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Child Support Officer II / Administrative Assistant

Company: Goodwill Industries
Location: Odessa
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description This is a temporary position at The Office of Attorney General for a Child Support Officer GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SEE IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT CANDIDATE TO GO FROM A TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT TO A CAREER WITH A STATE AGENCY Must have a clean background to qualify Must have either a Bachelors degree, 4 years experience in the legal field or 4 years experience in collections to qualify GENERAL DESCRIPTION Performs entry-level/routine child support work. Work involves conducting detailed investigations to locate absent parents, establishing paternity; enforcing court orders for child support and /or responding to customer inquiries. Level of Complexity of State Classification: Routine Level of Supervision of State Classification: Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS Takes the appropriate case action to locate absent parents, establish paternity for children born out-of-wedlock, establish or enforce child/medical support obligation, or initiate case closure: --- Conducts detailed in-office investigations to locate parties, verify employment and determine assets --- Prepares documents relating to legal and administrative actions to establish or enforce child support orders --- Negotiates lump sum payments from noncustodial parents who owe past due child/medical support --- Negotiates out-of-court settlements and agreements with parties (CSO II only) --- Monitors child support cases and refers delinquent cases for the appropriate enforcement action(s) --- Documents all case actions taken using the appropriate agency tools, including but not limited to Texas Child Support Enforcement System (TXCSES), case/court documents --- Reviews and maintains child support virtual files for accuracy in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repository --- Reviews cases to determine if the cases are eligible for closure Attends court to assist legal staff, as needed Researches case information on the computer including TXCSES Maintains current knowledge of child support policies and procedures, Texas Family Law, federal regulations and other states IV-D regulations Assesses child support cases to determine the appropriate case action Explains Child Support Program policies, procedures and regulations to customers Responds to customer inquiries and complaints Assesses the validity of complaints against the IV-D program with impartiality Serves as Notary Public Performs related work as assigned Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; experience in the following (or closely related) fields may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis: full-time Child Support Program, investigations, credit collections, customer service, legal assistant, legal secretary, IV-A eligibility specialist, insurance adjustor Sill in negotiating and interviewing Skill in using a computer for word processing and data entry/retrieval Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines Skill in effective oral and written communication Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment Ability to provide excellent customer service Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs. Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 5% PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university Experience: Knowledge: investigative practices and techniques Skills: Abilities: Certifications: Other Language: Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak Spanish Performs routine to moderately complex child support enforcement actions to collect arrears through special collections programs. Work involves assessing cases, enforcing court orders for child support and/or responding to customer inquiries. Prepares and processes legal documents and monitors case progress. Negotiates lump sum collections with obligors and/or obligors attorneys. Must have a medical disability or a barrier to employment to qualify

Keywords: Goodwill Industries, Midland , Child Support Officer II / Administrative Assistant, Administration, Clerical , Odessa, Texas

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