JOB: Community Engagement Coordinator, Immediate Office (#2019-73; Closing Date: 6/27/2019)
Community Outreach  Washington, District Of Columbia

Community Outreach  Washington, District Of Columbia


Requisition No. 2019-73

Grade and Series: ES-301-6

Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000

Promotion Potential: None

Duration of Appointment: Excepted Service-Regular Appointment

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator to work within the Immediate Office, reporting to the Director of Community Engagement. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for planning and overseeing a wide range of community engagement initiatives related to the mission and priorities of OAG. The incumbent works in close partnership with District residents, community leaders, community groups, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and government agencies to accomplish the Attorney General’s short and long-term community engagement goals.

Incumbent duties include:

• Actively identifying and planning events designed to inform the community about OAG activities, seek critical community feedback, and educate the community about the role of the OAG.

• Facilitating public meetings on behalf of the OAG and serving as a speaker, presenter, or OAG liaison at community meetings.

• Working closely with other OAG divisions to implement educational and outreach programs on issues including consumer protection, elder abuse, civil rights, public safety and youth initiatives.

• Documenting and analyzing meetings, events and activities.

• Meeting with community members and stakeholders on concerns and proposals for OAG action and sharing feedback from the community with the Director of Community Engagement.

• Responding to complaints and requests for assistance from constituents as assigned by the Director of Community Engagement in a timely and consistent manner.

• Utilizing systems to track community contacts and facilitate important communications from the OAG to the community.

• Developing public correspondence and reviewing such correspondence for its sensitivity to cultural, social and political aspects unique to residents and neighborhoods within the District of Columbia.

• Cultivating and maintaining partnerships with individuals and community-based and national organizations to advance and expand OAG’s mission and initiatives in the community.

• Collaborating with the communications team and other staff to ensure that all program materials explicitly address and support OAG’s mission and community engagement strategy.

• Helping to design and launch community campaigns and action alerts aligned with identified OAG priorities.

• Performing other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: At a minimum, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study and 5 years of work experience to include community engagement, advocacy or external affairs.


•Experience in community organizing and engagement;

• Experience in using systems for tracking and managing stakeholder relationships;

• Strong project management and organizational skills;

• Successful experience working with executive leadership and senior staff;

• Demonstrated ability to build relationships with external stakeholders,
including nonprofit, government, community and business leaders;

• Excellent communication skills, including written and public speaking;

• Curiosity and interest in public interest work of the OAG;

• Community engagement experience in the District of Columbia and experience working with attorneys a plus; and

• Comfort working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM’s Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

SUBMISSION OF RANKING FACTORS: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors by submitting responses in the relevant area provided in Jobvite. Please describe specific achievements, experience, education, training, etc. that demonstrates 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.


Ranking Factor #1: Demonstrated skill in community organizing and planning a range of community events and activities.

Ranking Factor #2: 
Superior skill in creating and developing a variety of communications tools to engage and inform public.

Ranking Factor #3: Demonstrated skill in problem solving, multitasking, managing data, and marshaling resources to implement a community engagement plan.

Ranking Factor #4: 
Superior skill in oral and written communication. Ability to interact well with and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Ranking Factor #5: 
Demonstrated curiosity and interest in community engagement and public interest work.

OTHER INFORMATION: A background investigation will be conducted.

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Excepted Service-Regular Appointment

Any person appointed to this position shall be domiciled in the District of Columbia or become a domiciliary in the District of Columbia within 180 days from the effective date of appointment and shall remain a resident for the duration of appointment.  Failure to establish or maintain District of Columbia residency shall result in forfeiture of employment.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should apply via Jobvite by 11:59pm of the closing date indicated above.

PRIORITY CONSIDERATION: Candidates who are eligible 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: 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’s government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

RESIDENCY PREFERENCE AMENDMENT ACT OF 1998: A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Education 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 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 residents’ applications, 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.

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 1998, 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.

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, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, genetic information, 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.


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