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.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.


This position is located in the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of Community Demonstration Program, Washington, DC


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ACF-MP-13-879904 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 announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


The incumbent of this position will oversee the funding, administration, technical assistance, policy development, monitoring and close out functions for the Asset for Independence Program (AIP).  Develop short and long range plans for the implementation of program activities for the AIP Program. Plan, oversee, and direct the review of applications for funding and ensures that grant award process is timely and accurate.  Develop and direct the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and instructions for use by grantees and staff in implementing the grant process.  Oversee activities to monitor compliance with statutory and regulatory program requirements.  Serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) with responsibility for monitoring contracts, developing statements of work, modifying contracts, approving invoices, preparing bids, creating specifications for requests for proposals from vendors, and clarify contract stipulations concerning the bid(s).  Develop objectives and priorities for training and technical assistance.  Direct the response for a wide range of inquiries concerning activities related to the Division of Community Demonstration Program (DCDP), Freedom of Information inquiries, requests from grantees, State and local officials, Congress and other Federal agencies.  Represents the Director, DCDP and Director, Office of Community Services in meetings, and serves on task forces and special committees on issues related to community development.  Provide expert consultation and assistance to States and local officials, grantees and Tribes with the interpretation of policies, regulations, and guidelines.  Reviews and approves grants and cooperative agreements, funding levels, cost allocation plans and programs objectives, and make recommendations to the Division Director on the purpose, scope, terms and conditions of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.