Program Specialist

January 15, 2024
Application ends: April 15, 2024
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Job Description

About the job

  • Those Applicants that applied under Job ID: 24234; need to ReApply.

Job Summary

The incumbent of this position primarily serves as a Program Specialist in the Forensic Division, Clinical Services Administration, Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). The incumbent is responsible for planning and reporting on original or ongoing analyses, evaluations, or investigations with varied features that require the ability to approach and resolve new problems, such as evaluating changes that could result from proposed legislative, regulatory, or judicial guidelines or from variations in demand for program services. Conducts a variety of studies of administrative processes to improve the efficiency of operations and address complex administrative problems. Enters data into and maintains the Forensic Division database. Collaborates with a variety of stakeholders to conduct studies and analyses, as well as assists in the development, organization, and implementation of functional short and long-range plans to ensure the effective operations of the Forensic Division. Prepares for meetings, assembles materials, and ensures that the supervisor is informed of significant developments and issues as they arise. Coordinates travel, conferences and itinerary development. Serves as a representative of the Director in discussions and working groups to present the Director’s position on administrative and program issues.

This position IS in the collective bargaining unit represented by SEM and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through an automatic payroll deduction.

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Duration of Appointment Permanent

Tour of Duty: 8:15am – 4:45pm; Monday – Friday

Worksite: Saint Elizabeths Hospital

1100 Alabama Ave SE

Washington, DC 20032

Qualifications Requirement

This position requires one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled




High School Diploma or Equivalence (GED)

Work Experience

Experience in providing high-level analytical assignments in support of the goals and objectives of a Forensic Services Division


The work is usually performed in an office setting.

Position Designation: This position is deemed as “Security Sensitive” pursuant to Section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations, in addition to the general suitability screening, individuals applying for or occupying security sensitive positions are subject to the following checks and tests:

  • Criminal background check;
  • Traffic record check (as applicable);
  • Consumer credit check (as applicable);
  • Reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol test; and
  • Post-accident or incident drug and alcohol test.


Residency Preference

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, a line attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905), or an attorney position 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 applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present proof 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.

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.