Job Overview


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.

** This announcement has been amended to remove any information in reference to: PHS Commissioned Corps Officers. ** 

As a Children and Families Program Specialist, in the Regional Office of the Administration for Children and Families, you will provide direct assistance to State, Local, and Tribal grantees on the implementation of children and family assistance programs.  

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ACF-MP-13-869240 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.



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


  • Plans and coordinates children and family social service program activities.
  • Interprets and advises on Federal laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to children and family assistance programs.
  • Reviews grantee plans for compliance with Federal regulations.
  • Evaluates program operations and provides recommendations for corrective action.
  • Advises grantees on children and family assistance program requirements.