Economic Support Specialist

Portage County
Job Description
This position provides initial and continued eligibility determinations for public assistance benefits administered through the agency.  The position screens and interviews applicants for various financial and economic relief programs.  The position involves considerable contact with customers, agency staff, and other community agencies.  The position fields calls from applicants, recipients and the general public through the Consortium Call Center. Position works with public assistance programs, including but not limited to FoodShare and Medicaid/Badgercare+.

A.     High school diploma or equivalency required.
B.     Two years post- secondary education in related human services field preferred.
C.     One year experiencing record keeping, documentation, reporting, or bookkeeping required.
D.     Education or experience in operating a computer required.
E.     Prior experience with benefits determination very helpful.

Portage County offers a robust benefit package for this position. Benefits include;
  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
  • Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution)
  • < >Paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County
  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County
  • Dental insurance
  • 457B Deferred Compensation Plan
Starting wage: $19.93/hour

Apply at:

Portage County Human Resources

1462 Strongs Ave.

Stevens Point, WI 54481


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