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 WAE, Capital Improvement Specialist (Part-Time) - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: DC Public Schools (DCPS) 
Hiring entity type: Educational Svcs. 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Management - MBA
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: a0x4U00000HQ7BdQAL / Latpro-3822019 
Date posted: Sep-08-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027


Job Title: WAE, Capital Improvement Specialist (Part-Time)

Office: Office of Innovation and Systems Improvement

Date Posted: 9/7/2021

Salary Range: 1-5 / $184,517 - $191,897

NTE Date: 12/31/2021

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

Position Overview

The Office of Innovation and Systems Improvement (ISI) works with the Chancellor to align resources across the organization through innovation and continuous improvement. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, we are guided by the five strategic priorities of the new Capital Commitment 2017-2022 Strategic Plan:

  • Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
  • Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
  • Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
  • Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
  • Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a six-year plan that identifies project budgets per fiscal year. The CIP includes projects from DCPS and all other agencies that require Capital funding for projects. DCPS's portion of the CIP includes funds for: modernization, small capital construction, labor, swing space, information technology (IT), and new initiatives. The Capital Improvement Specialist guides the development of DCPS's FY23 Capital Improvement Plan. This is a part-time position, supporting CIP 15 hours/week.

The WAE, Capital Improvement Specialist (Part-Time) will report to the Deputy Chancellor, Innovation and Systems Improvement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supports DCPS with the development of the FY23 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for both major modernizations and small capital construction projects. 
  •  Provides historical context and general guidance  for CIP development.
  • Reviews and helps shape briefing and presentation materials for Cabinet and city leadership. 
  • Provides general QA/QC on plan and material submissions.
  • Ensures plan compliance with the PACE Act. 


  • Bachelor's degree and ten to fifteen years of related work experience.
  • Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience demonstrating effective oversight of capital budget development in the education sector, local government, and/or the private sector required.
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the K-12 education sector preferred.
  • Previous experience demonstrating the establishment of effective intergovernmental agency partnerships a plus.

DCPS Values

  • STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
  • COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
  • EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
  • EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
  • TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
  • JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.


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