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Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:19 AM

Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency is seeking enthusiastic applicants to fill its Eligibility Specialist I positions. Working under close supervision, the Eligibility Specialist classifications determine the eligibility of applicants and recipients for public assistance programs through interactive interviewing and fact gathering; maintain current knowledge of program regulations and procedures necessary for multi-program caseload administration; initiate and process casework through automated systems; identify needs and make appropriate referrals for health, social, and/or employment services; and perform related work as required. This full-time position will be located in Willows and Orland, California.

The Eligibility Specialist position provides ongoing opportunities for career advancement, training and daily satisfaction. By collaborating with other branches under the Social Services umbrella and community partnerships, caseworkers help strengthen families and improve the wellbeing of residents. Glenn County welcomes, values, and encourages diverse voices, opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds to foster an environment where all viewpoints are appreciated. The Health and Human Services Agency currently has a team of approximately 226 dedicated members serving Glenn County residents.
Final Application Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:00 P.M. PST

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Pattern 1: One (1) year full-time experience in an Eligibility Trainee classification in an Interagency Merit System (IMS) county;
OR
Pattern 2: One (1) year of full-time experience determining eligibility for health programs, loans, financial assistance, unemployment, or other benefits and two (2) years of clerical work involving public contact; One (1) year experience as a Social Worker in a public or private agency;
OR
Pattern 3: Two (2) years of full-time experience determining eligibility for health programs, loans, financial assistance, unemployment, or other benefits;
OR
Pattern 4: Four (4) years of full-time clerical work involving public contact, interviewing, math computations, completion of forms or eliciting information from the public;
OR
Pattern 5: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

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.

NOTE: Applicants who anticipate receiving their Bachelor’s Degree within three months of the application deadline may apply, but will not be eligible for appointment until they have received their degree.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• The ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the bilingual proficiency examination administered by CPS HR Consulting prior to appointment.
• 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 examination, and fingerprinting for a background investigation.
• At the discretion of Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency, and with the approval of Merit System Services, qualified candidates certified to the eligible list established by this exam may be appointed to the Eligibility Specialist II level if the appointee meets the Eligibility Specialist II minimum requirements. Salary for the II level is $16.31 - $19.83.
• For more information regarding the job of an Eligibility Worker, you are invited to watch this job preview at: http://www.mss.ca.gov/SocialServicesPositions/EligibilityWorkerVideo

VETERANS PREFERENCE
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.

SALARY RANGE
$14.69 - $17.85/hour

TENTATIVE EXAM DATE(S)
Written Exam – Saturday, November 4, 2017
Oral Exam – Week of November 27, 2017

HOW TO APPLY
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.

For more information about the job of an Eligibility Worker, you are invited to review the information regarding the nature of work performed as an Eligibility Worker: Nature of Work Performed

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.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT
CPS HR Consulting
Merit System Services Unit
241 Lathrop Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
Website: www.mss.ca.gov
Email: mss@cpshr.us
Phone: (916) 471-3507

• Location: Chico, Willows, CA

• Post ID: 8213457 chico
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