HR Benefits Specialist
The Benefits Specialist is responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance. The incumbent must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, and ethical standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responds to questions about human resources issues or refers to Manager, or appropriate persons.
2. Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information.
3. Assists with new-hire orientations.
4. Performs quality checks of benefits-related data.
5. Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes.
6. Distributes all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility.
7. Enrolls employees with carriers and process life status changes.
8. Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
9. Enrollments, plan changes and contribution amounts. Manages the annual catch-up contribution.
10. Assists with the open enrollment process.
11. Administers the tuition reimbursement program.
12. Maintain strict standards of confidentiality
13. Ability to complete an assigned task in a safe manner and in a constant state of alertness.
14. Must understand and follow all safety rules.
15. Must be able to work in a cooperative manner with co-workers and supervisors.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor degree in HR or related field, but experience and/or other training/certification may be substituted for the education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to type at 50 wpm and be proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher).
2. Must have comprehensive knowledge of English and spelling; usage of grammatical syntax required.
3. Must conduct self in a professional manner at all times, including speech, dress and written communication.
4. Must have knowledge of general office equipment and processes.
5. Must be able to work overtime, as required.
6. Must be able to travel to special events (careers fairs, community events, etc.), including operating a company vehicle for transportation, as necessary.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, touch and feels; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; push and pull, and bend and lift. Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Works ordinarily performed in a standard office environment.
Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have a right to request that the BJCTA make reasonable accommodations in order to help you accomplish your work, which must still be performed in all its essential functions.
EEO - Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran’s status, disability status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
Receipt by BJCTA of a verified negative drug test result and/or negative breath alcohol test result (<0.02 BAC) is required prior to employment. A verified positive drug and/or alcohol test will disqualify an applicant from employment