Human Resources Analyst Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually
Posted
Oct 31, 2019
Closes
Nov 16, 2019
Ref
19-02301
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Seeking a Human Resources professional with an extensive background in benefits to manage the retirement benefits program. Leads or supports many of the strategies and initiatives associated with the overarching strategy related to retiree benefits. Possesses and uses a comprehensive understanding of benefit legislation and regulations to make recommendations for change to ensure plan compliance in the areas of RMDP, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare Reform. Manages the internal and public-facing Benefits webpage Retiree Benefits section and ensures accurate and timely information is always visually displayed. Other duties include:
  • Provides insight on best practices regarding how to effectively streamline processes and implement tools that enable key business processes;
  • Designs/develops and implements a multimedia communications strategy for retiree benefits and makes presentations as appropriate;
  • Conducts pre-and-post retirement workshops;
  • Partners with the county retiree association groups to optimize outreach efforts;
  • Acts as liaison with Retiree Benefits vendors regarding enrollments, customized communication, compliance issues, and claims.


Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

General

Responds to customer needs of average difficulty, applying standard practices and regulations;

Develops and maintains effective working relationships with customers;

Researches, assesses, and analyzes situations;

Develops options and strategies to resolve issues, problems, and complaints;

Manages assigned special projects and programs;

Answers questions as knowledgeable resource in one or more functional area;

Recognizing the implications of proposed changes, identifies and collaborates with appropriate individuals and groups to develop and implement the changes.

Benefits

Conducts benefit seminars, open enrollment meetings, and new employee orientations;

Assists employees seeking complex information and guidance on the plans and options available;

Understands benefit law and regulations; expeditiously acts on action plan assignments;

Investigates and resolves disputes, problems, and issues between employees and benefit plans.

process.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Knowledge of human resources administration and management principles and practices as they apply to various functional areas;
Knowledge of group/team dynamics;
Knowledge of federal, state, and county laws, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to human resources programs and management.
Skill in the use of computer hardware and software;
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with applicants, employees, county officials and/or citizen groups;
Ability to gather, analyze and present data;
Ability to speak and write effectively;
Ability to work as a team member.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration, or a related field plus two years of professional-level human resources experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Three or more years of experience in benefits administration for active and/or retired employees;
  • Experience in administering and communicating retiree benefits and Medicare;
  • Proven organization and time management skills;
  • Excellent presentation and consultative skills;
  • Subject matter expert who can drill down to explain complex plan designs to retirees;
  • Ability to work autonomously and produce timely results in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Excellent written and oral skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong commitment to delivering excellent customer service, both internal and external.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
Ability to travel to county owned and non-county owned facilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. Ability to stoop, bend and reach. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may be required to provide communication samples.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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