Employee Benefits Analyst (Human Resources Analyst II)

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The City of Anaheim Human Resources Department seeks an innovative and customer service oriented Employee Benefits Analyst (Human Resources Analyst II) to support the City's employee and retiree benefits administration. The Employee Benefits division oversees health and dental insurance, wellness, and life insurance programs. Employee Benefits Analyst works collaboratively with colleagues, clients, and vendors in providing technical analyses, data interpretation, research, communications and related benefit consulting services in an integrated and thorough approach that meets clients' needs. The Employee Benefits Analyst will also perform a variety of professional level administrative duties in support of the City's human resources benefits administration and wil provide information and assistance to City employees and the general public regarding human resources activities, policies, and procedures.
Candidates must possess at least two years of increasingly responsible professional benefits administration experience supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, public administration, health administration, or a related field.
Related benefits/human resources professional certification is desirable.
Essential Functions:
The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Participate in implementing a wide variety of human resource benefits administration programs and/or other related functions.
Participate in the development and/or amendment of City rules, regulations, and procedures governing non-industrial benefit management and Family Medical Leave.
Analyze, audit, and make recommendations for benefits administration; develop, analyze, and respond to benefit surveys including establishing classification comparabilities; keep abreast of, analyze, and interpret all local, State, Federal, and other regulatory agency laws, rules, regulations, and policies applicable to benefit programs to ensure compliance with City policies and procedures.
Develop policies and procedures related to management benefits administration; implement as required.
Provide assistance with benefits issues; consult with managers and employees regarding the interpretation of personnel practices, policies, and procedures including related laws and regulations; provide information and assistance to departmental personnel.
Conduct a variety of surveys to gather and compile information; compile data and prepare various charts and graphs; work with finance to calculate negotiated costs.
Evaluate changes to bargaining unit memorandums of understanding and recommend applicable changes to personnel rules and regulations; prepare staff reports and resolutions for City Council approval; implement changes by notifying appropriate section in Human Resources.
Assist in conducting inter/intradepartmental training programs and activities; coordinate implementation of training programs.
Conduct research, analyze data, and prepare written and statistical reports and recommendations for a variety of human resource issues and topics; make oral presentations as required; update and revise written directives, rules, and regulations and various handbooks as appropriate.
Prepare and administer requests for proposals for consulting services; participate in the evaluation and selection process; monitor work progress and product quality; review and recommend monthly progress payments.
May participate in the development and monitoring of assigned budget; monitor expenditures and program revenues.
Coordinate assigned activities with other departments, outside agencies and service providers.
Assign, monitor and review the work of technical and clerical staff involved in personnel functions.
Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resources administration.
Perform related duties as required.
Qualifications:Candidates must possess at least two years of increasingly responsible professional benefits administration experience supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, public administration, health administration, or a related field.
Demonstrate knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a human resources program; principles and practices of human resources administration including benefits administration and related functions; principles and methods of statistical measurement; resources to sustain current understanding of modern trends and legal issues in the field of human resource management; methods and techniques of research and analysis of personnel administrative and statistical data; principles of city government organization, functions, and management; basic employment law; basic principles and procedures of record keeping; business letter writing and report preparation; principles and practices of customer service; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Possess the ability to perform professional, technical and analytical personnel work; make independent decisions; understand the City personnel programs and policies and interpret them to employees and the general public; collect, compile, and analyze information and data; understand and analyze statistical information; make complete and accurate analyses, reports, and recommendations in a variety of personnel areas; understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations; prepare clear, concise, oral and written reports both narrative and statistical; formulate and conduct presentations to employees, supervisors, and department managers; understand the organization and operation of the City and outside agencies as related to the personnel function; respond to benefits related requests and inquiries from City employees and the general public; plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Possess an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Supplemental Information:
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:00PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.
The selection process will consist of a minimum of skills examination and oral interview.
The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the department and the City.
Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication by any other method.

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