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Providing Merit System Services
Child Support Positions
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Merit System Services Unit
2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95834
  • Takes sworn statements from the custodial parent and non-custodial parent, and arranges or facilitates DNA testing in cases where paternity is in question.
  • Evaluates income and expense data of custodial and non-custodial parent to determine support capability; reviews financial history to determine arrears obligation.
  • Explains legal requirements and the calculation of support payments to custodial and non-custodial parents and other involved parties.
  • Issues Summons and Complaints and Proposed Judgments to establish paternity and support orders and enforces those orders through wage assignments and other legal actions.
  • Obtains and enforces health insurance orders.
  • Recommends cases for prosecution, prepares legal documents for court filing, assists attorneys in preparing cases, and testifies in court as necessary.
  • Initiates and processes such legal actions as subpoenas, orders to show cause, registration of foreign support orders, notices of assignment, writs of execution, property liens, orders of examination, and contempt of court actions pertaining to the enforcement of child support.
  • Responds to and investigates complaints from custodial and non-custodial parents regarding hidden assets and/or "under the table" employment.
  • Accesses computerized databases and maintains computerized files. Responds to and complete numerous daily, weekly, and monthly automated task lists.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, private attorneys, appointed and elected officials.
  • Provides case status information and interprets child support statutes, regulations, and procedures to custodial and non-custodial parents.
To view the full class specification for the Child Support Specialist, please click here.

If you are interested in applying for a Child Support Specialist position in one of the Interagency Merit Counties, click on Career Opportunities and follow the instructions.