DC Seeks First 'Civic Hacker in Residence'

D.C. Council General Counsel V. David Zvenyach

D.C. Council General Counsel V. David Zvenyach Michael Grass/Govexec.com

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Full-time developer will help improve access to public data by using open-source tools.

The District of Columbia Council General Counsel’s office is looking for its first ever “Civic Hacker in Residence,” a full-time developer who will help the local government in the nation’s capital improve access to public data by using open-source tools and platforms.

According to the “Innovation Fellow” position description:

The Innovation Fellow is a problem solver, working side-by-side with practicing government lawyers, with a range of technical experience and passion for public service. No prior legal experience is necessary, though a demonstrated ability to internalize complicated systems is essential. Most important, though, is the ability to prototype, test, and ship mature code.

Watch D.C. Council General Counsel V. David Zvenyach, the subject of a July GovExec State & Local feature on making legal codes more digitally accessible and easier for developers to work with, discuss the Innovation Fellow position:

Candidates for the fellowship don’t have to be D.C. residents but they will have to work with D.C. Council lawyers in the John A. Wilson Building, the seat of government for the District of Columbia.

For more information, click here.