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Government Relations Manager Position Open

 
 

THE BUSINESS SERVICES GROUP

ONE TEAM ONE GOAL:  ALIGNING EMPLOYERS WITH QUALIFIED JOB SEEKERS

On behalf of the D.C. Department of Employment Services – Business Services Group (BSG) we would appreciate your assistance in posting and sharing with members of your community.  

Visit DOES Virtual One Stop (VOS) website address: www.dcnetworks.org or www.jobs.dc.gov  to obtain web information for employers, and job seekers on career opportunities, training, education, testing, assessment, and other career tools. See corresponding job order numbers for application instructions. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the employer  

COMMAND CENTER SPECIALIST

Job Order 63588                                                                                                     Salary Range: $31,200 – $40,560                                                                      DC Residents Preferred

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The Command Center Specialist is located within WCSA’s Command Center, Support Services Department of the Public Safety Division.  The Command Center provides on a 24 hour per day, 7 days a week emergency response services to include critical incidents, emergency notification responses, communications, critical incident support team assistance, tactical support, database access, and record communications services.  The incumbent works on a rotating or fixed shift.  The Command Center Specialist reports to the Assistant Manager, Support Services.

ADA ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to read instructions, directions, letters, memos, blueprints and other related written materials.
  • Ability to converse orally and utilize standard telephones and two-way radios to receive and communicate information with staff and customers.

 

MANDATORY REQUIREMENT

  • Must apply for a Special Police Officer’s Commission within 120 days, which includes passing a drug test immediately following receipt of employment offer letter.
  • US citizenship or Naturalization certificate required for SPO license.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of experience in security/law enforcement, preferably as a Special Police Officer.
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Experience in the hospitality industry.
  • Experience as a 911 or EMS operator.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

 

Job Order Number 81025

Vacancy Announcement #07-11

WCSA BUILDING AMBASSADOR

(Regular Part-time, up to 32 hours/week)

Hourly Rate:  $14.61                                                                                    DC Residents Preferred

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

WCCA Building Ambassadors play an important role in ensuring that guests and visitors receive world class service while visiting the new state-of-the-art Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  The incumbent is responsible for providing a variety of guest services for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center which include responding to requests for information and services; directing guests to appropriate destinations; and providing administrative support at the Guest Relations kiosks.  The work is further characterized by functions such as gathering and analyzing information, communicating and interacting with others.  WCCA Building Ambassadors are expected to be well informed regarding events and activities of the Convention Center, and they must have the ability to exercise independent judgment, working under general supervision.

ADA ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to demonstrate emotional stability during periods of tension and stress while carrying out assigned duties.
  • Ability to recognize emergency situations and to direct prompt and effective corrective measures.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written directions.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with supervisors, staff and Center guests.
  • Ability to work in a fast multi-task environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and to work with little or no supervision.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Six (6) months of responsible experience performing general public contact work, customer relations, or retail sales.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely.
  • Neat and professional appearance.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to walk extended distances and climb stairs to access the interior and environs of the Center.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience in hospitality, public contact, and community relations or customer service field.
  • Work experience with Microsoft Office Suite or comparable software programs.

 

Job Order Number 81026

Vacancy Announcement #10-11

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER

Hiring Salary: $54,912 – $72,500                                                                 

DC Residents Preferred

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The Government Relations Manager is an experienced professional capable of developing and managing an effective program to liaison with government officials and industry leaders. The work requires direct, in-depth knowledge of the function, structure, and personnel of the District of Columbia Government and a proven ability to work with elected and appointed officials and business and industry leaders. The incumbent must keep abreast of local, regional, and national activities of relevance to the Authority, monitor proposed legislation and regulations for possible impact and effect on the Authority, advise on and coordinate the formation of Authority’s policy positions, and develop an effective, on-going program to successfully communicate the Authority’s goals and objectives. The incumbent must possess strong oral and written communication skills. The incumbent reports directly to the Authority’s General Counsel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  • Develops and manages a comprehensive program for regular and effective communications between the Authority and elected officials and their staff.
  • Monitors activities of City Council; coordinates, assembles and drafts and/or edits materials for City Council hearings.
  • Tracks all reports due from the Authority to local officials, prepares and/or edits drafts, assures accuracy and consistency with Authority objectives.
  • Develops and manages professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand current issues and industry trends.
  • With General Counsel, develops Authority responses to legislative and/or business and industry inquires and initiatives.
  • Manages the preparation of Authority testimony in public forums, assures accuracy and consistency with Authority mission and objectives.
  • Writes speeches, prepares correspondence and reports, and drafts articles.
  • As assigned, represents the Authority at external meetings and conferences.
  • Performs a variety of related duties as assigned.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILIITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the structure of the District Government
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels both within and without the Authority.
  • Demonstrated experience with the operations of policy-making District.  Government boards, commissions and/or independent authorities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of public relations and media relations practices.
  • Excellent evaluation, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment.
  • Excellent problem solving and customer relations skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional image.

ADA ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to read and write instructions, directions, memoranda, forms, and other written materials.
  • Ability to use computers as well as handheld electronic devices.
  • Ability to converse orally and utilize standard and cellular telephones and two-way radios.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism or closely related field; AND
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in local legislative affairs and public relations; OR
  • Any equivalent combination or related experience, training or education.

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