Kids have a better shot at a successful future when they are in the classroom learning. Policies that focus on preventing truancy support the most marginalized youth and increase public safety. This is why Attorney General Racine is combatting truancy in three ways: a program encouraging students to attend school; a program offering social supports to students who are truant; and a program for parents that helps them address attendance barriers for their children.

“I Belong Here” Program

The “I Belong Here” program is an effort to reduce truancy and encourage student attendance at an early age through a year-long attendance competition between classrooms. OAG staff serve as ambassadors for sixth-grade and seventh-grade homerooms, leading lesson plans on topics such as responsibility and empathy. Currently piloted at Sousa Middle School, the program is designed to disrupt the negative behaviors associated with truancy rates and positively reinforce the idea that students belong in school. Sousa Middle School was recently recognized as one of the schools with the most improved attendance rates in the District.

Social Supports for Truant Students

OAG is the agency responsible for prosecuting delinquent youth—but Attorney General Racine believes that for truancy, prosecution and involvement in the juvenile justice system should be the last resort, reserved for only the most chronically truant students after other social supports and school efforts have failed. To help support students, OAG partnered with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to implement a truancy reduction diversion program—TRIAGE—Truancy Reduction Initiative and Gateway to Empowerment --Diversion Program. TRIAGE program employs a functional family therapist who is co-located at OAG to help review all cases that are eligible for diversion; the therapist also links families with services.  These behavioral health and community support services help youth and their families address root causes of truancy, while minimizing the likelihood of reoffending.   

Helping Parents Address Attendance Barriers

Working closely with the D.C. Superior Court and other stakeholders, OAG launched a diversion program to better serve the needs of parents who are subject to prosecution for failing to send their children to school—ATTEND (Abating Truancy Through Engagement and Negotiated Dialogue) Mediation Program. The Court’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution program mediates cases between parents and the school in a neutral environment and links the parents through the Mayor’s Services Liaison Office (MSLO) to appropriate community-based services in lieu of prosecution. The goal of the program is to help children and their families address the underlying issues causing the chronic absenteeism while minimizing the likelihood of repeat referrals and giving parents the opportunity to avoid a criminal record. 

Civil Litigation Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $120,560 – $150,000
Closing: 05/04/18

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Public Safety Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking an Assistant Chief for the Mental Health Section. The Mental Health Section represents the Department of Behavioral Health (“DBH”) prosecuting involuntary civil commitment cases and guardianship cases.
Attorneys in the Mental Health Section prepare pleadings; handle probable cause, revocation, status, show cause, and guardianship hearings; litigate and supervise hearings before the Commission on Mental Health, and bench and jury trials before the Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In addition, the Section provides legal advice to its client agency, the DBH and contractors of the DBH.

The Assistant Section Chief duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising approximately seven Assistant Attorneys General (“AAG”) in all aspects of civil commitment trial work in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia;
  • Supervising non-attorney staff, including program support assistants and a paralegal;
  • Supervising the Section’s daily papering operations;
  • Preparing monthly AAG office schedule assignments;
  • Preparing, assigning and updating bi-weekly bench and jury trials;
  • Training new AAGs and non-attorney staff when appropriate;
  • Ensuring proper case assignment and case transfers to and coverage by AAGs to meet court, mediation, and other schedules or deadlines;
  • Reviewing and approving pleadings, motions, memoranda, discovery, and correspondence;
  • Evaluating complex cases with AAGs for appropriate disposition determinations;
  • Reviewing litigation outcomes and make timely recommendation where appellate review is needed;
  • Making occasional court appearances, and may maintain a small and very specialized caseload;
  • Conducting trainings for the DBH and contractors of the DBH, regarding Civil Commitment, Competency and General Guardian laws;
  • Attending management meetings with the Deputy and Office of the Attorney General as requested, as well as attend such management and other specific meetings with the Agency, its units, or personnel as necessary or requested;
  • Assisting in interviewing, reviewing, evaluating, and, where necessary, disciplining AAGs and staff, in accord with D.C. Rule of Professional Conduct and OAG standards, regulations, and policies.
  • Maintaining requisite legal, management, inter-agency, human relations, and management-labor knowledge and skills; and
  • Collecting, maintaining, and disseminating timely, accurate and up-to-date data on the Section’s activities; and
  • Attending quarterly sub-committee meetings with Family Court Judges and other stakeholders.

This position requires a relatively high degree of independence in day-to-day operations and a person who can demonstrate that he or she works well with other professionals in a fast-paced environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have a law degree and must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar. The candidate must also have prior managerial experience either as a manager or acting manager of an administrative unit or office or have served on a number of trial teams as the lead counsel, excellent writing and editing skills, prior jury trial experience, and outstanding interpersonal skills. A minimum of seven to ten years of litigation experience is required.

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.

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Civil Litigation Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $120,560 – $150,000
Closing: 05/04/18

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Division. Together, the Deputy Attorney General and the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Litigation Division oversee the management and operations of a Division comprised of approximately 40 attorneys and 10 paraprofessional staff in three Sections, each of which is managed by a Section Chief who oversees the day-to-day operations on his or her Section.

The Civil Litigation Division’s four Sections handle a significant portion of the defensive litigation on behalf of the District government and represent the District of Columbia, its agencies and employees in civil lawsuits, both jury and non-jury, filed in the federal and local courts. Its cases range from simple slip and fall and auto accident claims to extremely serious lawsuits, such as medical malpractice resulting in quadriplegia and brain damage. The Division also handles constitutional challenges to government actions; civil rights actions under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 arising from alleged police misconduct, as well as related common law claims of false arrest and excessive force; civil rights cases brought by employees and others under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights
Act (as amended), the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and local anti-discrimination laws; cases seeking attorneys’ fees and review of hearing officers’ decisions under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act; and cases seeking enforcement under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Assistant Deputy assists in the supervision of all work conducted throughout the Division, including:

  1. Assisting in the direct supervision of the Section Chiefs, and the indirection supervision of attorneys and support staff personnel;
  2. Assisting the Section Chiefs as needed in the day-to-day operations of the Sections;
  3. Establishing policies and procedures for the Sections and the Division, as well as advising the Attorney General and other government officials regarding litigation and case strategy;
  4. Serving as a backup supervisor for the Division’s attorneys in the absence of the Section Chief;
  5. Providing training and other support for the Section Chiefs and attorneys;
  6. Reviewing and evaluating major cases and making settlement recommendations or authorizing settlements;
  7. Preparing contingent liability and other reports;
  8. Meeting with and advising high-level government officials, including members of the DC Council and their staff;
  9. Serving as part of OAG’s management team on various agency-wide issues, including participation in agency committees; and
  10. Assisting the Deputy with the day-to-day operation of the Division, including preparing performance management evaluations.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate for this position must have a JD degree, supervisory experience, strong interpersonal skills, and effective oral and written communication skills. The candidate must also possess strong managerial and organization skills, substantive knowledge of the practice areas in the Division and substantial litigation experience. A minimum of five years of experience managing trial teams is required.

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.

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Child Support Services Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $43,518 - $48,054
Closing: 04/27/18

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNIT: This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME Local 2401 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position is located in the Child Support Services Division ( CSSD) Fiscal Operations Section. CSSD’s mission is to enhance the well-being of children through assuring assistance in obtaining and monitoring financial and medical support obligations while exceptional customer service. The incumbent will serve as a Specialist in the Fiscal Operations Section. The incumbent may be assigned a caseload of routine and moderately complex cases. The incumbent performs a full range of functions relating to work of the Child Support Services Division with a focus on the enforcement of child support and medical support obligations. This includes the full processing of the National Medical Support Notice, Child Support Lien Network Matches and Financial Institution Data Matches.

Incumbent works closely with the supervisor of the Unit and performs the full range of Income Withholding enforcement functions required for monetary child and medical support obligations. Specifically, provides program and administrative support related to planning, policy research, analysis, evaluation, communication, and liaison functions with other District and state agencies, employers, custodial and non-custodial whom CSSD must interact parents.

Incumbent is required to monitor the consistency of payments for purposes of enforcement. In this regard, evaluates the circumstance of any default in payment after investigation and interviewing as needed, and determines the appropriate manner of proceeding with enforcement actions(s)

Assists with routine and special activities designed to promote increased collections of current child support obligations and payments on arrears.

Assists in conducting personal or telephone interviews of clients, non-custodial parents, businesses, and community members or others to explain the functions of the program.

Receives and distributes incoming mail, attaches pertinent reference materials, such as correspondence, reports, and any additional required documents. Conducts follow-up inquiries to ensure that all reply deadlines are met.

Reads and assembles outgoing mail for completeness and general conformance with standard correspondence instructions. Maintains a detailed office filing system covering distinct subject matter materials and /or other related information as required. Receives and updates files to meet the changing needs of office activities.

Conducts liaison functions with employers including employer verification, sending Income Withholding Orders, and non-compliance notices. Researches and responds to inquiries and referrals from other CSSD units to ensure compliance with established Federal and District policy and procedures, as well as ensuring that all program impacts are thoroughly documented and addressed.

Assists with special projects or studies for the Wage Withholding Unit, e.g., preparing reports on specific methodologies for improving unit performance and efficiencies. Examines and reconciles data associated with income withholding policy and procedures. Consults supervisor to verify data (forms/lists) generated by the District of Columbia child support enforcement case management system (DCCSES), document discrepancies, and report potential system problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: Basic Requirements: Candidates must meet the basic requirements described under A, B, or C: (A) Degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position or (B) 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 (C) Four (4) 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular 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. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 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.

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Child Support Services Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $52,570 - $57,607
Closing: 04/27/18

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNIT: This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME Local 2401 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position is located in the Child Support Services Division ( CSSD) Fiscal Operations Section. CSSD’s mission is to enhance the well-being of children through assuring assistance in obtaining and monitoring financial and medical support obligations while exceptional customer service. The incumbent will serve as a Specialist in the Fiscal Operations Section. The incumbent may be assigned a caseload of routine and moderately complex cases. The incumbent performs a full range of functions relating to work of the Child Support Services Division with a focus on the enforcement of child support and medical support obligations. This includes the full processing of the National Medical Support Notice, Child Support Lien Network Matches and Financial Institution Data Matches.

Performs the full range of Income Withholding enforcement functions required for monetary child and medical support obligations. Specifically, provides program and administrative support related to planning, policy research, analysis, evaluation, communication, and liaison functions with other District and state agencies, employers, custodial and non-custodial whom CSSD must interact parents.
Incumbent is required to monitor the consistency of payments for purposes of enforcement. In this regard, evaluates the circumstance of any default in payment after investigation and interviewing as needed, and determines the appropriate manner of proceeding with enforcement actions(s)

Assists with routine and special activities designed to promote increased collections of current child support obligations and payments on arrears.

Conducts personal or telephone interviews of clients, non-custodial parents, businesses, and community members or others to explain the functions of the program.

Receives and distributes incoming mail, attaches pertinent reference materials, such as correspondence, reports, and any additional required documents. Conducts follow-up inquiries to ensure that all reply deadlines are met.

Reads and assembles outgoing mail for completeness and general conformance with standard correspondence instructions. Maintains a detailed office filing system covering distinct subject matter materials and /or other related information as required. Receives and updates files to meet the changing needs of office activities.

Conducts liaison functions with employers including employer verification, sending Income Withholding Orders, and non-compliance notices. Researches and responds to inquiries and referrals from other CSSD units to ensure compliance with established Federal and District policy and procedures, as well as ensuring that all program impacts are thoroughly documented and addressed.

Assists with special projects or studies for the Wage Withholding Unit, e.g., preparing reports on specific methodologies for improving unit performance and efficiencies. Examines and reconciles data associated with income withholding policy and procedures. Consults supervisor to verify data (forms/lists) generated by the District of Columbia child support enforcement case management system (DCCSES), document discrepancies, and report potential system problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: Basic Requirements: Candidates must meet the basic requirements described under A, B, or C: (A) Degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position or (B) 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 (C) Four (4) 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Two years of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular 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. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, (CS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Case management experience is required.

Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 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.

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Support Services Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $88,096 - $100,261
Closing: 04/27/18

The Office of the Attorney General is committed to ensuring a healthy and safe living environment to District residents.
OAG seeks an experienced, motivated, and highly-skilled risk manager to join our operations team. The incumbent will help assess, investigate, and research activities and scenarios and provide expert advice that addresses risk management and emergency preparedness concerns. The incumbent also helps minimize risk to OAG’s day operations through performing assessments and providing trainings. Works with the Chief Administrative Officer and advises of the status of the risk management program on a regular basis.


The Risk Manager will:

  • Conduct and report on all tasks assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer;
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for developing and implementing agency-wide risk management initiatives;
  • Implement policies and conduct trainings that help reduce OAG’s overall risk;
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of key risk indicators to determine elevations in risk and proactively implement risk mitigation measures;
  • Recommend and implement policies and procedures that minimize the adverse effects of accidental or intentional losses on the agency;
  • Coordinate the collection of risk information from divisions, analyze the data and apply to various key risk areas and report data to key agency officials;
  • Create, manage, disseminate and train on OAG risk documents, including OAG’s Emergency Response Plan, Continuation of Operations Plan and procedures for effective and efficient response to acts of terrorism, natural disasters, workplace violence and other emergencies;
  • Investigate and assess potential risks for assigned projects;
  • Act as the liaison between OAG and the Office of Risk Management on public sector worker’s compensation and other claims, investigating any incidences that may result in asset loss;
  • Serve as the chair of OAG’s Building Emergency Response Team and agency safety officer;
  • Propose possible solutions/programs/protocols for minimizing risk and liability;
  • Monitor operations to ensure compliance with District of Columbia and OAG’s policies, procedures and applicable laws;
  • Work cooperatively with managers and staff to minimize human, property, and financial risk;
  • Review and assess all reports of suspicious account activity;
  • Prepare and present comprehensive risk assessment reports;
  • Generate regular and ad hoc compliance reports;
  • Timely review incident and injury reports for appropriate handling;
  • Demonstrate thorough and fair practices in all investigations and inquiries; and
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant trends and practices in the risk management arena.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or related field. At least 4 years’ experience in the risk management field; In addition, candidates must have:
  • Keen eye for details and exceptional problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of risks identification, assessment, and management frameworks
  • Ability to design and evaluate effectiveness of controls within business processes
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Database and electronic management tool experience
  • Exceptional organizational, critical thinking and listening skills
  • Reliable and thorough with a deep commitment to accuracy
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

QUALIFICATIONS: At least four (4) years of specialized experience is required. Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular 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. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

Substitution of Education: Candidates may substitute education for required experience consistent with OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application. Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

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Child Support Services Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $115,000 - $136,000
Closing: 04/30/18

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit

The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) is seeking candidates for the position of Section Chief for the Fiscal Operations Section of the Child Support Services Division (“CSSD” or “the Division”). The Fiscal Operations Section is currently staffed with 51 full-time employees and is comprised of five business units: Audit and Program Management, Data Reliability, Enforcement, Income Withholding and State Disbursement. The Section Chief will oversee the efficient functioning of these business units, coordinating with and overseeing the daily activities of, the Unit Managers.

The Audit and Program Management (APM) Unit’s major responsibilities are maintaining monetary support orders for child and medical support, maintaining undistributed collections and performing audits of individual financial accounts. The unit is also responsible for the reliability of the Quarterly Report of Collections (OCSE 34A) and Section F: (Collections due Distributed of the Annual Data Report (157 Report).

The Data Reliability (DRU) Unit’s major responsibilities are ensuring data reliability, updating court dispositions, and conducting the Annual Self- Assessment review of the Division.

The Enforcement Unit is responsible for overall case management which includes, but is not limited to, monitoring and enforcing local and intergovernmental child/medical support orders, customer service and employer/other state agency outreach. The Enforcement Unit employs administrative enforcement actions such as credit bureau reporting, federal and District tax offset processes, passport denials, driver’s license/vehicle registrations revocations, and lottery intercepts and is also responsible for referring cases to the Legal Services Section for appropriate legal action.

The Wage Withholding Unit’s primary responsibilities are monitoring income withholding compliance by employers, garnishing unemployment benefits, issuing liens, processing insurance claims intercepts and referring appropriate cases to the Legal section for court action.

The State Disbursement Unit (SDU) is responsible for receipting, processing and depositing child support payments from non-custodial parents and employers. The unit’s responsibilities include opening incoming mail, data entry, banking, account reconciliation, customer service and employer outreach. Upon completion of the above tasks, payments are disbursed to the appropriate payees (custodial parents other state agencies non-custodial parents, etc.).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Manages the overall operation of the Fiscal Operations Section, including the direct supervision of the five Unit Managers, by setting appropriate priorities, goals and daily work activities that support the agency’s established mandates and objectives.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates effective programs, strategies and work plans to achieve maximum performance and accuracy in executing the Division and Agency mission. Assists Director in developing and executing Division policies and procedures.
  • Develops a culture of clear direction and accountability, open communication, and recognition to ensure team members work at maximum efficiency. Conducts regular management team and staff meetings.
  • Participates in long-term strategic planning for Division operations, development, personnel, and technology advances.
  • Monitors CSSD’s automated District of Columbia Child Support Enforcement System (DCCSES) for efficient operation, compliance with mandated data collection and performance standards, and maximum productivity.
  • Participates in review, analysis and implementation of new resources, technology, tools and products.
  • Reviews and approves the data transmitted to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement in mandatory quarterly and annual reports (Quarterly Report of Collections (34A), Quarterly Expenditures Report (396A), Annual Data Report (157), and Self -Assessment Report).
  • Monitors all Financial lines of the monthly and Annual Data Reliability Report (157) to ensure accuracy and implement corrective action if needed.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with child support officials in other jurisdictions, and at the Federal level, to keep abreast of best practices, emerging technologies, and new rules and regulations.
  • Continuously assesses the Division’s training needs, and works with management team to implement required training. Develops processes to measure effectiveness of completed training and assess its impact on staff efficiency and/or effectiveness.
  • Develops a comprehensive performance management plan, including appropriate goals and objectives for Unit managers, conducting/reviewing employee performance documents, coaching, staff development, disciplinary actions and performance improvement plans.
  • Develops criteria for service contracts, participates in reviewing vendor proposals and the selection process, and monitor vendor performance.
  • Represents OAG/CSSD in meetings with internal and external participants to discuss and implement methods to achieve performance goals.
  • Coordinates with other OAG Divisions on joint enforcement or other opportunities.
  • Serves as a liaison, as needed, with members of the District of Columbia Superior Court and other District officials on matters pertaining to the work of the Agency.
  • Monitors and manages time and attendance on a bi-weekly basis for the Section.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should have significant supervisory experience, familiarity with child support and Title IV-D, strong interpersonal skills, and effective oral and written communication skills. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess strong managerial and organization skills, substantive knowledge of the Division’s practice areas and trial and litigation experience. The ideal candidate should also have the ability to manage in a fast-paced environment.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have at least seven years of Specialized Experience. Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized Experience with overseeing account collections, disbursement, and audit functions in a government setting and preferably in a child support program, in order to perform, and to lead others in performing, effective case progressing and fiscal operations services for the Division is required. Please describe demonstrated specialized experience.

Substitution of Education: 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.

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Public Safety Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $125,000 – $140,000
Closing: 05/01/18

This position is outside of the collective bargaining unit.

The Juvenile Section operates with an understanding that youth involved in the juvenile justice system present myriad issues that may contribute to their court involvement. The Juvenile Section of its Public Safety Division handles all juvenile prosecutions in the District of Columbia and cases involving delinquency offenses. It has jurisdiction to charge a juvenile for any criminal offense under the D.C. Code, Federal Code, or D.C. Municipal Regulations. Section attorneys work closely with other juvenile justice stakeholders to make appropriate charging decisions, interact with victims and witnesses, evaluate appropriate dispositions for involved juveniles, and litigate appropriate cases in the Superior Court’s Family Division.

Lawyers in the Juvenile Section manage a caseload involving juvenile offenders and are expected to both litigate and develop comprehensive rehabilitative resolutions that will ensure the public safety. The attorneys in the Juvenile Section engage in all aspects of criminal litigation, including interviewing and preparing for testimony police and civilian witnesses, making charging decisions, researching, writing and litigating motions, managing all aspects of a trial calendar from intake through sentencing, and conducting community outreach. Additionally, Juvenile Section attorneys may be assigned to represent the interests of the District truancy and juvenile specialty court prosecutions.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking candidates for the position of Section Chief for the Juvenile Section of the Public Safety Division (PSD). The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Deputy Attorney General of the PSD. The Section

Chief will supervise two Assistant Section Chiefs and approximately 20 (without JSCU) line attorneys and five support staff.
The Juvenile Section is responsible for all juvenile prosecutions in the District of Columbia. Its goal is to ensure public safety, justice and due process for all affected youth, with particular attention to the special goals of care and rehabilitation of youth. Its cases are brought in the Family Court of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The attorneys manage all aspects of juvenile cases, 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 Victims’ Services Section and an investigator for PSD to ensure fair and just treatment of victims and witnesses in juvenile cases. The Section also has a significant role in the truancy initiatives under the District’s compulsory school attendance laws, and works closely with partner agencies on these initiatives. The Section Chief has a significant leadership role in many of these interagency projects.

Primary responsibilities of the Section Chief include supervision of all staff and all other aspects of management related to a demanding criminal practice. This position requires a high degree of independence in day-to-day operations, and a person who can demonstrate that he or she works well with other professionals in a fast-paced environment. Good judgment and experience working in a fast-paced environment are critical. Experience as a prosecutor is preferable and familiarity with the District’s criminal and juvenile systems or experience working in other states’ criminal justice systems is extremely helpful.

The responsibilities of the Chief include, but are not limited to:

  • Under supervision of the Deputy, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of all Section staff;
  • Establishing policies and priorities related to litigation of the cases within the Section’s purview;
  • Reviewing and approving pleadings, motions, memoranda, and correspondence;
  • Reviewing litigation outcomes and make timely recommendations where appellate review is needed;
  • Regularly monitoring progress by staff in assigned cases and other matters/projects;
  • Providing data, as well as written and verbal reports, to the Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Deputy Attorney General as necessary;
  • Working closely with the Chief of the Restorative Justice and Victims’ Services Section and the Special Counsel for Juvenile Justice Reform to coordinate the victim and witness assistance program;
  • Attending meetings with or on behalf of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General as requested, as well as regularly attending interagency meetings and meetings with court administrative staff and Judges;
  • Attending community meetings related to concerns about juvenile crime, quality of life and public safety issues;
  • Working closely with officers, officials and staff at all levels of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and other law enforcement and juvenile justice-related agencies, local and federal, to address law enforcement policy, interagency coordination, juvenile justice policy/reform, legislation and other issues relevant to the work of the Juvenile Section;
  • Along with the Deputy, interacting with D.C. Government officials on matters related to juvenile prosecution and law enforcement, including reviewing, drafting and analyzing legislation;
  • Maintaining requisite legal, management, interagency, human relations, and management-labor knowledge and skills;
  • 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; and
  • Litigating appropriate matters or cases in D.C. Superior Court.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should also have a working knowledge of the operations of the District government and D.C. Superior Court; a knowledge of District of Columbia criminal law and procedure and/or familiarity with Title 16 of the D.C. Code and the rules and statutes governing D.C. Superior Court 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.

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Commercial Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $83,956 – $114,171
Closing: 05/03/18

This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1403 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Commercial Division provides legal advice and transactional and litigation support to the District Government in the core areas of community and economic development, real estate, procurement, tax, finance, bankruptcy, land use, and public works. The successful candidate will be one of nine attorneys handling the District’s affirmative and defensive litigation concerning tax matters (real property, personal property, business franchise, income, recordation, transfer, estate, and inheritance).

The Tax and Finance Section primarily litigates in the Tax Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and, with respect to tax sale foreclosure litigation, in the Civil Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The attorneys may also handle transactional work such as negotiating, drafting, and reviewing transactional documents involved in the District’s issuance of bonds and notes (general obligation, revenue, and tax increment financing), including the negotiation of terms and conditions of the issuance and preparation of the Attorney General’s opinions for the bond and note issuances, and provides advice on other municipal finance transactions. In addition, the attorneys will assist the Land Acquisition and Bankruptcy Section in the acquisition of real property for municipal purposes. The incumbent exercises independent judgment and handles a substantial case load.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have two or more years of litigation experience, preferably in the area of tax; familiarity with the analysis of financial statements; developable familiarity with property valuation concepts; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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.

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Public Safety Division
Office of the Attorney General

Salary range: $81,246 – 114,171
Closing: 04/26/18

This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1403 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Criminal Section prosecutes adults who commit certain types of offenses within the District of Columbia. Specifically, the Section prosecutes all traffic offenses, including impaired driving, quality of life offenses, certain types of fraud matters against government agencies, and other offenses the D.C. Code designated to OAG’s prosecutorial authority. The Public Safety Division is seeking candidates for the position of Trial Attorney/Driving under the Influence (DUI) Prosecutor for the Criminal Section. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Section Chief and Assistant Section Chiefs to enhance the Section’s prosecutions of impaired drivers.

The Assistant Attorney General/DUI Prosecutor will maintain a caseload comprised of the most serious DUI matters, focusing on those cases that involve the highest alcohol scores, impairment by drugs, major crashes and fatalities, children in the vehicle, commercial drivers, and/or repeat offenders. The individuals selected for these positions will work with the Traffic Resource Safety Prosecutor (TSRP) and three other DUI Prosecutors to serve as the Criminal Section’s experts on impaired driving issues, to coordinate with law enforcement on impaired driving investigations, and to coordinate the training of other Criminal Section prosecutors and of law enforcement personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have prior criminal litigation experience. The candidate must have at least one year of trial experience for the Grade 12 Step 1 position, and ten years trial experience for the Grade 14 Step 1 position. Knowledge of D.C. Superior Court is desirable but not required. Experience in trying cases related to impaired driving is strongly preferred.

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 for more information.