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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.


  • 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.