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Benefits Specialist (HR Analyst)

Albemarle County

Benefits Specialist (HR Analyst)

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/53862
  • Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
  • PERSONNEL (Piedmont Virginia)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College

Title: Benefits Specialist (HR Analyst)

Agency: Piedmont Virginia Community College

Location: Albemarle - 003

FLSA: Exempt

Hiring Range: $50,000 - $55,000, for well qualified candidate

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

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Job Description:
Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Our scenic campus is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. We are one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Benefits Specialist will be a key part of the HR Department. The Benefits Specialist performs professional work requiring an in-depth knowledge of all employee benefit programs and applicable laws. The typical duties of the Benefits Specialist include but are not limited to administering various employee benefit programs, such as group health plans, savings and retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, educational assistance, and wellness benefits. The Benefits Specialist is responsible for conducting benefits orientations, relevant trainings, and providing excellent customer service in responding to benefit inquiries. Interprets and explains human resources polices, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations and keeps abreast of changing regulations and trends related to benefits. The Benefits Specialist will also prepare and maintain benefit records, assist with leave administration, and assist in other areas of HR as needed. Cross train with the other HR analysts in Recruitment and Payroll; Perform special projects like monitoring the education assistance program, and coordinating service awards, etc.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the capability to perform the job.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and applicable laws related to benefit administration.
  • Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at PVCC.
  • Outstanding customer service skills and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to synthesize information, provide advice, and address needs independently.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, local, and College polices and regulations.
  • Ability to conduct activities and make decisions according to ethical standards.
  • Ability to analyze and present information and maintain accurate and detailed records.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and effectively prioritize assignments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions. Proven ability to clearly articulate information and advise other professionals on policy and procedures.
  • Ability to train.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately and with discretion.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in post-secondary environment preferred.
  • Experience working with state HR systems preferred
  • HRCI or SHRM certification.
  • Master’s degree in human resources management, business administration or related field.

 

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