Senior Benefits Specialist


: $74,910.00 - $118,320.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Human Resources

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Two of our agriculture largest clients here in Fresno, CA are hiring for a Benefits Specialist to join their outstanding teams If you're well-versed in employee benefits and seeking a new opportunity within the agriculture industry, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Both of our clients are offering excellent health benefits and competitive base compensation Position Summary: The benefits specialist is responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401(k) plan, leaves, and time off. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the system to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information. Assists with new-hire orientations. Performs quality checks of benefits-related data. Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes. Distributes all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility. Enrolls employees with carriers and process life status changes. Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes, and other general inquiries. Processes and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability, and FMLA. Effectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences/disabilities. Responds to 401(k) inquiries from managers and employees relating to enrollments, plan changes, and contribution amounts. Manages the annual catch-up contribution enrollment. Assists with the open enrollment process. Administers the tuition reimbursement program. Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges. Competencies Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures. Job Knowledge - Keeps abreast of current developments. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situation. Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; manages project team activities. Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objects. Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals. Strategic Thinking- Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. Judgement- Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgement; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions. Qualifications Education and Experience Bachelor s degree in HR or related field, but experience or other training/certification may be substituted for education . Certifications SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification credential is preferred. Language Bilingual in English and Spanish Skills Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Associated topics: benefit specialist, bonus, compensation analyst, compensation consultant, incentive compensation analyst, payroll specialist, payroll transformation, salary, specialist, wellness * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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