Benefits Specialist III
This position provides professional support and expertise in the design, implementation, and administration of a comprehenvise health and welfare program for the university. Responsible for the management of one or more benefits programs or functions. May serve as a project or team leader in the development or implementation of human resource programs or functions.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Responsible for managing one or more benefits functions or progams in accordance with benefit program guidelines and applicable federal, state, and local laws.
- Communicates and interprets human resources policies and procedures for managers and employees.
- Investigates and resolves matters of significance including complex and unusual issues and employee complaints on behalf of management.
- Makes recommendations to management regarding benefits issues including business process workflows, utilization, and design.
- Analyzes federal and state laws, and university regulations to ensure the University’s human resources programs are effective and consistent with legal and regulatory requirements.
- Serves as human resources consultant to faculty and staff by providing advice and guidance related to human resources. Advises managers and employees on state and federal employment laws, collective bargaining agreements, university regulations, and personnel procedures.
- Provides guidance and assistant to university personnel regarding human resources policies and procedures.
- Performs complex data analysis, prepares reports and/or presentations for management.Monitors the effectiveness of human resources policies and recommends revisions or modification to meet the needs of the university.
- May provide training and development services to increase workforce competenece, employee engagement, or organizational capability.
- May serve as a team leader and/or oversee the work of lower level human resources personnel in assigned area.
Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two year of appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensure and Certification
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) , HRCI Professional of Human Resources (PHR), or HRCI Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) preferred.
This position may have supervisory responsibility.
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