Field Program Specialist (Detail)


About the organization

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to support the Administration’s urgent efforts to care for and place Unaccompanied Children who have entered the United States via the southern border. HHS is seeking interested candidates to serve up to a 120-day voluntary deployment detail as part of the HHS, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program. OPM and HHS are calling upon our Federal Agency family of exceptional public servants to lend support to this humanitarian effort through this detail opportunity.


Field Program Specialist (GS-09 through GS-15)

Responsibilities May Include:

- Preferred Spanish proficiency as well as those familiar with indigenous dialects spoken in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and/or El Salvador.
- Maintain line of sight and supervision of children.
- Assess the needs of unaccompanied children in care.
- Interview unaccompanied children in CBP custody and collect contact information for parents in home country and family members in the US.
- Efficiently collect and provide information to ORR to enable the National Call Center to begin contacting parents and family members to expedite children's discharge to a US family member sponsor.
- Assist CBP and ORR in identifying children requiring prioritization for placement based on vulnerable category or time in CBP custody.


Conditions of Employment

- Current Federal employees who have served with their current agency for more than 90 days and are no longer in a probationary period.
- Employees in a good performance standing and have no current or pending disciplinary actions.
- Possess a current personnel security investigation.
- Possess an HSPD-12 compliant identification badge (e.g., PIV, Military ID).
- Must possess a DCSA background investigation containing childcare checks or complete an OFI Form 86C to begin a childcare background check prior to deployment.
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Completion of the Supervisory Permission form.
- Have a government issued travel card (preferred).


$46,083 to $143,598 per year

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