Detail Opportunity: Help HHS Care for and Place Unaccompanied Children

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has partnered 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 exceptional public servants to lend support to this humanitarian effort through this detail opportunity.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) needs current Federal government civilian employees, (GS-9-15 or the equivalent) for up to 120-day deployment details to support ORR at facilities for unaccompanied children. Spanish speaking applicants are preferred. Locations currently include facilities along the Southwest U.S. border area, specifically Dallas, San Diego, San Antonio, and Ft Bliss. Locations will extend to other geographic areas according to the need. Details will involve contact with migrant children and a variety of other federal and non-federal entities, possibly including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other HHS employees. This is a reimbursable detail. Travel, lodging and per diem will be provided by ORR. The detail is not a promotion opportunity.

Federal employees may apply to the HHS, ORR, UC Program. This link is not searchable on USAJOBS and interested employees must submit application materials via USAJOBS at . Prior to applying please consult with your immediate supervisor.

Please forward the Memorandum to your networks and colleagues who may be interested in supporting the Administration’s governmentwide effort. A 508-conformant version of the memorandum is posted online at:

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