Case Manager

Iowa Department of Administrative Services

Case Manager

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Case Manager

Salary

$45,385.60 – $66,393.60 Annually

Location

Ankeny – 50021 – Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Number

24-04197

Agency

402 Health & Human Services – Community Services Area

Division

HHS – Child Support Recovery Unit (CSRU)

Opening Date

06/10/2024

Closing Date

6/20/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Jodi Shearer jsheare@dhs.state.ia.us and Tiffany Glenn tglenn@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job Description

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Community Access and Eligibility Division, is seeking a Child Support Case Manager (Child Support Recovery Officer) to help families of Iowa successfully navigate and understand the importance of providing both financial and emotion support for their children and build relationships with the parents to ensure they are successful. If you have a passion for helping others, this job is for you!

Hours, Work Location and Requirements:

This is a full-time opportunity, Monday – Friday with being from 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM. This position offers a hybrid work opportunity upon successful completion of the training period and with management approval. This position does require a driver’s license and the ability to travel on occasion, as needed.

Job Duties:

Performs complex case management for parents in need of paternity, medical and support establishment, modification of an existing order and maintenance of support orders.

Communicates with a variety of community partners including human service agencies, employers, clerks of court, county sheriff, attorneys, and other entities to achieve the goals of the Child Support Program through phone calls, emails, and other written correspondence.

Independently analyzes a variety of complex case situations and legal scenarios to determine the appropriate action to establish, maintain or modify support for families in and out of the state of Iowa.

Uses Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook) proficiently and has the aptitude to learn other computerized systems, including ICAR is critically important for success in this position.

Comprehend and adhere to confidentiality provisions in the Code of Iowa.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience with:

Critical thinking skills and executing complex tasks independently.

Customer service, including de-escalation of conflictual or adversarial situations.

Excellent oral and written communication and report composition.

Teamwork, collaboration, and consultation.

Managing multiple deadlines.

Extreme accuracy in mathematical calculations and timelines.

How to Apply:

For help creating a profile or entering your information, please go to the online Employment Application Guide (https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide) . Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

We have a great total compensation package for all our full-time employees, including:

Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) (Employee contributes 6.29%/State of Iowa contributes 9.44%)

Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan) (State of Iowa matches up to $75/month)

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance (See below for more details)

Vacation Leave (96 hours/year)

Sick Leave (144 hours/year)

Paid Holidays (9 days/year)

Flexible Spending Accounts

Life Insurance ($20,000 paid for by the State of Iowa)

Long-Term Disability Insurance

For additional information on benefits click here (https://das.iowa.gov/media/3766/download?inline=) .

Click hereto see how we compare with other employers or offers by using our Total Compensation Calculator.

What Ankeny has to offer:

Located just north of Des Moines, Ankeny is one of the fastest-growing cities in Iowa with modern amenities and small-town charm. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, Ankeny boasts extensive walking and biking trails, parks, music, entertainment, and some of the best schools in the Midwest.

Some of the nearby attractions include:

Saylorville Lake

Cascade Falls and Prairie Ridge Aquatic Centers

The District at Prairie Trail

Ankeny Miracle Park

Uptown Ankeny

Tournament Club of Iowa Golf Course

High Trestle Trail

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer

HHS values those with “lived experience” and encourages foster youth, foster parents, and/or parents who were in the DHS (HHS) system to apply. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply (Hearing and Speech Impaired – Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

Our agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visitwww.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Additional Qualification Requirements:

This position requires the completion and successful passing of a criminal and FBI background check, including fingerprinting.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in any field, and experience equal to one year of full-time public contact work.

A total of three years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university coursework in any field equals one year of full-time experience.

Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time public contact work.

Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work with Child Support Services.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/classandpay/JobClassDescriptions/ChildSupportRecoveryOfficer-03345.pdf) .

Why Choose the State of Iowa?

At the heart of our commitment to excellence is a dedication to our most valuable asset – our employees. Discover the outstanding benefits that set us apart as an employer of choice.

Our Robust Benefits Package Includes:

Competitive Compensation:

Enjoy a competitive salary that reflects directly on your skills and expertise.

Keep in mind, your wage is just one part of your total compensation. Unlock the complete value of your employment with the State of Iowa by using our user-friendlyTotal Compensation Calculator (https://das.iowa.gov/media/3773/download?inline) .Gain insights into your comprehensive annual compensation, including salary and State-provided benefits.

Health and Wellness:

Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health plans, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that the State of Iowa covers 90% of the premiums, providing you and your loved ones with excellent coverage at a remarkably low cost.

Retirement Planning:

We are proud to offer the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). A defined benefit plan, IPERS benefits are guaranteed for life, meaning once you retire, you will receive the same monthly benefit for the remainder of your life (once vested). We invest in your long-term financial well-being, so you can retire with peace of mind.Click here to learn more about IPERS (https://ipers.org/members) .

Paid Time Off:

Life is unpredictable, and at the State of Iowa, we understand the importance of work-life balance. Our leave policies, including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave with unlimited accrual, ensure you have the flexibility you need for personal and family matters.

Professional Development:

Elevate your career with continuous learning opportunities. We support your growth through training programs, workshops, and tuition reimbursement.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

We care about your well-being beyond the workplace. Access confidential counseling, resources, and support through our Employee Assistance Program.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Be part of a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces all backgrounds and perspectives. We believe diversity is a strength that drives innovation.

Join Us – Elevate Your Career:

Ready to elevate your career with the State of Iowa?Click here (https://iowa.attract.neogov.com/recruitment/p/benefits) to explore more about our unparalleled benefits and discover what makes us unique. Your success is our priority!

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

No – I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

Yes – I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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Have you graduated with an associates degree in any field, and have experience equal to one year of full-time public contact work?

Yes

No

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Do you have a total of three years of education and/or full-time experience in public contact work? Thirty semester hours of accredited college or university coursework in any field equals one year of full-time experience.

Yes – I have the 3 year total required

I do not have the 3 year total required

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Are you a current permanent State of Iowa employee? IF yes – Do you have experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time public contact work?

I am a current permanent State of Iowa employee AND have experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time public contact work

I am NOT a current permanent State of Iowa employee

I am a current permanent State of Iowa employee BUT DO NOT have experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time public contact work

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Are you a current permanent State of Iowa employee? IF yes – Do you have experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work with Child Support Services?

I am a current permanent State of Iowa employee and have experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work with Child Support Services

I am not a current permanent State of Iowa employee

I am a current permanent State of Iowa employee BUT DO NOT have experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work with Child Support Services

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This position is required to work from the Child Support Services office in Ankeny, Iowa. Are you willing and able to work in Ankeny, Iowa on a regular basis?

Yes

No

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State of Iowa

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