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Income Maintenance Caseworker 

Date Posted: 5/24/2024
Department: DSS
Salary Grade: 62-66

Compensation: Based on Qualifications
IMC I: $33,429
IMC II: $36,855
IMC III: $40,633
Hours: Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled

Duties & Responsibilities

This caseworker is assigned to a unit within the Economic Services Section. This position is responsible taking applications, determining eligibility and maintaining case records for either of the following programs:

  • Food and Nutrition Services

  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

  • Adult Medicaid

  • Family and Children’s Medicaid


This includes collecting evidence by:

  • Interviewing the client

  • Verifying income

  • Determining eligibility

  • Maintaining the case record

  • Making changes to the case record


The employee must determine how the changes impact the eligibility of the case. Employees must explain program requirements and options and advise or refer clients to another program services as appropriate. This worker must be a team player, and have excellent communication skills.

Minimum Requirements

A transcript is required.

Computer proficiency test is required

Desirable Training and Experience

Bi-Lingual Ability (English-Spanish) Is Desirable.

Salary level to be determined based on experience


We will accept applications with the following qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited associate degree program in:

  • ITS Technology

  • Paralegal Technology

  • Business Administration

  • Secretarial Science


  • Closely related curriculum

  • Graduation from high school with three years of paraprofessional, clerical or other public contact experience which included:

  • Negotiating

  • Interviewing

  • Explaining information

  • Gathering and compiling data

  • Analysis of data

  • Performance of mathematical or legal tasks


Benefited after 30 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available:


  • on our website:

     under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building:

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 


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