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Chief Performance Officer - Office of Budget and Performance Management

OPEN:    October 5, 2021

CLOSED:    Open until filled 

This is an Excepted Service position.  Selected candidate must be a District resident or establish residency within 180 days of hire.  

RESIDENCY PREFERENCE:    ** Current District of Columbia residents will receive high preference in all phases of the selection process, including the resume review and interview process.  **

SALARY RANGE:   Excepted Service Grade 0301-10  ($127,957 to $191,934)




This position is in the Office of the City Administrator (OCA), Office of Budget and Performance Management (OBPM). The OCA has direct oversight over all executive reporting agencies and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the District government, setting operational goals and implementing the legislative actions and policy decisions of the Mayor and DC Council. The OBPM performance management team uses data, strategic planning, and innovation to continuously improve the programs and services DC government delivers. The OBPM budget team prepares the proposed annual operating and capital budgets and advises the Mayor and the City Administrator on budgetary and financial issues that impact the District's operations and capital investments.

The Chief Performance Officer serves as a key leader for the OBPM team, and is responsible for providing services that include, but are not limited to, oversight and management of the OBPM performance staff; leadership of the District's strategic planning and data analytics programs; and the development and execution of monitoring and accountability tools. The supervision of the performance team staff involves managing staff performance, to include assigning and overseeing projects, setting expectations and goals, and providing feedback. The incumbent is a resource for staff and provides strategic guidance and direction. The work contributes to the ongoing improvement of DC government programs and services so that residents, businesses, and visitors can receive world class services from the District.




The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Director of the Office of Budget and Performance Management, who provides administrative direction for assignments in terms of the broadly defined missions, goals, objectives to be achieved. The Incumbent independently plans, organizes, and manages the performance team, ensuring the successful quality completion of assignments and projects. Results of the work are considered technically authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change. If the work should be reviewed, the review concerns such matters as fulfillment of performance team goals and objectives; effectiveness in meeting requirements; as well as contributing to a successful team environment. Recommendations for new projects and alteration of objectives are evaluated for such considerations as availability of funds and other resources or District priorities. Guidelines are broad and include, but are not limited to, any guidelines issued or followed within the Executive Office of the Mayor. The incumbent uses sound judgment and discretion in interpreting the intent of the guidelines that do not exist and in developing applications to specific projects, issues, or problems as necessary on any given assignment. Frequently, the incumbent is recognized as a technical authority in the development and interpretation of guidelines.



  • Manages and supervises the day-to-day operations of the performance team. This involves managing staff performance, to include assigning and overseeing projects, setting expectations and goals, and providing feedback; and serving as a resource for staff, providing strategic guidance and direction.
  • Serves as a principal advisor to the Director and in turn, the Mayor and City Administrator, on performance management; advises the Director on the effectiveness of existing District government performance management initiatives, infrastructure, programs, and policies.
  • Responsible for overseeing the District's annual performance planning process, including strategic guidance for District agencies, and assists with the development and execution of annual performance plan items, such as the annual Performance Accountability Report process and performance review quarterly cluster meeting process.
  • Oversees the District's performance STAT program, CapSTAT, to include designing and executing a framework that is beneficial to the Mayor, City Administrator, and agencies.
  • Coordinates with the District's executive leadership team on CapSTAT topics.
  • Manages the performance team applied research and process improvement projects, including project selection, scoping, and execution.
  • Shares in the development of District-wide strategic planning, ensuring that agency goals align with Mayor's and City Administrator's goals.
  • Researches, identifies, and implements industry best practices in performance management for the District of Columbia Government.
  • Confers, frequently, with the senior OCA staff, including other managers, staff members, both direct reports and others, officials from other District of Columbia agencies, and representatives from non-District Government public entities, private agencies, and organizations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Mastery knowledge and experience with performance management, strategic planning, and change management, preferably at the local or state level. Mastery knowledge of the strategy and policy context of government, preferably at the local or state level, as it relates to performance management.
  • Mastery knowledge of performance management best practices, reporting, measurement and monitoring, and policy analysis and formulation. Mastery knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of complex management processes and systems, strong data analytics, and critical thinking skills.
  • Mastery of and skill in problem-solving, negotiation strategies and project management to conduct in-depth research and analysis; and mastery of management principles, procedures and techniques of analysis and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with data as it relates to performance management, and knowledge of statistical analysis software applications and systems. Ability to manage staff well-versed in data, data visualization, mapping, and coding.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in managing and supervising highly functioning staff, including providing strategic direction, setting goals and objectives, managing workloads, promoting team cohesion and efficiency, and troubleshooting issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail with the ability to coordinate multiple, highly complex work streams while working under tight deadlines; ability to manage and effectively prioritize competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to effectively interact with a variety of contacts, from District Government's Executive Team to agency analysts to community stakeholders.



  • The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability – Security Sensitive.


COVID-19 Vaccination: All employees of the District of Columbia must be vaccinated against the Coronavirus disease 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) as a condition of employment.

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