Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-1810-12

Agency: Department on Disability Services (DDS)

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Opening Date: February 19, 2013
Closing Date: March 5, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE and local 383 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment: Career Service Appointment (Permanent)

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: NONE

Salary Range: $67,600 - $86,482

Tour of Duty: 8:15 am - 4:45 pm, Monday - Friday


Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Department on Disability Services (DDS), Office of Incident Management and Enforcement. The Office of Incident Management and Enforcement is responsible for implementing an incident management system that ensures that persons with disabilities will be protected from harm, which enhances the quality of services provided to them. The incumbent will independently develop, plan, and conduct complete investigations to obtain essential facts on a wide diversity of operations and activities relating to claims of neglect, abuse, serious physical injury, theft, and death. He or she must be capable of anticipating difficulties and devising solutions during the course of investigations. Use an intimate knowledge of the details of a wide variety of claims statutes, regulations and policies. Exercise a familiarity of medicine and its specialties and sometimes subspecialty areas and practices; understand medical terminology, hospital procedures, health care administration, and the intricacies of relationships between physicians, other health care providers, support staff and administrators. Be familiar with the policies, procedures, and functions of a vast array of other Federal, state and local agencies within and beyond the District government. Effectively coordinate with other investigative offices and agencies, to include law enforcement and criminal investigative agencies to facilitate a thorough and complete investigation without unnecessary duplication of effort. Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Requirements: Applicant must have one (1) year of Specialized Experience at the next lower-grade level. Specialized Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to Investigations. Examples: Identifying and analyzing the key issues of various investigations. Devising a plan of inquiry to obtain essential facts through interview, observations, records, documents and analysis; and conduct investigative research.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include 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. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Describe in detail and give examples that demonstrate your experience planning, organizing and conducting investigations involving individuals who are intellectually/developmentally disabled.

Ranking Factor #2: Describe in detail and give examples that demonstrate your ability to elicit information from witnesses reluctant to cooperate.

Ranking Factor #3: Describe in detail and give examples that demonstrate your experience with interviewing, following leads and researching records sufficient to prepare reports in a concise; logical and objective manner.

Ranking Factor #4: Describe in detail and give examples that demonstrate your skills in the use of computer software, e.g., Microsoft Office, spreadsheet analysis, database management, and internet research along with the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles 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

Employee 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 government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the
Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), 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 applicants, 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.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, 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.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Where to Apply: The Department on Disability Services encourages all applicants to utilize our online application process, which can be found at All COMPLETED DC 2000 applications will be accepted and can be mailed to: Department on Disability Services (DDS), Office of Human Resources at 1125 15th Street, N.W. 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20005.

Contact Information: Melonie Buckley

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Closing Statement

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, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, 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.

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.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only with the Department on Disability Services (DDS).

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