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Deputy Director, Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure



The Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure (Commission) seeks a dynamic, detail oriented, and tech-savvy individual to serve as its Deputy Director (Deputy).  The Deputy works with the Executive Director and Commission members on new strategies, handles complex situations, assists with project management, implements and develops internal policies and procedures, prepares budgets, drafts and analyzes reports, and partners with community and government officials as needed.   The Deputy works closely with the Commission’s Special Counsel on legal and investigative matters, as needed.  The Deputy is a key advisor to the Commission and assists the Executive Director with the day-to-day operation of the Commission.  

About the Commission

The Commission is comprised of seven volunteer and seasoned professionals, each appointed by the President of the United States, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the City Council of the District of Columbia, and the Board of Governors of the District of Columbia Bar.
The Commission’s mission is to maintain public confidence in an independent, impartial, fair and qualified judiciary, and to enforce the high standards of conduct judges must adhere to, both on and off the bench.  The Commission accomplishes its mission by 1) investigating and taking appropriate action on complaints of potential misconduct; 2) involuntary retiring judges for health reasons; 3) evaluating and reappointing judges at the end of their 15-year term; 4) considering judges for senior status; and 5) keeping abreast of issues facing the judiciary, the Bar, and the public on important matters related to judicial conduct and ethics within the Commission’s jurisdiction.

Major Duties

  • The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director with overseeing all Commission business and for managing and coordinating the daily operations and administrative activities of the office. In the absence of the Executive Director, the Deputy assumes responsibility for general office administration and operations.  
  • Serves as a thought and change leader on Commission operations and major projects such as modernizing and streamlining back-office processes and service delivery
  • Works with stakeholders to manage the Commissions’ budget, information technology, and support services functions
  • Works collaboratively in developing fiscal documentation as required to obtain supplemental funding.  Maintains all agency electronic financial files related to agency obligations and disbursements
  • Coordinates and facilitates Commission meetings and other meetings necessary to promote communication flow and decision-making
  • Interacts with high-level Commissioners and District and federal personnel to carry out the Commission’s mandates and directives
  • Organizes, compiles data for, and prepares initial drafts of Commission testimony, minutes, and other internal and external communication
  • Assists the Commission’s Special Counsel on legal and investigative matters

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities of the Position

  • Impeccable sound judgment, given the individual’s access to extraordinarily sensitive information, and proven ability to maintain confidential information and documents  
  • Significant project management experience including using technology for process improvements, excellent communication and organization skills, and strong familiarity with the judiciary  
  • Agency operations and communications experience and demonstrated ability to successfully manage a small but important flexible office
  • Outstanding leadership abilities, excellent collaboration, teamwork, and customer service skills, and great interpersonal quality
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management
  • Ability to provide competent advice on a wide range of Commission business,
  • Proactive, thoughtful, self-motivated, and skilled at managing time and workflow, assessing potential risk for mitigation and/or escalation to leadership, and managing through challenging, complex problems, and
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and synthesize information quickly and provide it in a form others can understand

Qualifications 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.

A law degree is preferred but not required.

Working Conditions/Environment

Work is performed in an office setting.

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.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty:  Monday – Friday 8:15 am – 4:45 pm or other tour agreed to by CJDT

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: ES-0301-07

Salary Range: $93,188- $139,778

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.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 11:59 pm on February 28, 2023. Only individuals who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted.

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.