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Requisition Number 19-0588- Benefits Specialist
Post Date 9/25/2019
Title Benefits Specialist (NE)
City Honolulu
State HI
Benefits Specialist

Department: Human Resources
Position Title: Benefits Specialist
Supervisor: Divisional Human Resources Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date: September 2019

General Statement: The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church, and the goal of all programs is a spiritual regeneration of all people.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Responsible for assisting with all benefit administration. Collaborate with HR team and provide overall support of HR duties, collaboration with payroll, benefits maintenance, time and attendance systems, and reporting.

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a related field.
3 years of Benefits Administration required or related experience
Knowledge of all areas of benefit administration, including but not limited to retirement, health, and welfare
Experience in FMLA, HMLA, HIPPA, and other federal and state HR regulations
Experience in Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and HRMS/HRIS systems (UltiPro)
Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials
Must possess strong communication skills
Works well under pressure
Interact with others with courtesy and tact
Manage and prioritize multiple projects in an organized and efficient manner
Respond to situations in a calm and effective manner
Ability to prioritize and complete projects on schedule
Maintain confidentiality

• Administer all health and benefit insurances. Coordinate annual medical renewal process and coordinate open enrollment processes.
• Ensures the accuracy of all benefit enrollments
• Perform quality checks of benefits-related data
• Collaborate with DHQ HR/Finance staff to correct any payroll discrepancies
• Bill Reconciliation -provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges.
• Assist with Open Enrollment process
• Manage mandated reporting as required by Affordable Care Act (ACA)
• Distributes all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility
• Enrolls employees with carriers and process life status changes.
• Enter benefit deductions into UltiPro for new hires, open enrollment changes and qualifying events.
• Prepare Flex Spending, Aflac, 403b, and additional life insurance for payroll data entry
• Conduct New Employee Benefit Orientation
• Develop and maintain good working relationship with benefit vendors.
• Provide guidance on claims resolution and provide benefit information to employees.
• Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries
• Responsible for administration and maintenance of Training Logs- OTIS, Sexual Harassment, Trustwave
• Performs other duties as assigned.

The position requires sitting; climbing and/or balancing; stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching, crouching and/or crawling; standing; walking; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; use of vision; driving a vehicle; pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying 25-50 pounds and occasionally more than 50 pounds; traveling by airplane.

The position requires talking to co-workers, clients, vendors; requires written communication to and from co-workers, clients, vendor; talking on the telephones; requires responding to written or verbal requests of co-workers, clients, and vendors; requires training/giving verbal and written instructions; requires receiving verbal and written instructions; requires writing/composing written language; requires reading; requires visiting/working at other worksites; requires communication via the latest technologies

• Valid Hawaii driver’s license
• Travel off-island as necessary

Use office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, scanners, calculators, etc. Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word and Excel), HRMS.

Most work will be indoors at Divisional Headquarters. Attendance at trainings in Hawaii

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by management.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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