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The Weld County Department of Human Services Child Support Division located in Greeley, CO, is searching for a Legal Technician to actively work and monitor a child support caseload of 500-600 cases. Enforce child support orders using legal and administrative remedies.
Conduct initial systems search to locate data on parents. Locate parent's address, employment, and income and resource information utilizing numerous automated and manual tools.
Assess case information to determine appropriate administrative and legal courses of action.
Perform accounting duties including preparing arrears calculations, analyzing financial data and negotiating payment agreements and settlements.
Prepare and file administrative and legal actions within mandated timeframes. Review court actions with attorney and assist at court hearings. May be required to testify at hearings.
Communicate with parents, attorneys, court, employers and the general public in a professional manner designed to encourage participation in the overall goals of the department.
Analyze and work system generated reports, on-line alerts, calendar reviews, Child Support Enforcement Tool (CSE), and locate responses. Update child support automated system on all contacts and actions taken in a clear and concise manner. Problem solve with other agency personnel.
Prioritize and organize tasks to maximize efficiency and productivity. Actively work and monitor a child support caseload. Enforce child support and medical support orders and conduct initial review of orders.
Problem solve with other agency personnel.
• High School Diploma or GED Equivalency.
• Successful Completion of an Associate's Degree is preferred.
• Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Required Work Experience:
• Four years full time business or clerical experience in an office environment which includes extensive customer service, telephone use and computer experience.
• Two years' work experience which must include legal secretarial, paralegal experience or collections experience.
Preferred Work Experience:
• Experience in Collections.
• Experience in legal document preparation.
• Experience with County or State Child Support Services programs.
• Paralegal Certificate.
Condition of Employment:
• Must obtain Paralegal Certificate within first 12 months of employment if not certified upon hire.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Must pass Human Services Background Check
To view complete job announcement and to apply, use the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/weld
Weld County Human Services
The Weld County Department of Human Services (WCDHS) employs over 450 workers, who have the skills, passion and drive to service Weld County citizens in 31 incorporated municipalities and across almost 4,000 square miles. Mission Statement: Engaging and partnering with the community to improve safety, health and well-being of individuals and families through the delivery of responsive and collaborative services. Vision Statement: The people of Weld County are connected to the resources needed to thrive in the community and feel safe and empowered. The program areas of WCDHS help individuals make life-changing decisions and assist with emergency, quality of life issues daily. The unequaled integrity and commitment to provide compassionate partnerships and resources, in conjunction with community organizations, is exhibited by WCDHS employees. Some of the program areas include: • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) – Helps maintain an individual’s independence and dignity in their home and community by planning, coordinating and advocating services to aid and protect our at-risk older population. • Assistance Payments – Aids individuals and families who qualify for financial, medical and food assistance. • Child Support – Provides services to include testing for paternity, establishing court orders for child support and enforcing child support payment obligations • Child Welfare – Work with families to assure safety, permanency and wellbeing for children and youth. Assess family, child, and youth needs to provide appropriate referrals for services in an effort to strengthen families and minimize harm to children. • Employment Services – Offers employment opportunities, training, career planning, job skills development, workshops, job fairs, vocational skills assessments and child care related services. • Family Resource – Assists individuals and families with supportive services surrounding the areas of post adoption, promoting healthy and intact families, child abuse prevention, public assistance navigation and community outreach. WCDHS collaborates with other organizations to provide assistance to thousands of Weld County citizens each year, and our staff take great pride in guiding individuals to the resources and programs available to them. Weld County Department of Human Services’ greatest asset is our staff.