Human Resources Manager - Benefits

County of Ventura


Ventura, CA 93004


$113,137 – $154,408
per year

Under general direction of the Human Resources Director or Assistant Human Resources Director, and, on behalf of the County Executive Officer (CEO), supervises the Human Resources Benefits section, and performs a variety of related staff work as required. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and implementing the future direction and composition of the County's benefits programs. The incumbent also administers and directs existing County-wide employee insurance and benefit programs; medical reimbursement, employee assistance, leave of absence program, and wellness programs; and performs related duties as assigned.

We are seeking a seasoned manager who leads by example, utilizes collaboration as a strength, and values the development of their staff. Further, we are seeking a technologically savvy candidate who is well versed in the technical aspects of benefits administration and will aggressively work with insurance brokers to obtain the best rates for a variety of products. The Ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:

  • Professional/Technical Expertise
  • Negotiating
  • Oral Communication
  • Process Improvement
  • Decision Making
  • Managing Performance
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Using Technology
  • Writing
  • Group Facilitation
  • Relationship Building
  • Presentation Skill
  • Customer Focus
  •  Professional Impact 

The ideal candidate will possess significant professional-level human resources benefits and management experience and a graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.

Job Requirements


Extensive experience in the administration of benefits programs which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The required knowledge, skills, and abilities also can be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business, Finance or a related field with five (5) or more years of administrative experience in Benefits programs with at least two (2) year of supervision experience.

Experience managing health, welfare, and/or retirement benefits
Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire


  • Benefits systems -Oracle/Peoplesoft
  • Experience administering deferred compensation programs
  • Experience administering leave of absences 
  • Experience managing wellness and/or work life programs

How to Apply

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at

If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Jessica Ruiz by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.