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Benefits Coordinator

Company: City of Kent
Location: Kent
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

The City of Kent is currently accepting applications for the position of Benefits Coordinator for the Kent Human Resources Department. Salary: $58,716- $71,580 annually; DOE Open: Until Filled You must apply online by accessing our website at www.kentwa.gov. You must also submit a resume and cover letter with your application in order for your application to be considered complete. For more information, call (253) 856-5270 or our Job Line at (253) 856-5272. The City of Kent is an equal opportunity employer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Process assigned employment-related transactions; audit and maintain information in Human Resources-related systems (i.e. HRIS); compile, research, verify, recommend and correct data; perform calculations and prepare summaries, charts and other reports.Assist employees with federal, state and City leave management programs; discuss and maintain confidential information regarding appropriate use of leave; communicate policies and practices of leave management under guidance of more senior team members. Maintain electronic and hard copy filing systems, including establishing, updating, retaining, purging, and indexing to provide organization and retrieval of information following established record retention guidelines.Maintain and audit employee personnel and benefits files in accordance with city policies and government retention regulations.Assist with the scheduling, organizing, coordinating, taking minutes at Board and Committee meetings; assist with employee programs such as the Recognition Program, COBRA and ORCA Administration and event coordination such as the Health Fair, Biometrics, and Flu Shot events.Provide a positive experience for onboarding activities, such as scheduling, organizing, collaborating with stakeholders, gathering materials and presenting information; assist with of new hire and employment related paperwork, tracking, and reporting.Assist with benefits Open Enrollment activities.Perform data entry of benefits carriers and enrollment audits; assist with benefit plans' invoice reconciliation and present for approval.Assist the Department Director's and Benefits Manager's efforts to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and other requirements.Communicate a wide variety of routine and basic information to employees and the public.Update and maintain the Benefits team's presence on electronic platforms (i.e. Sharepoint, Teams), including ensuring all pages and links are up to date.Assist with HR-related audits of pre- and post-payroll processing.Actively support the vision, mission, values, and goals of the department and the City.PERIPHERAL DUTIES:Perform related duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
SUCCESSFUL INCUMBENTS FOR THIS POSITION WILL HAVE THE:


  • Ability to set a positive example of outstanding customer service to our valued employees and customers
  • Ability to perform effectively as a team member
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and programs of human resources
  • Knowledge of benefit programs, terminology, and practices
  • Knowledge of federal and state leave laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of research projects and methods to compile information, define and resolve issues, and analyze data to determine potential issues and recommend solutions
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment including personal computers and related software such as word processing and spreadsheets programs
  • Knowledge of accurate creation, maintenance and retention of personnel records
  • Knowledge of effective oral and written communication skills using appropriate grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to effectively use interpersonal skills in a tactful, patient, and courteous manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain trust, confidence, and effective working relationships with all customers
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions within established guidelines
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work to meet schedules and timelines
  • Ability to respond quickly to inquiries and issues
  • Ability to compose, proofread, and edit general correspondence, and routine reports
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Ability to pass a position-relevant background check


    Education, Experience and Other Requirements
    SKILLS FOR THE POSITION MAY BE GAINED THROUGH EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, RELEVANT JOB EXPERIENCE or a COMBINATION, SUCH AS:Education: High school diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by two (2) years of college level course work or training in Human Resources, or a related field.Certification:Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)Experience:Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources, such as employee benefits and leave management

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