Legal Technician/Case Manager

Legal Technician/Case Manager

Description :

Conducts in depth interviews with the custodial parent (CP) to obtain detailed and extremely personal information regarding the identity of the Non-custodial Parent (NCP); the determination of existing court orders; the whereabouts of the NCP and his/her available assets.
Interviews NCP and/or their attorneys to obtain information and determine the NCP’s ability to pay child support.Reviews information provided by the CP and researches case records to determine current status, legal case history and determines the most appropriate legal procedure applicable, i.e., driver’s license suspension,  judgements, stipulations; prepares garnishment papers and works with employers to ensure follow-up; initiates appropriate paperwork and documents for cases involving interstate actions, interrogatories, income assignments, judgements, garnishments, and contempt actions.
Prepares legal documentation, i.e. Petitions, Motions, Summons, Bench Warrants, Judgements for District Court presentation; Completes case history for the Department’s attorney; presents testimony at court hearings; attends court hearings including those in which previous notice was not given by the courts; assists IV-D attorney at court hearings; discusses difficult or irregular cases with IV-D attorney; drafts pleadings subsequent to court hearings at the  request of attorney (findings of the court, etc.)  for the attorney’s approval and judge’s signature.  Initiates and receives communication to and from clients, district courts, attorneys, other child support units, public and private agencies.
Maintains a working knowledge of the Colorado Revised Statutes pertaining to child support establishment and enforcement, the protocol of the courts, the justice system, and legal documents.
Prepares legal documentation and cases for Administrative Process Actions, which consists of negotiating paternity and support orders and settlements with the NCP; analyzing financial affidavits; negotiating stipulations for child support orders.  This process is conducted at the child support office and eliminates the need for the court process.
Monitors child support payments and follows up when necessary.  Includes determining that payments are allocated correctly; monitoring and working reports sent from the State Department; delinquency letters; enforcement actions, i.e. income assignments, garnishments, driver’s license suspension, credit reporting, contempt citations, etc
 Negotiates review and adjustments of child support orders when a change in Circumstances warrants a modification of the existing order.
Sets up and monitors genetic testing procedures for paternity cases including ensuring that legal requirements are met such as the proper chain of command is followed, proper packaging of genetic samples, obtaining identification of parties tested and witnessing the sampling.
Meets regularly with the IV-A Unit to discuss case/client status and exchanges other pertinent information.
Case/Records Management includes:  assuring that confidential information is secure; data entry of pertinent information in the Automated Child Support Enforcement System (ACSES); filing of documents in the case file, case documentation, both in case file and in the ACSES Chronology; reviewing reports and case status to determine correct class and status; determining the correct category and level of enforcement to be taken; taking action to locate the NCP through automated channels or by sending documents to outside agencies or other states.
Each technician is responsible for certain individual duties such as, ACSES liaison, Family Support Registry liaison, Hospital Based Paternity liaison, bookkeeper, notary, Foster Care cases, serving on various committees, etc.
Attends mandatory meetings and training as provided the State Department or in house, i.e. monthly unit meetings and meetings with the Department’s attorney.
Physical Requirements:
Work is usually performed in a standard office environment where there is freedom to sit,   stand, or walk at will.  Appearances in district court accounts for a significant amount of time. 
Special Skills, knowledge, abilities, or licenses required and their purpose in relation to the position:
This is a technical training level position which requires the incumbent to learn and apply rules and regulations and court procedures, develop skills to locate absent parents, develop effective communication skills to gain information and arrange payments.
Employee is required to learn to draft correct legal documents, methods of enforcement, collections methods. Requires the ability to plan and organize workload objectives.
Pay and Benefits:
This is a full- time position. Salary for this position is $34,382 annually.
Prowers County Employee benefits including vacation time, medical/dental, retirement, and life insurance

Contact : Applications available at 1001 S Main St, Lamar CO, atwww.prowerscounty.net, or email dhs@prowerscounty.net . Questions call 719-336-7486 ext. 131 EOE

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled