Full-Time Benefits Analyst
Under supervision of the compensation and benefits manager, the benefits analyst administers benefits and leave plans in accordance with federal, state, local regulations, and county policy.
- Administer employee leave programs such as FMLA, ADA, military, leave without pay, and long-term disability. Refer complex employee relations issues to the benefit manager.
- Process required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions. Serve as the COBRA administrator for the County.
- Manage approvals in Workday daily.
- Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation to employees and managers.
- Process monthly billings from all insurance providers and vendors. Review and reconcile billings for accuracy, codes, and advances for payments. Submit billings to the compensation and benefits manager for final approval. Ensure enrollment and change forms are submitted to vendors for processing in a timely manner.
- Review benefits options with terminating employees. Ensure employee receives direction on how to submit the completed separation paperwork to Human Resources. Obtain necessary information and documentation to process separation action.
- Plan and direct implementation and administration of benefit programs designed to assist employees against loss of income due to illness, injury, or retirement.
- Assist in distributing, collecting, and processing insurance, retirement, and other benefit paperwork.
- Facilitate monthly benefit orientation meetings for new employees. Arrange for vendors to present benefit information. Serve as a resource at new-employee orientation to ensure employees gain an understanding of benefits plans and enrollment provisions.
- Coordinate and assist with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits reporting requirements. Track hours worked for merit and non-merit employees. Notify department heads when limit is approaching.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Knowledge of current human resource laws
Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite
Skilled in intermediate reading, writing, and math
Skilled in conducting research
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing
Ability to conduct group training
Ability to maintain files, records, and reports
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to multitask, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
Ability to work under pressure
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Required Education and Experience
- Associate’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or a related field. Four years work experience in human resources may be considered in lieu of a formal degree.
- Three years’ experience working with benefits, recruiting, or payroll programs in a human resource environment.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or generally-related field.
- Professional in Human Resource Certification (PHR) or SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.
- Current HR certification (see above) or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
- Must pass a typing test at or above 35 WPM net.