Social Welfare Examiner (Civil Service Exam)

Location: Canandaigua, NY

Department: Department of Social Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Ontario County is seeking qualified applicants to participate in the Social Welfare Examiner civil service exam on June 24, 2017.  The last filing date is May 10, 2017.  This civil service exam is used to fill Social Welfare Examiner vacancies as they occur in the Department of Social Services. 

Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee:  $15.00 (check or money order) 

Pay Rate:  $30,712.50 ($15.75/hr).   

Residency Requirements to Take the Exam:  Candidates must have been legal residents of Ontario, Livingston, Monroe, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, or Yates County for at least one month immediately preceding the examination date.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND EITHER:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree; or
  2. Two (2) years experience in examining or evaluating claims for assistance, veterans or unemployment benefits, insurance or a similar program operating under established criteria for eligibility.

NOTE:  Documented part‑time or volunteer experience will be accepted on a pro‑rated basis.

Special Requirement For Appointment:  Certain assignments made to employees in this class will require access to transportation to meet field work assignments made in the ordinary course of business in a timely and efficient manner.

Anticipated Eligibility:  Applicants who lack thirty days, or less, of meeting the minimum qualifications by the date of the examination will be admitted conditionally to the examination.  However, proof of the additional days’ qualifications must be submitted prior to the establishment of the eligible list.

Job Description:  This is an entrance level position involving determinations of financial eligibility for the public assistance, Medicaid, or food stamp programs administered by the Department of Social Services.  Employees of this class may be assigned to specific functional areas either at the main department or a satellite branch.  The employee determines initial and continuing eligibility for basic assistance, Medicaid, or food stamps in accordance with established policies and procedures.  An Examiner is responsible for application and case record review, interviewing clients and computing budgets as part of the eligibility determination process.  Examiners work under direct supervision from either a Senior or Supervising Examiner. Supervision of others is not normally a responsibility of this class.  Does related work as required.

Controlled Substance Screening:  When you are offered a full-time or part-time, permanent or contingent permanent appointment at Ontario County, you will be required to complete a controlled substances screening prior to employment.

Background Investigation:  Candidates may be subject to a thorough background investigation to determine suitability for appointment. Applicants may be required to authorize access to educational, employment, criminal history and other records check as part of such investigation.  Criminal convictions or other offenses are subject to evaluation and may result in disqualification.  Applicants will be required to submit the necessary fees for the fingerprint processing, where required. 

For more information on the exam, please review the examination announcement.

To apply, mail an application and the $15 application processing fee to:  Ontario County Department of Human Resources, 3019 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424.  If you have any questions, call 585-396-4465.



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