Child Support Assistant

Application Deadline: 2022-05-27
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The Portage County Health and Human Services department is hiring a full time Child Support Assistant to join their team!

What are the primary job duties?

Interprets and enters into the state-wide KIDS computer system financial and non-financial court orders for new and modified court orders and makes any necessary debt adjustments.
Enter other state’s order in KIDS Information Data System (KIDS) for pass-through.
Based on court orders, financial records and case assessment, adjusts financial records or, as appropriate, faxes adjustment requests to Wisconsin Support Collections Trust Fund or Bureau of Child Support.
Enter aggregate orders in Foster Care and Kinship Care cases in a timely manner.
Investigates and manually allocates funds held in the KIDS system based on state and federal hierarchy guidelines per the Suspense report daily.
Prepares certifications of arrears and payment histories for case participants, court officials, lending institutions, public housing, financial aids, Social Security Administration, other states, etc.
Transfers all funds received locally to WI SCTF with appropriate payment coupons for disbursement.
Links participant/employer information in KIDS and produces & processes Income Withholding Notices, for collection of child support within 48 work hours.
Process letters to parents of 18 year olds regarding high school emancipation status to determine end date of child support obligation.
Reconciles percentage expressed orders and performs audits of financial records at the direction of the assigned case Specialist or Attorney in a timely manner.
Prepare necessary paperwork and testify at court hearings when subpoenaed or other wise requested by agency legal counsel.
When all debts determined satisfied in a case, refer for closure if appropriate.
Identifies, corrects and updates various interface demographic information between KIDS, CARES, eWisacwis, etc. and updates the KIDS system with data codes to allow proper distribution of child support.
Print and work financial related reports on a daily, weekly & monthly basis in a timely manner.

What are the minimum job qualifications?

A minimum of two (2) years of bookkeeping work experience and/or technical college training in bookkeeping, accounting and related field OR
Two (2) years experience in a Child Support department with knowledge of the KIDS Information Data System (KIDS) and one (1) year bookkeeping experience.

What kind of benefits does Portage County offer?

Health insurance – your choice of 2 plans (High deductible plan with a Health Savings Account with a contribution from the County and a Traditional PPO plan)
Dental insurance
State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
Vacation – available on date of hire!
Paid holidays
Sick leave
Life insurance – premium paid by County
Long Term disability insurance – premium paid by County
457B Deferred Compensation Plan
Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline Note:

WCA President & CEO Mark O'Connell received Racine County Executive @jdelagrave “Community Impact Award” last night for his close working relationship with the county on a variety of projects impacting not only Racine County but also all of Wisconsin. @NACoTweets

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