Everyone Has an Obligation to Report Child Sex Abuse

Under District of Columbia law (see D.C. Code §22-3020.52[a]), any person 18 or older who knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, that a child under the age of 16 is a victim of sexual abuse must immediately report such knowledge or belief to the police (911) or the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency (202-671-SAFE).

There are Mandated Reporters Who Must Report All Child Abuse or Neglect

Mandatory reporting requirements help protect children from harmful situations and ensure that law enforcement officials and social workers can immediately begin investigating. In addition to the general obligation to report suspected sexual abuse, D.C. law also requires certain people who regularly work with children to be “mandated reporters” for suspected child abuse or neglect of any kind and for certain other injuries to children under the age of 18 (see below). This means they have a legal obligation to report any kind of suspected mistreatment of children to law enforcement and social services immediately and without delay.

Who Is a Mandated Reporter?

Mandated reporters are defined by law (see D.C. Code §4-1321.02) as people who must report suspicions of child physical or sexual abuse or neglect. These are people who work in certain professions where they come into regular close contact with children, such as:

  • School officials, teachers, and athletic coaches;
  • Department of Parks and Recreation employees;
  • Public housing resident managers;
  • Social service workers;
  • Daycare workers;
  • Persons involved in the care and treatment of patients, including: physicians, psychologists, medical examiners, dentists, chiropractors, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses;
  • Law-enforcement officers;
  • Humane officer of any agency charged with the enforcement of animal cruelty laws;
  • Child and Family Services Agency employees, agents and contractors;
  • Human trafficking counselors as defined in D.C. Code §14-311(2);
  • Domestic violence counselors as defined in D.C. Code §14-310(a)(2); and
  • Mental health professionals as defined in D.C. Code §7-1201.01(11).

When and What Kind of Information Must I Report to Authorities?

Mandated reporters must report when they know or suspect that a child whom they have encountered through their professional work:

  • Is being neglected (his or her parent or guardian is not providing adequate housing, food, clothing, hygiene);
  • Is being abused (physically or mentally);
  • Is being exposed to domestic violence;
  • Is in imminent danger of being abused due to the abuse of a sibling or other child living in the same household;
  • Has a parent who is intoxicated, incarcerated or suffering from a fault in their mental or physical capacity (i.e. drug use or mental illness) and is unable or unwilling to provide care;
  • Is being regularly exposed to illegal drug activity;
  • Has been or is in immediate danger of being the victim of sexual abuse or attempted sexual abuse; is a victim of human trafficking; or has been injured by a bullet, a knife or other sharp object by non-accidental means – regardless of whether the perpetrator was a family member, acquaintance, or stranger.

How Do I Report This Information to Authorities?

You can report this information to the District of Columbia at 202-671-SAFE (202-671-7233).

In addition, here are some important things to know:

  • A mandated reporter working in a hospital, school, social agency, or similar organization, is also required to inform the person in charge of that organization of suspected child abuse.
  • The person in charge of a hospital, school, social agency, or similar organization who receives a report about suspected child abuse from a mandated reporter is also required to report the suspected abuse to the authorities.
  • Listen when a child is telling you about an event to determine if it appears to be child abuse or neglect, but do not attempt to investigate further. Immediately report the child’s account to the authorities and let trained professionals determine if a crime has occurred or if a child-welfare intervention is needed.

What Happens if a Mandated Reporter Doesn’t Report?

Under D.C. law, mandated reporters who fail to report can be prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General. Penalties include a fine up to $1,000, imprisonment for up to 180 days, or both.

What Happens if I Do Not Report Child Sex Abuse?

Under D.C. law, failure to report that a child under the age of 16 may be a victim of sexual abuse could result in a $300 fine.

What if I’m Unsure if I Am Required to Report or Concerned About Confidentiality?

If you are unsure if you must report, do not delay and report immediately.

Learn more about mandated reporting at: https://dc.mandatedreporter.org/

 

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 

 

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT NO.   

 02-2019    

POSITION TITLE:    CASE MANAGER, 

(Mediation Operations)

POSITION GRADE & SERIES:     CS-0101-12

                                               

                                              

                                                          

SALARY RANGE:      $78,364 per year**

                                            

                                          

**This position is currently budgeted to CS-12/01 $78,364 per year only.  Offers will not be made outside of this range.

OPENING DATE:        October 5, 2018

CLOSING DATE:       October 26, 2018

 

FIRST SCREENING DATE:

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:   

                                             OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

                                             

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT:   Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  None

WORKSITE LOCATION:

Office of the Attorney General

   for the District of Columbia

Public Safety Division

Juvenile Specialty Court Unit

441 4th Street NW

Washington, DC  20001

     NO. OF VACANCIES:     Two (2)

This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME Local 2401. If you opt to join the union, after you consent, a service fee will be paid through direct payroll deduction.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position is in the Public Safety Division, Juvenile Specialty Courts Unit, in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).  The incumbent serves as a case manager for cases that OAG receives and refers to the ATTEND Mediation Program.  The ATTEND Mediation Program is a new initiative launched by the Office of the Attorney General in January 2018, designed to abate truancy in the District involving children aged 5 to 12.  The program receives referrals against parents who repeatedly fail to send their young children to school with an excused absence and aims to assist those parents with services to allow them to achieve their child’s maximum attendance in school.  Incumbent’s duties include: 

  • Oversees the administrative process for daily intake of ATTEND Mediation Program cases;
  • Opens, enters, and scans truancy court referrals into OAG’s case management system;
  • Develops, organizes and mainstay the filing system for the ATTEND Mediation Program case jackets;
  • Acts as a liaison with other division in OAG and with other agencies that play a role in the ATTEND Mediation Program including D.C. Superior Court, D.C. Public Schools, D.C. Public Charter School Board, and Mayor’s Services Liaison Office;
  • Regularly prepares the ATTEND Mediation Program case schedules;
  •  Prepares and coordinates distribution of ATTEND Mediation Program documents;
  • Contacts patents to confirm their participation in the program;
  • Provides support professional assistance, including mediation observations, during the ATTEND Mediation Programs weekly sessions;
  • Provides direct supervision of post-mediation cases to ensure compliance with agreements;
  • Oversees the general administrative process and supervision of the ATTEND Mediation Program from case inception to closure;
  • Organizes and maintains statistical information on the cases and produces statistical reports and case reports on the ATTEND Mediation Program;
  • Fluency in Word and excel, PowerPoint and MS Access preferred.  Ability to utilize a variety of program delivery methods, including live and/or web based online collaborative processes where appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS:   Candidates must meet the basic requirements:  Degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position (OR) Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social science equivalent to a major in the field (OR) Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.  In addition, four years of specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.  To be creditable, at least one year of the specialized experience must have been equivalent to the DS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Must have current knowledge and awareness of major developments in the field of alternate dispute resolution and conflict management, generally, developments involving specific education and truancy issues.   

Candidates should possess: excellent organizational skills to monitor policies and procedures for the mediation program, which may involve consultation and collaboration with executives and supervisors of other agencies, lawyers, school officials and parties.  Experience working with disputants to clarify issues, identifying underlying concerns, and developing an understanding of their respective needs and interests.  Extensive knowledge of mediation process and case management techniques and ethics to determine the action or approach to be taken is required.  

A legal background or degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position and/or formal conflict solution/mediation training is a bonus.  

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:   A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM’s Qualification Standards. In order  to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.   Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

SUBMISSION OF RANKING FACTORS:  The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process.  All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors.   Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document.  Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievement from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying.  You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that includes the degree to which you possess the job - related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors.  The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.   

FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.  

Ranking Factor #1:    Understanding of DC Public school system, family court services and juvenile court policies and procedures and the dynamics of the truancy programs.  Ability to analyze problems, process, complex data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  

Ranking Factor #2:    Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships, to interact effectively with parents, lawyers, court personnel, other mediators, District of Columbia government officials, and the public.  Utilizes creative approaches to identify/and or create opportunities to inform public about OAG ATTEND Mediation Program and services.    

Ranking Factor #3:   Ability to maintain accurate and complete records; prepare reports and resolve complex issues.  Good organizational skills, attention to detail; sarong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills are required. 

Ranking Factor #4    Excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.  Ability to interact with a diverse population to facilitate consensus building among those with differing needs.  

Ranking Factor #5:   Ability to work independently and efficiently, managing timelines and expectations, and producing high quality deliverables (documentation, presentations, proof of concepts, etc).  Strong project management, customer service, and conflict resolution skills.

Please see below attachment for details.

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

                                                                                           

                                                POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT NO: #34-2018     

POSITION TITLE:  Senior Data Analyst                                       (Statistician)

POSITION GRADE & SERIES: ES-1530-7

 

 

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  None

SALARY RANGE:  $83,585 - $114,625

 

Please note that this position is only budgeted to the $114,625. Salary in this range will be based on a multitude of factors, including applicable rules, regulations and guidelines. 

OPENING DATE: October 3, 2018

CLOSING DATE: October 24, 2018

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Permanent Appointment

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to the Public

WORKSITE LOCATION:

Office of the Attorney General

  for the District of Columbia

Immediate Office

441 4th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

NO. OF VACANCIES:  One (1)

 

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday Friday

                                 9:00am – 5:30pm

This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) seeks a Senior Data Analyst with a policy or social science background to work with its policy team within the Immediate Office of the Attorney General.  As the chief legal office for the District of Columbia, OAG enforces the laws of the District, defends and provides legal advice to the District’s government agencies and protects the interests of the District’s citizens.  In this new position, the Senior Data Analyst will, under the guidance of the Senior Counsel for Policy, develop a program of research and analytics work to support the core mission of the agency.   

The first priorities for the position will focus on juvenile and criminal justice: using agency data to evaluate the effectiveness of the office’s criminal and juvenile justice reforms; looking at data from the juvenile justice, abuse and neglect, and child support systems to inform the work the office does with vulnerable youth; and making appropriate aggregate public safety data available to the public in line with open and transparent government.  Future projects might include incorporating predictive analytics into the office’s criminal justice, child support, and litigation work, and spearheading projects to use data analytics to initiate or support public interest litigation.  The Senior Data Analyst will also seek out opportunities for learning that will complement the office’s existing capabilities, provide expert guidance to other senior members of the OAG team, and assist in training, mentoring, and hands-on assistance as needed. Specific near-term duties include: 

  • Collaborating with internal partners to evaluate the effectiveness of juvenile and criminal justice reform initiatives within OAG;
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to create accessible open data platforms for public safety and other agency data;
  • Working with OAG IT staff to design and create dashboards, maps, or other data visualizations;
  • Contributing to interagency data efforts sponsored by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council;
  • Writing or contributing to white papers and other reports for public consumption;
  • Cultivating partnerships with universities and technology start-ups to enhance the office’s technological capacity;
  • Consulting on statistical and research matters relevant to OAG’s work;
  • Training staff on clean data collection, entry and storage;
  • Participating in relevant academic and professional conferences; and
  • Otherwise designing and consulting on OAG priorities and projects that involve data and statistical analysis.

Future duties could include:

  • Designing and consulting on open source intelligence research and big data analysis projects in order to support OAG’s public interest litigation and proactively identify new arenas for investigation or analysis; and
  • Designing and consulting on predictive analytics projects to help guide OAG’s work. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and have at least three (3) years of specialized experience. A master’s degree in statistics, economics, or a related field and at least one year of experience, or a Ph.D. in statistics, economics, or a related field is preferred. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. 

The ideal candidate will also have the following qualifications/skills:

  • Expertise with common statistical analytical tools
  • At a minimum, strong interest in common program languages, data visualization software and mapping tools
  • Considerable experience evaluating program effectiveness and using data for continuous program learning
  • Experience working with data scientists and technical staff to create and support business intelligence or other technology programs
  • Significant project management experience, from the inception and design phase through to full implementation
  • Willingness to tackle data collection and management challenges with an eye toward moving the agency to best practices
  • Curiosity and interest in public policy and public interest work, particularly in the criminal justice realm
  • Excellent communication skills, including with people who do not have an analytics background
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-starter with a desire to design and launch new initiatives
  • Experience working with lawyers, law offices, and/or in District of Columbia public policy is a plus.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:  A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM’s Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application. 

SUBMISSION OF RANKING FACTORS:  The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process.  All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors by submitting responses in the relevant area provided on the DC 2000 Employment Application.  Please describe specific achievements, experience, education, training, etc. that demonstrates the degree to which you possess the job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the ranking factors.  The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.   

FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.  

Ranking Factor #1: Mastery of and skill sufficient to visualize statistical and analytical methodology in relationship to the broad research, investigative or policy problem at hand.  Ability to advise on the optimum use of and possible expected contributions of statistics and analytics, as well as the limitations of those methods, to the initiatives of the office.

Ranking Factor #2: Mastery of statistical and analytical theories, principles, concepts and practices, and skill in applying statistical procedures, data or quantitative analysis, data collection techniques, and reduction of data from multiple sources. Mastery of statistical methods to include data experimental design, analysis of variance/regression, logistic regression as well as cost benefit analyses.

Ranking Factor #3: Significant project management skills and experience in planning, organizing and directing a program of work.  Demonstrated skill in problem solving, multitasking, and marshalling resources to design and conduct in-depth research and analysis and successfully complete complex projects. 

Ranking Factor #4: Superior skill in oral and written communication to prepare and present recommendations and solutions regarding complex issues based on analysis and evaluation, including the preparation and presentation of reports and proposals. Ability to interact well with and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Ranking Factor #5: Demonstrated curiosity and interest in public policy and public interest work and applying statistical and analytical methods to public policy problems.

OTHER INFORMATION:  A background investigation will be conducted.

Please see below  attachment for details.

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

                                                                                           

                                                POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT NO:

# 34-2018     

POSITION TITLE: Statistician

POSITION GRADE & SERIES: ES-1530-7

 

 

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  None

SALARY RANGE:  $83,585 - $114,625

 

Please note that this position is only budgeted to $114,625. Salary in this range will be based on a multitude of factors, including applicable rules, regulations and guidelines. 

OPENING DATE: October 3, 2018

CLOSING DATE: October 24, 2018

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Permanent Appointment

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to the Public

WORKSITE LOCATION:

Office of the Attorney General

  for the District of Columbia

Immediate Office

441 4th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

NO. OF VACANCIES:  One (1)

 

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday Friday

                                 9:00am – 5:30pm

This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) seeks a Statistician with a policy or social science background to work with its policy team within the Immediate Office of the Attorney General.  As the chief legal office for the District of Columbia, OAG enforces the laws of the District, defends and provides legal advice to the District’s government agencies and protects the interests of the District’s citizens.  In this new position, the Statistician will, under the guidance of the Senior Counsel for Policy, develop a program of research and analytics work to support the core mission of the agency.  

The first priorities for the position will focus on juvenile and criminal justice: using agency data to evaluate the effectiveness of the office’s criminal and juvenile justice reforms; looking at data from the juvenile justice, abuse and neglect, and child support systems to inform the work the office does with vulnerable youth; and making appropriate aggregate public safety data available to the public in line with open and transparent government.  Future projects might include incorporating predictive analytics into the office’s criminal justice, child support, and litigation work, and spearheading projects to use data analytics to initiate or support public interest litigation.  The Statistician will also seek out opportunities for learning that will complement the office’s existing capabilities, provide expert guidance to other senior members of the OAG team, and assist in training, mentoring, and hands-on assistance as needed. Specific near-term duties include: 

  • Collaborating with internal partners to evaluate the effectiveness of juvenile and criminal justice reform initiatives within OAG;
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to create accessible open data platforms for public safety and other agency data;
  • Working with OAG IT staff to design and create dashboards, maps, or other data visualizations;
  • Contributing to interagency data efforts sponsored by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council;
  • Writing or contributing to white papers and other reports for public consumption;
  • Cultivating partnerships with universities and technology start-ups to enhance the office’s technological capacity;
  • Consulting on statistical and research matters relevant to OAG’s work;
  • Training staff on clean data collection, entry and storage;
  • Participating in relevant academic and professional conferences; and
  • Otherwise designing and consulting on OAG priorities and projects that involve data and statistical analysis.

Future duties could include:

  • Designing and consulting on open source intelligence research and big data analysis projects in order to support OAG’s public interest litigation and proactively identify new arenas for investigation or analysis; and
  • Designing and consulting on predictive analytics projects to help guide OAG’s work. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and have at least three (3) years of specialized experience. A master’s degree in statistics, economics, or a related field and at least one year of experience, or a Ph.D. in statistics, economics, or a related field is preferred. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. 

The ideal candidate will also have the following qualifications/skills:

  • Expertise with common statistical analytical tools
  • At a minimum, strong interest in common program languages, data visualization software and mapping tools
  • Considerable experience evaluating program effectiveness and using data for continuous program learning
  • Experience working with data scientists and technical staff to create and support business intelligence or other technology programs
  • Significant project management experience, from the inception and design phase through to full implementation
  • Willingness to tackle data collection and management challenges with an eye toward moving the agency to best practices
  • Curiosity and interest in public policy and public interest work, particularly in the criminal justice realm
  • Excellent communication skills, including with people who do not have an analytics background
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-starter with a desire to design and launch new initiatives
  • Experience working with lawyers, law offices, and/or in District of Columbia public policy is a plus.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:  A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM’s Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application. 

SUBMISSION OF RANKING FACTORS:  The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process.  All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors by submitting responses in the relevant area provided on the DC 2000 Employment Application.  Please describe specific achievements, experience, education, training, etc. that demonstrates the degree to which you possess the job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the ranking factors.  The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.   

FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.  

Ranking Factor #1: Mastery of and skill sufficient to visualize statistical and analytical methodology in relationship to the broad research, investigative or policy problem at hand.  Ability to advise on the optimum use of and possible expected contributions of statistics and analytics, as well as the limitations of those methods, to the initiatives of the office.

Ranking Factor #2: Mastery of statistical and analytical theories, principles, concepts and practices, and skill in applying statistical procedures, data or quantitative analysis, data collection techniques, and reduction of data from multiple sources. Mastery of statistical methods to include data experimental design, analysis of variance/regression, logistic regression as well as cost benefit analyses.

Ranking Factor #3: Significant project management skills and experience in planning, organizing and directing a program of work.  Demonstrated skill in problem solving, multitasking, and marshalling resources to design and conduct in-depth research and analysis and successfully complete complex projects. 

Ranking Factor #4: Superior skill in oral and written communication to prepare and present recommendations and solutions regarding complex issues based on analysis and evaluation, including the preparation and presentation of reports and proposals. Ability to interact well with and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Ranking Factor #5: Demonstrated curiosity and interest in public policy and public interest work and applying statistical and analytical methods to public policy problems.

OTHER INFORMATION:  A background investigation will be conducted.

Please see below attachment for details.

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT NO:       #19-001

POSITION TITLE:  

APPELLATE ATTORNEY

(Office of the Solicitor General)

POSITION GRADE & SERIES:  LS 13/1 to 14/1

SALARY RANGE:   $98,362 – $116,228

 

Salary in this range will be based on a multitude of factors including applicable rules, regulations and guidelines. 

OPENING DATE:   October 2, 2018

CLOSING DATE:   October 23, 2018

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Permanent

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to the Public

WORKSITE LOCATION:

Office of the Attorney General

   for the District of Columbia

Office of the Solicitor General

441 4th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

NO. OF VACANCIES:  One (1)

This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1403. If you opt to join the union, and consent, a service fee will be paid through direct payroll deduction.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:   The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking an appellate attorney for a position within the Office of the Solicitor General, Civil and Administrative Appeals Section. 

The Office of the Solicitor General is responsible for the District’s civil and criminal appellate litigation and handles high-profile matters of both local and national importance.  The Office practices most frequently before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  This position is in the Civil and Administrative Appeals Section, which handles appeals involving a variety of substantive areas including constitutional law, employment law, contracts, torts, tax, and administrative law.  The attorney will handle a high volume of briefs and appellate arguments, principally in the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Circuit.                                                                 

 QUALIFICATIONS:  The candidate should have the following qualifications: 

  1. J.D. degree and an active bar membership.  If the successful candidate is not a member of the D.C. Bar, he/she must be sworn into the D.C. Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment;
  2. Significant appellate litigation experience (5+ years preferred);
  3. Substantial knowledge of D.C. law or broad experience in areas of law relevant to D.C. government practice;
  4. Exceptional legal research and writing skills;
  5. Strong oral advocacy skills; and
  6. Appellate clerkship experience strongly encouraged. 

ELIGIBILITY:  The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction.  If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. 

HOW TO APPLY:   To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter detailing qualifications, writing sample, law school transcript (if graduated from law school in the last five years), and a list of three references to OAG.RecruitmentAttorney@dc.gov addressed to Arlyntha Love, 441 4th Street NW, Suite 1100 South, Washington, D.C. 20001. 

In your cover letter, please indicate the vacancy announcement number.  Current government employees should also submit a copy of their performance evaluation for the prior rating period.  Applications must be received by October 22, 2018.   

OTHER INFORMATION:  The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks.

Please see below attachment for details.

Emoluments: Defendant's Support to Certification of Interlocutory Appeal

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT NO:       #18-050

POSITION TITLE:

SUPERVISORY  ATTORNEY ADVISOR  

(Land Use and Public Works Section Chief)

POSITION GRADE & SERIES:  LX-1 Band

SALARY RANGE:   $130,000 – $155,000

 

Salary in this range will be based on a multitude of factors including applicable rules, regulations and guidelines. 

OPENING DATE:   September 28, 2018

CLOSING DATE:   October 19, 2018

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Permanent

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to the Public

WORKSITE LOCATION:

Office of the Attorney General

   for the District of Columbia

Commercial Division

Land Use and Public Works Section

441 4th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

NO. OF VACANCIES:  One (1)

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Commercial Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia seeks a Supervisory Attorney Advisor to manage the Land Use and Public Works Section (Section) within the Commercial Division (Division). The Section provides legal assistance to the Zoning Commission for the District of Columbia (Commission), the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) the Office of Planning (OP). The Section drafts orders, rulemakings and legal advice memoranda.  Section lawyers identify legal and procedural issues to the BZA on pending cases.   

The Section Chief’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Ensuring that work product is timely, high quality and responsive to clients’ needs.
  • Providing legal advice directly to the Director of OZ, the Commission, and BZA Secretaries, and the OP Deputy Director for Development Review and Historic Preservation.
  • Establishing strong and cordial relationships with internal and external partners including the Zoning Administrator, the D.C. Surveyor, members of the private bar, and District citizens and their representatives and advocates.
  • Working with OAG’s Office of the Solicitor General on petitions challenging a Commission or BZA order, reviewing draft briefs and participating in moot courts as necessary.
  • Responding to inquiries from the Attorney General and other stakeholders regarding the impact of zoning on their work.
  • Performing administrative duties such as attending meetings with high ranking District officials, establishing Section performance goals, drafting monthly reports, completing performance evaluations and approving time and attendance.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The ideal candidate must have:  

(1) at least five (5) years of land use law experience, including at least one year experience in zoning; 

(2) working knowledge of the District’s zoning regulations or those of a comparable jurisdiction; 

(3) familiarity with administrative law; 

(4) experience appearing before and/or giving legal advice to a rulemaking body or a quasi-judicial body or administrative law judge; 

(5) experience drafting or reviewing draft legislation or rulemakings; 

(6) experience drafting complex legal memoranda or comparable documents; 

(7) ability to work in a high stakes environment under extreme time pressure; and 

(8) the skills to lead, motivate, mentor, coach, organize, and evaluate others. 

ELIGIBILITY:  The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction.  If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. 

OTHER INFORMATION:  The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks.

Please see below attachment for details.

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

 

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT NO:       #18-049

POSITION TITLE:  

SUPERVISORY TRIAL ATTORNEY

(Assistant Chief, Juvenile Section)

POSITION GRADE & SERIES:  LX-1 Band

SALARY RANGE:   $111,732 – $112,849

 

Salary in this range will be based on a multitude of factors including applicable rules, regulations and guidelines. 

OPENING DATE:   September 27, 2018

CLOSING DATE:   October 18, 2018

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Permanent

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to the Public

WORKSITE LOCATION:

Office of the Attorney General

   for the District of Columbia

Public Safety Division

Juvenile Section

441 4th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

NO. OF VACANCIES:  One (1)

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:   The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Section Chief for the Juvenile Section of the Public Safety Division (PSD). The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Juvenile Section Chief and Deputy Attorney General of the PSD. The Assistant Section Chief will support the Section Chief with the direct supervision of approximately 15 line attorneys and 4 support staff. 

The Juvenile Section is responsible for all juvenile prosecutions in the District of Columbia. These cases are brought in the Family Court of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The attorneys manage all aspects from intake and charging, through motions and trial practice, to sentencing and placement. The Section also participates in many interagency law enforcement and juvenile justice initiatives, participates in crime reduction programs, and works closely with the Restorative Justice and Victim Services Section to ensure fair and just treatment of victims and witnesses in juvenile cases. The Assistant Section Chief has a leadership role in many of these interagency and internal projects. 

Primary responsibilities of the Assistant Section Chief include assisting with the supervision of staff and all other aspects of management related to a demanding criminal practice. Good judgment and experience working in a fast-paced environment are critical. Five to ten years’ experience as a prosecutor and managerial experience, as well as familiarity with the District’s criminal and juvenile systems, are desirable. 

Responsibilities of the Assistant Chief will be set by the Deputy Attorney General for the PSD and may include, but are not limited to, assisting with: 

  • Establishing policies and priorities related to litigation of the cases within the Section’s purview;
  • Reviewing and approving search warrant applications, charges and providing legal advice to law enforcement officers;
  • Reviewing and approving pleadings, motions, memoranda, and correspondences;
  • Providing advice, guidance and supervision to attorneys in investigations, litigation and trial strategy;
  • Reviewing litigation outcomes and making timely recommendations where appellate review is needed;
  • Regularly monitoring progress by staff in assigned cases and other matters/projects;
  • Monitoring compliance of staff with the Attorney General’s Performance Plan requirements, including ensuring full compliance with customer service standards;
  • Working closely with the Chief of the Restorative Justice and Victim Services Section to coordinate the victim and witness assistance program and  the restorative justice program;
  • Participating in high-level meetings regrading policies and practice in the juvenile justice arena;
  • Collaborating with law enforcement to promote public safety;
  • Attending community meetings related to concerns about juvenile crime, quality of life and public safety issues; and
  • Collecting, maintaining, and disseminating timely, accurate and up-to-date data on the Section’s activities, including collecting and tabulating various statistics such as monthly performance results. 

QUALIFICATIONSThe successful candidate for this position must be barred in the District of Columbia or eligible for waiver into the D.C. Bar. The ideal candidate should also have knowledge of District of Columbia criminal law and procedure and/or familiarity with Title 16 of the D.C. Code and rules governing Family Court proceedings. In addition, the candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills; outstanding oral and written communication skills and litigation skills; and the ability to manage in a fast-paced environment. 

ELIGIBILITY:  The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction.  If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. 

OTHER INFORMATION:  The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks.

Please see attachment below for details.

Solicitation OAG-RFP-DCCB-2018-R-0019

The Office of Attorney General (“OAG”) is seeking a contractor to support its child support collection and enforcement responsibilities. The current automated system, the District of Columbia Child Support Enforcement System (DCCSES) needs programming updates and enhancements as well as day-to-day operational maintenance.

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