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RECRUITMENT NOTICE - Supervisory Project Manager (Economic Intelligence & Interagency Affairs)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Position Title:       Supervisory Project Manager (Economic Intelligence & Interagency Affairs)
Job ID:                  13243
Open To:               Public
Open Period:       May 25, 2021  –  June 15, 2021


The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) assists the Mayor in the coordination, planning, supervision and execution of economic development efforts in the District of Columbia with the goal of creating and preserving affordable housing, creating jobs, and increasing tax revenue. More information is available on DMPED’s website at

is seeking a Supervisory Project Manager for its Economic Intelligence & Interagency Affairs Unit. The Economic Intelligence & Interagency Affairs Unit is responsible for providing analytical insight to inform economic development strategies, decisions and policymaking, overseeing DMPED cluster agencies, and coordinating cross-cutting, high-impact initiatives.

Position Description: 
This position functions as a principal advisor to the Chief of Staff on matters pertaining to affordable housing and economic development. Incumbent performs a variety of authoritative duties within DMPED, as well as outside DMPED on issues of policy and plans of action, as they relate to DMPED's projects, initiatives, research and analysis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Advises the Chief of Staff on matters related to affordable housing and economic development, including policy, program development, budget development and analysis and trends.
  • Oversees housing-related initiatives across the DMPED cluster, including, for example, setting direction for regular convenings of government housing agency partners, designing new programs and policies, and developing budget and investment proposals.
  • Directs data analysis, modeling, evaluation, and research related to affordable housing. Performs high-priority economic data analysis and research projects to inform economic development (including affordable housing) policy, programs and decisions.
  • Provides expertise to support executive decision-making processes by discerning and describing the interrelationship of facts and data regarding housing and economic trends and program performance.
  • Works closely with the Chief of Staff, Deputy Mayor, DC government agencies and officials, and other relevant stakeholders to develop, coordinate and execute strategic plans and projects.
  • Interprets and applies pertinent regulations. Identifies best practices and other objective criteria to evaluate program performance, return on investment, and decision points.
  • Assesses the political/community environment and potential impact, risks, benefits, strengths and/or weaknesses associated with particular proposals or courses of action. Assures that recommendations made are well-defined and coordinated and include the use of multidisciplinary approaches sufficient to meet the established and anticipated needs of decision makers.
  • Initiates, manages and/or oversees the completion of a wide variety of complex and diverse large-scale projects, designed to meet the needs of DMPED and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with partners within the District Government, federal and community organizations to advance DMPED's agenda.
  • Develops, reviews, and/or oversees the preparation of position papers, briefing papers, and statistical reports for internal or broad distribution to include the Deputy Mayor and other stakeholders.
  • Conducts special studies of controversial or sensitive topics to inform changes in methods of program operation necessary to effect improvements in program efficiency, effectiveness, and economy. These studies require extensive probing and analysis in determining the nature and scope of issue or problem.


  • Bachelor’s degree in policy, economics, public affairs, urban planning or related field required
  • Master’s degree in policy, economics, public affairs, urban planning or related field preferred.
  • At least 7 years of relevant or transferable experience.
  • At least five years of experience working on economic development or affordable housing and related policy in the District of Columbia required.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and with relational databases.
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding of research methodologies and ability to interpret and communicate data.
  • Experience working with economic and/or demographic data, including familiarity with survey methodology.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with affordable housing policy and programs in the District of Columbia required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects from conception to completion.
  • Desire to leverage skills to serve the public interest and support local economic and community development required.
  • Strong command of budget documents and financial statements demonstrated by relevant professional experience.
  • Ability to communicate succinct, compelling insights from research and their relevance to agency decisions across various mediums, including verbal, written and digital formats.

Salary: This position is a grade 14 on the District government’s management supervisory service salary scale. The salary ranges from $107,843 - $150,979, based on funding. Actual salary is determined by a variety of factors including years of experience, applicant qualifications, internal equity comparisons, agency budget and agency organizational structure.

Application Process: This position is posted on the DC government’s Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website. Interested applicants are encouraged to follow the steps below to apply for the position: