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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Care

OCC Child Care Program Specialist


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Care

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Full Time

About the Role

We are pleased to inform you that a job opening for a Child Care Program Specialist, GS-0101-13, has been posted on the website. This position is within the OCC Division of Planning, Data, and Policy in Washington, D.C. Below are the details of the release.
• Announcement Number: HHS-ACF-DE-23-11830429
• Position Title: Child Care Program Specialist
• Pay Plan – Series – Grade: GS-0101-13
• Opening Date: February 15, 2023
• Closing Date: February 28, 2023
• Area of Consideration: DE (Open to the Public)
• Applicant Limit: Announcement to close upon receipt of 100 applications
• Announcement Link:


Are you seeking a challenging job working alongside a collaborative team of people with a variety of backgrounds to achieve the dual goals of supporting the economic stability and strength of low-income working families and of enhancing children’s early education and development? If so, then the Office of Child Care (OCC), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the place for you.


As a Child Care Program Specialist, you will use your knowledge and experience to optimize business results and customer experiences by:

  • Developing projects and establishing criteria to assess the effectiveness of different approaches

  • Analyzing a variety of policies, problems, and questions

  • Developing and revising child care program policy, regulatory, and guideline materials and providing technical guidance to grantees

  • Preparing analytical and descriptive written materials

  • Making presentations and representing OCC at meetings.

About the Company

OCC oversees and assists the efforts of states, territories, and Tribes that administer the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. The CCDF program is a multibillion-dollar initiative that provides child care assistance to low-income working families and increases the availability and quality of child care and development services. OCC is committed to advancing equity for all children and families, especially those who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. As with all Federal vacancy announcements, please read the directions carefully and include all required information and documents. The website has a resume template that prompts applicants to include everything needed for consideration for the position. If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact the Staffing Recruitment Operations Center at We encourage all eligible applicants to apply. Please share this information with potential qualified candidates.

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