Benefits Counselor

Job description

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Job No: 510321
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Benefits Counselor

Department: Human Resources

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

Under general direction this position is responsible for counseling faculty and staff in the explanation, enrollment, and utilization of a wide variety of benefit programs, leave of absence management, and New Employee Orientation of advanced difficulty.

The incumbent must have advanced knowledge and understand the complex relationship between FMLA, ADA, and workers’ compensation law and how these coordinate with University policy and benefit administration.

In order to be effective in this position, the incumbent needs to have a working knowledge and perform functions in the following systems; HRIS, Payroll, Central Management Services and State Universities Retirement System.

Required Qualifications

1. Any one or any combination that equals 18 months from the categories below:

A. credit for college training leading to a major or concentration in insurance/benefits administration, human resource management, or closely related fields such as business administration:

-60 semester hours or higher equals 18 months

B. credit for college training leading to a major or concentration in fields other than those previously listed:

-60 semester hours equals 12 months
-90 semester hours or higher equals 18 months

C. credit acquired towards a Certified Employees Benefits Specialist Certificate or a Chartered Life Underwriter Certificate1

D. responsible clerical or paraprofessional work experience in benefits and/or insurance benefits such as may be gained in a benefits, insurance, retirement, health care, or human resources office.

2. Twenty-Four (24) months of work experience comparable to that performed at the Benefits Officer level of this series (in addition to any experience used to qualify in #1 above).

1Each course in the CEBS and CLU programs is equivalent to three semester hours of college course work.

Work Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mandatory Physical Requirement

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.

Ability to work for extended periods at computer workstation.

Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse).

Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.

Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.

Ability to perform sedentary work involving sitting the majority of the time.

Proposed Starting Date

November 2020

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$20.59 - $23.00/hour

Required Applicant Documents

Resume

Reference List (at least three (3) professional references each with a phone number)

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

Transcripts (may be unofficial) - required if using college coursework to meet qualifications and/or receive additional points on civil service exam

Certified Employees Benefits Specialist Certificate (if applicable) - required in order to receive possible points on civil service exam or using to meet qualifications

Chartered Life Underwrite Certificate (if applicable) - required in order to receive possible points on civil service exam or using to meeting qualifications

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please monitor your e-mail for changes to your application status.

College or university transcripts (if applicable - may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

Copies of a Certified Employees Benefits Specialist Certificate or a Chartered Life Underwriter Certificate (if applicable) may be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below. Certificates must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted to the Testing Coordinator at the time of exam.

Transcripts and/or certificates may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Colette Homan
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

Contact Information for Applicants

Colette Homan
Human Resources
309-438-8848
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 10/06/2020 10:00 AM CST
Application Closes: 10/27/2020 11:55 PM CST


 

 

 

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