The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and
programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for
residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a
diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are
treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information,
please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.
The role of the Eligibility Specialist is to strengthen Michigan
- Ensuring that each person/family that applies for public
assistance receives the type and level of assistance that they are
- Assessing the needs of each person/family and giving them
appropriate information and making any referrals and/or contacts to
persons/agencies to help them meet their needs.
- Providing all families with information about the expectations
and goals of the Michigan Department of Health andHuman Service
- Encouraging and guiding families in their efforts to become
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Required Education and Experience
Completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 term
Assistance Payments Worker 8
No specific type or amount is required.
Assistance Payments Worker 9
One year of experience equivalent to an Assistance Payments
Worker 8, Migrant Program Worker 8, or Family Independence
Assistance Payments Worker E10
Two years of experience equivalent to an Assistance Payments
Worker, including one year equivalent to an Assistance Payments
Two years equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker, including one
year equivalent to a Migrant Program Worker 9;
Two years of experience equivalent to a Family Independence
Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Family Independence
Alternate Education and Experience
Four years of administrative support experience in a human
services or office setting, including two years equivalent to the
experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the education
Completion of one year of college (30 semester or 45 term
credits) and three years of administrative support experience in a
human services or office setting, including one year equivalent to
the experienced (E7) level, may be substituted for the
Three years of Home Aide experience, including one year
equivalent to a Home Aide E8, may be substituted for the education
Additional Requirements and Information
Your application will bevalid for 6 months from the date you
apply. To make changes or add attachments, you may reapply.
To be considered for this position you must:
- apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in
the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic
application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
- attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of
employment. Dates of employmentshould include month and year and
hours per week.
- attach a cover letter.
- if applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We
accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept
web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official
transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that
a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's
MDHHS is proud to be a Michigan Veteran's Affairs Agency (MVAA)
Gold Level Veteran-Friendly Employer.
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For further information regarding this posting please contact
Tami Strzyzykowski at StrzyzykowskiT@michigan.gov
The department reserves the right to close this posting at any
time if it is determined that a sufficient number of applications
has been received.