Employee Benefits Technician
Attention: Effective February 2023 - December 2024, Monroe County full-time employees will receive a $1,000 quarterly retention payment. Apply today. Another great reason to join the Monroe County workforce!
Description of Duties
This is a technical position responsible for developing, implementing and analyzing a variety of benefits for employees, retirees and retiring employees. The employee also assists with benefit activities for employees. Responsibilities include interpreting and applying new and existing Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations governing benefits in order to provide appropriate benefits, identify alternative benefits, address conflicting laws, and ensure compliance. The employee works closely with state and local benefit providers, and other department staff in order to develop and establish new and revised programs, and administer existing programs. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of an administrator with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment.
Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam:
Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:
(A) Six (6) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent* experience responsible for benefits administration, three (3) years of which must have involved retirement benefits; OR,
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree plus four (4) years paid full-time or is part-time equivalent* experience as defined in (A) above, three (3) years of which must have involved retirement benefits; OR,
(C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent* experience as defined in (A) above that involved retirement benefits; OR,
(D) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.
NOTE: Successful completion of the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) program may substitute for one year of the required experience.
If you are appointed you will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.
Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test for employment with Monroe County Government.