The Benefit Specialist provides direct benefit program administration and support services to our internal customers with compensation program involvement.
Serves as a secondary administrative contact by responding to benefit and compensation inquiries on employee benefit and compensation programs and plans.
Assists in the adimistration of retirement programs.
Serves as a subject matter expert for all aspects of union benefit programs.
Administers employee benefit programs such as Fund Advantage program and Employee Atheltic Club.
Responsible for the ongoing implementation, development and administration of the Company's wellness program.
Administers the employee Rewards & Recognition program. Serves as the primary contact for employee and internal HR inquiries related to the program.
Works closely with the Payroll team to process benefit program payments, refunds or adjustments
Ensures that employees are enrolled in the proper benefits package
Support the execution and ongoing oversight of benefits strategies and programs
Administers the benefit billing reconciliation, allocation, and payment processing
Participates in area and industry benefit and compesnation surveys
Assists with the open enrollment process
This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required.
EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business, Finance, or related field; Combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Continuous learning, as defined by the Company's learning philosophy, is required. Certification or progress toward certification is highly preferred and encouraged.
Up to two years relevant benefit administration experience in data management, reporting, program administration and/or HRIS.
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:
Knowledge of the benefit and compensation regulatory environment, including ERISA, IRS regulations, Section 125 regulations, COBRA, FMLA and HIPAA
Excellent oral and written communication skills in both oral presentations and written material.
The ability to build successful relationships is essential; establish rapport at all levels of the organization and resolve conflicts in a professional manner.
Experience in using Microsoft Excel including the ability to turn a large volume of data into meaningful information. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of HRIS and payroll systems including the ability to upload data and report on data.
Strong attention to detail, accuracy and the analytical ability to solve problems and issues.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to follow complex instructions and to apply instructions and guidelines in the disposition of problems.
Exceptional time management, multi-tasking and organizational skills. Ability to deal with time constraints and effectively manage deadlines
Ability to collaborate within a team environment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Work is performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards. Minimal travel required.
The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum education, experience, skills, knowledge and ability levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Candidates for the position stated above are hired on an "at will" basis. Nothing herein is intended to create a contract.