Excepted Service is a distinct type of employment within District Government. It is different from Career Service and Management Supervisory Service positions. Excepted Service employees serve in an “at-will” capacity, are eligible for the District of Columbia Government’s employee benefits programs, and can earn and accrue leave.
Those serving in Excepted Service positions serve at the pleasure of the Mayor (or the appointing authority) and are subject to the domicile requirement. Under the domicile requirement, Excepted Service appointees must either be a District resident at the time of their appointment or become a District resident within 180 days of their appointment date (start date).
Executive Service/Cabinet Positions:
Excepted Service/Specialty Positions:
- Administrative Law Judge: District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings
- Associate Director, Mayor's Office of Policy
- Associate Director, Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives
- Associate General Counsel - Mayor's Office of General Counsel
- Attorney Advisor, Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
- Attorney, Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
- Deputy Communications Director - Executive Office of the Mayor
- Deputy Secretary of the District of Columbia
- Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs, Deputy Mayor for Education
- Director of Strategic Initiatives - Deputy Mayor for Education
- Emergency Preparedness Specialist - Serve DC
- Executive Director - Students in the Care of DC Coordinating Committee
- Information Technology Specialist (Data Management): Sentencing Commission (SCDC)
- Policy Analyst- Deputy Mayor for Education
- Program Support Specialist
- Senior Deputy Director – Department of Forensic Sciences
Senior Management/Policy Positions:
Policy and Program Specialist:
Specialty Positions and Independent Agencies:
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