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Job Vacancy Announcement—HHS/ACF/Office of Child Care

Are you seeking a challenging job working alongside a collaborative team of people with a variety of backgrounds to achieve a common goal of enhancing children’s health and safety? If so, then the Office of Child Care (OCC), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, is the place for you. 


OCC is pleased to announce this Child Care Program Specialist (GS-0101-13) job opening. This person willserve as a subject-matter expert and policy lead to assist in implementing comprehensive background check requirements for child care staff, a requirement included in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The Specialist will work to enhance in-state and interstate access for state, territory, and tribal grantees to a variety of federal and state criminal background check components as well as state child abuse and neglect registries. The Specialist will work with federal, state, county, and external stakeholders to eliminate barriers and to develop innovative and viable options for the interstate exchange of information needed to meet the background check requirements. These innovations have the potential of developing and meeting the needs of a variety of vulnerable populations.


OCC supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes childrens learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs. 

We encourage eligible applicants to apply. Please share this e-mail with potential qualified candidates. You may view the announcement now via this Web link and apply beginning on Wednesday, October 10.


Child Care Program Specialist, GS-0101-13—Washington, D.C.

·         Open Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

·         Closing Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Announcement Link

The job announcement link is as follows: (DE); the job announcement number is HHS-ACF-DE-18-10291427.


Note: This vacancy announcement will close upon receipt of the first 150 applications or by the closing date, whichever occurs first.



Company: Highlands Child Development Center
Position: Director of Highlands Child Development Center
Location: Birmingham, AL
How to apply: Send letter of interest and resume to Laura Tull, CDC Board Chair at

Description:  Highlands Child Development Center, a ministry of Highlands United Methodist Church, is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced Early Childhood Director with strong organizational skills, a cooperative management style, excellent team building skills, and a desire to help children learn and develop. The Director is responsible for supporting a creative team of educators, ensuring maintenance and compliance of state licensing and NAEYC accreditation, and facilitating a developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment. Family and community outreach as well as an enthusiastic attitude toward work and coworkers is the key to success in this position. The individual must demonstrate excellent communication, decision making, and leadership skills to create and maintain a positive school environment.