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Community Living Program Specialist - Apply NOW!

Community Living Program Specialist (GS-0101-12; FPL GS-13). Apply before December 26!

Join ACL’s Administration on Disabilities team! We are looking for individuals with disability expertise to serve as a Community Living Program Specialist.  We are looking for experts who have knowledge of mandatory or discretionary grant funding for disability programs, as well as experience:

  • With disability programs and/or policy,
  • Assisting in administrative tasks related to grants and/or contracts,
  • Participating in workgroups to streamline processes and procedures, and
  • Analyzing and/or resolving problems in effectiveness and/or efficiency of disability programs.

This opportunity will close on December 26, or when 100 applications are received!  

Position details:

Position Title: Community Living Program Specialist

Pay Plan-Series-Grade: GS-0101-12; FPL GS-13

Opening Date: December 13, 2021

Closing Date: December 26, 2021

Application Limit: 100

How to apply: This position is advertised under two announcements on USA Jobs; applicants may apply for any/all announcements for which they are eligible.

HHS-ACL-DE-22-11309476: Open to the public (includes current federal employees).

HHS-ACL-MP-22-113099477: Open to:

  • Individuals with disabilities (see additional information below)

  • Federal employees (competitive service)

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

  • Veterans

  • Family of overseas employees

  • Military spouses

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista volunteers

  • Some current and former term and temporary land & base management employees

  • People eligible for hiring under special authorities

How to Apply for Positions at ACL

Positions are generally open to one or more of the following:

  • General Public
  • Current and Former Federal Employees
  • ACL Employees Only (NOTE: ACL employees should also select the Current and Former Federal Employees link to view other ACL jobs open to current employees serving on a permanent (career or career conditional) appointment.)
  • Senior Executive Service

Once you have identified a position on USAJOBS to which you would like to apply, complete and submit the online application following the instructions noted in the How to Apply tab of the job announcement. New users must create a USAJOBS account before applying.

Please note that individuals interested in applying to the vacancy announcement must submit a complete application package including all supporting documents, e.g. resume, SF-50, veterans preference documents, transcripts, etc. before the closing date of the announcement to ensure full consideration. All required documents are listed in the “How To Apply” section of the vacancy announcement(s).

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact the SROC Help Desk (SROCHelpDesk@hhs.gov). The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

Information for People with Disabilities

If you are a person with a disability, you may be eligible for a special hiring authority, known as “Schedule A.” Schedule A gives federal agencies an optional, and potentially quicker, way to hire individuals with disabilities. It offers applicants an exception to the traditional hiring process. 

If you have your Schedule A letter, you may submit your letter and resume directly to ACL’s Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Cory Gilbertson, at cory.gilbertson@acl.hhs.gov. (You also may apply to the vacancy announcements above.) 

To be eligible for Schedule A, you must provide a "proof of a disability" letter stating that you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability. You can get this letter from your doctor, a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any federal, state, or local agency that issues or provides disability benefits.

For additional information on and tips on how to apply for a federal position under the Schedule A authority, you may go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s website, The ABCs of SCHEDULE A Tips for Applicants with Disabilities on Getting Federal Jobs.

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Last modified on 12/13/2021


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