Public Assistance Specialist/Especialista en Asistencia Pública- $22/hr+ and $5000 Bonus!

Salary: Hiring Range: $22- $23.19 Hourly
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted November 7, 2022

Are you ready to help your local community and work with a fun team?

This position is a great place to start your career in a local government organization. Have you heard of Medicaid or Food Assistance? We are an award-winning team that connects community members to these benefits.

Read the full job description here in Spanish / English

Don’t worry! You don’t need direct experience to be successful in the position, you just have to have the ability to work closely with people and the patience to continually learn new things. We will provide you with 12 weeks of on-the-job training and specific courses through the State of Colorado.

What does a typical day as a Public Assistance Specialist look like?

The Public Assistance Specialist determines the eligibility of applicants and recipients for public assistance  programs (ex. Medicaid and food assistance – link) through speaking to clients and fact gathering; maintains current knowledge of program regulations and procedures necessary for multi-program caseload administration; The job involves fact-checking, record keeping in an online system, and compassion for working with clients who may be going through difficult circumstances. What’s most important is that you are flexible, ready to learn and someone who wants to help your co-workers while serving your community.

Hiring Range: $22- $23.19 Hourly

Read the full job description here in Spanish / English

Best part of the job:

  • Working with community members and providing them with government assistance such as Food, Bill payments, Medicaid, Financial Assistance and much more.
  • A collaborative, bilingual team who supports each other, has fun, and works together
  • Hybrid work schedule with an option to work from home or in the Eagle office
  • Ability to start a career in local government, state government or human services.
  • This position is part of an award-winning team and an organization named
  • Best Place to Work.
  • On-the-job training provided

Culture

We truly value our employees and their well-being. Our culture is about great benefits, allowing employees to grow and taking care of our employees. ‘I felt so welcomed when I joined the team on my first day. You don’t feel that way in other jobs. They were expecting my arrival and made me feel welcome.’ – said a new employee.

Requirements for the job:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) language skills sufficient to interview clients and
    communicate and interpret programs.
  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and two years of administrative, clerical or other public contact experience which includes negotiating, interviewing, explaining and gathering information, gathering and compiling data, analysis of data and/or performing of mathematical or legal tasks.
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful, professional relationships with clients from a diverse population, community partners, staff, and management.
  • Ability to document complex situations in a comprehensive and legible manner.
  • Writing skills used to correspond with clients and members of the community.
  • Compassionate, friendly, patient and easy-going! You must enjoy working in a team environment and supporting others

Eagle County Government’s Culture & Benefits

Working in local government is one of the best career paths in the mountains. ‘Your Career will Soar with Eagle County’. Get started with us today!

  • Why is Eagle County recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2022? Culture of flexibility and support for mental health / wellness. Check out more awards here.
  • Purpose! A modern, values-driven workplace with more than 550 employees embracing a welcoming culture, supportive leaders and an organization focused on our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All. 
  • Learning organization focused on professional development opportunities, FREE CMC classes and Tuition reimbursement. 
  • Future focused with our Strategic Plan on improving housing, climate change and more.
  • As a certified healthy workplace, our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time, and daytime fitness classes/bike rides.

Great benefits! See the details

  • Comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance (as low as $75/month for employee only)
  • Wellness program where you can earn cash or extra days off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (starting at 12 days) and additional medical leave 
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • 6% (dollar for dollar match) retirement plan
  • Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County University classes (internal trainings) 
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Bilingual Pay Incentive
  • Free bus pass and more

Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees to be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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