Income Maintenance Caseworker – Venango CAO

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If you are looking for a great opportunity to utilize your experience in social services and make a difference in someone’s life when they need a helping hand, we have the position for you! As an Income Maintenance Caseworker, you will be responsible and accountable for determining eligibility for financial assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, LIHEAP, nursing home care and waivers, as well as any additional programs the Department of Human Services (DHS) administers for applicants and recipients in accordance with state regulations. Do not miss out on this chance to make a difference – apply now and take the first step towards a rewarding career!

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After attending an 8-week Income Maintenance Standard Training Program (IMSTP) at a regional training center, you will be completing your job duties in an office setting environment. Key responsibilities of the position include determining eligibility for financial assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, LIHEAP, nursing home care, and waivers, as well as any additional programs the department administers for applicants and recipients in accordance with state regulations. In order to accomplish these duties, you will interview customers over the phone; review, interpret, and correctly apply policy; data enter information into an automated eligibility determination system, as well as perform manual calculations; type clear and thorough case comments about client circumstances and changes. All work must be completed within deadlines in accordance with federal and state policy. In this role, it is essential to comply with regimented policies and procedures and stay current with major changes impacting knowledge and skill. These job duties are carried out under the general supervision of an Income Maintenance Casework Supervisor.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, with a 60-minute lunch. May change based on operational needs.
  • Travel and overtime as needed
  • Shift work: No
  • Free Parking!
  • Assigned duties are performed in a controlled office environment. In counties with district offices, employees may be reassigned to different work sites due to operational needs. Reassignments will be made in compliance with contract language.
  • DHS provides excellent benefits, contractual pay increases, paid holidays and leave entitlements, opportunity for advancement and shift selection in addition to a great work environment.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $49,839.00 (before taxes).
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.





Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Four years of experience in interviewing or work requiring the analysis and interpretation of data; or
  • A bachelor’s degree; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Applicants will be considered to have met the educational requirements once they are within (3) months of graduating with a qualifying degree/credits.

Other Requirements: 

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • Hiring preference for this vacancy may be given to candidates who live within Venango County. If no eligible candidates who live within Venango County apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: 

  • You must pass a background investigation.
  • This position will have access to Federal Tax Information (FTI) and is subject to the provisions of IRS Publication 1075 (Pub 1075) which requires you to pass an enhanced background check prior to beginning employment. Under Pub 1075, acceptance of a conditional offer of employment will require submission to and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to: a fingerprint-based federal records check; a PA State Police clearance; a check of local law enforcement agencies where you have lived, worked, and/or attended school within the last five (5) years; and a citizenship/residency verification.


How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 




Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).


If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.


The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.




  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    1. your score may be lower than deserved.
    2. you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

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