grade: CS-0301-13

Collective Bargaining Unit: Non-Union This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Position Designation:

This position has been designated as Security Sensitive. Pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations; in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:

Criminal background check;
Traffic record check (as applicable);
Consumer credit check (as applicable);
Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and
Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.

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.


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About DC Health

DC Health (The District of Columbia Department of Health), a 21st Century Public Health 3.0 Department, is focused on promoting health, wellness, and equity, across the district, and protecting the safety of residents, visitors and those doing business everyday within our 68 square mile radius. With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment, and restaurants, DC Health sits within a stones throw of the federal government, and the District of Columbia, the vibrant city on the Potomac River, bordering Maryland and Virginia, continues to be ranked in the top 10 diverse and thriving cities in the country where you can live, work and play.