Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0881

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035


Self-Sufficiency Division,
Department of Family Services

Job # 13-0881

$41,132 to $54,843  (Grade S18)

One or more positions may be filled from this job announcement to work in the department's offices located in Annandale, Fairfax, Reston, or Alexandria, Virginia. Conducts in-depth interviews to determine initial and ongoing eligibility of clients for public assistance programs to include SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, and TANF. Assists applicants with gathering of information necessary to establish eligibility. Applies, explains and interprets federal, state, and local policies to clients, service providers, attorneys, the public, and other interested parties. Performs needs assessment of clients to aid in making appropriate referrals to other services. Working in a team environment with other public and private service providers, coordinates and manages clients' participation in a variety of services. Uses automated technology to document, obtain, and verify information, and to generate reports. Also may provide assistance to applicants in accessing and navigating services on-line or by phone.



Education, professional work experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree.



The appointee to the position will be required complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services registry to the satisfaction of the employer.



Bilingual in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, or Somali. Previous experience with public assistance programs. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing public assistance and welfare reform and the ability to apply them correctly. Knowledge of social, economic, health, and cultural factors that can serve as barriers to employment. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills, to include public speaking and training. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to schedule and manage workloads to meet established deadlines. Experience using automated technology. The education or experience should have prepared the applicant with the ability to motivate, counsel and support clients; to make sound decisions independently by learning complex policies and procedures and applying them in the planning, management, coordination and prioritization of multiple and varied activities.



Panel interview.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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