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Manager, Employee Benefits (Administrator I), Human Resources Division - Benefits

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

 

Job Summary:

Reports directly to the Director of Benefits & Employee Services. Manages benefits programs including health plans, wellness programs, employee assistance program, retirement and deferred compensation plans, and Leaves of Absence programs for all employees.

Duties and responsibilities

Benefits Program

  • Supervises the Benefit Analysts positions to ensure all health enrollment, ACA documentation and all other reporting requirements are completed and submitted timely to CalPERS and the State Controller’s Office.
  • Meets with campus employees to respond to inquiries regarding CalPERS retirement processes, health benefits eligibility guidelines, deferred compensation process and voluntary benefits programs.
  • Works collaboratively with third party vendors for all benefit programs offered by CSU.

Leaves of Absence Programs:

  • This position is responsible for all Disability and Leave programs. Oversees the day-to-day activities/operation of Non-Industrial Disability benefits, Catastrophic Leave, parental leave, and is responsible for meeting with and counseling individuals regarding various program options.
  • Interprets and applies operating policies and procedures related to disability and leave programs; responsible for preparing complex reports and handling problems of highly confidential or sensitive nature; responsible for managing the Family Medical Leave, California Family Rights Act, California Pregnancy Disability Leave programs; works closely with Payroll Manager in administering Leaves of Absence programs; and provide monthly reports regarding employees on leave status.
  • Participates in campus wide committees and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably in business administration, human resources management, public administration, or a related field.
  • Experience may be substituted for education. Four years of progressively responsible professional benefits administration experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of office practices, regulations, administration, supervision, and principles of organization
  • Knowledge of leave laws and regulations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; prove counsel and advisement; work independently and plan day-to-day activities
  • Interpret and apply multiple and complex rules, regulations, polices, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements
  • Independently apply judgement and identify, research, analyze, and resolve problems
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in constantly changing circumstances
  • Ability to interact with employees in a highly professional and empathetic manner as well as the ability to work with a population from diverse backgrounds, including faculty, students, staff members, alumni, members of the general public, senior University officials, and persons in senior positions outside the University
  • Must demonstrate strong computer and software application skills including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to learn various databases containing information essential to job responsibilities
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Benefits Administration program and working knowledge of the ACA requirements are required.
  • Experience with the State Controller’s system and MyCalPers system is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws, rules, regulations, and collective bargaining procedures.
  • Knowledge of office/University methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Supervisory experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,750 - $8,649 per month

Classification Salary Range: $3,750 - $11,146 per month

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/At-will

Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm weekends and evenings may be required.

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning 1/25/23.

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

I-9

CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.

COVID-19 Vaccination

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/diversity-inclusion

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the ADA Coordinator by email at  jeanne.durr@csusb.edu

Smoking

CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at  https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/.

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.csusb.edu/clery-act

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