DSHS ESA Child Support Enforcement Officer
The Economic Services Administration, Division of Child Support is seeking multiple full-time Child Support Enforcement Officers to join our team of hard-working professionals in Spokane, Washington. Your work here will help Transform Lives!
In this role, you will provide direct service to customers, establishing, modifying, and enforcing financial and medical child support obligations.
Some of what youll do:
Work with parents, attorneys, and advocates to establish child support obligations and apply sanctions should they not comply with the terms of those obligations
- Independently establish administrative child support orders by researching and locating income information, calculating complex financial and medical obligations, calculating arrears balances as required, preparing and serving legal notices, and negotiating settlements as appropriate
- Analyze, interpret and apply State, Federal and International laws pertaining to the legal determination of paternity, the establishment and enforcement of financial and medical child support
- Independently negotiates debt repayment terms by analyzing asset and financial information such as pay stubs, tax returns, business earnings, and proof of expenses
- Review and interpret court and administrative child support orders to determine when obligations may be suspended or terminated, the support amount, and the frequency at which support is charged
- Utilize Divisional signature authority to initiate and sign legal notices, including correspondence with clients, courts, and other Washington State agencies
- Locate individuals and assets utilizing State interfaces such as Employment Security, Department of Revenue, Department of Licensing, Labor and Industries, Federal Parent Locate Service, and the Social Security Administration
- Maintain a caseload of child support cases utilizing the Support Enforcement Management System and effective management skills
What we are looking for:
- Excellent communication skills
- Analytical skills to read, interpret and understand legal documents
- Ability to manage a large, growing, and diverse caseload
- Conflict resolution skills to appropriately handle emotionally charged interactions and clients
- Investigative and interviewing skills to find information from a variety of sources
Professionals with two years of college-level coursework AND two years of experience in child support enforcement and/or debt collection-related functions.
Two years of college-level coursework AND three years of child support enforcement and/or debt collection-related functions, including completion of the Support Enforcement Officer Training Program.
Two years of experience as a child Support Enforcement Technician.
Note: Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute year for year.
- Cover Letter
- Current contact information for three professional references
Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.
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