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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:




Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments

Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Partnerships (ServeDC)

Mayor’s Office of Communications

Mayor’s Office of Policy and Innovation

Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs

Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Mayors Office of Scheduling and Advance

Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs

Mayor’s Office on LGBTQ Affairs

Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizens Affairs

Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services

Deputy Mayor for Education

Office of the City Administrator

Office of Migrant Services

Office of the Senior Advisor

*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.