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August 17, 2010

Vacancy Announcement: Supv General Counsel Position

General Job Information
"Pay Plan, Series & Grade:  LX-1
Agency: DC BOEE, Office of Campaign Finance
Opening Date: 08/17/ 2010
Closing Date:   09/15/2010
Area of Consideration:   Open to the General Public
Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union):   This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
Duration of Appointment:   Legal Service Appointment
Number of Vacancies: One (1)
Promotion Potential:   None
Salary Range:  $92,675 - $117,196 per annum
Tour of Duty:   8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
                          Monday - Friday
Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics? (Board) Office of Campaign Finance (OCF).  Serves as senior advisor to the OCF Director.  Represents OCF both within District government and in the private sector, primarily the campaign finance community.  Acts as liaison between OCF and District government executive and legislative entities with regard to OCF issues, e.g., legislative, procurement, and personnel.  Coordinates closely with all OCF divisions regarding general operations and concerning potential violations of OCF regulations and affected statutes.  Assumes responsibility for OCF in the absence of the Director.  Responsible for advising OCF staff and, especially, the Director.  Manages the planning, evaluation and conduct of all OCF investigations generated by the Board, OCF and the public. Manages informal hearings and recommendations with regard to the Financial Disclosure, Campaign Finance Reporting and Lobbying Programs.  Reviews submissions of filers under the Financial Disclosure, Campaign Finance Reporting and Lobbying Programs for potential disclosure violations.  Administers the Program of Petitions for Referral to the Board pertaining to delinquent filers.  Develops and revises proposed and existing legislation and regulations.  Directs the preparation of interpretative opinions, legal memoranda and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses.  Conducts enforcement activities and investigations related to non-compliance or reports of violations of the law.  Supervises a senior attorney, two hearing officers and, from time to time, temporary legal staff.
Closing Statement
EEO Statement:   The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Offers:   Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Campaign Finance .
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.
Ranking Factors
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, etc. 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 Factor #1:    Expert knowledge of campaign finance, Federal and District regulations, laws and administrative procedures.
Ranking Factor #2:    Demonstate knowledge of the operations  of OCF and its divisions
Ranking Factor #3:    Experience understanding of District government, public policy and budget processes, procedures and applications, and affected statutes, e.g., the Legal Service Establishment Amendment Act of 1998 and District of Columbia law pertaining to procurement and personnel
Ranking Factor #4:  Ability to supervise employees and manage staff.
Ranking Factor #5:    Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills.
Priority Consideration
Displaced Employee Priority Placement:   Eligibles 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 non-District 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
Veterans Preference:   Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Drug-Free Workplace:   Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free 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.
How to Apply
Where to Apply:   Nadine Journette
                               Human Resources Advisor
                               Office of Campaign Finance
                               2000 14th Street, N.W.,
                               Washington, D.C. 20009
                               (202) 671-0547
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.
Specialized Experience:   Experience must have been progressively responsible legal experience acquired subsequent to attainment of an LL.B, or J.D degree and admission to the District of Columbia Bar. At least one (1) year of required specialized experience must have been equivalent to the level of difficulty comparable to that of the next lower grade in the District government or the Federal service (DS-14)