Job Details

Legal Technician

Company name

Weld County Human Services

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jul 21, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Greeley, CO, United States

Industry

Legal
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The Weld County Department of Human Services Child Support Division is searching for a Legal Technician to actively work and monitor an intergovernmental child support caseload of up to 600 cases. Establish and enforce child support orders involving intergovernmental legal and administrative remedies.

Conduct initial systems search to locate data on parents. Locate parents’ address, employment, and income and resource information utilizing numerous automated and manual tools and additional investigative skills.

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 process legal documents for submission to other intergovernmental child support agencies within mandated timeframes. Conduct follow-up with other intergovernmental agencies in order to establish and enforce child support orders. Initialize court order and accounting ledger on automated system.

Process responding interstate requests for enforcement and registration within mandated timeframes. Enter information in the child support automated system and complete registration of foreign order. Initialize court order and accounting ledger on child support automated system.
Communicate with other child support agencies, parents, attorneys, court, employers and the general public to gain or provide information on an ongoing basis in a proactive and positive manner. Problem solve with other agency personnel.

Analyze and work system generated reports, on-line alerts, calendar reviews, CSE Tools and locate responses. Update child support automated system on all contacts and actions taken in a clear and concise manner.

Prioritize and organize tasks to maximize efficiency and productivity. Actively work and monitor an intergovernmental child support caseload. Establish child support and paternity orders. Enforce child support and medical support orders and conduct initial review of orders.

Provide translation support to Spanish speaking parents in understanding child support processes, procedures, and regulations. Assist them in obtaining and filling out documents and at times, provide interpretation support to other child support staff.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
Education:

• High School Diploma or 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.
• Experience with Excel

Preferred Certification:
• Paralegal Certificate
• Colorado Notary Public Certificate

Condition of Employment:
• Must obtain Paralegal Certificate within first 12 months of employment if not certified upon hire. Cost will be covered by Department of Human Services.
• Must be able to obtain Colorado Notary Certification if not already a Notary. Cost will be covered by Department of Human Services.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Ability to read and write Spanish in a proficient manner. Ability to interpret and translate between English and Spanish using professional language. Bilingual required.
• Must possess the ability to keyboard at 35 words per minute.
• Must pass Human Services Background Check.
• Must possess strong math skills.

Testing may be required for applicants who are selected to move forward in the hiring process.

To view complete job announcement and to apply, use the following link:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/weld

 

Company info

Weld County Human Services

Company Profile

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.

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