at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States
Financial Resources SpecialistAugusta , Maine , United States | Administrative & Office Support | Part-time Apply by: Aug. 30, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Opening Date: August 16, 2021Closing Date: August 30, 2021Job Class Code:0077
Grade: 18 (Professional & Technical Svcs)
Salary: $16.42 – $21.98/hr.Position Number: 02000-3441
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.
The Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families throughout Maine. The Office of Child and Family Services manages the Child Care Development Block Grant which provides Child Care Subsidy to eligible families. The Unit also evaluates and manages quality initiatives designed to improve the quality of childcare programs for all children. This is a 15 hour per week position currently located in our Augusta office.
As a Financial Resources Specialist,you will help families improve their lives by providing them access to subsidies for childcare, enabling parents or guardians to be able to work or attend school. You will obtain and evaluate information from families in order to complete determinations and re-determinations of eligibility for childcare subsidies. You will ensure this information is entered into automated client information systems in an accurate and timely manner. You will initiate and monitor payments to providers. You will communicate directly with families and providers in order to obtain information and explain unit, state and federal rules, regulations and policies.
To qualify, your background must include a four (4) year combination of education, training, and/or progressively responsible experience performing administrative and/or complex clerical tasks including experience which demonstrates interviewing and data gathering skills as needed to form the basis for judgments in eligibility determinations. The backgrounds of well-qualified candidates should demonstrate the following competencies:
1. Effective communication and customer service skills.
2. Proven ability to prioritize multiple and competing tasks to meet work deadlines.
3. Ability to analyze family information and make eligibility determinations in accordance with established standards.
4. Skilled in the use of standardized desktop technology and products (e-mail, word processing applications, spreadsheets, etc.).
For additional information about this position please contact Kerri Wyman, Social Services Program Specialist at (207) 626-8660 or by email atKerri.Wyman@Maine.gov.To apply, please upload a recent resume (if available) andcover letter addressing each of the four competency areasidentified in the above section.To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Smith atAshley.Smith@Maine.gov.
Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Here’s what the State of Maine offers:
+ growth – build your career
+ health, dental, and vision insurance – take care of yourself
+ retirement savings – financially independent, even after you stop working
+ flexible spending accounts – manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs
+ Living Resources(employee assistance program) – overcome difficult situations with support
+ paid holidays – twelve each year
+ federal public loan forgiveness program- for qualifying loans and payments
+ statewide locations – from Kittery to Madawaska
+ training – develop knowledge, skills, and understanding
The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.Benefits will be adjusted to reflect part time status.
Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.