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 will include cut off dates.  The first cut-off will be on July 15, 2014 with additional cut-offs approximately every 4 weeks. The referral of additional applicants after the initial cut-off will be at the need and discretion of the agency.  Please be sure to review the requirements of the announcement in order to submit all documents prior to the cut-off date you wish to be considered.

As a Field Program Specialist in the Office of Refugee Resettlement, (ORR) Division of Children's Services (DCS), you will provide authoritative advice to DCS-contracted case coordinators and DCS care provider programs in the development and implementation of care and placement plans for unaccompanied children.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ACF-MP-14-1157006 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.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.

San Diego CA $75,603 - $98,281

San Francisco CA $82,275 - $106,955

Tucson AZ $69,497 - $90,344

Harlingen TX $69,497 - $90,344

Dallas TX $73,460 - $95,496

Atlanta GA $72,620 - $94,404

Philadelphia PA $74,142 - $96,382

Boston MA $75,974 - $98,764

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


  • Provides authoritative advice, consultation and technical assistance to care provider programs, DCS-contracted Case Coordinators, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) juvenile coordinators on unaccompanied alien children (UAC).
  • Coordinates and oversee the safe reunification of UAC with family and/or other adult sponsors in the United States.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures regarding the care of UAC.
  • Monitors complex issues and troubleshoots problems within the region to ensure smooth and efficient implementation of the UAC program.

Travel Required

  • 50% or Greater
  • Incumbent will be required to travel 50% of time.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    10 vacancies in the following locations

    • Tucson, AZ
    • San Diego, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Boston, MA
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Dallas, TX
    • Harlingen, TX