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Executive Director: DC State Board of Education (SBOE)



This position is located in the D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) and reports to the President of the State Board. The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to the agency and the support staff. The incumbent is responsible for performing operational and regulatory responsibilities related to and consistent with the State Board’s mission, objectives, by-laws, and other applicable Federal and District laws and regulations.

The incumbent in this role is responsible for providing general assistance to the State Board and its members in the performance of his or her responsibilities, including coordination of task forces, committees, and/or feedback from external stakeholders on issues for the State Board’s consideration.

Major Duties

The incumbent will be responsible for supervisory and management responsibility for the Office of the State Board, including, but not limited to, developing, planning, and managing work activities, furnishing overall assignments. Responsible for developing both quantitative and qualitative measures for evaluating the performance of the subordinate staff.  Evaluates staff’s work performances; reviewing the work of subordinate staff; ensuring proper training and tools; taking necessary disciplinary action; recommending staff members for awards; and approving or disapproving leave.  Serves as agency liaison or primary staff lead for the following administrative functions: Risk Management, Emergency Response Plans, ADA Compliance Reports, FOIA Requests, DSLBD Quarterly Reports, DSLBD Annual Special Exceptions, DCHR Liaison, Interagency Data Team Liaison, Mayor’s Budget Submission & Enhancement Requests, Agency Budget Compliance, OCFO Liaison. Agency Expenditure Reports, OCTO Liaison for Database, Computer and Phone Repair, Council Liaison, OAG Liaison, Open Meetings, Ethics and Campaign Finance Compliance, and National Association Liaison.

Develops or drafts official regulations, directives, policies, procedures, manuals, and guidelines related to the agency functions and ensures that they are consistent with legislation and other applicable laws, regulations and standards. Identifies areas of concern and recommends appropriate solutions.  Reviews, interprets, and analyzes new or updated policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines and initiates new policies or revisions. Coordinates and collaborates with management in the process of policy review. Conducts extensive research when presenting new policies to various stakeholders.  Serves as a technical authority on policy research analysis and provides recommendations to senior officers/Board Members. Provides advisory services to internal and external entities on development and/or interpretation of policy and its stages of development.

Qualification and Experience

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the incumbent must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college of university with a relevant bachelor’s degree and at least six years of relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Relevant master’s degree is preferred.

Working Conditions/Environment

The work is performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office.

Domicile Requirements

Applicant will be subject to the domiciliary requirements for Excepted Service appointees, who must be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment or become domiciled in the District of Columbia within 180 days after appointment and maintain such domicile for the duration of his or her appointment.

Vaccination Requirement

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday (hours may vary; evenings and weekends may be required)

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: ES-0301-08

Salary Range: $102,364 - $153,548

Promotional Potential: None

Collective Bargaining Unit:  This position is not covered under a collective bargaining unit.

Position Designation:  This position is designated as Security Sensitive.  The incumbents of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC personnel regulations, Suitability.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an 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.

Closing Date is Friday, July 15, 2022.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Only individuals who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted. Applications will be screened as they are received. All resumes must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, July 15, 2022, to be considered for this position. The State Board anticipates making a final decision and offer on or around October 1, 2022.