Benefits Compliance Administrator
SALARY: $31.76 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 05/04/20
CLOSING DATE: 05/24/20 11:59 PM
Assist in the administration and coordination of programs in the Department of Human Resources,
including Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and benefits program administration. Employee will
have and maintain expertise in eligibility, enrollment and program specifications with regards to the
ACA. Employee must have strong relationships with health insurance carriers, online enrollment
vendors and consultants. Employee will assist employees and retirees on specific benefit issues,
oversee the benefits website and assist with the Deferred Compensation program. Employee will carry
out assignments, follow through on matters, and use independent judgment and training to take
appropriate actions to deal with standard recurring situations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Respond to public and employee inquiries and provide information and assistance regarding Personnel
Policies and Procedures, health insurance and other benefit questions, employee programs, and
Supports and monitors ACA compliance and ensures that Charles County Government is in compliance
with all ACA data reporting regulations.
Conducts analysis and validation of pre/post data feeds between the county and external vendors.
Researches and resolves technical problems, data discrepancies and unexpected reporting results.
Researches ACA legislation updates, informs and trains county personnel.
Serve as primary liaison, point of contact and ACA Coordinator for all tactical tasks to support
compliance of ACA.
Work with staff and vendors to ensure accurate ACA data is submitted to federal agencies.
Comply with Medicare Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) program, work with Bolton Partners and ensure
proper paperwork and reporting has been completed to qualify for subsidy.
Serves as liaison with the County's unemployment Tax Services representative. Provides employment
information and attends unemployment hearings as necessary across the State of MD. Works with
departments to gather information and enter into secure website.
Counsel and advise employees regarding their benefits.
Manage and provide the necessary changes to HR Specialist to create Open Enrollment web page and
keep the benefits website updated year round.
Point of Contact with BenefitFocus during Open Enrollment. Ensure communications portal has up to
date benefit information.
Complete benefits and salary surveys and other benchmarking surveys as needed.
Co-Manage with the Benefits Division annual open enrollment and processing of benefits paperwork.
Assist with the deferred compensation program, including educational programs, developing vendor
schedules, and serving as the point of contact for vendors.
Assist in the administration of supplemental income products.
Assist employees with the HouseKeys4Employees application process and process program
Assist employees with pension estimates and meet with them to discuss retirement plans.
Assist with the administration of special projects and serves on panels, focus groups, committees, and
teams as assigned by the director.
Research files and records and compile data for director's review; prepare memos, notes and reports
for supervisor; complete benefits and salary surveys and other benchmarking surveys as needed.
Ensure compliance with established policies and procedures regarding office services, County
protocols, and administrative requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSAs that apply only to
Essential Job Functions.)
Program and administrative support procedures
Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
Excellent working knowledge of databases and complex data structures
Project management and planning skills
Legal and regulatory environment, including HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA and ACA
HR principles and practices, including benefits, compliance, recruitment, and training
Provide office management, program administration and related services to the
Human Resources Department
Self-directed and motivated
Successfully establish, document and maintain procedures, processes, records and reports
Have a high energy level and project enthusiasm
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with effective presentation skills
Perform program and administrative support work efficiently and accurately
Use sound professional judgment and maintain confidentiality
Manage multiple projects concurrently
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in work
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and
experience that provides the above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted on a
year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
Five years progressively responsible experience in human resources
Licenses or Certificates:
One of the following human resources certification preferred: PHR, SPH, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, IPMAHR,
Ability to maintain information confidentially.
The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity, and is performed in office
surroundings. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to
20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate
computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal
or aided vision and hearing.
Work is subject to frequent interruptions.
Assistant Director of Human Resources
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646
BENEFITS COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Benefits Compliance Administrator Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Describe your experience administering benefits to employees?
* 2. Describe the best manager you've ever had.
* 3. If selected, what steps will you take to get to know the employees and your co-workers?
* 4. Describe the most effective way you work?
* Required Question