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Article Title: Eligibility Specialist

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, has an opening for 2 full-time (40 hours per week) Eligibility Specialist in the Bangor Office to fill an 8-month seasonal position (mid-August – mid-April) within the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

As an Eligibility Specialist you work directly with clients to conduct interviews, gather required documentation and determine eligibility for energy programs such as, but not limited to the: Home Energy Assistance Program, Energy Crisis Intervention Program, Low Income Assistance Program, Arrears Management Program, 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; insured, reliable transportation. You must be able to 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 use of a vehicle 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. Must have a valid Maine Driver’s License and use of a vehicle insured to State requirements. Penquis offers an excellent benefits package which includes 12 paid holidays and vacation time. The pay range for this position starts at $13.94 per hour and an excellent benefits package is provided.  

An application form and job description are available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, or Lincoln, or applicant may apply at www.penquis.org.  Applications 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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