Child Support Supervisor

Open to the State of Delaware DHSS Merit Employees Only

Recruitment #103019-MDDA04-351001

Summary Statement

The incumbent will supervise a Customer Service Unit composed of 20 Child Support Specialists. Duties include: planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating and training staff; providing support to staff in establishing/enforcing child support obligations; providing input on the development, implementation and evaluation of program policies/procedures; establishing/implementing procedures; maintaining contact with custodial/non-custodial parents, internal/external agency staff, Attorney General staff, Family Court staff and elected officials for the purpose of case analysis and quality control.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Interview obligees and assess their needs to determine the appropriate course of action. Update case records to include location of non-custodial parent and custodial parent, asset identification, and establishment of  paternity.
  • Access multiple national, state, and local jurisdiction database systems to gather information for the processing, establishment, and enforcement of child support cases.
  • Research/review obligees/obligors case record to prepare petitions, motions, wage attachments, and various legal documents.
  • Review case record to answer questions from obligee/obligor, employers, in state and out-of-state agencies, and elected officials.  Document all inquiries in an automated system.
  • Refer obligee/obligor to other public/private agencies for services appropriate for their needs.
  • Maintain records and reports and shares information with other public/private agencies.
  • Interview obligee/obligor to elicit sensitive information from persons of  various socio-economic backgrounds.
  • May provide outreach/education programs by working with various public and private social service agencies, schools, and correctional facilities.
  • Recognize crisis/dangerous situations and avoid/defuse through application of appropriate procedures/processes.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Child Support Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individual's human service needs.
  2. Three years experience in interviewing clients and their families to obtain facts, explore issues and identify courses of action.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting child support laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  4. Three years experience in narrative report writing.
  5. Three years experience in legal or judicial mediation.
  6. Three years experience in quality improvement such as evaluating the quality of services, identifying problems and needs and recommending corrective action and improvements to ensure optimum service delivery, goals and objectives are met and ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and standards.
  7. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Additional Posting Information

Applicants may only apply if they are current permanent employees of the State of Delaware Department of Health & Social Services in a position covered by the Merit System who have completed their initial probationary period. 

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.