Peer Navigator - Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen's Affairs (MORCA)
OPEN: January 18, 2024
CLOSE: Open Until FIlled
SALARY RANGE/GRADE: Career Service -- CS 11, Step 1 ; salary will be 62,751
The Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (MORCA) provides useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community. MORCA's mission is to provide zealous advocacy, high-quality services and products, up-to-date, useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community. To learn more about MORCA, please visit here: https://orca.dc.gov/
- Help returning citizens navigate local supportive care systems, using personal and professional experiences.
- Strengthen partnerships between the District’s returning citizen community, the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen's Affairs (MORCA), and organizations serving the returning citizen community.
- Identify areas of need in the District's returning citizen community and work with the Director to establish and maintain strategic relationships with community organizations.
- Organize and facilitate returning citizen stakeholder meetings with members of the community, Service Organizations, District agencies, and Federal agencies.
- Coordinates services among District agencies to ensure timely responses to community concerns.
- Works together with other Community Affairs Agencies in the development of community engagement strategies.
- Perform other duties as assigned
COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Must be a returning citizen who's successfully navigated District programs designed to engage and reintegrated.
- Able to work well under pressure and meet tough deadlines in a fast paced, demanding environment.
- Constituent focused; positive outlook; strong people skills.
- Experience with core issues facing the returning citizen community.
- Knowledge of the program services provided through MORCA and other partnering agencies.
- Knowledge of and skill in the application of analytical and evaluative theories, concepts, procedures, methods, standards and practices to the interpretation of policy, and to meet existing and future service requirements.
- Ability to organize and manage projects; to review, analyze, and evaluate data; and to prepare analytical reports.
- Direct personal or professional experience with the District of Columbia's returning citizens community.
- Demonstrated experience engaging with the returning citizen community with a focus of connecting people to available services and benefits.
To be considered for the position, please answer the required question and attach required credentials, including resume.