RS Plan Representative

Employer
NRECA
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Oct 13, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association NRECA with offices in Arlington VA and Lincoln NE is the trade association for over consumer owned electric cooperatives serving more than million people NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of Americaa s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years Best Places to Work ComputerWorld Magazine Greatest places to Work AARP Best Places to Work The Washingtonian CARE Award Recipient Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work life balance At NRECA we work with people who are leaders in their fields they are down to earth hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry In this collegial inclusive work environment united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives we thrive And topping it off NRECA cares about each persona s overall well being encouraging health financial security and a sustainable work life balance Summary RS Plan Representative P The RS Plan Representative is responsible for providing professional quality guidance and insight to NRECA members with regard to the defined benefit plan the Retirement Security Plan and the defined contribution plan the k Pension Plan This individual leads the effort to design produce and interpret defined benefit plan proposals and Special Early Retirement Programs SERPs at the request of NRECAa s members In addition this role provides guidance to our membership with regard to the adoption of or modifications to defined benefit plans and to a lesser degree defined contribution plans Purpose and Mission Acts as primary contact with regard to Retirement Security Plan a œRS Plana proposals Works with colleagues from the Actuarial Legal and Compliance units to provide the best retirement program alternatives for our membership Provides special early retirement program SERP proposals and guidance to member cooperatives that are considering an offer of early retirement to participants in the RS Plan Assists field staff in providing guidance and education to members contemplating participation in NRECAa s RS and k plans Guides members on the significant benefits and features of NRECAa s retirement plans Provides timely and accurate information through both formal and informal communications Provides consultation to members regarding complex amendments to the RS Plan and the k Pension Plan This includes plan amendments necessitated by restructuring acquisition of a subsidiary or changes in retirement programs due to new management philosophies Prepares board resolutions adoption agreements h notices and other ERISA and DOL required documentation to assist members with successfully amending their retirement plans The person who occupies this position has the responsibility for the proper security and disposal of any confidential information that he or she may possess in the course of performing this position s job duties in accordance with NRECAa s Personnel Administrative Policy and HIPAA Privacy and Security Policies Procedures Manuals Requirements and Qualifications Bachelor s degree and professional designation as a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Certified Pension Consultant or other appropriate professional designation is required years of experience working in a consultative role with retirement plan clients Knowledge of ERISA IRS PBGC and DOL regulations and laws related to the defined contribution and defined benefit plan administration as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with a diverse membership employees and or vendors in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to work with a wide variety of people to foster cooperation in sharing information and materials as demonstrated by prior work experience Interpersonal skills member service orientation and ability to work in a team environment as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to conceptualize produce and disseminate high quality materials as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to travel as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to work well within a team of professionals as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to use Microsoft Office tools Excel Word Outlook Power Point in the day to day essential duties of the job as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change as demonstrate by prior work experience Ability to listen and interprete the customera s needs de escalate difficult customer calls while at the same time researching the issue and applying broad business and technical knowledge to meet the customera s satisfaction as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer copier printer fax machine or other job related equipment as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to develop and deliver presentations and training workshops as demonstrated by prior work experience Ability to define issues establish facts and draw valid conclusions and apply to work environment as demonstrated by prior work experience ADA Requirements The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures transcribing viewing a computer terminal extensive reading Exerting up to pounds of force occasionally and or up to pounds of force frequently and or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects If the use of arm and or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time the job is rated for light work Disclaimer Statement The preceding job description has been written to reflect managementa s assignment of essential functions It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned LI KC