|EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SUPERVISOR|
|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Performs administrative and supervisory work with responsibility for all benefit programs assigned to the Employee Benefits Section. This position is responsible for City Flex and Benefits administration, liaison with Deferred Compensation, Medical Reimbursement programs, Group Dental and Health Care Plans activities and retirement counseling, retirement benefit processing and administration, and maintenance of actuarial data and analysis. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Compensation and Benefits Manager and is reviewed through discussions, reports submitted and independent audits.|
|Administers annual re-enrollment process for employees and retirees. Develops communications materials and conducts training as needed.
Counsels employees and provides technical assistance on City Flex, Deferred Compensation, Civilian and Civil Service pensions, and other assigned employee benefits programs.
Coordinates calculation of pension buy-backs with Finance, deductions with Payroll, and adjustment of service time with Personnel.
Administers processing of all spending account requests, pension, union dues, Universal Life Insurance, management medical reimbursement; ensures new input and changes adhere to established policies and procedures.
Conducts meetings with current/new employees to explain Flex benefit options. Participates in all Orientations for new hires.
Responsible for all data entry and maintenance in City Flex, Benefits Administration, and Pension database. Run reports, trials and extracts to ensure programs balance to general ledger so that payroll cycles progress smoothly each week.
Resolves problems with benefit consultants, various providers, and employees and dependents.
Supervises staff assigned to Employee Benefits section, including assignment of work, performance evaluations, training, employee selection and discipline.
Oversees maintenance of City Flex enrollment records.
Reviews and verifies premium for Dental, Health Care life Insurance, Short Termed Disability, Accidental Death, and Dismemberment coverage reconciles/adjusts as required; forwards payment request for processing; reviews and verifies requests for management medical reimbursement. Ensures compliance with City policy and procedures.
Supervises and provides technical assistance/direction to staff on City Flex/Benefits Administration data entry, changes, trials, mass updates, balancing of reports, etc. Ensures that all deadlines are met in these areas.
Participates in the development and administration of Section's annual budget. Recommends goals, objectives, and funds needed for benefit programs; participates in the development/revision of benefit programs, policies and procedures.
Initiates all deductions for City Flex and spending accounts; approves and assigns processing of deductions in Benefits Administration for Universal Life Insurance, pension deductions and Union dues for all civilian and civil service personnel.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing insurance benefits and pension plans.
Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public personnel administration, including employees benefits records administration, compensation programs and employee relations.
Knowledge of computerized personnel systems and personal computers.
Ability to assist in developing long-term plans and programs in evaluation of work accomplishment.
Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
Ability to plan, organize, and manage projects.
Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationships with City officials, employees, outside agencies and the general public.
|Bachelor degree in Business, Human Resources or related field and four (4) or more years experience in Human Resources Management, two of which must have been in employee benefits; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Experience in flex benefits and pension administration or closely related field required. Supervisory and/or project management experience required.|