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Child Support Enforcement Specialist

State of Louisiana
Full Time
Baton Rouge, LA
$3,176 - $6,252 a month
Posted 4 days ago
Job description
Supplemental Information


Department MISSION DCFS is working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient, and providing safe refuge during disasters. Department VISION We care for the well-being and safety of Louisiana's people. Department VALUES Treating all people with dignity, compassion and respect, while providing services with integrity.
This vacancy is located in Baton Rouge, LA.

This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months. Job appointments may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months.

You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of completing an application.

The duties that you describe in the Work Experience section of your application will be reviewed by State Civil Service as part of the process in determining if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.

Your experience WILL NOT be evaluated based on the job title alone. You must describe your actual duties. If you are a current employee of the State of Louisiana it is important that you indicate in the “Duties” section for each job the specific programs that you worked in to receive credit for that experience.

List all prior employment. Work experience left off of your electronic application or only included in an attached resume will not be credited. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire .

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page .

DCFS is an "Equal Opportunity Employer" and Louisiana is a "State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities".

For additional information about this vacancy, please contact Zelda Thomas via [email protected]

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in child support enforcement.


SUBSTITUTIONS:


Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.


Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:


A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.


30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.


60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.


90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.


120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.


Graduate training with eighteen semester hours in one or any combination of the following fields will substitute for a maximum of one year of the experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience: counseling; social work; psychology; economics; business, public, or health administration.


A master's degree in the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience. A Juris Doctorate will substitute for one year of the required experience. Graduate training with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in the above fields will substitute for the two years of required experience.
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide professional support services for programs designed to provide child support enforcement services. LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Direct from a Child Support Enforcement Supervisor or other higher level personnel. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. LOCATION OF WORK: Department of Children and Family Services.

JOB DISTINCTIONS: Differs from Social Services Analyst 3 by the presence of more complex duties and greater independence. Differs from Child Support Enforcement Supervisor by the absence direct line supervisory responsibility.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED. Reviews case records and/or procedures in the local offices to assure that program benefits are accurately determined.
Prepares exit conferences, written reports and confirmations. Sets standards of operation, checks progress and assures that policies are properly carried out. Conducts ongoing administrative programmatic reviews of field offices to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Recommends and directs plans to ensure efficiencies regarding the use of personnel and overall program effectiveness. Conducts regional corrective action measures designed to minimize errors and avoid federal sanctions (i.e. loss of state funds, loss of agency credibility, liability of law suits, etc.). Coordinates services and negotiates agreements with administrators of government and private agencies, and doctors, lawyers, and executives in private industry. Researches and responds to parish office requests to clarify and interpret policy.

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