The Child Support Services Division (CSSD) of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking an Assistant Section Chief for the Policy, Training and Administrative Affairs Section. CSSD administers the District's child support services program that includes locating non-custodial parents, establishing legal paternity, establishing support orders, enforcing legal support obligations including medical support, and modifying support orders. The Division is also responsible for the State Disbursement Unit that processes all child support payment collections and disbursements.
The Policy, Training, and Administrative Affairs Section is responsible for creating comprehensive legislation, policies and procedures to support the daily operations of the child support program, providing advice on agency policy and program matters, and implementing a professional development and training program.
The Assistant Section Chief will work under the supervision of the Section Chief for Policy, Training and Administrative Affairs with the CSSD Deputy Attorney General on high level policy matters for the Division as well as participate in developing and facilitating training sessions and presenting at various outreach events in and outside of the District of Columbia. The Attorney will be responsible for representing the Agency in DC Superior Court for matters involving re-entry and other high-risk non-custodial parents. The Attorney will work with non-custodial Veterans and unemployed non-custodial parents. The Attorney will also represent the Agency in matters before the Office of Administrative Hearings.
Qualifications: The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, outstanding legal research skills, prior experience providing training, ability to research and prepare policy documents, and facility with and/or knowledge of automated case management systems and federal audits. Must have writing/ advocacy experience that produced measurable success and the ability to quickly learn, understand and explain unfamiliar areas of law. Knowledge of federal and local laws and regulations governing the District’s child support programs is desired but not required. Previous management experience is desired.
Eligibility: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Closing Date: 4th April, 2019
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