Md State Jobs – Child Support Specialist

Website State of Maryland

Job Description:

This Statewide recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates to be used to fill current and future vacancies occurring in our Local Departments of Social Services and regional Offices of Child Support throughout the State.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitors the receipt of child support payments and reviews case records and payment activities to determine the need for and type of enforcement activities warranted;
  • Identifies circumstances that contribute to a problem in collecting child support or providing health insurance coverage, determines which private and governmental
  • Investigates and resolves disputes resulting from license suspensions, tax intercepts and other remedies used to enforce and collect child support;
  • Initiates and prepares a variety of documents for administrative or court hearings, such as support payment modifications, wage withholdings, earnings assignments, interstate transmittals, subpoenas, bench warrants and show cause orders in order to collect current or past due child support payments;
  • Negotiates voluntary agreements for payment of child support and liquidation of arrears with custodial and non-custodial parents in accordance with State regulations and guidelines;
    services and programs, such as mediation services, employment and job counseling services, visitation access program or young fathers’ program address the problem and refers parents to those services and programs;
  • Obtains, verifies and analyzes information from custodial and non-custodial parents, employers, financial institutions, private and governmental resources, health insurance carriers and others and uses that information to locate non-custodial parents, establish paternity, verify income and assets and determine the ability of non-custodial parents to pay child support and provide health insurance;

Job Requirements:

  • Candidates may substitute the possession of an Associate of Arts degree in social services, human services, legal studies, public administration or similar fields of study from an accredited college or university and six months of experience investigating and analyzing child support cases and initiating appropriate actions to establish, maintain or enforce support payments for dependent children in accordance with federal and State laws, rules and regulations for the required experience.
  • Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree in social services, human services, legal studies, public administration or similar fields of study from an accredited college or university for the required experience.
  • Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.
  • Two years and six months of experience investigating and analyzing child support cases and initiating appropriate actions to establish, maintain or enforce support payments for dependent children in accordance with federal and State laws, rules and regulations.
  • Candidates may substitute experience determining eligibility for government assistance programs for one year of the required specific program experience

Job Details:

Company: State of Maryland

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Maryland, United States

Application Deadline: N/A

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