Merit System Services
Child Support Positions
Merit System Services
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
mss@cpshr.us
916.263.3614

Departments of Child Support Services work with parents - custodial and noncustodial - and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support.

Child Support Specialists are expected to handle a high volume of work which is deadline driven. Applicants must be able to prioritize, plan, and project their work, but at the same time be flexible to changes at any moment, such as unscheduled visits from clients. They work in a high stress environment. It is important to understand that the actions a Child Support Specialist takes impacts the lives of clients and their families, both emotionally and financially.

Submitting an application is the first step toward a valuable and rewarding career as a Child Support Specialist. We offer this additional information in an effort to provide you with a clear understanding of the nature of the job and its requirements. Please take the time to review this information prior to submitting an application. Click on a link below for further information regarding the Child Support Specialist position.

The minimum qualifications for the Child Support Specialist I/II are:

Child Support Specialist I:

EITHER
Two (2) years of clerical experience involving extensive public contact;
OR
Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college.

Child Support Specialist II:

One (1) year of experience performing duties comparable to a Child Support Specialist I in a state or local government agency.

To view the full class specification for the Child Support Specialist, please click here.

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