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SC Department of Public Safety Human Service Specialist I (FI/SNAP AP Processing Specialist) / 61012434 in Allendale County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Do you have a passion to provide meaningful contributions to your community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina's children, families, and vulnerable adults? If so, the SC Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you!

We're looking for an enthusiastic Human Services Specialist I who performs general work duties related to the administration of the SNAP and TANF programs in the Economic Services Division in the Allendale County office to help restore or improve customer financial stability.

The Human Services Specialist I processes Six Month Renewals, SCCAP (Four year certifications) , and ESAP (Three year Certifications) Renewals and ESAP Interim Contact (Yearly) forms by determining eligibility and authorizing benefits if applicable.

Process changes to eligibility and reauthorizing benefits if applicable.

Maintains electronic case files (in agency designated system) accurately and timely for documentation and auditing purposes; safeguards confidentiality of files and information in files.

Identifies and documents overpayments and makes at least 3 possible claims referrals to the Benefit Integrity Unit; prepares supporting documents for Fair Hearings and attends hearings as directed.

Provides services in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations and agency policies and procedures.

Performs Red Cross shelter duty or other emergency shelter duty/services as directed.

All South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) Employees are expected to Adopt, Implement, and Promote the Published Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles, While Employed by the Agency.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A High School Diploma and three (3) years of responsible clerical, administrative, social work, correctional, business administration or general business.

An Associate Degree and one (1) year of responsible clerical, administrative, social work, correctional, business administration or general business.

Knowledge of casework practices and interviewing techniques. Knowledge of services available from the community and other public and private programs. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws or regulations pertaining to social service programs. Ability to organize and maintain a caseload. Ability to exercise discretion in interpreting and applying established objective. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, other state agencies and the public. Ability to communicate effectively.

Additional Comments

This application for employment with the SC Department of Social Services must be completed in its entirety. *A resume may be included; but shall not be substituted in lieu of the completion of this application in part or in whole. "See Resume" is not acceptable information for the completion of any part of the requirements of this application. *If such is submitted, this employment application will be considered incomplete and may not be forwarded as eligible for consideration to hiring managers.

Must be able to travel within the state for the purpose of training and meetings to include overnight travel. A valid SC driver's license is required.

If you certify, by completion and submission of this application, that you possess educational credentials that qualify you for the available DSS positions, you will be required to provide a certified official transcript, if you are selected for job offer.

*DIVISION: *Economic Services / Allendale County

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Allendale County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 107577

Closing: 11/30/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: GA30

Position Number: 61012434

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 3

Hiring Range - Min.: $23,756.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $32,245.00

Opening Date: 11/20/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: All applicants must apply online. All correspondence from DSS Human Resources will be made through electronic mail, unless otherwise indicated.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Social Services

Address: 1535 Confederate Avenue Extension Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-898-7315 ext. 2