Benefits Specialist

Baltimore County
35 per week $52,141 - $65,082 Per year MD 400 Washington Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule VI, Grade 27, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice. Applicants are advised to apply promptly. 

Vacancies exists in the Office of Budget and Finance, Retirement Division.
 
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You MUST attach your transcript(s), license(s) and/or certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of License(s), Certification(s) and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of license(s), certification(s), and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, implements a county insurance benefit plan and/or performs professional administrative duties in support of the employees' retirement systems.

  • Coordinates and implements an insurance benefit plan. 
  • Maintains, verifies, and processes insurance transactions. 
  • Coordinates and prepares for payment premium invoices. 
  • Serves as a liaison between employees and insurance providers.
  • Analyzes accident, damage, injury, and other insurance related reports. 
  • Receives and analyzes insurance claims. 
  • Reconciles and prepares documents for payment of insurance bills and claims. 
  • Prepares and verifies pension estimates and retirement allowance calculations.
  • Responds to inquiries from employees, the public, and insurance providers. 
  • Provides advice and consultation regarding benefits, retirement, and related policies.
  • Assists members of the retirement system, their families, and their beneficiaries. 
  • Speaks before groups on employee benefit topics.
  • Researches and prepares estimates of benefits. 
  • Prepares and maintains accounting and other records and files associated with benefits administration. 
  • Compiles and prepares statistical and narrative reports. 
  • Keeps current with applicable laws, codes, and policies.

Examples of Other Duties 
  • Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.
(Additional experience as described in the examples of essential duties may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.)

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with benefits administration or retirement administration, and customer service.

Proof of License(s), Certification(s) and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of license(s), certification(s) and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of License(s), Certification(s) and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of license(s), certification(s), and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ().

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Benefits Specialist - Retirement Division
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You MUST attach your transcript(s), license(s) and/or certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable. 

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is essentially sedentary.

Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprinting checks.

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