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Benefits Specialist

  2019-02-08     Cal Poly Corporation     1 Grand Avenue, Building 15  

Oversee benefits administration, off- and on-boarding of employees, workers’ compensation, health and safety programs, leave of absences, tax deferred programs, health & wellness programs, CalPERS retirement, group insurance, and other benefits related programs. Assist the Director of HR in supporting the overall mission the HR department and Cal Poly Corporation (Corporation).

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Typical Essential Functions:

  • Administer and manage employee benefits programs, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, CalPERS retirement, FSA, long term care, etc.
  • Assist in the procurement of ancillary insurance
  • Conduct open insurance enrollment meetings
  • Process insurance billing statements, ensure accuracy, and audit as necessary
  • Maintain personnel database and payroll system, including entering new employees, processing changes, as it relates to insurance enrollment, changes, and terminations
  • Initiate New Account Requests for email, calendar, windows login, etc.
  • Act as a liaison with CalPERS as it relates to medical insurance and retirement
  • Process COBRA enrollments and coordinate with payroll department
  • Monitor and ensure compliance of the Affordable Care Act including required reporting
  • Oversee and administer all leaves of absences including but not limited to FMLA, CFRA, workers’ compensation, catastrophic leave
  • Assist employees and EDD with SDI coordination
  • Administer the 403(b) and 457 programs
  • Develop and maintain health and wellness programs
  • Create and update all benefit and leave forms
  • Maintain the Injury, Illness and Prevention Program (IIPP)
  • Administer workers’ compensation, complete and report claims, research claims, and work closely with carrier
  • Manage the workers compensation renewal process and the selection of carriers
  • Maintain required OSHA reports and logs
  • Act as the Safety Officer to meet the safety goals of the Corporation
  • Act as Telephone Coordinator
  • Assist managers, employees, applicants, and vendors in answering inquiries and issues pertaining to human resources
  • Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures related to employee benefits
  • Complete a variety of reports for agencies, CSU, and management
  • Participate in committees as appropriate
  • Stay current on legal updates and requirements related to this position
  • Responsible for maintaining job skills and compliance related knowledge
  • Serve as backup to HR Manager and Human Resources Assistant
  • Perform other duties assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year university
  • Minimum five years of progressive, responsible human resources experience, preferably in education
  • Extensive knowledge of benefits administration, leaves of absences, and workers’ compensation
  • Working knowledge of employment labor laws
  • Experience with CalPERS retirement and insurance is highly preferred
  • Ability to perform complex, highly responsible and confidential duties
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and meet time lines
  • Ability to lead others in managing tasks; train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to interface with all levels of staff, Board of Directors, university community, including students, faculty and staff, and the public
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • A background check is required for all regular benefited positions
  • The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment

Cal Poly Corporation provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, educational and employment verification, and reference check, as required. You must apply through the link to our employment page above to be considered for this position.

AA/EEO/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,801.00 to $68,723.00 /year

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