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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Vincent Gray Mayor

Roxana Olivas Director

NEWS FROM THE OFFICE ON LATINO AFFAIRS (OLA)


Job and Training Announcements Anuncios de empleo y entrenamiento February 15th, 2012 February 29th, 2012

15 de febrero de 2012 29 de febrero de 2012

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS
General Job Information Collective Bargaining Unit (NonUnion): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit. Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service (At-will) Agency: Office of Human Rights (OHR). Number of Vacancies: One (1) Promotion Potential: No Promotion Potential Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public Tour of Duty: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday Opening Date: January 30, 2012Closing Date: Open until FilledSalary Range: $88,545 - $123,963, Per Annum Pay Plan, Series & Grade: MS-301-14 Brief Description of Duties: Serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Director and Director of the Office of Human Rights (OHR) on all matters pertaining to the Language Access Act. Develops and implements policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure consistency and uniform applicability of the requirements of the Act by all covered entities to include District of Columbia government agencies, departments and programs, as well as government contractors and recipients of city funds that furnish information or render services, programs or activities to the public. Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications Time-in-Grade Restrictions: 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. 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. 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 achievements 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, etcetera that include 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 Factors Ranking

Factor 1: Experience working with immigrant groups and communities. Ranking Factor 2: Ability to work independently with diverse groups and provide

Page |2 leadership in negotiating with those groups when collaborating in the development of programs and government agendas. Ranking Factor 3: Ability to multi-task in the development, administration and reporting of programs. Ranking Factor 4: Experience providing supervision and leadership to diverse staff. Ranking Factor 5: Ability to research and implement best practices in the area of equal rights for immigrants and language-specific populations. Conditions of Employment Other Significant Factors: Proficient in another language is preferred. Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause. Priority Consideration Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligible for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified. Employment Benefits Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment. Residency Requirement A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), or an attorney position in the Excepted Service (series 905) who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over nonDistrict applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment. Information to Applicants Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the DrugFree Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace. Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application. How to Apply Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement. Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted. You can view and apply for this job at: https://erecruit.dc.gov/psp/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/ c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_D TL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=19200&SiteId=1&Posti ngSeq=1 Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700. Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. 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. EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

Page |3 of home environmental health, or a similar healthcare discipline. 2. Demonstrate expertise and experience in the case management and/or care of children with and severe, uncontrolled asthma and a mastery of asthma management, prevention related concepts and home environmental health issues. 3. Demonstrate your ability to communicate (verbally, and in writing) authoritatively, professionally and effectively with a broad variety of personalities and cultures to include the ability to create professional outreach documents, reports and presentations in multiple languages. 4. Demonstrate your expertise and familiarity with the District of Columbia lead laws and regulations, with particular emphasis on the Lead Hazard Prevention and Elimination Act of 2008. To apply: D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (Judiciary Square). All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700. Contact: All inquiries related to employment and job applications at DDOE should be directed to Kenita Saunders Romero at kenita.romero@dc.gov. For more information on the above and additional available job positions within DC government, please visit and search the Employment Opportunities Section of the DCHR website.

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is seeking a Public Health Technician (Bilingual)Full-time, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through FridaySalary Range: $45,345 $58,386Location: 1200 First Street, NEOpening Date: February 6, 2012First Screening Date: February 24, 2012Closing Date: Open Until Filled. Duties and Responsibilities: This position is located in the District Department of the Environment, Office of Environmental Protection, Lead and Healthy Housing Division, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) and Healthy Homes Branch. The incumbent accompanies community health nurse on initial home visits. Collects additional pertinent details of EBL District resident children from the community health nurse such as, environmental asthma triggers, and slip/trip/fall hazards. Incumbent is designated more complex cases to monitor. May coordinate cases to assist the community health nurse with especially difficult and/or large volume of cases. Designs and implements an appropriate Plan of Care (POC) and/or Treatment Plan (TP) for each assigned EBL case as designated by established or revised protocol. Provides recommendations regarding potential issues and proposed solutions. Establishes realistic short-term and strategic goals with regard to coordination of patient care and proactive remedies to assist in ensuring the decline of EBL cases. Qualifications: Applicant must be fluent in languages other than English (preferably Spanish). Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Will be subject to criminal background and traffic record checks, and random drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to attend specific training, both locally and nationally, as identified by the program and/or federal grant requirements. Specialized Experience: 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. Ranking Factors: 1. Demonstrate expertise and experience in case management or case coordination activities (data entry/documentation, home visitation and education, referral-making and compliance) related to the field

The DC Metropolitan Police Department is seeking a Public Affairs Specialist (Bilingual in Spanish)Full-time, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm, Monday through FridaySalary Range: $45,345 $58,386Location: 300 Indiana Ave, NWTwo (2) VacanciesOpening Date: January 27, 2012Closing Date: Open Until Filled. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the Director of Communications with organizing press conferences. Translate various information from English to Spanish and Spanish to English, in written format, orally at presentations, and/or in response to citizen inquiries. Identifies, summarizes and analyzes public comments submitted to the office. Bring attention to possible public and media reaction to agency actions, as well as the information needs of the general

Page |4 public/various specialized groups. Identify, summarize and analyze public comments submitted to the office. Implement system(s) to track and address pertinent complaints, concerns and/or issues raised. Initiate and prepare responses to inquiries from interested groups, and the general public concerning well established policies and activities of public involvement. Write routine public involvement plans on local issues. Prepares press releases, advisories, fact sheets, feature stories, and talking points as assigned by the Director. Coordinate the dissemination of information relating to the agency through the news media. Disseminate recurring and routine information and answer general questions about the agency's operations or activities. Assist in coordination of outreach and community activities for the agency. Arrange meetings with District Council Members, ANC Commissioners, members of the clergy, school and university officials, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, local and national law enforcement agencies, and/or others, as appropriate. Prepare articles for publication, inclusion in informational materials, and participate in strategies for communicating activities. Develop informational materials such as news releases, fact sheets, feature stories, and background statements and submits for approval. 4. Skill in collecting and evaluating media and public reaction to agency actions. To apply: Metropolitan Police Department, Human Resource Management Division, Room 6061, 300 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001. All inquiries should be directed to Rita Young, Human Resource Management Division at (202) 727-4261. For more information on the above and additional available job positions within DC government, please visit and search the Employment Opportunities Section of the DCHR website.

Academy of Hope (AoH) is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator for its Strive for Success program based in NE (Ward 6). Strive for Success is a comprehensive, fast-track GED program for youth ages 16 to 25. Academy of Hope, an adult education nonprofit provider, manages Strive for Success in partnership with STRIVE DC, a job-readiness nonprofit. Learn more about Academy of Hope and our Strive for Success program at www.aohdc.org Overview The Strive for Success Program Coordinator plays a central role in implementing and coordinating key programmatic and administrative activities. Most of the coordinators time is spent on the program site at STRIVE DC (715 I Street, NE), and on occasion the coordinator will attend staff meetings and school-wide events at our main site (601 Edgewood Street, NE). This is a contract position for 20 hours a week (2:30 7:30 Monday through Thursday) for six months, from March 5 through September 28, 2012. It has the potential to grow to a full-time, permanent staff position. Responsibilities Coordinate and implement all activities related to the Strive for Success GED program. Specific responsibilities include the following: Program Coordination ** Serve as the liaison/point of contact between Academy of Hope and STRIVE DC. ** Coordinate Strive for Success academic activities. Responsibilities include ensuring that there are teachers for all classes, overseeing process of taking and recording attendance, counseling students regarding their schedules and academic goals, pairing tutors with

Qualifications: 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. Selective Placement Factor #1: Skill to accurately translate the intent and meaning when speaking and writing from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Ranking Factors: 1. Knowledge of the practices and techniques of oral communication to develop news releases, fact sheets, feature stories and background statements. 2. Knowledge to effectively communicate both in writing and orally to varying audiences through presentations, press releases, advisories, fact sheets, feature stories, and talking points. 3. Ability to effectively interact with staff, the public, community organizations, and the media to complete public affairs assignments.

Page |5 students, and communicating information to students and teachers or tutors. ** Coordinate all Academy of Hope Strive for Success recruitment and outreach efforts, student registration, intake interviews and testing. Monitor registration, enrollment, and attendance to ensure enrollment and retention numbers are achieved. ** Ensure the accurate collection and entry of student data, e.g., contact hours and enrollment status. Program Data and Evaluation ** Work with Academy of Hopes External Education Director to ensure quality data management and analysis, including: Coordinate and track all student goals and achievements; Oversee ongoing student assessment; Oversee the evaluation of all Strive for Success participants progress, including initial placement testing, progress reports and post-testing. ** Evaluate the program through: Participantsattendance; Participants goal attainment and improved test scores; Program surveys ** Provide necessary statistical information for reports. Other Responsibilities ** Supervise and evaluate instructors and volunteers assigned to Strive for Success ** Submit regular programmatic reports to External Education Director. ** Set an example for students by providing strong management, a positive and inclusive atmosphere, encouragement and correction as necessary. ** Other duties and tasks as assigned. Key Qualifications ** Bachelor's degree and 2 years' related experience required. Masters degree and/or teaching certification preferred. Training in CASAS implementation a plus. ** 2 years related experience required; ** Sensitivity to the needs of young adult learners required; experience working with youth preferred. ** Must be a good team leader as well as an independent worker able to take initiative to ensure the program is run to a high degree of excellence. ** Attention to detail and strong computer skills required; familiarity with LACES a plus. Employment at Academy of Hope: Atmosphere that is professional, friendly and supportive. Our staff values both teamwork and independence and encourages creativity and the sharing of ideas. Academy of Hope will provide training relevant to teaching adult literacy and will orient the Program Coordinator to the procedures and history of the organization.

To Apply: E-mail a resume and cover letter to jobs@aohdc.org by February 27, 2012 at 2 pm and indicate in the subject line that you are applying for the Strive for Success Coordinator position. Academy of Hope does not allow discrimination with respect to employment or any of the terms or conditions of employment because of race, color, marital status, religion, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Academy of Hopes mission is to provide high quality adult basic education in a manner that changes lives and improves

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The DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is hosting the 2012 Smart College Choice Expo for prospective studentsWhen: Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 10:00am 3:00pmWhere: on the campus of Trinity Washington University, at 125 Michigan Ave, NE. There will be a free shuttle bus available from Brookland metro station. This event will be much more than a typical college fair! 40 Top DCTAG institutions represented One-on-one time with college representatives DCTAG registration onsite! College Prep workshops, including: o Financial literacy o College survival o Financial aid o Selecting the right school for you Open to parents, 9th-11th graders, & college-bound seniors

For more information, please call: 202.727.2824.

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