Employment Opportunity: Child Support Specialist and Case Analyst

Employment Opportunity: Child Support Specialist and Case Analyst

Oceana County Friend of the Court

Full Time; non-exempt; benefited position

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Friend of the Court, monitors and enforces compliance with court orders primarily relating to child support issues.  Performs a variety of secretarial and support functions such as preparing and processing orders, forms, legal documents, and correspondence.  Attends sessions of the court relating to child support enforcement matters as a representative of the Friend of the Court.  Responds to case inquiries, receives and receipts payments.

POSTED DATE: November 1, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE: posted until filled; applications evaluated as received

POSITION AVAILABILITY: November 30, 2022

CURRENT SALARY: 40 hours per week; $17.1174 – $22.2528 per hour 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitors alerts from the State of Michigan for public assistance on child support cases, alerts of new hires of payors of child support, and issues income withholding orders to employers.
  • Schedules hearings for the referee calendar, including child support show cause hearings, child support motion hearings, and parenting time/custody motions.  Submits statements for referee billing, prepares summaries for show cause hearings, and processes files for child support hearings.  
  • Schedules child support motions from DHHS referrals, requested pro per motions, and objections on recommendations for child support.  
  • Conducts child support reviews and recommendations.  Prepares child support orders, enters support orders in the system, conducts child support hearings, and monitors child support cases ensuring accurate billing and reimbursement to state and/or foster care agencies.  Redirects child support when appropriate and registers tribal child support orders. 
  • Responsible for accounting adjustments, financial analysis of child support accounts, direct pay child support credits, credit bureau reporting, and responds to credit bureau actions.
  • Responsible for birth expense calculations and order preparation, parenting time abatement calculations, monitors interstate child support enforcement, processing case closures, and member merges on the system.  
  • Prepares cases for transfer to other counties, processes cases transferred in from other counties, assists with training of new hires, including assignment of teams and roles on the system. 
  • Responsible for the preparation of weekly bills, serves as back up personnel for banking and deposits, transmittal fees, interstate registration, suspense report, and bench warrant recall. 
  • Any additional tasks or responsibilities as directed by the Friend of the Court or Judge.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education: 

  • A minimum of an Associate Degree is required.  Prefer coursework in areas of behavioral sciences, accounting, communications, legal studies and/or criminal justice.

Experience:

  • Prefer one year of experience in a court setting with client contact and case management responsibilities.   Prefer past experience in a Friend of the Court office providing domestic relations and/or support services.
  • Working with computer systems such as MiCSES, JIS, LEIN, SOS or similar highly preferred.

All interested parties should submit cover letter and resume, with references,  to the following address:

Oceana County Administrator’s Office

Attn:  Stacey Becker

100 S. State Street

Suite M-4

Hart, MI 49420

Or to sbecker@oceana.mi.us

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