The role of the Eligibility Specialist is to strengthen Michigan families by:
- Ensuring that each person/family that applies for public assistance receives the type and level of assistance that they are eligible for
- Assessing the needs of each person/family and giving them appropriate information and making any referrals and/or contacts to persons/agencies to help them meet their needs.
- Providing all families with information about the expectations and goals of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
- Encouraging and guiding families in their efforts to become self supporting
Assistance Payments Worker Position Description
Required Education and Experience
Completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 term credits).
Assistance Payments Worker 8
No specific type or amount is required.
Assistance Payments Worker 9
One year of experience equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker 8, Migrant Program Worker 8, or Family Independence Specialist 9.
Assistance Payments Worker E10
Two years of experience equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker, including one year equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker 9;
Two years equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker, including one year equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker 9;
Two years of experience equivalent to a Family Independence Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Family Independence Specialist 10.
Assistance Payments Worker 11
Three years of experience equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker, including one year equivalent to an Assistance Payments Worker E10;
Three years equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker, including one year equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker E10;
Three years of experience equivalent to a Family Independence Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Family Independence Specialist P11.
Alternate Education and Experience
Four years of administrative support experience in a human services or office setting, including two years equivalent to the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education requirement.
Completion of one year of college (30 semester or 45 term credits) and three years of administrative support experience in a human services or office setting, including one year equivalent to the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education requirement.
Three years of Home Aide experience, including one year equivalent to a Home Aide E8, may be substituted for the education requirement.
Additional Requirements and Information
When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration.
This position is located in Petoskey, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 2229 Summit Park Drive, Petoskey, MI 49770.
Why Emmet County?
Emmet County is located in the northwest corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan.
Based on the most recent information from the US Census Bureau, the county’s population is 33,161 and median household income is $ 51,113.
Some of the parks and trails in Emmet county include Headlands County Park, Paradise Lake, Petoskey State Park, Middle Village Beach, Sturgeon Bay, The Little Traverse Wheelway and the Inland Waterway.
Historical sites include Mackinac State Historic Park, Andrew Blackbird Museum, Bay View Association, Harbor Springs History Museum, Little Traverse Historical Museum, Inland Water and Route Historical Museum and St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission.
Music and Performing Arts Venues include the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Harbor Springs LyricTheatre, Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center, John M. Hall Auditorium, Red Sky Stage and The Young Americans Dinner Theatre.
Events include the Labor Day Bridge Walk, Taste of Harbor Springs, Blissfull Jam Sessions, Festival on the Bay, Riverfest, Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair and Bay View Music Festival.
Petoskey Farmers Market, CTAC Summer Artisans Markets, Harbor Springs Farmers Market, Odaawegamigonhs Farmers Market and Good Hart Market Days.
Home to at least 12 golf course, some of which are ranked among the best in the state.
Downhill skiing can be found at Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands and also Boyne Mountain in nearby Charlevoix County
Home to at least 8 wineries and 3 breweries (with a new one opening soon.)
The Odawa Casino is located in Petoskey, Michigan.
The childhood, summer home of the famous author, Ernest Hemingway is on Walloon Lake.
More information can be found at http://www.emmetcounty.org/ and http://www.petoskeyarea.com/
Why Charlevoix County?
Charlevoix County is located on the northwest side of the Michigan Lower Peninsula. Based on the recent US Census estimates, the county’s population is 26,238 and median household income is $ 46,709.
Historical sites and museums include Boyne City Historical Interpretive Center, Raven Hill Discovery Center, and Charlevoix’s unique “mushroom house” designed by architect Earl Young
Events include Boyne City Harvest Festival, Stroll the Streets, Morel Mushroom Festival, East Jordan Freedom Festival, Boyne City Farmers Market, Red Fox Regatta, Beaver Island Music Festival, Charlevoix Venetian Festival, Charlevoix Applefest, Boyne Falls Polish Festival and the Boyne City Triathalon.
Home to at least 6 golf course, some of which are ranked among the best in the state.
Downhill skiing can be found at Boyne Mountain and also Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands in nearby Emmet County
Music and Performing Arts venues include a band shell at the Charlevoix Harbor, Aten Place, Boyne City Performing Arts Center, and Freshwater Art Gallery and Concert Venue.
Other attractions include Lavender Hill Farm, Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, Mt. McSauba Recreational Area and Castle Farms.
Lake Charlevoix is one of the largest inland lakes in State of Michigan. Beaver Island, is the largest island in Lake Michigan and the island is accessible by ferry which leaves from Charlevoix. The island is known for its unique history, exceptionally clear star gazing/night sky watching and natural scenery.
County parks include Whiting Park, Thumb Lake Park, Porter Creek Natural Area, Little Traverse Wheelway and the Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail.
Young State Park and Fisherman’s Island State Park offer swimming, hiking, cross country skiing and other outdoor activities.
More information can be found at http://www.charlevoixcounty.org/ and http://www.visitcharlevoix.com/
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THIS POSTING IS BEING USED TO RECRUIT FOR BOTH PERMANENT AND LIMITED TERM APPOINTMENTS.
To be considered for this position you must:
- apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on “Apply” in the job posting for instructions on submitting your
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