Eligibility Worker I (03-5059)

North Dakota State Government - Minnewaukan, ND4.2

Full/Part Time

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Hiring Range: $2,927 - $3415.00 per month

Summary of Work

This position is responsible for eligibility case management of economic assistance programs including TANF, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Child Care Assistance Program, and LIHEAP. Duties include interviewing applicants; processing applications; determining eligibility; maintaining ongoing caseloads; processing appeal requests and fraud actions; interpreting state, federal, and county policies; processing administrative reports and record keeping; as well as other duties and projects assigned by the agency. A high level of verbal and written communication skills is also required. Primary work location is expected to be in Fort Totten. Work area covers three locations: Fort Totten, Maddock, and Minnewaukan. Travel between offices may be required.

The successful applicant must pass a standard background, motor vehicle and criminal record check and a pre-employment drug test.

Minimum Qualifications

Eligibility Worker I 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: TANF, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Foster Care, Medicaid, or LIHEAP, OR Eligibility Worker Associate Degree offered at Bismarck State College.

Eligibility Worker Technician

If no candidates meet the requirements the position may be filled with an Eligibility Worker Technician (4001), with a minimum monthly starting salary $2427.00 per month. Minimum qualifications 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; or
Completion of the Eligibility Worker Certificate Program formerly offered at Lake Region State College.

Application Procedures

Please 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 in your online application.
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 11:59 pm or before the closing date.
For More Information About the Position Contact: DeShawn Tofsrud

Employing Unit: Benson County Social Services
Telephone Number: 701-473-5302
TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice)

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments , please contact recruiter@nd.gov or (701)328-3290