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Title:  Benefits Programs Specialist - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  09/27/2022
Req ID:  40170
Department:  Children and Families

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55


Do you like front line work but from the comfort of your own home? Do you like challenging work with the flexibility of a part-time schedule? Than the Economic Services team in Middlebury might be the right fit for you! This position is Home Based but does offer in-person service on a rotating schedule. A typical work week would include but is not limited to: conducting interviews with program applicants, processing and approving accurate eligibility determinations for public benefits (3Squares, Reach-Up, Seasonal Fuel Assistance etc.), assisting Vermonters in navigating/referring to other State and Federal programs as well as Community Partner agency programs. The ideal candidate would be confident in phone communication as well as in-person face to face meetings.

Who May Apply

This position, Benefits Programs Specialist - Temporary (Job Requisition #40170), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.

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Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are primarily performed in an office setting, but private means of transportation should be available for necessary travel to training and/or meetings. Workload is typically heavy with a constant need for prompt, accurate decisions. Incumbents must be organized and able to function independently while balancing competing priorities. Clientele can present with a variety of challenges resulting in a need to calmly and professionally manage situations in which applicants may be in a heightened emotional state, angry, frustrated, unable to communicate, and/or discouraged.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND four 4 years or more of experience in direct client services in a human services, education or employment and training setting.


Associate's degree or higher AND two 2 years or more of experience in direct client services in a human services, education or employment and training setting.


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Services, or Education

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.