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Job Announcement: Lassen County Department of Child Support Services – Child Support Specialist I

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018



$2,497 – $2,991/month

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Lassen County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Lassen County Department of Child Support Services is seeking enthusiastic applicants to fill its Child Support Specialist I positions. Working under close supervision, the Child Support Specialist I learns to maintain a caseload, locate and interview custodial and non-custodial parents and others to elicit factual information for the purpose of establishing child support payments and enforcing child support laws; arrange for support payments when possible; prepare cases for court hearings as necessary; and perform related work as required. Employees are expected to
promote to Child Support Specialist II after one year of satisfactory performance at the trainee level. This full-time position will be located in Susanville, California.

The Child Support Specialist I provides ongoing opportunities for career advancement, training, and daily satisfaction. Successful candidates will work in an organization that is committed to strengthening families and improving the well-being of individuals in need by providing services to Lassen County residents in a manner that is respectful, compassionate, supportive, and impartial. We are looking for candidates with compassion for others, highly efficient organizational skills, and well developed interpersonal communications skills; who are eager to join
our team of approximately 10 members who are dedicated to serving Lassen County residents.

For more information about the job of a Child Support Specialist, you are invited to review the information regarding the nature of the work performed as a Child Support Specialist: CSS Nature of Work Performed

Two (2) years of full-time clerical experience which included interaction with the public;
One (1) year of full-time experience performing debt collections duties which included interviewing others for collecting information;
One (1) year of full-time experience performing duties of a Child Support Assistant I or Office Assistant II in a Child Support Services Department;
Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college.

Qualifying experience or education may be combined in order to meet the above requirements. When combining education and experience; fifteen (15) semester units or twenty-two (22) quarter units equals six months of experience.

While the above requirements outline the minimum qualifications, applicants may be further evaluated for qualifications beyond those listed. Those applicants that are determined to be most highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

• A valid driver’s license may be required at the time of appointment and employees may also be required to drive their own car, provide proof of car insurance, and a DMV clearance. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
• Position may require pre-employment drug testing, physical and fingerprinting for a background investigation.
• Government agencies accessing US government information, which include federal tax information must ensure that background investigation requirements for all agency employees and contractors that have access to federal tax information are consistent to the IRS background investigation requirements for access to federal tax information. A background check may be required if the position requires access to these types of records. Background requirements consist of three components which include, fingerprinting, citizenship verification and local law enforcement checks. State agencies must conduct investigation during time of hire and ensure a reinvestigation is conducted 10 years from the date of the previous background investigation for each employee that has access to federal tax information.

• At the discretion of the Lassen County Department of Child Support Services and with the approval of Merit System Services, qualified candidates certified to the eligible list established by this exam may be appointed to the Child Support Specialist II level if the appointee meets the Child Support Specialist II minimum requirements. Salary for the II level is $2,732 – $3,277.

If you would like to request Veteran’s preference points as part of the application packet, please submit a copy of your DD-214 form. Applicants must fax or email a copy of the DD-214 form to CPS HR at 916-648-1211 or mss@cpshr.us by the application deadline listed on the job bulletin.

$2,497 – $2,991/month

If supplemental questions are included as a part of this job bulletin, applicants may be rated based upon their responses to the supplemental questions. If rated, only those that are determined to be highly qualified will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

• 10 days’ vacation and 12 days sick leave from the first year, increasing after five years
• 13 paid holidays, plus one floating personal holiday per year
• Annual Step Increase
• Medical, dental, vision insurance with substantial employer paid contribution
• Employee Assistance Program(EAP)

Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants for disability, military, or religious reasons. If you require such arrangements, please contact CPS HR Consulting at mss@cpshr.us or 916-471-3507 upon notification that your application has been approved. Documentation from medical, military, school, or church officials outlining the accommodation request must be received by our office a minimum of five business days prior to a scheduled examination.

For further information about the position click here: https://secure1.cpshr.us/mss_jobs/InfoListings.aspx
For further information about the application and selection process, foreign degree equivalency, etc. click here: http://www.mss.ca.gov/

Lassen County is abundantly rich in natural beauty, and has a terrain that affords residents year-round recreational activities. The County has excellent air quality, and its rural communities are ideal for raising families with a favorable cost of living, and low rate of crime and traffic. Lassen County is an outdoor paradise, where the beautiful Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains meet the desert of the Great Basin. Because of the unique terrain, there’s something here for everyone. Elevations range from the high desert to alpine levels, and the outdoor activities are among the best in the state – from golf to horseback riding, mountain biking, running and hiking on the extensive trails.

Applicants must submit a completed online application, including any of the additional documents/materials indicated. Additional documents/materials are included in the online application. Apply online by logging onto https://secure1.cpshr.us/mss_jobs/JobListings.aspx and click “Apply Now!” for this position. The list of supplemental questions can be viewed by clicking on this link: Supplemental Questions. Note: Your application and any additional material become the property of CPS HR Consulting. Please make a copy for your file. This bulletin will not be available online after the application deadline.

CPS HR Consulting Merit System Services Unit 2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 220 Sacramento, CA 95834 Website: www.mss.ca.gov Email: mss@cpshr.us Phone: (916) 471-3507


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One Response to Job Announcement: Lassen County Department of Child Support Services – Child Support Specialist I

  1. Justin Koetter

    Justin Koetter

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 4:19 pm

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