Employee Benefit Specialist

Job Title

Employee Benefit Specialist

Job Description

The Employee Benefits Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Human Resource Manager to provide assistance with the Employee Benefits and Human Resources activity of the agency.

Completes benefits billing by reconciling carrier reports; requesting benefit disbursements; assists in reconciling benefit accounts by recording and accounting for transactions.

Determines eligibility for enrollment and monitors eligibility to continue participation in the various benefit plans.

Initiates new hires benefits and changes of information by obtaining, verifying and recording employee information, and entering enrollment and changes on vendors web-based data bases.

Insures appropriate amounts are collected for insurance coverage by preparing and monitoring payroll deductions, and taking appropriate corrective action.

Resolves employee questions and problems by researching and interpreting benefit policies and procedures; providing answers to questions and resolutions to problems.

Monitors federal and state legislation effecting Agency health, life and dental plans to ensure legal compliance.

Compiles, maintains and updates human resource database and records.

Processes new employees by assisting with Conditional Job Offers, conducting new employee orientations.

Insures eligibility for continuing employment by conducting sub sequential background checks.

Insures proper administration of worker’s compensation claims by monitoring claims, and
forwarding all forms, bills and other documentation to administrators.

Assists with Family and Medical Leave Administration by verifying eligibility, sending required notices and tracking leaves.

Provide support in the human resource selection activities of the agency including electronic application process, to meet agency goals and maintain compliance with all federal and state regulations.

Acts to facilitate good communication within the Agency.

Provides information or reports on human resource topics or activity as requested by generating or developing reports.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of the management, formally, or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Additional Information

Office location Jonesboro
Hourly Salary $13.32

Basic Qualifications

High school, plus specialized schooling and/or on the job education in a specific skill area; e.g. data processing, clerical/administrative, equipment operation, etc, plus 2 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Intermediate: Alphanumeric Data Entry, Database, Human Resources Systems, Spreadsheet, Excel, Word, Processing/Typing Basic: 10-Key


Safety Sensitive

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.