Program Analyst (OLA) 

This position is located in the Department of Employment Services (DOES), Office of Legislative Affairs and will work on assigned projects related to the agency’s legislative priorities, reports to the DC Council, and preparation for hearings. The mission of DOES is to foster economic development and growth in the District of Columbia by providing workforce training, linking job seekers with employers, compensating unemployed and injured workers and promoting safe and healthy workplaces.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides critical analyses and evaluations of actual or potential effectiveness of current and/or projected activities and reports across the agency. Conducts management surveys, audits, projects, etc., and provides advisory services to operating or management officials. Lead on high-level responses to Council and assignments for senior management. Based upon the assessment made, identifies actual or potential problem areas, trends, and/or areas of significant concerns. Recommends the establishment of new and/ or revised policies, procedures and other documentation as the need arises to more effectively meet the goals and objectives. 

Helps ensure DOES rules and regulations are transmitted to Council in a timely manner. Makes recommendations to get programs and operations in compliance. Reviews the establishment of the new and/or revised policies, procedures and other documentation, as the need arises, to more effectively meet the goals and objectives.  Reviews legislation and ensure that program(s) follow the federal regulations.

Conducts detailed analyses, prepares frequently complex reports and develops specific recommendations regarding special projects arising from Federal regulations and state laws. Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting workforce development functions. Provides a broad range of legislative service, including formulating the Department's position on pending legislation; manages special legislative projects; and participates, as appropriate in hearing before Committees of the Council of the District of Columbia pertaining to proposed laws and legislation impacting programs and services of the Department. 

Assists the Director in the preparation of all hearings as it relates to tough questions, testimony, and cheat sheets. Tracks and updates legislation pertaining to issues of significance to the Department. Research best legislative practices from other states to implement in the District of Columbia.

Qualifications & Experience

Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-12 grade level, or its non-District equivalent obtained in either the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. 

Licenses and Certifications


Working Conditions/Environment

The work is performed in a normal office setting.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Operational Status: In-person reporting with flexible schedule options including telework based on position eligibility.

Promotion Potential: No known promotion potential.

Duration of Appointment: Career Service - Regular

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-343-13

Salary: $89,457- $115,262; Based on qualifications and funding

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not covered by a collective bargaining unit.

Position Designation: This position has been designated as protection sensitive therefore the incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability and as such, incumbents of this position shall be subject to criminal background checks, background investigations, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as applicable.

Residency Requirement: Applicants claiming “Residency Preference” will be required to maintain residency in the District of Columbia for a minimum of seven (7) years. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of employment.

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.

Vaccination Requirement: The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

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.