Date:  Sep 19, 2023

BONIFAY, FL, US, 32425

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Requisition No: 810681 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST II - 60050268

Position Number: 60050268 

Salary:  $1.260.00 - BI -WEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 10/08/2023 







Economic Self-Sufficiency Specialist II (ESSII)


Only applications submitted through the People First Service Center will be accepted for this position.




BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background investigation results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background investigations shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.


Job Description

The primary function of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Specialist II includes but is not limited to: reviews and approves case work processed for eligibility of various public assistance programs; coaches and mentors unit staff; and completes special projects needing a higher level of policy knowledge.

Examples of work performed are:

  • Reviews and analyzes forms, applications, documents or other information to make eligibility determinations.
  • Uses mainframe computer systems or software applications to access, create, edit, print, send, retrieve or manipulate data, files or other information.
  • Plans, evaluates, guides and coaches staff as required.
  • Conducts fraud investigations and recommends appropriate action.
  • Reviews and analyzes error-prone and complex cases to assist entry level staff.
  • Acquires and maintains a working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards or procedures.
  • Collects data, compiles and organizes information.
  • Verifies accuracy of data and reconciles errors or inconsistencies.
  • Provides training to other staff.
  • Explains or justifies a decision, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Maintains or updates data, records or other information to ensure accurate case records.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements, solves problems or takes corrective action when issues arise.
  • Uses prescribed mathematical and statistical formulas, schedules, tables or procedures to perform eligibility determination and or case reviews.
  • Collaborates with others or works on teams to accomplish work-related activities and to determine appropriate action or recommend improvements or solutions to problems.
  • Reads and understands non-technical materials such as letters, memoranda, electronic mail or simple instructions.
  • Completes forms, documents or routine reports, and composes simple correspondence or other written work such as memoranda and form letters.



An associate’s degree, or 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college, plus one year experience in the ACCESS program as an Economic Self-Sufficiency Specialist I. Paraprofessional experience in a position where the major responsibility was determining eligibility, conducting investigations, conducting interviews, providing counseling, recruiting, billing or collecting accounts, checking credit, processing insurance policies or claims, or providing customer service can substitute on a year for year basis for the required college education.

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements to be hired for this position.


Core Competencies


Actively pursues learning and development opportunities. Uses effective and efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills. Works with new material or information to grasp its implications.

Active Listening

Receives and interprets verbal messages and   other cues such as tone or body language in ways that are appropriate to situations. Listens to what other people are saying and asks questions as   appropriate.

Oral Communication

Expresses information verbally to others; ability to effectively convey ideas and thoughts; ability to understand your audience while conveying information.

Reading Comprehension

Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Written Communication

Uses correct English, grammar, punctuation and spelling to communicate thoughts, ideas and information and messages in writing. Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of   communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

Teaching and Coaching

Uses multiple approaches when learning or teaching others to do new things and assessing their progress.


Adjusts actions in relation to others' actions and the needs of the business.

Detail Oriented

Thorough in work assignments and is conscientious about making sure of correctness.

Service Orientation

Actively uses needs assessment techniques and looks for ways to help others by providing good customer and personal   services.


Easy to talk to or deal with, friendly; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; is an early knower, gets informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.


Performs work autonomously; sets high performance standards and well-defined, realistic personal goals. Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards performing work.   Establishes priorities and successfully multi-tasks.

Data Analysis

Knowledgeable of methods for compiling, organizing and analyzing data for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating.

Problem Solving

Identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance of information, uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Identifies key causes and things that must be changed to achieve a goal.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Apply the policies, procedures, and programs governing the agency
  • Apply the laws, rules, and regulations governing eligibility and grant determination for multiple public assistance programs and the case administration of these programs.
  • Communicate with others to obtain and verify information concerning eligibility.
  • Detect and evaluate potential fraudulent situations.
  • Analyze and interpret written, numerical, and verbal data from various sources.
  • Enter data accurately into a computerized system.
  • Navigate through computer screens and complete and review basic computer documents and other forms.
  • Review work to ensure compliance in accordance with regulations relating to eligibility and timeliness.
  • Read, understand, apply complicated and detailed regulations, and policy directives.
  • Perform a variety of mathematical computations accurately and rapidly.
  • Prepare, clear, concise and accurate records and reports.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public and staff.
  • Use computers and related software packages.
  • Follow written and oral directions and instructions.
  • Knowledge of training principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of goal setting techniques.


History: 07/01/02



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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