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Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments

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Mayor Bowser Talking to Residents

Mayor Bowser established the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) to conduct aggressive outreach and engagement to identify energetic community and business professionals to fill critical appointed roles in District government. This included members of the Mayor’s Cabinet, Agency Directors, and special staff positions as excepted service appointees.

Below are Excepted Service* positions currently being recruited by MOTA:

Executive Cabinet

Independent Agency Appointed Leadership

Policy, Operations and Support Positions


Government Operations

Economic Development

Public Safety and Justice

Executive Office of the Mayor


*Excepted and Executive Service employees serve in an “at-will” capacity, are eligible for the District of Columbia Government’s employee benefits programs, and can earn and accrue leave. Those serving in Excepted Service positions serve at the pleasure of the Mayor (or the appointing authority) and are subject to the domicile requirement. Under the domicile requirement, Excepted Service appointees must either be a District resident at the time of their appointment or become a District resident within 180 days of their appointment date (start date).

Excepted Service is a distinct type of employment within District Government. Please note, Excepted and Executive Service are  different from Career Service and Management Supervisory Service positions. For all Career and Management Service positions, please visit the Department of Human Resources (DCHR) careers opportunities website.