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Employee Benefits Technician

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No.: OC-67680 Name: Employee Benefits Technician
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 01/30/19 05:00PM
Exam Date: 03/16/19 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is a technical position responsible for developing, implementing and analyzing a variety of benefits for employees, retirees and retiring employees. The employee also assists with benefit activities for employees. Responsibilities include interpreting and applying new and existing Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations governing benefits in order to provide appropriate benefits, identify alternative benefits, address conflicting laws, and ensure compliance. The employee works closely with state and local benefit providers, and other department staff in order to develop and establish new and revised programs, and administer existing programs. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of an administrator with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:

(A) Six (6) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent* experience responsible for benefits administration, three (3) years of which must have involved retirement benefits; OR,

(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree plus four (4) years paid full-time or is part-time equivalent* experience as defined in (A) above, three (3) years of which must have involved retirement benefits; OR,

(C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent* experience as defined in (A) above that involved retirement benefits; OR,

(D) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

NOTE: Successful completion of the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) program may substitute for one year of the required experience.

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