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Working at ACL

By working at ACL, you can help advance the independence and inclusion of older adults and people with disabilities in communities across the country. Learn more about employment and internship opportunities, ACL's mission, and how to apply below.

Open Positions

All of ACL's open opportunities can be found on USAJOBS, the official employment site of the United States federal government.

Supervisory Aging Services Program Specialist - Closes 5/16/2024

As a Supervisory Aging Services Program Specialist within the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, you will use your knowledge and experience to optimize business results and customer experience by:

  • Improving the delivery and effectiveness of elder rights and adult protective services activities and/or initiatives under the Older Americans Act and the Elder Justice Act, which includes developing, implementing, and evaluating new methods and procedures for operational improvements to elder justice, elder rights, elder economic security, and adult protective services programs.
  • Planning and assigning work to staff to meet priorities and complete work.
  • Using qualitative and quantitative data and analytical tools in order to provide solutions to improve elder rights, elder justice, elder economic security and adult protective services.
  • Providing guidance on the implications of proposed, new or revised policies, regulations, and legislative proposals.

This position is posted under two announcements on USA Jobs.

HHS-ACL-DE-24-12382256 - Open to the following

  • U.S. citizens
  • Veterans 
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

HHS-ACL-MP-24-12403002 - Open to the following

  • Federal employees competitive service
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
  • Family of overseas employees
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Land & base management
  • Military spouses
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Veterans
Management and Program Analyst - HHS-ACL-NC-24-12404274 - Closes 5/22

As a Management and Program Analyst within the Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, you will use your knowledge and experience to optimize business results and customer experience by:

  • Analyzing and evaluating the management practices and methods, and administrative operations of the organization or segment of the organization.
  • Applying qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of a segment of a program, program policies, practices, and procedures, and program-level administrative operations, processes, and mechanisms.
  • Using qualitative and quantitative methods to assess progress toward program goals and objectives.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting new or proposed regulations to determine the impact on program operations and developing recommendations for implementation of new or proposed regulations for use by management.
  • Evaluating the quality, effectiveness, and responsiveness of the management services and in identifying areas for potential improvement.
  • Developing guidelines, instructions, and procedures for administrative and management requirements.
    Providing technical assistance and support to grantees and contractors for programmatic integrity.

To apply, visit Visit on how to apply to HHS as a person with disabilities.


At ACL, we believe all people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities. ACL supports a variety of programs and services that help make community living a reality for millions of people with disabilities and older adults. ACL advocates across the federal government for older adults, people with disabilities, and families and caregivers; funds services and supports provided primarily by networks of community-based organizations; and invests in training, education, research, and innovation.

Read about our vision of community living (or watch this video) and the aging and disability networks we support.


Some positions are open to all U.S. citizens, while others may be open only to people who meet the criteria for special hiring authorities, such as:

  • Current and former competitive service federal employees 
  • People with disabilities ("Schedule A")
  • Veterans and military spouses
  • Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) - Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
  • People who have served two years with the Peace Corps or one year with AmeriCorps VISTA
  • People eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

Some jobs are posted under multiple announcements - you may apply to any/all for which you meet the eligibility criteria. 

How to Apply 

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:  You must submit a complete application package that includes all required supporting documents (e.g. resume, SF-50, veterans preference documents, transcripts, etc.) before the closing date of the announcement to ensure full consideration. You can find the list of documents required for each posting in the “How To Apply” section of the vacancy announcement(s).

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact the HHS Staffing, Recruitment and Operations Center Help Desk at 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 people with disabilities. It offers applicants an exception to the traditional hiring process. 

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.

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 (You also may apply to the vacancy announcements above.) 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's  ABCs of SCHEDULE A  fact sheet has additional information about the Schedule A process, along with tips for applying for a federal position under the Schedule A authority.

Internship opportunities

Learn about the ACL Volunteer Internship Program.

Last modified on 05/17/2024

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