Thursday, July 8, 2021

Job Opportunity: Program Manager. Minimum Rate $119,706.00 Maximum Rate $167,586.00


Program Manager

Job ID   13572

Location   899 N. Capitol Street NE

Full/Part Time   Full-Time

Regular/Temporary   Regular

Date Opened   07/01/2021

Area of Consideration   Open to Public

Grade   15

Type of Appointment   MSS - Reg Appt

Minimum Rate   $119,706.00

Target Openings   1

Date Closed   07/21/2021

Agency   HC    Department of Health   

Department  HC19000000   HEPRA-Office of the Senior Dep

Bargaining Unit   CH11

Maximum Rate   $167,586.00

Available Openings   1


General Job Information

Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country.  With its proximity to major museums, world-class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked in the top 10 of thriving city indicators where you can live work and play.  You can contribute to, and work for a nationally accredited Health Department.  The District of Columbia, Department of Health (DOH) earned national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and is an early adopter in attaining the designation.  Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying for the following public health opportunity.


This position is located in the District of Columbia's Department of Health (DC Health), Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration (HEPRA).  The incumbent will serve as the Public Health Preparedness Division Program Manager with broad responsibility for design and implementation of public health emergency preparedness programs and to advise the Senior Deputy Director on issues related to public health preparedness and response for a comprehensive, integrated response to emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent performs duties and responsibilities of the position as required and in accordance with overall DC Health mission and objectives. The incumbent participates in all administrative and program planning and exercises authority and independence in carry out assignments in designated areas of responsibility. This position reports to the HEPRA Senior Deputy Director (SDD).

The incumbent is responsible for a wide range of policy, regulatory and operational activities that require complex and rapid administrative and managerial decision-making skills. The incumbent has broad responsibility for ensuring the development and implementation of strategic and operational planning for DC Health. The incumbent will lead the revision and maintenance of DC Health’s All Hazard’s Emergency Operations Plan (AHEOP).

The incumbent provides supervision and guidance to the Public Health Preparedness Division personnel and may provide direct or functional supervision of other DC Health staff as required to effectively implement the Division requirements or in response to a public health emergency. The incumbent must be able to represent the Department at the local, regional, and federal level. Presents to community and business organizations.

The incumbent leads the overall management of public health and other related grants and monitors the implementation of grant deliverables. Serves as the primary point of contact for public health preparedness grants provided by the CDC and is responsible for the overall programmatic and fiscal oversight of these grants. Oversees and assists with the development of grant-related applications, work plans, budgets and reports as required. Oversees contracts and procurement activities as appropriate.

The incumbent must have a comprehensive knowledge of the Department’s mission, policies, organization structure, and a variety of procedures as they relate to areas of emergency management to include emergency response and recovery. The incumbent must maintain knowledge of Emergency Support Function #8 and other ESF functions, Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) capabilities, and the National Preparedness Goal’s core capabilities in order to carry out the mission of the Administration.

Qualifications and Education

Applicant must possess at least one-year specialized experience equivalent to at the MS-14 grade level, or its non-District equivalent obtained from either the private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience include extensive experience in program and/or project planning and management in the area of assigned responsibility; experience in leading process improvement teams related to service delivery, preferably in a government setting.  

A degree in public health, emergency management, or related field or commensurate experience, such as experience in clinical medicine, emergency response plan development, grant management or disaster management is desirable. A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Health Administration or Public Policy is highly desirable. 5 years of work experience managing public health and/or emergency management programs is preferred. Experience with program administration is strongly preferred.

Licenses and Certifications


Working Conditions/Environment

The work is performed in an adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated office environment. The work is primarily sedentary in nature; however, intermittent periods of walking, standing, stooping, bending, and carrying lightweight items may be required.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential
Duration of Appointment: MSS At-Will. Positions in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: MS-340-15
Collective Bargaining Unit (BAA): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit..

This position has been designated as Essential

Employees occupying positions designated as Essential are required to:

  • Report to work, and/or remain at work, in order to carry out responsibilities outlined in the “Critical Operations - Essential and Emergency Designations” section shown above.
  • Remain at their duty station, or alternate work location (approved by their supervisor) when a situation or condition arises and results in the declaration or announcement of an early dismissal for non-essential/non-emergency employees.
  • Report to their duty station on time and as required when a situation or condition occurs which results in a declared emergency resulting in a late arrival or unexpected closing of District government offices for non-essential/non-emergency employees.
  • Carry or wear their official District government ID card during the period of the declared emergency, if not teleworking.

Position DesignationThis position has been designated as Security Sensitive pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations; in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:

(a) Criminal background check;
(b) Traffic record check (as applicable);
(c) Consumer credit check (as applicable);
(d) Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and
(e) Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test. 

Residency Requirement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

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.


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