Full Job Description
This vacancy is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, La.
This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months. Job appointments may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a (Recovery Analyst 1 or a Recovery Analyst 2) depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the (Recovery Analyst 2) is (Max Salary $70,117). Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
DCFS is an "Equal Opportunity Employer" and Louisiana is a "State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities"
For further information about this vacancy contact Patrick Davis via:
A baccalaureate degree plus one year of professional experience in social services.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
A baccalaureate degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education will substitute for the one year of required experience.
Graduate training in counseling, social work, psychology, criminal justice, or special education will substitute for the experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To initiate and follow through on recovery activities for various social service programs in accordance with established state and federal policies.
LEVEL OF WORK:
General from a Recovery Supervisor or other comparable position.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Children and Family Services.
Differs from other social services jobs by the presence of recovery/collection activities in a social service program.
Differs from a Recovery Analyst 2 by the presence of close supervision received and an absence of independence.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Reviews and evaluates cases involving overpayments/ineligible payments from assistance programs administered by DCFS for correct application of policy and to determine recovery action to be taken. Ensures that the correct amount is being recovered.
Provides technical assistance to parish office staff and other DCFS offices in matters relating to recovery.
Obtains information from computer and other sources to determine the appropriate continued recovery activity and decides on future recovery action regarding allotment reduction, recoupment, follow- up letters, suspensions and closures.
Makes referrals to the legal section for civil action on cases.
Answers inquiries made by clients, attorneys, public officials or other persons or agencies representing clients regarding program policies and procedures and negotiating repayment plans.
Refers to DCFS program directors and recommends corrective action in case situations where high frequency errors have been noted.