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Benefits Administrator

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$29.63 $41.48 $5,135.77 $7,189.73 $61,621.00 $86,269.00


Develops, implements, conducts, and administers the employee benefit programs. Acts as an internal consultant to County departments


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
  • Receives general supervision from the Human Resources Director.
  • Exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff.
  • Plan, coordinate, and administer benefit programs.
  • Conduct and analyze benefit surveys and make benefit recommendations.
  • Gather and analyze data related to assigned projects, conduct research, prepare reports, and recommendations.
  • Conduct monthly New Employee benefit orientations and any special briefings as required.
  • Maintain awareness of changes in governmental laws, regulations, and case law affecting the County's personnel policies; monitor personnel policies and procedures for compliance with appropriate regulations.
  • Coordinate Open Enrollment;
  • Prepare and maintain internal documentation for benefit programs; coordinate new vendors; review and approve request for proposal (RFP) for new vendor selection.
  • Provide information to County employees regarding the benefit program and work with individual employees to solve benefits' problems.
  • Research and keep current on all pertinent information and developments in benefits administration.
  • Participate in preparing surveys, analyses, and reports on personnel problems and/or operations.
  • Ensure that employees are provided with all required HIPAA notices.
  • Oversee the County's COBRA compliance process and reviews compliance efforts to ensure County compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Administer the County's Sick Leave Donation program.
  • Serve as Human Resources' liaison to the County's Retirement Board.
  • Participate in the implementation of HRMS software for assigned benefit programs.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned, including updating the Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Theory and practice of benefit program design and administration.
  • Principles, practices, and objectives as related to organization and management programs.
  • Fundamental principles and practices of benefit survey design and analysis.
  • Fundamental principles and practices of public personnel administration.
  • Federal, state, and local laws, administrative regulations, and case law applicable to public personnel administration.
  • Federal and state laws and regulations as they relate to benefits administration.
  • Statistical concepts and methods.
  • Principles and practices of accurate record keeping.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze information and data
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Three years of personnel management experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Two years of experience in benefit programs.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Personnel Administration, Public or Business Administration, or a related field.

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