Benefits Specialist, Retirement

Arlington Public Schools
Arlington, VA
Jan 28, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Human Resources announces an opening for the position of Benefits Specialist, effective immediately. This is a twelve-month position, Grade E-07.This is a professional position with responsibility for performing technical and administrative work in providing benefits services to employees and retirees of the Arlington Public Schools. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director of Employee Relations.Graduation from a college or university with major course work in business administration, human resources, or benefits administration, plus three years experience in providing benefits services (including retirement counseling) to employees; or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.Certification as an Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).Preferred Qualifications:Experience administering a variety of benefit programs (to include Retirement) in a K-12 organizationKnowledge of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) plan administrationExperience in preparing and responding to state, federal, and third party auditingBi-Lingual in SpanishExpert experience using Oracle and Microsoft Excel applicationsKnowledge of APS policies and programs, and of the laws, regulations, rules, procedures and practices pertaining to retirement, life and long term disability insurance, and classification programs.Experience using computer programs, including Access, Excel, Word, etc.Ability to understand, interpret and follow detailed and complex instructions, guidelines, and federal regulations and to perform detailed work quickly and accurately.Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines with strong time management skills.Ability to deal successfully with problems, problematic situations in a confidential, courteous and tactful manner.Ability to maintain effective working relationships clientele, co-workers, higher level officials, contractors and State and County staff.Excellent communication skills.Meets with prospective retirees to provide information on retirement, calculate retirement estimates, and prepare paperwork for submission to the State and/or County.Provides staff support for the Individual Early Retirement program.Provides information about disability retirement and long term disability; assists with the preparation of the necessary paperwork and coordinates with the Employee Assistance Program staff.Provides information to eligible employees, retirees and survivors about the basic life insurance, optional life insurance and Long-Term Care programs.Completes reports and surveys as requested, and prepares informational materials on assigned program areas.Responds to questions about assigned areas from administrators, employees, State and County officials, contractors, retirees, etc** As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.Job Types: Full-time, ContractPay: $63,655.00 - $95,874.00 per yearBenefits:Dental insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftCOVID-19 considerations:APS requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized vaccination. Masks a must.Education:Bachelor's (Preferred)Work Location: One location

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