Director - Office of Independent Living Programs, Administration of Disabilities

Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Director, Office of Independent Living Programs
Administration on Disabilities (AoD)

ACL is pleased to announce an employment opportunity for the position of Director, Office of Independent Living Programs in the Administration on Disabilities (AoD). This vacancy was originally advertised on April 30, 2021, but was canceled due to administrative error.

This position is a key part of the AoD management team, providing leadership and direction for the independent living programs. ACL is seeking a senior leader who knows the independent living programs and other disability programs and policies; is an advocate committed to advancing greater opportunities for community living for individuals with disabilities; and has experience with grants, budgets, and various aspects of planning and management. This opportunity will close on July 15, or when 100 applications are received.  All individuals who applied to the original posting are encouraged to re-apply to be considered.

Below are the position details:

  • Position Title: ACL Program Manager, Director of the Office of Independent Living Programs
  • Pay Plan-Series-Grade: GS-301-15
  • Opening Date: July 6, 2021
  • Closing Date: July 15, 2021
  • Application Limit: 100

In terms of how to apply, This position is advertised under multiple announcements on USA Jobs. Applicants may apply for any/all announcements for which they are eligible.

  • 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

Information for individuals 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 [email protected]. (You also may apply to the vacancy announcement 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.