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Human Resources and Benefits Specialist

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Occidental College
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 9 days ago

Summary of Duties, Responsibilities and Goals 

Reporting to the Benefits Manager, the incumbent administers the Worker’s Compensation injury and  claims program and performs other important assignments in the Benefits function and within the HR  office. Implements, maintains, and coordinates designated Human Resources projects and programs as  directed. 

Essential Functions 

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed  by an individual assigned to this job. Other duties may be assigned. 

1. Performs various benefits-related assignments, projects and programs 

∙ Ensures that premium invoices are accurate and up to date, including overseeing the  reconciliation and process of benefit premium invoices 

∙ Manages the systematic remittance and reconciliation process for retirement account  submissions 

∙ Managing data and running original reports based on operational need, for various projects  (e.g., annual renewals, regulatory notifications and requirements, employee activity, etc. ∙ Administer employee process requests and qualifying event exceptions, as needed (e.g., COBRA  coordination) 

∙ Administers the College’s Tuition Exchange and Tuition Grant Programs, including drafting  original communications to the Community, liaising with other institutions regarding payment  and overseeing employee eligibility requirements 

∙ Administration of FMLA and other leaves, as needed 

∙ Serves as backup to Benefits Manager on essential benefits functions 

∙ Participates in planning, organizing and conducting monthly new-hire benefits orientation and  annual open enrollment processes 

∙ Performs various administrative functions related to employee appointments, including benefits  communications and premiums reconciliations 

∙ Plans, organizes, promotes and coordinates health and wellness events and programs ∙ Data gathering and reporting for annual 5500 tax process and external Retirement Plan audit ∙ In FY 2022, incumbent will also be involved in the following: 

Selection, development and implementation of the College’s Benefit Administration  portal and will be a “superuser” responsible for managing the portal moving forward o Campus-wide benefits dependent audit based on enrollment data  

2. Administers Workers’ Compensation injury and claims reporting, including being involved in the  required interactive process

∙ Co-chairs the Safety Committee meeting 

∙ Posts and communicates program requirements, including notices 

∙ Represents the College at workers’ compensation hearings 

∙ Works with auditors on the regular monitoring of the program and audit requirements 

3. Administration of On-line Employee Training 

∙ Technical point person for all required employee online training programs (e.g., Anti Harassment, Safety, etc.) 

4. Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications 

Experience, Skills, Competencies Required: 

∙ Bachelor’s degree plus four years of related Human Resources experience, or the equivalent in  education, training and experience 

∙ Minimum 1-year Workers Compensation administration experience 

∙ Customer-centered focus 

∙ Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment 

∙ Excellent written and oral communication skills 

∙ Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously 

∙ Ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information  

∙ Strong attention to detail 

∙ Demonstrated data collection and reporting experience 

Preferred: 

∙ Previous experience with leave of absence administration 

∙ Experience working with Banner/Ellucian 

∙ Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google suite 

∙ Experience with a Benefit Administration enrollment platform 

∙ Experience with administering online training programs 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of  the resumes@oxy.edu and deanofstudents@oxy.edu.  

For full consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by no later than October 15, 2021. 

Additional Information:  

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or  applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,  pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital  status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information,  military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Occidental is  strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to  fostering an inclusive, equitable, and just environment within which students, staff, administrators, and  faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their work are encouraged to identify  their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the College’s strategic equity and justice  goals and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is available  that includes: excellent health, dental, life, and retirement benefits; tuition benefits for the employee,  spouse, domestic partner, and dependents; additional extras including use of gym facilities and the  College Library. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https: //www.oxy.edu/offices services/human resources/benefits-information.  

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, including those with criminal histories, in a  manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los  Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.  

Occidental College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants  with qualifying disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part  of the application or employment process, please contact Human Resources (hr@oxy.edu).  

As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College  requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application  form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check. Satisfactory completion of a  background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of  employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair  Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


Summary of Duties, Responsibilities and Goals 

Reporting to the Benefits Manager, the incumbent administers the Worker’s Compensation injury and  claims program and performs other important assignments in the Benefits function and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Oxy offers excellent health, dental, life and retirement benefits, along with many other extras including use of our new swimming pool and tennis courts, weight room and gym facilities, and the College Library.

Oxy offers excellent health, dental, life and retirement benefits, along with many other extras including use of our new swimming pool and tennis courts, weight room and gym…

Location

On-site
1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA

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