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I am sorry to learn of this situation, unfortunately the answer is both very clear, and fairly inflexible. You must work with the state that issued the child support order to come up with a payment plan in order to deal with the arrears in order to get your passport issued.
(There really isn't any way around this requirement).
Here is an overview of the process (and the timeline) from the Department of State: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/legal-matters/child-support.html
You can try contacting the state and seeing if they are willing to accept a payment plan or some other surety in order to allow you to have your account be deemed current (remember, the Department of State only requires that your name be removed from the state list, so you have to work out a deal with them - the state is not very flexible, so don't expect a lot, but you can try).
You also say that your new employer is willing to compensate you very well, you may be able to get an advance or loan from them that will allow you to pay this arrearage and clear your name from the list. (Keep in mind, there will still be a delay in getting your passport as detailed in the link above).