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Office of Human Resources

8400 River Road

Laurel, MD 20724
(202) 299-3100 (O)
(202) 299-3306 (F)

Job Description

Job Title: Chief of Staff
Location: 450 H ST NW (Washington, DC) | 8400 River Road (Laurel, MD)
Status: Regular Full-Time

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to Sharmin Islam at
Subject Line: Chief of Staff Posting

General Job Information

Agency: DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS)

Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit

Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Services (At-Will)

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Salary Range: $112,334 - $157,267


This position is located in the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, (DYRS), Office of the
Director. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the Director's office and the Office of the Chief of
Staff ensuring full coordination and compliance with District and Federal laws, policies, regulations,
court orders, and operating agreements. The incumbent handles a wide range of important
departmental matters, provides senior level coordination for planning, organizing, and developing vital
policies, regulations, directives, and procedures required to resolve issues and challenges that impact
the successful accomplishment of the Department's strategic plans, goals, and objectives. Works closely
with the management team of the Department's major organizations and activities to facilitate
communication and to ensure the implementation of stated objectives in a timely and efficient
manner. Manages critical action items with senior management officials. Provides coordination and
oversight in the development of defined core initiatives for the Director. Collaborates with other
members of the organization to leverage subject-matter expertise to assist in executing major

Departmental initiatives. Participates with the Director and other senior officers in planning, policy
development, and problem resolution. Coordinates and integrates the activities of senior staff and
advisors to the Director in the development and implementation of established core initiatives for DYRS.


Education Requirement: Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration or a Juris Doctorate
Degree and a minimum of five (5) years of varied experience and responsibility in supervising staff and
managing complete operations; or an equivalent combination of eleven (11) years of education,
training, and experience sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills,
and abilities required to perform work in the position is required. Experience in youth servicing field is

Specialized Experience: 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.