STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B11

Class No. 5540

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICER I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level child support work. Work involves conducting investigations to locate or trace absent parents and to determine or establish paternity, enforcing court orders of child support, and assisting in preparing case documentation and monitoring cases. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts investigations to locate or trace absent parents.

Reviews and assesses cases to develop implementation strategies and determines appropriate subsequent actions.

Prepares various documents relating to legal or other actions to establish or enforce a court order for child support.

Responds to inquiries concerning case status.

Documents actions taken relating to cases.

Assists in monitoring child support payments and refers delinquent cases for appropriate enforcement action.

May specialize in one or more child support functions such as location, establishment, or enforcement.

May attend court with legal staff to update legal documents and assist in negotiations.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in interviewing and collections related to child support. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of child support laws, policies, principles, and practices; and of investigative practices and techniques.

Skill in interviewing and in conducting investigations, in basic mathematics, and in the operation of computers and applicable computer software.

Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate information; and to communicate effectively.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed  9-1-17