The Department of Social Services is recruiting for an Eligibility Services Supervisor with the Greater Hartford Field Office - General Eligibility Unit, located at 20 Meadow Road in Windsor, CT. This is a 40 hour per week position, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. At the time of interview, please bring in the last two (2) years of attendance records (9/2016-9/2018) and last two (2) service ratings.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Social Services, who has permanent state status, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ronnell Young at Ronnel.Young@ct.gov, (860)424-5691.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Social Services and the Department of Children and Families, this class is accountable for supervising a unit engaged in providing eligibility and/or other services to clients of the department's various assistance programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance including identifying, planning and implementing training; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; consults with and directs staff in difficult, unusual and/or complex case resolution; implements personnel policies and procedures; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of available community support and social services resources; considerable knowledge of Eligibility Management System; knowledge of personnel policies; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in the determination of client eligibility for public assistance.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been acting as a working supervisor or a policy specialist in the provision of eligibility services to clients.
Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at the level of Eligibility Services Specialist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.