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Eligibility Specialist – Public Assistance Programs

Scott County
Scott County, Minnesota
Closing date
Aug 29, 2022

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Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

An Eligibility Specialist performs a variety of tasks related to the determination of eligibility for Public Assistance programs (Cash Programs, Emergency Programs, Food Support, and Health Care Programs). Duties include review of cases to assess fit with program rules and ensuring complete and accurate case documentation. The work environment is fast-paced with changing priorities. One must be organized and detail-oriented with a keen interest in helping others. Some evening hours may be required.


MQs: Requires high school diploma/GED and four years of related work experience** OR high school diploma/GED plus one or more years post-secondary education and two years of related work experience** OR an Associate's degree or higher.  **Related work experience MUST BE in a position involving health and human services, program eligibility, or working to determine and provide public assistance benefits to a broad range of clientele.  The incumbent shall possess a valid driver's license and provide a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities. Recent MAXIS system or Financial Worker/Eligibility Specialist experience strongly preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.

Hiring Range: $24.21 to $30.26 per hour – DOQ. 

Closing:  08/29/2022

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Scott County is a progressive-thinking public sector employer with 650 employees. We are located 25 miles SW of Minneapolis in downtown Shakopee.

Scott County is among the fastest growing counties in the nation. What an exciting time to be part of our GROWING organization! As an employer, we offer:

* flexible work schedules

* competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package

* a clean and friendly work environment

* and much more!

Scott County is committed to employee training and professional development -- and has resources earmarked for this purpose. In addition to being a recognized family-friendly organization, Scott County has initiated an array of programs and policies that encourage all employees to seek a balance in their work and their lives.

Working in the public sector, you can -- and will -- make a difference in peoples’ lives. We are a people-oriented service industry, dedicated to delivering quality public services to all citizens in an effective, professional, and efficient manner.

Consider joining the workforce in Scott County today. You'll be glad you did!

Compensation: It is the policy of Scott County that fair and equitable compensation shall be provided to employees for services rendered, and employees should be provided competitive rewards for achievement. The Compensation Plan shall promote the service-oriented performance philosophy of the County and recognize employee performance in relation to established behavioral criteria and the achievement of pre-established goals and objectives.

Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package is provided for all employees who work 20 hours per week or more. This package includes:

  • HealthPartners Health Insurance Single, two-party, or family plan options available
  • Delta Dental Insurance Single or family plan options available.
  • ReliaStar Life Insurance $10,000 County-paid coverage
  • Flexible (Pre-Tax) Spending Health Care and Daycare Accounts
  • Long Term Disability
  • An Employee Assistance Program, PERA (Public Employee's Retirement Association) - A retirement system for county and local government employees set-up in 1931 by the MN Legislature.

Other Great Benefits Available:

  • Affinity Plus (credit union)
  • U.S. Government Savings Bonds
  • VALIC - Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Minnesota Benefit Association Insurance
  •  PERA Term Life Insurance
  • Nationwide Retirement Solutions - Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Safety & Wellness Team
  • Organizational commitment to employee training and development
  • Free parking

Time-Off: 10 paid holidays per year. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave and Vacation and Sick Leave programs for eligible employees (21 to 33 days per year).

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200 4th Ave W

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