City of Portland - Financial Eligibility Specialist

FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST

Health and Human Services Department - Social Services Division - Full-Time, 37.5 hrs. per week, Project position - The work schedule is Wednesday-Sunday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM - This position processes General Assistance applications and determines financial eligibility in a high volume, ethnically rich, multi-site work environment.  Job responsibilities include: Computing consumer budgets, utilizing a language line for non-English speaking applicants, verification of income and expenses, processing vendor payment vouchers, preparing decision sheets, interacting with community agencies, participating in Fair Hearings and maintaining electronic files.  This work includes interaction with a diverse consumer base requiring flexibility, a positive attitude and solutions-based thinker with a focus on the delivery of excellent customer service.  

Requirements – Graduation from a standard high school, experience in a social service agency; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.  Knowledge of public assistance programs and excellent customer service skills. Preferred strengths & skills - Experience working with homeless population.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.  Pay rate starting at $19.30/hour. 

Deadline for applications for this position is Tuesday, June 22, 2021

To VIEW/APPLY for this position please visit our Employment Opportunities at:    https://selfservice.portlandmaine.gov/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx 

 

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City Benefits -

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  

 

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

 

For questions contact Human Resources by email at jobs@portlandmaine.gov or 207-874-8624.

Website:  www.portlandmaine.gov/Jobs





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