Capital City Fellows Program, D.C. Government

Job Title: Capital City Fellows Program

Company/Organization: District Department of Human Resources

Salary: $49,173.00 – $79, 759.00

Contact Info/How to Apply: Job Posting

Position Description: The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master’s degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. Candidates compete for 18-month fellowship appointments during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies, including: the Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of Human Resources, Department of Planning, Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Department of General Services, the District Department of the Environment, among many others.

In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, our Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials; participate in educational and professional development training and seminars; and the Individual Development Plan Self-Assessment. Our program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government public service and develops management talent for the city.  Fellows begin their service in October of each year and are selected through a competitive application process.

Responsibilities:  Performs a variety of assignments designed specifically to continue enhancing the Capital City Fellow’s public service values, leadership knowledge and skills and managerial abilities in such areas as public policy making, planning and management issues relating to the mission of his/her assigned agency.  Plans, organizes and executes tasks, assignments and responsibilities with minimal guidance.  Organizes, leads, prepares and presents complex, analytical written documents and oral reports and briefings for officials at all operating levels of the city government.  Develops and maintains contacts and liaisons with various senior officials and staff at all operating levels of the District government.  Participates in required Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) activities including, but not limited to, seminars, policy briefings, brown bag lunches, site visits, and hearings.  Completes CCFP assignments including, among other things, biweekly reports, presentations to other Fellows, agency and CCFP-specific Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and program evaluations. An individualized job description/list of duties will be used in conjunction with this duty statement to fully define the nature and scope of the developmental assignment within the host agency.

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