Eligibility Worker I
North Dakota State Government - Fargo, ND

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requires the qualifications as listed for the "Eligibility Worker Technician Underfill" below, PLUS one year of work experience determining eligibility in a social service office in one of the following economic assistance programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Foster Care, Medicaid, or LIHEAP; OR an Eligibility Worker Associate Degree offered at Bismarck State College.

If no candidates meet the above requirements the position may be underfilled with an Eligibility Worker Technician (4001), with a salary range of $2,907 - 3,594 per month. Minimum qualifications for Eligibility Worker Technician require a high school diploma or GED, PLUS one of the following:

Three years of work experience in the clerical, accounting, financial, legal or teaching fields;
Three years of a bachelor’s degree program (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours);
Three years combined education and experience as listed above; or
Completion of the Eligibility Worker Certificate Program offered at Bismarck State College.

Preference will be given to individuals :
Familiar with TECS and Vision state computer systems
Multi-lingual in languages of the African continent
Two years of experience working with refugees as an interpreter or case manager.

Application Procedures:

Complete a State of ND Application for Employment (SFN 10950) . Access application form at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html or hard copy from any ND Job Service Office.
Please include the position # and requisition # on your application. Also, provide details in the employment history sections of the application form on how your education, experience and skills will qualify you for this position. Supplemental information such as a cover letter and resume may be included, but the initial review and score will be based on the information provided on SFN 10950 .
Please fill in all information requested on the application form, such as dates of employment, hours worked per week, credits earned, etc. INCOMPLETE SECTIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT.
The Department’s Human Resource Division staff will score applications against the minimum qualifications and preferences listed on the job announcement and qualifying military service. After the scoring is completed, a certified list of eligible candidates and the applications will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview, based on the final scores.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
All application material must be received on the closing date by 5:00 pm or before the closing date at the following address:

Human Resource Division

Department of Human Services

600 East Boulevard Avenue Dept 325

Bismarck ND 58505-0250

Fax: 701-328-1927; e-mail: dhshr@nd.gov

For More Information, Assistance or Accommodation Contact: Alice Swenson

Employing Unit: Cass County Social Services

Section: Economic Assistance

Telephone Number: 701-239-6770

TTY Number: 701-239-6784

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work:
Essential functions of this position include interviewing and determining eligibility for applicants and recipients of the SNAP, Medicaid, Child Care Assistance Program and LIHEAP by interpreting state and federal policies; will process applications, establish electronic record, maintain a caseload and perform all necessary actions relating to case management; attend training and workshops as well as other duties as assigned by the agency. A high level of verbal and written communication skills is required, as well as computer literacy in all programs assigned to this position. Regular attendance is required of this position.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment.