Posted by:

Department of Health and Human Services

Active:

Feb 27, 2024 – Apr 27, 2024

Links:
Application Instructions

Head Start Program Specialist

Job Description:

Duties
Communicates effectively, both verbally, and in writing by serving as a liaison in designated program area(s) at the local, state, regional or national level.
Serves as a Head Start Program Specialist who is responsible for a variety of work involving analytical, coordinative, advisory, programmatic, financial, and consultative services for program operations performed by the Office of Head Start (OHS).
Provides oversight of grantees to assess program performance and compliance with Federal regulations and program goals and objectives.

Qualifications
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic AND Minimum Qualification or Specialized Experience requirements as noted below.

Basic Requirement: You must meet one of the items listed below (A, B, or C):A. Possess a 4-year bachelor's or higher degree in behavioral or social science from an accredited college or university; or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (Must provide transcripts) B. Possess a combination of education and experience -- that provided you with the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (Must provide transcript)
C. Possess four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

Minimum Qualifications:GS-11: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing (2) of the (4) duties listed below:
Providing technical guidance related to Head Start program and/or initiatives;
Ensuring grant plans, operations, and/or requests are following applicable laws and regulations;
Gathering and/or analyzing facts to devise solutions to financial policy/program issues;
Improving operational efficiency and/or effectiveness of Head Start programs and/or services.
OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level. (Must submit transcripts)

Specialized Experience:GS-12: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing (3) of the (4) duties listed below:
Providing technical guidance related to Head Start program and/or initiatives;
Ensuring grant plans, operations, and/or requests are following applicable laws and regulations;
Gathering and/or analyzing facts to devise solutions to financial policy/program issues;
Refining and/or developing Head Start program guidelines that improve the effectiveness in program operations.

Links:
Application Instructions