Child Support Officer

Stevens County Minnesota   Morris, MN   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on May 1, 2021

Child Support Officer
Stevens County Human Services

Stevens County is looking for an individual to perform paralegal functions related to the establishment and enforcement of child support orders for public assistance and non-public assistance clients; locates absent parents; interviews mothers and alleged fathers to establish paternity, explains rights and obligations and negotiates settlements; initiates necessary legal actions; works closely with the county attorney, judges, court administrators, child support magistrates, local attorneys, income maintenance
and social service staff, employers, and a variety of other resource personnel; testifies in court proceedings; and maintains all necessary and legal documentation.

Three years' experience as an Eligibility Worker or the equivalent in a public human services agency or four years' experience in collections work outside of a county social services setting; or three years of college with emphasis in criminal justice, public administration, business administration, paralegal, social work, psychology, sociology, or related human services field. Experience may be substituted for education and education may be substituted for experience in order to meet the qualifications. Two
years of experience as a Support Enforcement Aide or Collections Officer with responsibility of carrying out a part of child support collections preferred. Other preferred skills are interviewing, case management, negotiating and working well with others with exceptional customer service skills. This position is Merit System eligible requiring a dual application process.

WAGE AND BENEFITS
$20.06 -$26.97, depending upon qualifications. $800 monthly cafeteria contribution for health insurance, dental, vision, life, disability, hospital, critical illness and accident insurance. Generous vacation/sick leave accrual and 7.5% Employer contribution to PERA retirement plan.

Stevens County is Equal Opportunity Employer.