Child Support Attorney III – (3196-12)
Highly Competitive Employee Benefits Package and Generous Paid Time Off
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
Job & Family Services
222 E. Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
WORK HOURS: Full-Time, 40 hours weekly
(Potential for Hybrid Remote Work Schedule)
STARTING SALARY: $64,880 annually
Applicants for positions with Hamilton County Job and Family Services are subject to
background screening in accordance with the document: “Offenses that May Disqualify
Candidates for Employment.” Convictions from this list may disqualify a candidate for
employment with HCJFS.
Applicants for Children’s Services positions cannot provide foster care for children in the
custody of Hamilton County.
REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION):
• Completion of 24 credit hours of continuing legal education from accredited programs
for applicable two-year reporting period pursuant to Rule X of Rules of Government of
Bar of Ohio;
• Current certificate of registration in good standing pursuant to Rule VII of Rules of
Government of Bar of Ohio;
• One (1) year experience as attorney in Ohio; or equivalent.
• Admission to Ohio Bar pursuant to Section 4705.01 Revised Code
JOB DUTIES (SUMMARY):
• Under general supervision from CSEA Legal Section Chief and CSEA Senior
Attorneys or other administrative superior, independently prepares and tries cases
related to child support matters. Attends pre-trial conferences and court hearings;
negotiates out-of-court settlements; drafts legal documents and pleadings; takes
depositions; prepares and argues appeals as necessary; reviews cases for feasibility
of court or other legal action.
• Prepares legal pleadings/documents; files pleadings/documents with the court; drafts
and prepares correspondence to clients; uses word processing to prepare
pleadings/documents/correspondence; updates SETS with court dates, hearing
results, genetic testing dates and results; updates running record comments on SETS;
schedules genetic testing with laboratory; prepares court dockets; reviews
administrative orders as necessary for filing with the court; performs all necessary
• Conducts legal research of case and statutory law, state and federal rules and/or legal
treatises on pertinent questions related to child support issues. Prepares legal briefs,
memorandums and pleadings for use in judicial, quasi-judicial, and administrative
proceeding at all levels of adjudication.
• Provides legal advice and consultation to Assistant Director, Senior Attorney, Section
Chiefs and Agency staff regarding child support matters. Responds to inquiries from
government officials, legislators, and the general public, as directed. Attends
meetings, roundtables and seminars and may present at same, as requested.
Maintains legal records. Addresses citizens’ groups, as directed.
• Attends conferences and training.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (*Indicates can be developed after
• Knowledge of: law (i.e. procedural and substantive); legal research methods; legal
writing; interviewing; federal and state regulations specific to assigned program;
agency policies and procedures.
• Ability to: deal with large number of variables and determine specific course of action;
organize and interpret extensive variety of legal material in books, journals, or legal
documents; communicate verbally regarding legal issues; handle sensitive contacts
with government officials, adverse parties and/or general public; deliver speeches
before general audience; write accurate reports.
BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED:
Background checks consistent with requirements in OAC 5101:2-5-09 must be
completed at employment and every ten years following, including but not limited to the
• State Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)
• State Child/Abuse Neglect Central Registry Check for any state in which the
applicant resided within the last five years
• Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification Investigation (BCI)
• National Sex Offender Public website (WWW.NSOPW.Gov) Code 5101:2-5-
09 must be conducted for each prospective employee
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