Benefits Specialist

Location
Mission Viejo, California
Posted
Feb 14, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

South Orange County Community College District

 

Benefits Specialist

Initial Screening Date 03/01/2018

Starting salary is $4,575.00/month

 

Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

 

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu

 

Summary Description:

Under direction from assigned supervisor, performs a variety of complex, technical, and paraprofessional duties involved in support of District employee benefits programs including insurance, enrollment, eligibility, and orientation functions; provides consultation, technical assistance and liaison services related to employee benefits, and other assigned areas; provides administrative and clerical support to administrative staff; and may provide assistance to other departmental staff as needed.

 

 

Knowledge of:

• Fundamental principles and practices of benefit administration including insurance, enrollment, eligibility, and orientation functions.

• Methods, practices, terminology and procedures used in benefits administration.

• Employee benefit packages and insurance programs.

• Employee benefits enrollment practices and procedures.

• Mathematical principles.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

• Principles and procedures of confidential record keeping and filing.

• District benefit policies and procedures.

• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. 

• Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations pertaining to benefit administration operations and practices, COBRA, and related areas.

 

Ability to:

• Perform a variety of technical and paraprofessional duties related to the benefits function.

• Provide technical training, information and assistance to others concerning benefit laws, policies and procedures.

• Administer and assist in implementing District employee benefits programs and coordinate the daily functions of the fringe benefits program.

• Provide consultation to employees concerning employee benefits programs, insurance, and eligibility.

• Review, evaluate, and determine eligibility and benefit amount.

• Enroll, add, and delete employees to and from various benefit plans.

• Review, process, verify, and evaluate a variety of forms and applications.

• Conduct benefit orientations for new employees.

• Serve as a liaison between personnel, administrators, and various outside agencies.

• Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

• Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Work confidentially with discretion.

• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

• Compile data, maintain records and files, and participate in the preparation of administrative or technical reports.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

 

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

 

Education/Training:

Equivalent to two years of college level course work in human resources, business administration or a related field.

 

Experience:

Two years of employee benefits experience.

 

License or Certificate:

Possession of a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist certificate is desirable.

 

 

To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  

 

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  

 

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