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Job Announcement

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) currently has the following job opportunities available. Apply for full time DFHV careers on the DCHR website at the links below.

Student Trainee (Intern): CS-0099-04


This is a standard position description that is utilized for any organizational entity in the District Department of For-Hire Vehicle (DFHV). It is a generic Student Trainee (Intern) position established at the CS-0099-4. This position involves processing a wide variety of transactions for more than one type of assigned activity or functional specialization and completing the more complex assignments, subject to a variety of complex rules, regulations, and procedures. The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative and programmatic support to designated business units within DFHV.

The mission of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles is to protect public interest by regulating the vehicle­for-hire industry to allow the citizens and visitors of the District of Columbia to have safe, affordable, and accessible transportation options. DFHV also regulates in part TNC's (Uber, Lyft, Via), Taxi's, Limos, and Sedans. Thus, the Director of the agency has the authority to establish panels to review specific issues and concerns of the industry. A panel will engage in appropriate research to provide a report to the agency for consideration and action as warranted.


Assists DFHV program managers/staff with special research projects and project management responsibilities.

Performs administrative, program and technical work to support the assigned program and its operations. Applies clerical and technical administrative procedures, methods, and techniques to support managers. supervisors, and higher-graded specialists.

Applies knowledge and skills to real challenges faced by the Department in meeting the needs of constituents.

Schedules appointments, meetings, and makes commitments for staff, accepting or deferring appointments based on knowledge of their schedules. Prior to meetings, obtains background materials on issues to be discussed.

Arranges meetings and conferences which include selecting a mutually satisfactory time, reserving conference rooms, notifying participants, distributing materials. taking and transcribing minutes. and preparing a final report on the proceedings.

Keeps staff abreast of scheduled engagements, briefs staff on subject matter to be discussed for assigned project(s), and fulfills research responsibilities for assigned project(s).

Composes and prepares correspondence of a complex non-technical nature based on brief oral instructions or established formats. Assists in the typing and subsequent processing of special reports, grant applications and contracts.

Provides timely, accurate, and current information to the appropriate official(s) concerning the topics of assigned reports. Coordinates the submission of a variety of reports and data (i.e., progress, status and fiscal reports) to ensure fulfillment of established program requirements. Prepares periodic status reports for supervisors.

Performs other duties as assigned.


• Must be an undergraduate (Junior or Senior year) or graduate student who is in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at a U.S. college or university (This must be supported by a transcript and an official letter from school administration (i.e. school schedule)

• Must be eligible to work in the United States

• Must submit all required documents including: Volunteer Service Agreement Form, resume, transcript/official letter from school/school schedule and responses to three (3) essay questions

• Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the District of Columbia 

• All applicants must be available to begin their internship upon receiving approval

• Must be able to work a minimum of 16 weeks for at least 20 hours per week

TO APPLY: Email a resume, a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position, and contact information to: Chau Tran | Executive Assistant at [email protected]

Full Time DFHV Career Opportunities

The Chief of Operations is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of operations including but not limited to: project management, IT, vendor management, customer service, workforce management, and other support functions which enables DFHV to provide a wide range of complex, and diverse consumer support and programs to the citizens of the District of Columbia, its visitors and the for-hire industry. The Chief of Operations actively participates in the establishment of departmental policy planning for the accomplishment of primary programs, providing leadership and advice concerning long-range technical planning and strategic operational matters.

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