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Senior Benefits Administrator
Job Code:2018-10-1A-034
Location:Livermore, CA
Status:Regular Full Time
  
Responsibilities:
With limited supervision, the Senior Benefits Administrator administers corporate benefit plans and programs and assists with development and implementation of employee benefit and wellness programs, documentation, and employee education.

• Provides day-to-day administration and functional support of all company benefit and wellness programs including, but not limited to, group medical, dental, and vision, 401k, flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), life, and disability plans.
• Enters, maintains, approves, audits, researches, and resolves errors with employee benefit records and transactions in Workday and other systems. Ensures updates are processed within established timeframes and flows to providers accurately.
• Informs and guides employees on benefit plan design, eligibility, coverage and provisions. Acts as liaison between employees and carriers as appropriate. Maintains confidentiality and compliance with federal and local regulations.
• Reconciles monthly billings, participates in annual compliance testing, and assists with the preparation of regulatory reports including ACA and 5500 documentation.
• Leverages technology to maximize efficiencies and provide enhancements to the administration of benefit and wellness programs.
• Assists with the development of program materials and online resources for open enrollment, new hires, life events, recruitment, and on-going employee education. Facilitates associated employee and manager training.
• Coordinates benefits for employees on leaves of absence.  Provides back up support for leave processing. 
• Conducts research and analysis to support various initiatives related to benefit and wellness programs. Prepares and provides documentation, reports, and records in response to audit requests.
• Maintains and updates depth of knowledge of related issues, legal requirements, best practices, theories, and practical applications. Makes recommendations for improvements to benefit and wellness program design and administration.
• Performs other related duties as required or requested.
• Adheres to all company, departmental and client policies, procedures and requirements. Maintains clearances and licenses as required for position based upon assignment. 
• Completes assigned training on time and with acceptable scores. Demonstrates understanding of training materials and applies knowledge in appropriate situations.

 
Required Skills and Knowledge:
• Strong knowledge of benefit and wellness program principles, best practices, and legal and regulatory requirements. 
• Strong technical skills and competency working with various HRIS platforms (Workday experience highly desired). Intermediate skills in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
• Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, collaborate effectively, and maintain a positive attitude in fast paced, dynamic environment.
• Knowledge of leave of absence best practices and regulatory requirements.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Superior organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to apply strong analytical skills to resolve complex issues, identify root causes and trends, and present recommendations.
• Proven ability to work independently and in cross-functional teams with employees at all levels in the organization.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive information with tact and diplomacy.
• Understanding of Service Contract Act fringe benefit rules is preferred.

Physical Requirements:
• Performs duties in a busy standard office environment with moderate noise level.
• Sits or stands at a desk during scheduled shift, reaching as needed to use office equipment.
• Makes and returns calls using an office phone system.
• Views a computer monitor, types on a keyboard and uses a mouse.
• Reads and comprehends information in electronic (computer) or paper form (written/printed).
• Types frequently, but not constantly, using a keyboard and mouse.
• Occasionally lifts/carries/pushes/pulls up to 10 pounds.
• Able to work full time in assigned office, including extended hours during critical project phases.
Education and Experience:
• Previous experience, generally 5 years or more, with benefit program administration, implementation, and compliance.
• Some experience managing and coordinating benefits for leave of absences.
• Some experience in a government contracting environment and experience with Service Contract Act is preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) certification is preferred.
• Clearances as required by contract assignment.
• Travel is not generally required for this position.

Other Requirements:
- Must submit to and pass background check.
- Must not have any Federal or State liens resulting from County, State or Federal tax issues.
- Must not have any current defaulted student loans.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions or specific misdemeanors.
- Must submit to and pass drug screen.

Performant Financial Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Performant Financial Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, political belief status, or any other consideration protected by law. Performant will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

Employment VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position and authorization to work in the United States is required prior to employment. 

Remote work/relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace:
Performant Financial Corporate is committed to maintaining a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace. Candidates that have been offered employment will be required to submit and successfully pass a drug and alcohol screening. Drug and alcohol screening for current employees may be performed in certain circumstances in accordance with company policy and applicable laws. 

Background and Credit Checks:
Performant Financial Corporation will procure a background criminal and credit history report on you in connection with your application for employment as allowed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of your authorization and, if you are hired or engaged by Performant Financial Corporation, throughout your employment or contract period.

Agency Submissions:
Performant Financial Corporation does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Performant employees. Performant Financial Corporation is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

The statements above indicate, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent.  This document is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of workers assigned to this position Other duties may be required, and the statements below are subject to change at any time. This document is not a contract for employment.