The 2023 ERICSA Planning Committee is looking for possible topics for our 60th Annual ERICSA Conference in Savannah, Georgia Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26, 2023 at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront..

 

ERICSA is asking our members and partners to submit any session topics and descriptions. We are looking for new topics and ensuring we have topics that address our members concerns and needs.

 

All Possible Topics and Descriptions must be submitted by close of business Friday, September 23, 2022.

 

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TELEWORK ELIGIBLE

Organization/Company:  

Maryland Department of Human Services - Child Support Administration

Location: 

311 W. Saratoga StreetBaltimore, MD 21201

Job Description: 

As Division Director of Program Policy this position is responsible for overseeing, reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, developing, and implementing all policy, regulations, legislation, intergovernmental, paternity, communications, data analysis, performance monitoring, grant writing, publications, forms, limited English proficiency, domestic violence, outreach, and training efforts administered by the Child Support Administration (CSA). The position also coordinates CSA press inquiries and public information act requests with DHS Communications. Further, the position is responsible to develop and oversee the design and content of all training through a holistic approach including classroom, web based, video conferencing, workshops, etc. working closely with CSA staff at central, metros (including Baltimore City), and local offices of child support.  THIS POSITION IS TELEWORK ELIGIBLE.

This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. 

Responsibilities:

Program Policy-Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of up-to-date legislation, regulations, policy, and training for all CSA programs. DHS’s child support services include all aspects of the federally mandated and state directed (including specific state statutory and regulatory program requirements) such as, but not limited to: application, case initiation, establishment, genetic testing, child support guideline calculations, impact of child custody orders or arrangements, impact of domestic violence on child support cases, modification and review of adjustment of existing child support orders as it pertains to the impact of child support guidelines, multiple families, additional children, unemployment, poverty, incarceration, drug dependency, prisoner re- entry, right sizing support order initiatives, intergovernmental, and case closure. Interfaces with CSA stakeholders and community partners to accomplish tasks. Oversees the maintenance of a current, accurate, and federally approved state plan and amendments for the Maryland child support program on file with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.

Ensures research, evaluation, performance, and data analytics are conducted to enhance and improve central, metro (including Baltimore City) and local office of child support performance to meet federal required metrics, including the production of data, ongoing data collection and analysis, report development, report/grant writing, development and analysis of federal, state, and department data indicators, evolution of the data indicators, and assisting in developing program improvement plans.

Ensures Maryland maintains and implements all laws that are federally required for implementation for the establishment, enforcement and related timeframes. The performance of these tasks requires an expert knowledge of current CSA program policies, requirements, applicability of policy to the realities of business processes and procedures, current welfare reform initiatives occurring in all states, federal regulatory requirements, federal and state legislative requirements, state and local CSA operations, contract processing, cost allocation, general management theory, and the management of change.
 

Training Development Duties- Oversees the accuracy, currency, and relevancy of centralized training and the deployment of statewide training delivery via a holistic approach to include online, video, audio, webinar, face-to-face, etc. A significant component includes the development of testing models and skills assessment to validate that workers understand and are capable of implementing policies and procedures.

Ascertains and keeps informed of available resources for training, such as training labs or classrooms available for use statewide, availability of video conferencing or web based capability or software, and child support staff with training backgrounds to assist with training delivery. Supervises the training of staff at CSA central and satellite locations, metro (including Baltimore City), and local departments of social services engaged in child support training on program policy and the procedures and skills necessary to administer that policy.
 

Paternity Establishment Duties- Directs and oversees the Maryland Paternity Affidavit Program. Oversees Affidavit of Paternity training statewide for Maryland hospitals and birthing centers. Directs the provision of outreach statewide to hospitals and birthing centers. Oversees and tracks performance of hospitals and birthing centers responsible for offering affidavits of parentage to unwed mothers. Works with the Maryland Division of Vital Records and University of Maryland School of Social Work to ensure accurate processing of statewide Affidavits of Paternity.

Oversees staff assisting with development and monitoring of programs towards meeting the federal paternity establishment ratio measure of 90 percent. Works with and oversees projects with the Family Investment Administration on Paternity Establishment initiatives towards meeting the 90 percent federally required measure.
 

Intergovernmental Duties- Directs and oversees Intergovernmental Programs and policy. Ensures Maryland is in compliance with state and federal timelines for processing intergovernmental case inquiries. Ensures accurate and timely communication is provided to other states and the federal government regarding Intergovernmental matters. Oversees Maryland Central Registry and ensures federal regulations/timeframes are met. Ensures all intergovernmental unit staff provide customer service to both internal and external customers that meets or exceeds the standards set by the Department.
 

Communication, Publication, and Form Duties- Oversees and coordinates with all CSA divisions and DHS offices on the design and development of CSA-related communications, forms, and publications to ensure content accuracy and adherence to federal regulations and state statute or policy. Ensures a standardized statewide focus. Supervises the design of procedures and development of forms for implementation and maintenance of programs. Oversees to ensure consideration of limited English proficiency, translation of text as necessary, and revision and reordering of forms to ensure adequacy of form supplies at the warehouse. Oversees the development of other outreach programs that support CSA’s strategic plans, such as programs to support and assist incarcerated noncustodial parents and veterans’, promote healthy families, etc. 
 

Other Duties

Handles all supervisory responsibilities including oversight, supervision, and professional development of staff; develop staff to continuously increase knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities that result in behavioral changes that positively and proactively impact the child support program; ensure program managers receive timely evaluations; provide ongoing coaching and mentoring; address any disciplinary actions warranted; and assist in the hiring process.

Represents the Executive Director and/or present at meetings, conferences, etc., usually based on subject matter expertise. Provides information and data necessary for the completion of state and federal reports. Assists with budget preparations for CSA including budget development and modification for areas impacting program development. Identifies best practices and new opportunities to advance CSA’s strategic agenda. Seeks continuous improvements to process and procedures that reduces waste, increases productivity and services, and meets customer needs.

Coordinates frequently with the federal Administration for Families and Children, Office of Child Support Enforcement, both at the national level in Washington D.C. as well as with Region III located in Philadelphia to ensure the Maryland child support program meets all federally mandated requirements. Other duties as assigned.
 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. 

Experience: Three years of senior management level leadership experience, ideally in some combination of the following areas: Family Law knowledge and Human Services Program Development to include planning, developing, reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, and implementing policy, training, legislation, regulations and communications (internal and external), data analysis and performance metrics/goals. 

Three years of experience working within a Title IV-D Child Support Program (local, state or national level). 

Two years of supervisory experience of management level positions.
 

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Possession of a Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in Political Science or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience analyzing and drafting legislative bills as well as preparing and giving testimony.
  • Experience with Family Law related to child support, including legal and legislation.
  • Experience with quantitative research, grants/grant writing, and government affairs.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Servant Leadership in the supervision of management level positions.
  • Strong customer service and outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build strategic partnerships across local, state agencies, federal government, profit/non-profit, advocacy and customers.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and manage multiple projects to meet strict deadlines.

How to Apply:

Online: https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=22&R2=005478&R3=0028

Recruitment # 22-005478-002

WICSEC - ERICSA 2022 Joint Mini IJ Fairs

 

The 2022 WICSEC - ERICSA Joint Intergovernmental Fairs were a huge success! In short, participating in the Fair means "Let's break down barriers and red tape, and help each other for the greater good of children and families." 

 

We continue to work closely with NTCSA as we prepare for them to join WICSEC and ERICSA in hosting future IJ Fairs.

WICSEC and ERICSA are pleased to present….

 

Mini IJ Fairs throughout 2022

 

“Joining Forces, a Mini IJ Fair to Remember. Be ready to network, share best practices and have fun with child support professionals throughout the Nation.”

 

Just in case you haven't attended an IJ Fair before or if you need a refresher...

 
  1. What does IJ stand for? Interjurisdictional (Intergovernmental Cases)

  2. What is the IJ Fair, what is the purpose? The IJ Fair is an annual gathering (pre COVID in-person) at the WISCEC conference. WICSEC and ERICSA have joined forces in this effort. The purpose is to meet other child support workers who specialize in intergovernmental cases, make connections, exchange contact information and learn best practices. This year we are hosting two mini IJ fairs and the second one is coming up.

Session Two
Wednesday, July 20th

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Presentation

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Session One
Wednesday, April 20th

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Recording

Presentation

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Gordon Moseley Rising Star Scholarship Winners

  • Emily Brehm from Wisconsin
  • Tina Neal from the host state of Louisiana

Patrick W. Quinn Intergovernmental Scholarship Winner

  • Lara Fors

ERICSA Conference 2022 is fast approaching! 

An important part of the conference is recognizing the crème de la crème in our child support community through our recognition awards. 

We need your nominations!  

The nominations period is April 1st – April 22nd , and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Award deadline has been extended through May 6th. Submit your nominations here

Do not miss this opportunity to boast about the outstanding child support professionals with whom you work!    

Our three award categories are:

Award of Professional Excellence—Frontline Child Support Professional

This award recognizes a frontline child support professional, serving in a non-supervisory role, who was recommended by a child support professional from the same jurisdiction, for having made significant contributions to their local IV-D program and to the children and families they serve. This child support professional has made worthy contributions that build a stronger intergovernmental child support community by facilitating communication, developing, and advocating effective policy, or delivering innovative professional training in order to enhance the well-being of families.  

Award of Professional Excellence—Manager /Supervisor

This award recognizes a manager or supervisor child support professional, who was recommended by another child support professional from the same jurisdiction, for having made significant contributions to the IV-D intergovernmental program and to the children and families it serves. This supervisor or manager has made worthy contributions that build a stronger intergovernmental child support community by facilitating communication, developing, and advocating effective policy, or delivering innovative professional training in order to enhance the well-being of families.

Award of Professional Excellence—Intergovernmental Cooperation

This award specially recognizes a child support professional, in any role, who is recommended by a child support professional from a different jurisdiction, for having made significant contributions to the IV-D intergovernmental program and to the children and families it serves. This child support professional has made worthy contributions that build a stronger intergovernmental child support community by facilitating communication, developing, and advocating effective policy, or delivering innovative professional training in order to enhance the well-being of families that span over multiple jurisdictions.

Don’t wait!  Nominate that awesome someone today!

Submit Nomination

THE LANE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Invites applications for the position of:

Deputy District Attorney 3

SALARY:             $47.31-$53.02 Hourly

$8,200- $9,190 Monthly

$98,405 – $110,282 Yearly

 

OPENING DATE:  March 14, 2022

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

POSITION OVERVIEW AND NOTES:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

 

In the Deputy District Attorney series, this is the ODAA (Oregon District Attorneys Association) Child Support Liaison position which serves to advance the interests of the Oregon District Attorney’s Association within the Oregon Child Support Program (CSP).   The position deals with high level child support policy issues and assists in developing policy, and advocating for the interests of the ODAA, with senior level management in the Oregon Child Support Program.   The position plays a vital role in the operation of ODAA and the Oregon Child Support Program in supporting children and families in Oregon. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the supervision of the Lane County District Attorney and directly reports to the ODAA. This is an at-will position that serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification.

TYPICAL DUTIES - DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Advocates for and communicates the interests of county District Attorney child support divisions to Oregon Child Support Program partners.  Serves in a leadership position that requires strong leadership, advocacy, negotiation, interpersonal, writing, communication and policy development skills.  Meets regularly with the statewide Program Director to discuss, negotiate and resolve issues of significance to the Child Support Program and ODAA. 
  2. Consults and communicates regularly with the ODAA, ODAA Executive Director, ODAA Child Support Oversight Committee, or any other entity or person that may be designated by the ODAA Executive Committee. Collectively represents all District Attorney offices, through the ODAA, in the statewide Child Support Program.  Representation includes, but is not limited to, child support program policy, legislation, and rulemaking discussions and meetings.  The position is a member of the Child Support Program leadership team.
  3. Facilitates cooperation, communication and consensus building among DA offices, CSP and other program partners in policy development and operational issues. Analyzes and communicates information on important legal and policy issues, administrative rules, legislation, and operational issues to ODAA and statewide DA offices. 
  4. Acts as a resource for DA field staff by communicating information and participating in staffing Program meetings on behalf of the DA offices.
  5. Participates in legislation and rule-making related to the Child Support Program.
  6. Facilitates and organizes monthly ODAA Child Support Oversight meetings.  Takes, distributes and maintains minutes for the monthly meetings. 
  7. Sponsors, develops, and plans conferences and DA trainings as appropriate.  Attends other state and national child support conferences as appropriate. 
  8. Reports to the ODAA Executive Committee and attends monthly ODAA Executive meeting.
  9. Serves as a facilitator, consensus builder and liaison to the ODAA Oversight Committee and other statewide District Attorney Offices on child support issues.
  10. Communicates with DA offices statewide to discuss CSP direction, operations, and policies. Assists in analysis of legal and policy issues, seeks consensus on said issues, and advocates for the positions adopted. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  1. Graduation from an accredited school of law; AND
  2. Must be a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar; AND
  3. Minimum of 4-5 years’ experience as a licensed attorney.  

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass a criminal history background investigation, which includes fingerprinting;
  • Must possess a current driver’s license in the applicant’s state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Lane County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY

Must be self-motivated, able to work independently and exercise sound judgment and discretion.  Must be able to analyze complex policy issues.   

Equal Employment Opportunity

Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.

Strategic Plan

In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Veteran's Preference Points

Under Oregon law, armed forces veterans may be eligible for preference in employment or promotion, if you think you qualify please submit a copy of your DD214 or 215 (long form / Member Copy-4) that reflects your honorable separation status, and if disabled, a public employment preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These documents must be electronically attached to your online job application, at the time of submittal, to receive preference. If we do not receive the necessary information as described, we will NOT be able to grant you veteran points/preference you request.

Tobacco Free Campus Policy 

The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or sexual orientation. To ensure the broadest range of services to individuals with disabilities, Lane County is prepared to make necessary arrangements. Please call at least two (2) working days in advance for services.

 

This announcement is meant only as a descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. Further, it does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume with three professional references electronically by emailing Matthew.Nagy@lanecountyor.gov with the subject line APPLYING FOR DDA3 LIAISON. Applicants will be notified if they are selected for an interview. 

WICSEC - ERICSA - NTCSA Mini IJ Fair April 20th FREE Registration

The 2021 WICSEC - ERICSA Joint Intergovernmental Fairs were a huge success AND we do not want to wait for the next conference for another opportunity to engage with YOU!

WICSEC, ERICSA and NTCSA are pleased to present….

Mini IJ Fairs throughout 2022

“Joining Forces, a Mini IJ Fair to Remember. Be ready to network, share best practices and have fun with child support professionals throughout the Nation.”

Just in case you haven't attended an IJ Fair before or if you need a refresher...

  1. What does IJ stand for? Interjurisdictional (Interstate Cases)
  2. What is the IJ Fair, what is the purpose? The IJ Fair is an annual gathering (pre COVID in-person) at the WISCEC conference. This year WICSEC, ERICSA and NTCSA have joined forces in this effort. The purpose is to meet other state CSS workers who specialize in interstate cases, make connections, exchange contact information and learn best practices. This year we are hosting two mini IJ fairs.

Session One
Wednesday, April 20th

Sessions will be held virtually at:

11:00am to 12:15pm PST
12:00pm to 1:15pm MST
1:00pm to 2:15pm CST
2:00pm to 3:15pm EST

Registration is FREE!

April IJ Fair Registration

Thank You To Our Sponsor!

Session Two
Wednesday, July 20th


Click here to read the ERICSA 2022 Spring Newsletter.

 

The ERICSA Nominations Committee is currently seeking nominations for the ERICSA Board. You may nominate yourself, or someone else, and all nominees must be ERICSA members in good standing. Past committee and conference involvement is strongly encouraged.  
 
The Nomination Form must be completed for all nominees. Please return the nomination form and a copy of the Nominee’s resume to Mike McGuire at Michael.McGuire@indy.gov no later than Friday, March 18, 2022.

Nomination Form
 

Once again ERICSA is offering two scholarships to IV-D child support workers currently employed in a Title IV-D child support program (includes state, county, tribal, international, and contract staff for attendance at the New Orleans, Louisiana conference). One scholarship will be awarded to a child support professional outside Lousiana and one will be awarded to a Louisiana child support professional. The scholarship award will cover the registration fee for the successful candidates as well as transportation costs to and from the conference up to $500, hotel room and a daily stipend for the days the candidate attends the conference. Applying for the scholarship is easy. Just complete the application telling us why you think attending the conference would be beneficial to you in your employment.

 

ERICSA is also proud to announce the Patrick W. Quinn Intergovernmental Scholarship. ERICSA will be looking for candidates who demonstrated a history of assisting child support workers by having disseminated information of intergovernmental issues, teaching seminars, coordinating conferences, planning sessions, working on intergovernmental committees, and any other activity that could demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to resolving intergovernmental child support issues. The scholarship award will cover the registration fee for the successful candidates as well as transportation costs to and from the conference up to $500, hotel room and a daily stipend for the days the candidate attends the conference. To qualify to receive this scholarship, the candidate must be nominated by another person who can relate to ERICSA the reasons for the candidate’s nomination according to this description.

 

Both Scholarship Applications are due April 1, 2022:

 

Terence O’Halloran, Esq. TerryO'Halloran@PACSES.com