Program Support Specialist (District of Columbia Court Agency Employees Only)

Washington, D.C
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


The Capital Projects and Facilities Management Division is responsible for capital projects, building operations, and facilities maintenance support functions. The incumbent will support the Division's project managers and designated Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives in planning, developing, implementing and executing program and financial related functions involved in monitoring and executing the Courts' projects and initiatives.

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Brief Description of the Major Duties:
  • Provides technical support principally to the division's Project Managers, contracting officer's technical representatives, and the Capital Projects Branch Chief, in the completion of projects
  • Assists in the development, review, amendment and execution of projects and facility maintenance plans, as well as reviews contractor plans and documentation in response to contractual performance
  • Confirms the accurate submission of all invoices and verifies that payments made on projects and initiatives are in accordance with the governing contractual documents, as well as with the Courts' applicable payment processes that comport with the Prompt Pay Act
  • Reviews and maintains a file of all materials relative to contract administration such as modifications to contract documents, responses or directives to the contractor, addenda memoranda, final acceptance records for documentation purposes, and transmittals
  • Provides preliminary reviews and evaluation of shop drawings, samples, catalogue cuts, specifications, and technical plans submitted by various contractors. Helps to ensure that contractors are in compliance with contract documents, courts' standards and policies and procedures of the District of Columbia Courts, as well as with any applicable Federal and local statutes
  • Uses best practices, industry standards and program requirements, conducts periodic site visits for the purpose of quality assurance surveillance and to otherwise ensure that field personnel are performing work in accordance with specifications or contract documents
  • Prepares and maintains automated statistical and other empirical data on all disbursements and payments made in the Division
  • Ensures that the Division's standard operating policies are followed and assists in the development of standards and procedures to be used by various contractors in accordance with directives, building codes and applicable laws
  • Collaborates with the Administrative Services Division to ensure appropriate contracting documents are in place to support the project or initiative
  • Assists in the training of other employees and vendors in accounting techniques and controls, and otherwise ensures that all employees are kept informed of new regulations and procedures regarding financial matters. Implements directives to ensure compliance with the Courts' fiscal policies records for documentation purposes, and transmittals
  • Reports, through formal reports and presentations the results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing as well as, develop and present power point presentations to different stakeholders
  • Evaluates sources of information in order to determine any limitations in terms of completeness, reliability or usability

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • District of Columbia Courts Employees refer to Policy 0210 and Policy 0200

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or degree)

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


Minimum Qualifications:

A High School Diploma plus seven (7) years of administrative experience that includes at least one year of project management experience.

Experience with maintaining and operating automated systems for monitoring, disbursement, and reporting of funds is required.

Education Substitution:

A Bachelors degree plus three (3) years of administrative experience that includes at least one year of project management experience.

A Masters degree plus one (1) year of administrative and project management experience.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.


To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of HS diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or diploma)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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