Article Title: Eligibility Specialist

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has openings for 2 full-time (40 hours per week) Eligibility Specialist in the Bangor Office within the Housing & Energy Services Department.

As an Eligibility Specialist you work directly with clients to conduct interviews, gather required documentation and determine eligibility for housing and energy programs such as, but not limited to the: Home Energy Assistance Program, Energy Crisis Intervention Program, Low Income Assistance Program, Arrears Management Program, Rental Assistance, Weatherization, Central Heating Improvement Program and the Above Ground Storage Tank Replacement Program. Motivation and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment is a must. Travel maybe required throughout our three county service area.

Position requires an Associate’s degree in the social service or business field with 2 years’ work experience in an office setting where client contact was a responsibility or 3 years work experience in lieu of education; computer proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet programs; excellent verbal and written communication skills. The Eligibility Specialist will interact with the public in a professional manner; maintain client information in complete confidence; learn and apply federal and state regulations. Must have a valid Maine Driver’s License and reliable transportation that is, insured to State requirements.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions. The pay for this position starts at $14.15 per hour.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages.  Apply on line at or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at to request an application and job descriptionApplications will be accepted until position is filled. 

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.  Penquis is a tobacco and smoke free workplace.

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