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SC Department of Public Safety Human Services Specialist I (SNAP Review Specialist) / 61045723 in Lexington County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Do you have a passion to provide meaningful contributions to your community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina's children, families, and vulnerable adults? If so, the SC Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you!

We're looking for an enthusiastic Human Services Specialist I for our Lexington County office who performs general work duties related to the administration of the SNAP and TANF programs in the Economic Services Division to help restore or improve customer financial stability.

The Human Services Specialist I processes Six Month Renewals, SCCAP (Four year certifications) , and ESAP (Three year Certifications) Renewals and ESAP Interim Contact (Yearly) forms by determining eligibility and authorizing benefits if applicable.

Processes changes by determining eligibility and reauthorizing benefits if applicable.

Maintains electronic case files (in agency designated system) accurately and timely for documentation and auditing purposes; safeguards confidentiality of files and information in files.

Identifies and documents over payments and makes at least 3 possible claims referrals to the Benefit Integrity Unit; prepares supporting documents for Fair Hearings and attends hearings as directed.

Provides services in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations and agency policies and procedures.

Participates in training and supervisory meetings or staffing as required.

Performs Red Cross shelter duty or other emergency shelter duty/services as directed.

All South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) Employees are expected to Adopt, Implement, and Promote the Published Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles, While Employed by the Agency.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A High School Diploma and three (3) years experience in clerical administrative, social work, correctional, business administration or general business.

An Associates Degree and one (1) year experience in clerical, administrative, social work, correctional business administration, or general business.

Ability to exercise good judgement and discretion. Knowledge of local community resources. Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships and communicate effectively. Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Ability to quietly master required databases and systems.

Additional Comments

This application for employment with the SC Department of Social Services must be completed in its entirety. *A resume may be included; but shall not be substituted in lieu of the completion of this application in part or in whole. "See Resume" is not acceptable information for the completion of any part of the requirements of this application. *If such is submitted, this employment application will be considered incomplete and may not be forwarded as eligible for consideration to hiring managers.

Must be able to travel within the state for the purpose of training and meetings to include overnight travel. A valid drivers license is required.

If you certify, by completion and submission of this application, that you possess educational credentials that qualify you for the available DSS positions, you will be required to provide a certified official transcript, if you are selected for job offer.

*DIVISION: *Economic Services / Lexington County

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Lexington County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 112090

Closing: 4/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: GA43

Position Number: 61045723

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 3

Hiring Range - Min.: $23,756.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $32,245.00

Opening Date: 04/06/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: All applicants must apply online. All correspondence from DSS Human Resources will be made through electronic mail, unless otherwise indicated.

Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Social Services

Address: 1535 Confederate Avenue Extension Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-898-7315 ext. 2