HR BENEFITS SPECIALIST

Loudoun County Government

Location

Leesburg, VA 20177

Compensation

$55,480 – $74,889
per year

Are you a seasoned Human Resources professional with a strong background in benefits administration? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative work environment with a focus on teamwork, innovation, and high-impact projects? Do you have a passion for public service? If so, then consider a career with Loudoun County Government as an HR Benefits Specialist as the next step in your career.

The Department of Human Resources (DHR) is seeking an experienced HR Benefits Specialist to support the administration of the County's employee and retiree benefit programs. The duties of the position are detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and time-sensitive. Day-to-day responsibilities focus on customer support. Specifically, this position will administer the employee benefits program to include, but not limited to:

  • Respond to a high volume of inbound calls and emails from employees, retirees, and local HR representatives.
  • Answer questions and provides information and general assistance regarding benefits and related human resources programs, plans, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Review dependent eligibility.
  • Process payroll deductions.
  • Perform program audits to ensure accuracy and compliance between HRIS and benefits vendors.
  • Conduct employee benefits presentations and training.
  • Process vendor invoices for administrative services.
  • Perform reconciliation and reporting to the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).
  • Provide retirement estimates and retirement counseling for prospective retirees.
  • Generate purchase of prior service cost letters.
  • Respond to auditor requests.
  • Assist with and create activities for the Wellness Program.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

HIRING RANGE: $55,480- $74,889, commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field; one (1) year of related work experience in the assigned area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the public sector is preferred. Experience working with a mid-size or larger employer (1,000 employees) is preferred.

Knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) / payroll experience preferably in Oracle. Knowledge of MS Office applications preferred with intermediate or advanced skill level with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook. Must have strong attention to detail.

A successful candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of employee benefits concepts, practices, procedures, plans, and laws related to medical, dental, vision, life, FSA, COBRA, EAP, and deferred compensation and pension plans. Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deliver effective communications for new hire orientation, open enrollment presentations, and direct correspondence with employees and vendors.

This position is eligible for telework in accordance with the County's telework policy.

Special Requirements

HR profession certifications preferred.

How to Apply

Recruitment# 23-121-0030 Visit our on-line employment center at https://www.loudoun.gov/jobs for more information and to apply. EOE