Associate Director of Unemployment Compensation

DC Department of Employment Services



This position is located in the Department of Employment Services (DOES) ,  Office of Unemployment Compensation (OUC). The mission of OUC is to plan, develop and administer an Unemployment Insurance (U.I) program under the provisions of the District Unemployment Compensation Act and applicable federal statutes. This includes the collection of unemployment insurance taxes from employers in the District of Columbia, and to disburse benefits to claimants who quality for unemployment insurance payments.


The Office of Unemployment Compensation is composed of the Divisions of Tax (collection of U.I. taxes); Claims (claims intake and payment of U.I. benefits); Program Security (detection of fraud and overpayments); Appeals (fair hearings on protested claim), Support (procedures, budget, studies, etc.), Administrative Infrastructure (SIDES, ICON, WRIS, IVR, etc.)  and Special Programs (Temporary/Episodic Federal Unemployment Compensation Extension Programs, Unemployment Compensation for Federal Civilian Employees, Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Trade Adjustment Assistance, Self-Employment Assistance, Short-Time Compensation, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services, Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments, UI and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).

The Associate Director plans, organizes, directs, implements, and manages the District of Columbia’s Unemployment Insurance Program. They will formulate, develop, promulgate and execute relative policies, rules regulation, resolutions and standards. The Associate Director provides leadership and direction for the implementation and administration of the District’s UI Program and executes strategic management to ensure high performance, service quality, and compliance and conformity with local and federal laws and regulations.