RETIREMENT & DISABILITY SPECIALIST

7 days left

Location
20148
Posted
Jun 28, 2017
Closes
Jul 29, 2017
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
JOB STATUS:  OPEN POSTING DATE:  06/28/2017 CLOSING DATE:   POSTING NUMBER:  P1614897BNF LOCATION:  DEPT OF BUS AND FINANCE POSITION TITLE:  RETIREMENT & DISABILITY SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS:  

Bachelors Degree and significant experience in administrative support functions or any equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:



  • Five or more years of applicable experience including work with an automated mainframe system and knowledge of the school system

  • Working knowledge of a PC including Microsoft Office, and ability to use a calculator

  • Excellent human relations and communication skills and the ability to work under pressure are essential; the ability to demonstrate attention to detail and multitasking


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:


The work is mostly sedentary with periods of moderate physical activity, and is performed in office surroundings. Typical positions require workers to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

Performs activities related to providing employee and retiree benefits, manages enrollment in employee benefit plans, interprets complex leave, retirement and benefit rules, procedures, and requirements for school division employees, researches and analyzes personnel data to provide information to or counsel employees about requirements or eligibility for leave or retirement benefits. Work involves application of school board policy and compliance with legal requirements. Work is performed independently, but is subject to detailed rules, procedures and guides, which require interpretation and judgment to apply. Work is subject to frequent interruptions, inflexible deadlines and peak work periods.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Develops orientation sessions and presentations; assesses orientation sessions and makes recommendations for modifications; Creates educational materials related to specific benefit plans, newsletter articles and video recordings to enhance educational content

  • Counsels employees on retirement & disability programs

  • Oversees paperwork and on-line applications for tracking leaves, retirement, and worker compensation

  • Serves as subject matter expert with regard to detail of benefit plans administered

  • Demonstrates job specific knowledge of school policies, federal and state regulations

  • Manages difficult and/or emotional situations with tact and diplomacy; maintaining appropriate confidentiality

  • Monitors and interprets self-insured workers compensation and disability programs including making recommendations for changes to the programs and to administration guidelines

  • Prepares mandated reports as required by federal and state; Coordinates information between school system and third party claims administrators

  • Researches, reconciles and documents employee complex benefit issues

  • Handles disability accommodations by ensuring all requests are reviewed and adhere to the requirement of the Americans with Disability Act and EEOC regulations

  • Follow all related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

  • Assists with calculations of retirement estimates based on review of personnel records and evaluation of service time and salary data; utilizes available technology to compute retirement benefits; Processes applications for retirement or leave; determines eligibility for leave and retirement

  • Ability to conduct training sessions for related benefits, not limited to disability, FMLA and leave, and retirement processes

  • Performs work of subordinate staff as required to fulfill office mission; Performs related work as required

OTHER INFORMATION:  OUTSIDE APPLICANTS MUST UPDATE THEIR APPLICATION TO INDICATE WHICH POSITION(S) THEY ARE APPLYING FOR.

CURRENT LCPS CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT AN INTERNAL APPLICATION AND LETTER OF INTEREST FOR EACH POSITION IN WHICH INTEREST IS EXPRESSED.  THE LETTER OF INTEREST MUST INCLUDE THE JOB NUMBER AND PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PID).

IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED A NEW RESUME WITHIN A YEAR AND/OR CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE, PLEASE SUBMIT AN UPDATED RESUME.

JOBS CLOSE AT 12:00 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE.

APPLY TO:  

Department of Human Resources and Talent Development

SALARY:  

Classified Position, Level 16                           

Salary Range: Refer to

12 Month Position, 8 hours per day

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