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Human Resources Generalist – Benefits

Metropolitan Utilities District

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Human Resources Generalist – Benefits

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Position Summary:

The Human Resources Generalist – Benefits performs administrative duties for District benefits including the District’s Qualified Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, the administration of the District’s various welfare benefit plans and wellness initiatives and new hire benefits orientation. Conducts special projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
1.Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field. Coursework in statistical analysis or professional human resources certification is preferred.
2.Minimum of three (3) years working with qualified, non-qualified and both fully insured and self-funded welfare benefit programs and retirement plans.
3.Intermediate proficiency with personal computers, tablets, and/or other electronic devices to include, but not limited to, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word) and enterprise wide and department specific software (e.g., SAP, SuccessFactors). Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are preferred.
4.Ability to learn new or upgraded computer software as required.
5.Demonstrated experience with data auditing, data mining, analysis, interpretation and report creation.
6.Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English, to assist internal and external customers, co-workers and management professionally, regardless of provocation. Ability to speak to large groups as well as working one-on-one with various types of individuals, previous experience preferred.
7.Demonstrated, fine attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, excellent proofreading, and organizational skills.
8.Ability to work independently with efficient time management skills, adapt to changing priorities, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work well under pressure.
9.Work is primarily performed in an office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, office lighting and noise.
10.This job is eligible for a hybrid in-office and work from home flexible work arrangement.

Specific Responsibilities:
1.Administer the District’s Qualified Defined Benefit Plan, to include, but not limited to, Board approved revisions to the Plan Document, provide pre-retirement counseling to employees and their spouses, calculate final retirement benefits, conduct final retirement meetings with employees, ensure benefits commence as scheduled and update and maintain retiree data.
2.Process and communicate cost-of-living increases for retirees semi-annually.
3.Assist in the administration of the District’s welfare benefit plans, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance (basic, voluntary), and flexible spending accounts. Suggest revisions to plan documents and communicate changes to employees and retirees.
4. Conduct regular audits of employee benefit plan data for quality assurance, data mining of plan or benefit data and application of analysis or interpretation of data or reports.
5. Work directly with WEX, the District’s COBRA Administrator to ensure that required COBRA notifications are sent timely.
6. Process life insurance and long-term disability claims.
7. Prepare correspondence for the Manager, Compensation and Benefits including but not limited to: Open Enrollment information, Retiree Medical & Cost of Living letters, Benefits Termination Letters, Long Term Disability (LTD) letters, and social security disability letters.
8. Process the Retiree Drug Subsidy Program application and reconciliation.
9. Assist with the annual planning and preparation of events related to the District’s welfare benefits and retirement plans including but not limited to the planning of the annual Benefits Fair and processing of open enrollment changes.
10. Participate in various industry and local benefits surveys. Compile and analyze data as necessary and prepare summaries as appropriate.
11. Assist in the review and processing of Qualified Domestic Relation Orders.
12. Conduct benefit orientation for new hires and provide enrollment assistance as needed.
13. Assist participants with benefit plan questions and work directly with benefit consultants and third-party benefit administrators on benefit matters.
14. Assist with the annual preparation and distribution of the Employee Benefit Statement.
15. Calculate the earned vacation and sick leave for part-time employees.
16. Create benefit folders, benefit census reports and data files as needed.
17. Prepare, correct and file the District’s 1095-B and 1095-C tax forms in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
18. Administer the District’s wellness program events and initiatives including but not limited to the annual Wellness Fair events.
19. Maintain professionalism and handle stresses related to effectively completing the above referenced requirements.
20. Comply with and understand all pertinent District policies and procedures.
21. Fulfill responsibilities common to all Supervisory, Professional and Administrative positions as stated.
22. Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.

In contributing to the objectives of the District, the Human Resources Generalist – Benefits is responsible for effecting constructive relationships with:
1. All levels of supervisory, clerical and operating employees, retirees and their family members.
2. Insurance company representatives, benefit consultants and administrators.
3. Other utility companies and area businesses as well as municipal and governmental organizations and agencies critical to fulfilling the District’s need for comparative benefit data.

*Please ensure the application is filled out thoroughly to be considered for this position
An Equal Opportunity Employer “Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation”

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Posted on:
November 2, 2023

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