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OCC is hiring!

Job Announcement: Supervisory Child Care Program Specialist GS-0101-14

Boston, Massachusetts, and Chicago, Illinois

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.

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.

We are pleased to inform you that a job opening for a Regional Child Care Program Specialist, GS-0101-14, has been posted on the website. The positions are within the OCC Regional Offices of Boston, Massachusetts, and Chicago, Illinois. Below are the details of the release.

  • Announcement Numbers: HHS-ACF-DE-23-12104208 and HHS-ACF-MP-23-12104213

  • Position Title: Supervisory Child Care Program Specialist

  • Pay Plan – Series – Grade(s): GS-0101-14

  • Opening Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

  • Closing Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

  • Areas of Consideration: DE (Open to the Public) and MP (Open to Federal Government)

  • Announcement Links: DE (All sources): USAJOBS - Job Announcement and MP (Federal Government): USAJOBS - Job Announcement

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.

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

  • Providing strategic and effective oversight of assigned CCDF lead agencies by using available information sources, lead agency contacts, onsite visits, and formal monitoring

  • Developing and maintaining partnerships in collaboration with government and nongovernment entities to share information on ACF and OCC goals, policies, and/or strategies

  • Coordinating and providing technical assistance that promotes high-quality child care services, subsidy administration, and compliance

  • Providing timely information to supervisor and other OCC staff members on lead agency issues relevant to cross-program activities that can support OCC participation and inclusion in regional and cross-regional initiatives and/or activities that affect CCDF lead agencies

  • Participating in or serving as the team lead on specific CCDF topics/areas of work, and/or participating in or serving as the team lead for at least one child care/early childhood content area.

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 Office of Personnel Management at We encourage all eligible applicants to apply. Please share this information with potential qualified candidates.

Thank you.

Office of Child Care Administration for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mary E. Switzer Building, Fourth Floor, MS 4425 330 C Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 General office number: (202) 690-6782 Fax: (202) 690-5600 General email: Website:

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