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The Office of Child Care (OCC) Seeks Child Care Program Specialist (Washington, DC)

The Office of Child Care (OCC) Seeks Child Care Program Specialist

About The Office of Child Care (OCC)

The Office of Child Care (OCC) was established in 2010 and replaces the former Child Care Bureau. OCC partners with states, territories, and tribes to administer the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. Since the enactment of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act more than 30 years ago, the CCDF program has been helping low-income working families pay for child care and to improve the quality of child care for all children.


The Child Care and Development Fund is authorized under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) which was enacted under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. The CCDBG Act was amended and reauthorized by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, and again by the CCDBG Act of 2014. CCDF made $9.5 billion in regular CCDF funds and $49 billion in supplemental funds available to states, territories, and tribes in fiscal year 2021.


We are pleased to inform you that a job opening for a Child Care Program Specialist (Cross-Divisional), GS-0101-9–11 (with promotion potential to GS0101-12), has been posted on the website. The positions are within the OCC Central Office in Washington, D.C. Below are the details of the release.

  • Announcement Number: HHS-ACF-DE-23-12061832
  • Position Title: Child Care Program Specialist (Cross-Divisional)
  • Pay Plan – Series – Grade(s): GS-0101-9–11 (With promotion potential to GS-0101-12)
  • Opening Date: August 4, 2023
  • Closing Date: August 17, 2023 (Or until the first 150 applications have been received, whichever occurs first)
  • Area of Consideration: DE (Open to the Public)
  • Announcement Link:

OCC oversees and assists the efforts of states, territories, and Tribes that administer the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. The CCDF program is a multibillion-dollar initiative that provides child care assistance to low-income working families and increases the availability and quality of child care and development services.


As a Child Care Program Specialist, you will use your knowledge and experience to optimize business results and customer experiences by:

  • Tracking and analyzing information from a wide range of sources, including plans and data submitted by grantees, outside studies and reports, and other materials
  • Identifying, researching, and analyzing statutory, regulatory, and policy issues related to child care programs
  • Assessing and analyzing the needs of states, territories, and Tribes, including needs for technical assistance and policy clarification
  • Recommending appropriate administrative and procedural changes for more effective and efficient administration of the CCDF program nationwide.
  • This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care (OCC) located in Washington DC, District of Columbia.
Where To Apply:
  • As with all Federal vacancy announcements, please read the directions carefully and include all required information and documents. The website has a resume template that prompts applicants to include everything needed for consideration for the position.

  • If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact the Office of Personnel Management at We encourage all eligible applicants to apply.