Benefit Programs Specialist I (Lunenburg) Re-Advertisement

Commonwealth Of Virginia (Lunenburg NS, Canada) 12 days ago
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Working Title Benefit Programs Specialist I (Lunenburg) Re-Advertisement Role Title Local-Classified Job Open Date 03/03/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No Hiring Range $28,187.00 (May be higher depending on experience) Agency Dept of Social Services - Local (765-01) Agency Website [...] Location Lunenburg - 111 Sublocation Position Number 71015 Job Posting Number 1076609 Type of Recruitment General Public - G Does this position have telework options? No Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No Job Type Full-Time (Salaried) Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1 Pay Band UG Job Description

Benefit Programs Specialist I represents the entry level in the occupational group for employees working under close supervision while being trained in determining eligibility for a variety of social services government assistance programs.

Conducts interviews of persons to determine eligibility for assistance and re-determines their continuing eligibility; Explains nature of temporary assistance benefit programs and determines reasons and need for assistance; Processes applications for financial assistance and diversion; explains client responsibilities, rights and program availability; Evaluates consistency and completeness of data secured, and where indicated substantiates its accuracy; Computes assistance plans; Determines the need for and amount of allowances for special circumstance items; Evaluates such social factors as education, work experience, and levels of social functioning; and Evaluates employability of clients and explores potential sources of income.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: basic human behavior; mathematics to calculate percentages, formulas and averages to solve mathematical problems; and interviewing techniques such as data collection and investigation.

Skill in operating a personal computer and the associated office and agency software.

Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, gather information, and evaluate situations; analyze information; apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form; exercise sound judgment, discretion, tact and resourcefulness in solving problems and drawing logical conclusions; use various types of automated technology to establish and maintain case records, access and retrieve data, create reports and manipulate data; maintain professional ethics related to confidentiality; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a positive and tactful manner under sometimes stressful situations.

Preferred Qualifications

High school diploma supplemented with additional training and related work experience OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Prefer degree or coursework in Human Services.

Prefer work experience in a local department of social services, including working knowledge of financial assistance programs sufficient to determine/re-determine eligibility for benefits.

Prefer completion of Benefit Programs training and experience with agency related software.

Special Requirements

All applicants are subject to a DMV driving record check, pre-employment drug screen, and CPS and criminal history search. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority. Employee must be willing to work in community emergency response capacity in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are encouraged to provide a complete listing of work experience and qualifications on the application.

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. The website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application.

Please refer to your account for the status of your application and this position. Only complete applications will be considered and all applications must include work history, including periods of unemployment, if applicable.

























Name Glynda Branch Phone (434)696-2134 Fax (434)696-2534 Email glynda.branch@dss.virginia.gov Address

11387 Courthouse Road

Lunenburg, Virginia 23952






Posting Specific Questions



Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  1. *
    Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);

    • Yes

    • No

    • Not Applicable




  2. *
    Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)

    • Yes

    • No

    • Not Applicable




  3. *
    How did you find this employment opportunity?

    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)

    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board

    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)

    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)

    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)

    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)

    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)

    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)

    • Other (Please specify below)




  4. *
    Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)




  5. *
    How proficient are you in calculating percentages, formulas and averages to solve mathematical problems?

    • Very Proficient

    • Moderately Proficient

    • Somewhat Proficient

    • No Experience




  6. *
    Do you have work experience interviewing, collecting data, gathering information and/or investigating and establishing and maintaining case records? Please note that a "yes" answer must be documented in the job experience section(s) of your application.

    • No Response

    • Yes

    • No




  7. *
    Do you have experience in the use of VaCMS, MMIS, ADAPT and SPIDeR?


    • Yes

    • No




  8. *
    If you answered "yes" to the question related to work experience in the use of VaCMS, MMIS, ADAPT and SPIDeR, please indicate the companies name(s)/organizations(s) and corresponding job titles listed on your State Application that would indicate the means by which you gained this experience.

    (Open Ended Question)




  9. *
    How would rate your computer literacy specifically in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint?

    • Novice

    • Intermediate

    • Proficient

    • Expert

    • Other




  10. *
    Have you been convicted of a barrier crime as described in Code of Virginia §63.2-1719?

    • Yes

    • No




  11. *
    Do you possess any of the following Veteran statuses?

    • Veteran who has received an honorable discharge and 180 days of active duty

    • Disabled Veteran who has received an honorable discharge

    • None of the above




  12. *
    Are you willing to staff an emergency shelter during a disaster?

    • No Response

    • Yes

    • No








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