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:  Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), located in Chicago, Illinois.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-OCR-DE-14-100660 under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive 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.


-Develop strategies for investigations, reviews, outreach, technical assistance, training, and/or policy analysis and implementation.

-Investigate complaints of possible race, color, and national origin, disability, age, or sex discrimination under various legal authorities.

-Conduct compliance reviews of organizations to ensure compliance with civil rights and/or privacy of protected information.

-Provide technical and administrative assistance and outreach to health and human services institutions, agencies, and organizations.

-Monitor compliance plans from recipient entities and works with recipients to correct identified noncompliance problems.

-Prepare expert written testimony and documents for administrative hearings or subsequent court action(s).

-Draft interview reports, relevant case information, letters of findings and proposed compliance agreements.

-Supervise professional and administrative staff.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 25% Domestically

Relocation Authorized

  • No