Child Care Program Specialist


Vacancy ID: 814252   Announcement Number: HHS-ACF-DE-13-814252   USAJOBS Control Number: 334734000

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 814252
1. Title of Job

Child Care Program Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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09
11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Merit Promotion

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


294120047 Kansas City, MO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Child Care Program Specialist, GS-0101-9/11.

A. Have at least a bachelor's degree in behavioral or social science; or related experience appropriate to the position.
B. Have a combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
C. Have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behaviioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
D. I do not possess the educational requirement for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Develop, collect, maintain, and disseminate information essential to child care or related, education and social service programs.

3. Track and analyze information from a wide range of sources including plans and data submitted by grantees, outside studies and reports, and other materials.

4. Work to identify, research, and analyze statutory, regulatory, and policy issues related to child care or related education and social service programs.

5. Evaluate and assess child care or related education or social service programs performance in the attainment of objectives.

6. Assess and analyze the needs of State, Territories and Tribes.

7. Develops technical, programmatic, and policy responses to complex issues raised by grantees, Congress, other Federal Agencies and the public.

8. Identify and analyze program trends, achievements, and best practices as well as gaps or concerns.

9. Research, analyzes and writes issue papers, policy guidance, information memoranda, action transmittal and other comprehensive reports to clarify or implement regulations.

10. Assist senior staff with presentations, administrative tracking procedures, logistics, agendas, and materials.

11. Provides coordination, consultation, and authoritative technical assistance within the agency and with other governmental entitles, and external organizations.

12. Assists staff with identifying, evaluating, and promoting successful child care program practices suitable for transfer to other grantees.

13. Works with senior staff to prepare a variety of position papers, briefing documents, data fact sheets, and other material concerning child care programs.

14. Communicates regularly with child care staff in ACF Regional Offices to provide guidance on CCDF policy, program implementation, and technical assistance.

15. Presents at state, regional and national conferences on issues pertaining to Federal legislation.

16. Communicates with other child care staff to respond to questions from the field office or public.

17. Participates on project teams to plan meetings and events, as well as potential technical assistance tools.