Eligibility Specialist Trainee

El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency - Placerville, CA


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POSITION: Eligibility Specialist Trainee
DEPARTMENT: El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency

SALARY: $2,738.00 - $3,328.00 Monthly

CLOSING DATE: 11/28/18 11:59 PM



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.

The Eligibility Specialist Trainee is the classroom and on-the-job trainee level in the Eligibility Specialist series where emphasis is on learning the basic regulatory and statutory requirements of multiple public assistance programs. Incumbents may receive classroom instruction and/or on-the-job training prior to being assigned casework or tasks. Once incumbents are placed in a unit, they will continue to participate in on-the-job training and may be assigned a variety of duties, including some casework/tasks which will assist them in learning to determine initial and continuing eligibility for one or more public assistance programs. Incumbents work under close supervision to complete initial case functions as they continue to learn procedures and complex regulations and acquire the ability to apply the regulations during the training period. Trainees are given the opportunity to perform increasing levels of eligibility determination to prepare them for the entry-level Eligibility Specialist I classification. Incumbents are expected to progress to the entry-level Eligibility Specialist I upon satisfactory completion of one year as a trainee. Use of the Eligibility Specialist Trainee classification is optional, at the discretion of each County.

Incumbents in the Eligibility Specialist Trainee classification typically receive supervision from an Eligibility Supervisor and may receive lead direction from an Eligibility Specialist III.

For more information regarding the job of an Eligibility Specialist, you are invited to watch this job preview at: https://www.cpshr.us/videos/JobPreview/EligibilityWorkerJobPreview.wmv

Pattern 1: Two (2) years of full-time clerical experience involving public contact, interviewing, math computations, completion of forms or eliciting information from the public;


Pattern 2: One year of full-time experience determining eligibility for loans, financial assistance, unemployment or veterans benefits, or publicly or privately funded health, counseling or social services programs;


Pattern 3: Completion of sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter college units.

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 and a half (22.5) 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 obtain 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.
  • There is a pay differential of $92.30 bi-weekly for full-time South Lake Tahoe employees.
  • The ability to speak and read 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 and, if successful, become eligible for a pay differential of $1.00 per hour. The differential is defined by the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of El Dorado and the Bargaining Unit representing this job classification. A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding is available on the El Dorado County website.
  • The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill regular full-time, extra-help, limited-term, or part-time vacancies as the need arises.
  • 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.
  • For more information about the job of an Eligibility Specialist, you are invited to review the information regarding the nature of work performed as an Eligibility Specialist: Nature of Work Performed

If you would like to request Veteran's preference points as part of the application packet, please attach a copy of your DD-214 form to your application.

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.

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.

El Dorado County is one of the most beautiful counties in California, spanning from Folsom Lake, across the Sierras, all the way to Lake Tahoe at the California-Nevada state line. Across its 1800 square miles, elevations range from just a few feet to over 10,000 feet above sea level. Outdoor activities are abundant year-round and are a draw for visitors to the area. Enjoy exceptional golf, kayaking in white water rapids, skiing, hiking, fishing, camping, cycling and most any other outdoor activity you can imagine. The County also offers world class wineries, many in the popular "Apple Hill" area, and rich agricultural areas, which allow for exceptional farm-to-table dining experiences. The County was formed in 1850 with the booming California Gold Rush.


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Job Type: Full-time