Child Support Officer

Scott County, MN - Shakopee, MN

The eligible register developed from this posting may be used to fill future FT and PT vacancies within this classification.

Performs a variety of complex professional and paralegal tasks related to the determination of paternity, establishment, and enforcement of child support obligations. Conducts investigative interviews with non-custodial parents and custodial parents. Negotiates settlements of support obligations. Prepares and provides testimony in Expedited Process and District Court hearings on child support cases. Work is performed in an office setting.
Essential Duties
Prepares all legal documents for court actions in the Expedited Process and District Court. Provide Court with credible testimony of facts of case. Represent the County in private dissolution actions when public assistance is being expended.

Negotiates statutory issues with all interested parties during court processes. Negotiate payment compliance agreements and settlements.

Maintains and evaluates assigned caseload of complex child support and foster care cases.

Determines appropriate financial information to complete appropriate adjustments and reconcile account balances.

Analyzes cases to determine appropriate legal and enforcement action.

Conducts fact-finding investigations of financial resources of both parties. Complete investigative interviews as appropriate.

Works the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors, and any other person or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.

Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Requires equivalency of an associate's degree and two years related experience in child support, determining eligibility for public assistance programs, collections or case aide in a social services agency, or paralegal/legal assistant in family law. Preference given for computer aptitude, investigative interviewing, and preparing cases for administrative/appeal hearings. A valid driver's license is required.

Selection Process
Selection for this position will be based on a minimum qualifications screening and rating of training and experience. Top candidates will be forwarded to the hiring manager or supervisor for consideration for interview and/or additional assessments. Final selection will include a background check and approval by the County Board.