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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Child Welfare Program Specialist, GS-101-13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Administration for Children and Families

Job Announcement Number:HHS-ACF-DE-12-655285

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

As a Child Welfare Program Specialist in the Administration on Children and Families, you will serve as a national expert who provides leadership in initiating, planning, developing, and implementing nationwide programs in adoption services for children with special needs who are in the child welfare system.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period

DUTIES:

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  • Identify nationwide problems and issues in adoption, trends, changing conditions and services for adoption programs for child with special needs.
  • Develop national standards, program models, and guidance materials for improving services.
  • Manage grant and contract procurements in the field of adoptions.
  • Present special needs adoption program information at conferences, workshops, seminars, committees, etc.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the basic AND the additional requirements as noted below:

Basic Requirements:

1.    Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position (must provide transcript).

OR

2.    Combination of education and experience -- that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field (must provide transcript).

OR

3.    Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field (must be demonstrated in resume).

Additional Requirements:

GS-13: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service that included evaluating adoption programs for children in the welfare system to provide technical advice on new/existing policies, programs, and trends; presenting adoption of children information, issues, etc. at conferences (i.e. national, international, state, and/or regional); and reviewing and/or recommending approval of grants and contracts for such programs.

 


Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.  For further information, click on foreign education

 

Conditions of Employment:

 

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

 

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

 

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

 

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes 

 

9. Drug Screening Required: No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized:  No

 

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized:  No

 

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens:  Eligible candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.  Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency.

 

Application of Veterans' Preference: Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

 

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:

 

 

- Program Management

- Oral Communication

 

- Writing

 

 

 

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see www.fedshirevets.gov.

 

 

Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified'.  For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.

 

 

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: https://applicationmanager.gov/ and click on Vacancy ID 655285.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to:  1-478-757-3144.

4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., résumé, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.

Please do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying on-line.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

 

Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)

 

  • College transcripts (if qualifying all or in part based on your education)
  • Veterans' Preference documentation (Copy of DD-214 provided must show type of discharge/character of service)

  • ICTAP documentation

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Email: NORFOLKMAIL@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS OPM
1900 E St NW
Washington, DC
20415

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.  


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-ACF-DE-12-655285

Control Number:

315620200