Income Maintenance Worker 6

State of Iowa Talent Gateway - Des Moines, IA 50319
$55,058 - $84,906 a year
Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

The Economic Assistance Work Programs Manager serves as the work requirements expert as an internal and external liaison regarding the development, implementation, and continued success of FIP and PROMISE JOBS-related work programs. This position also serves as the liaison of special projects related to economic supports for FFWS programs.

This highly visible position requires a program manager who is a confident, articulate, and professional communicator both in writing and speaking. Being able to break down complex federal and state regulations and processes into easily understandable steps is crucial to success in this position.

It is essential to have above average personal motivation to work independently and the ability to work collaboratively, with a strong voice, in workgroup environments. Overall, a strong desire to help build a program linking work and training opportunities with Iowans who are looking to become self-sufficient.

A successful manager will have the ability to research and identify commonalities and opportunities within Department-wide internal programs as well as, recruit information from nationwide work programs and evaluate effectiveness for Iowa’s work programs.

  • Provide program direction through coordination with governmental agencies, community partners, and internal stakeholders.
  • Effectively manage projects in order to ensure timely implementation of policy related to any new federal or state regulations, federal policy guidance, or Department initiative.
  • Provide interpretation of program policies and procedures internally, to other agencies, and community members/partners, through training, written communication, or verbally.
  • Review, interpret, and ensure compliance with legislation and state and federal regulations.
  • Proactively follow federal legislative activity, studies, and trends that may impact program areas of responsibility.
  • Research, consult, and recruit information regarding nationwide work program best practices.
  • Assist as needed with the development and revision of Iowa code, administrative rules, employee manual, and related program information.
  • Submit work verification and state plans, as necessary.
  • Consult with DHS program managers, IT, contractor staff, and business systems analyst to develop specifications for system build and continued maintenance.
  • Respond to requests for legislative inquiries, requests for information, and data in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the coordination and monitoring of all FIP and FIP-related systems
  • Represent the Department on various internal and external workgroups.
  • Assist policy systems analyst to develop specifications for system changes needed for program areas of responsibility.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Complete assignments as directed by supervisor.
  • Provide back-up for other staff in Bureau, when necessary.


280 Human/Social Services Programs
6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both directly related to human/social services. Experience generally obtained from either some level of government organization or a non-profit organization delivering these services. Must demonstrate exposure to the basic concepts of human/social services and related policies and procedures. Programs include those traditionally under the purview of the Department of Human Services, such as but not limited to:

  • Child and family welfare
  • Medicaid
  • Entitlement programs
  • Income maintenance
  • Mental health
  • Development disabilities
  • Child support recovery

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  • Five years of full-time work experience in a technical capacity in an income maintenance program such as ADC, Foodstamps and Title XIX[AS[1] , two years of which was at the level of an Income Maintenance Worker 2 or above.
  • Five years of full-time professional-level work experience in social services program administration, program development, program research/evaluation or management.
  • All of the following (a and b):
    • One year of full-time work experience (as described in number one or two); and
    • A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one or two), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university coursework in social services equals one year of full-time experience.
  • Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes thirty-six months of full-time work as an Income Maintenance Worker 2.
  • Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twenty-four months of full-time work as an Income Maintenance Worker 3 or Income Maintenance Worker Supervisor 1.
  • Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as an Income Maintenance Worker 4, Income Maintenance Worker 5, or Income Maintenance Worker Supervisor 2.

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