Child Support Enforcement Program- Financial Worker
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
To provide administrative, technical, and professional work related to financial, accounting and reporting for the tribal child support enforcement office, which requires the highest level of quality and professionalism. Work must be performed in compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies, and approved internal controls. The financial worker provides customer service by assisting court personnel, case managers, and outside agencies and clients regarding financial related inquiries or problems. The financial worker prepares, maintains updates, analyzes, and reconciles a variety of accounting records, financial statements and is responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable and payable transactions, including accuracy and accountability of monies received and disbursed from child support payments through wage withholding enforcement. The financial worker position is also responsible for processing and documenting foreign judgment child support orders and payments for all MLB businesses and per capita payments.
• AA Degree in accounting, finance business related fields required
• Bachelor’s degree in business, paralegal studies, accounting, or related field preferred.
• (5) Five years of experience in child support, legal, or accounting required or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
• Knowledge and understanding of tribal, state statues and federal regulations pertaining to tribal child support required.
• Ability to calculate and revise complex child support calculations using business arithmetic; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages and decimals.
• Ability and experience to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Experience with accounts payable and receivable required.
• Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents including tax expense reports and returns, case records, statutes, statistics and court documents.
• Knowledge and ability to properly prepare documents for court and to serve parties involved with proper due process.
• Negotiate payment plans with child support payers when necessary and monitor agreements.
• Complete annual COLA calculations on cases according to appropriate policy and procedures by set deadline and amend orders accordingly.
• Compile and track demographical and statistical information to complete quarterly federal grant reports. Experience with federal financial reporting required.
• Ability to calculate and monitor child support arrears balances and update case financial information as needed.
• Compile and create annual account statements for each child support case.
• Must be able to maintain strict ethical and professional practices regarding client confidentiality. Previous experience handling highly confidential information required.
• Advanced skills in Microsoft programs including excel, word and access are required.
• Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive professional relationships with internal and external agency representatives.
• Strong written, verbal, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills required.
• Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
• Experience in, and sensitivity to, Native American culture required.
• Must be able to remain positive, dependable, and trustworthy at all times.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Band’s insurance policy.
• Contact with children requires passing a complete background check.
• Some local/non-local travel required.
• Current driver’s license
• Reliable personal transportation
• Insurability under the Band’s Auto Insurance Policy
• Passing of a complete background study
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Interpret and apply the Mille Lacs Band statutes, MN state laws and statues and federal regulations pertaining to child support enforcement and payment distribution.
• Cooperate with other states, counties and tribes in a professional manner to collect debts, facilitate write-offs, and gain full faith and credit on foreign orders.
• Work with non-custodial parents and employers to establish automatic wage withholdings; serve orders using the federal wage withholding form.
• Process and register all foreign judgments for all MLB employees through the child support agency and tribal court. Amend orders as necessary.
• Prepare and maintain quarterly financial reports for submission to the federal grantor for the program.
• Coordinate all financial payment transactions for the child support program including; account balancing, check requesting and receiving and EFT reporting.
• Meticulously maintain client case files by keeping clear records of all financial transactions and updated court order information.
• Maintain high ethical standards by adhering to strict confidentiality and conflict-of-interest requirements.
• Prepare and communicate professional level correspondence to employers, county and state agencies to assist with collection of child support.
• Responsible for case account accuracy and account balancing updating potentially several hundred accounts on a weekly and biweekly time frame.
• Provide back-up to other program staff as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of low to moderate stress while dealing with clients, family members, and others.
• Work is primarily indoors in a climate controlled office or community setting, with no work outside or in a harsh climate.
• There is little threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours are typically 8-5.
• Some local travel and out-state travel may be required.