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Child Support Officer – Minnesota Merit System – Long Prairie, MN

Todd County Health and Human Services has a full-time (40 hours a week) opening for a Child Support Officer position.

Job Summary: Under general supervision, performs paralegal functions pursuant to Minnesota Statute 518.46, related to the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support orders for public assistance and non-public assistance clients; locates absent parents; interviews mothers and alleged fathers to establish paternity, explains rights and obligations and negotiates settlements; initiates necessary legal actions; works closely with the county attorney, judges, court administrators, child support magistrates, local attorneys, income maintenance and social service staff, employers, and a variety of other resource personnel; testifies in court proceedings; and maintains all necessary and legal documentation.


An associate of arts in criminal justice, law enforcement, paralegal, social work, psychology, human services, or business administration or completion of a technical or community college child support AAS or diploma program


A high school diploma, or GED, AND one of the following:

Two years of experience working in child support programs and having responsibility for carrying out part of child support collections (i.e., as a Support Enforcement Aide, Collections Officer), experience as an Eligibility Worker determining eligibility for public assistance programs, or experience in a government agency with responsibility for collection of fees


Three years of experience providing clerical or other support services to child support staff, or experience as a legal secretary or paralegal (performing research on cases, gathering necessary documents for trials, preparing documents and pleadings, assisting attorneys in court, etc.)


Four years of experience in collections work in the private sector.

The examination will consist entirely of a rating of education and experience based on responses to the supplemental questionnaire.

How to apply:

1) Submit a Merit System Child Support Officer application by clicking here: 937-OC


2) Submit a completed online Todd County Application by the October 16,, 2020 deadline.

Click Here To Apply

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