Benefits and Disability Programs Analyst

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$60,283.86 - $106,087.54 Annually
Posted
Dec 07, 2022
Closes
Dec 19, 2022
Ref
2023-00180
Function
Human Resources
Hours
Full Time
Benefits and Disability Programs Analyst

An Overview
The City of Alexandria Department of Human Resources is seeking a highly engaged, self-directed Benefits and Disability Programs Analyst to provide excellent customer service and improve the efficiency of employee benefits administration. The Benefits and Disability Programs Analyst works on the Employee Benefits team within the City’s Department of Human Resources and is responsible for managing processes and benefits to ensure compliance on occupational and non-occupational leave of absences, return to work programs, and Title I ADA reasonable accommodations. The person in this role will play a key role in the design of alternate employment programs and establish new processes that align and support disability retirement. The selected candidate will also support the benefits team in the administration of employee benefit plans, benefits system maintenance, as well as liaises with departments and vendors regarding questions and issues. The Benefits and Disability Programs Analyst reports to the Benefits Manager.

The Opportunity
  • Responsible for employee disability program administration. Assist with City's leave administration.
  • Ensure compliance with current laws, regulations, benefit plans and contract provisions related to disability management.
  • Manage daily activity of claims, disability certification, recertification, and return-to-work processes, including Firefighter and Police Officer Pension plans; meet and counsel participants about their benefits.
  • Support the Alternate Employment, Line of Duty, Gainful Employment and Pension
Disability processes.
  • Ensure compliance with current laws, regulations, benefit plans and contract provisions related to disability management.
  • Ensure timely and thorough processing of all benefit enrollments, terminations, and changes.
  • Research employee payroll problems and works closely with Departmental staff to resolve issues.
  • Provides support for Benefits modules of the HR systems, including researching and resolving eligibility problems.
  • Performs scheduled activities within the framework of day-to-day administration and biweekly HRIS Payroll lifecycle.
  • Responds to employee complaints and questions concerning the benefits program.
  • Assists and/or participates in the future implementation and administration of various HR systems and data feeds.
  • Supports the benefits team in compliance efforts regarding the City’s leave program and administration.
  • Assists current and/or potential City employees, with employee benefits.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

About the Department
The Department of Human Resources is made up of a dedicated team of professionals working to support the strategic direction of the City government through the recruitment, development, and retention of a high-quality workforce capable of delivering public services in a complex and stimulating community environment. Through thoughtful planning and the diligent execution of work, the Human Resources Department focuses on the critical needs of our dynamic organization and its employees. If you are curious for a broader view, click the City of Alexandria to learn more about our great City.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

To be considered minimally qualified for this position, all applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of professional experience in a human resources management field; or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient in Excel and great analytical and math skills.

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