Human Resources Benefit Specialist

Job Title: Human Resources Benefit Specialist

Salary range: 14.71 Hourly

Hours: Full-time

Job Description:

Job Title:           HR Benefits Specialist                            Reports To:      HR Director
Department:      Human Resources                                  Pay Grade:       TBD
Division:            City General                                            FLSA Status:   Exempt
Direct Reports: HR Director                                             EEO Category: Officials and 
Administrators


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Human Resources Benefits Specialist manages and controls City benefits for all City employees.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•     Directs and monitors benefit packages such as compensation, health insurance, etc.;
•     Prepares directives, bulletins, schedules, and agendas and transcribes Personnel, 
Health & Safety Committee meeting minutes;
•     Reconciles benefit vendor statements monthly;
•     Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legislation pertaining to 
personnel and benefits;
•     Works  closely  with  Department  Heads  to  coordinate  new  hire  orientation  and 
 training  to  ensure  a positive onboarding experience;
•     Ensures personnel changes are updated in HRIS system;
•     Assists HR Director with management of employee benefits programs such as life, 
health, dental and disability insurances, leave of absence, and employee assistance;
•     Assists HR Director with management of Workers’ Compensation program;
•     Serves as back-up to and relieves City Hall Receptionist for breaks, vacation, etc.;
•     Serves as back-up for Payroll Coordinator as needed;
•     Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS

•     Associate’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field;
•     Two (2) plus years benefits, Human Resources, or payroll experience required;
•     Knowledge of Accounting principles preferred
•     Proficient in MS Office;
•     Energetic personality with strong interpersonal communication skills;
•     High attention to detail and accuracy;
•     Strong sense of ownership and initiative, collaborative and flexible attitude.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT

Up to $150,000.00


PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

The  following  physical  activities  described  here  are  representative  of  those  that  must  
be  met  by  an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable 
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential 
functions and expectations.  While performing  the  functions  of  this  job,  the  employee  is  
continuously  required  to  talk  or  hear;  frequently required to walk, sit, reach with hands and 
arms; and occasionally required to stand, climb or balance,

CITY                      , ARKANSAS
OB DESCRIPTION
Updated 2/23/2022
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.


ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an 
employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may 
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This  job  description  should  not  be  interpreted  as  all-inclusive.   It  is  intended  to  
identify  the  essential functions  and  minimum  qualifications  of  this  job.   The  
incumbent(s)  may  be  required  to  perform  job- related  responsibilities  and  tasks  other  
than  those  stated  in  this  job  description.    Nothing  in  this  job description restricts 
management’s right to assign or reassign job-related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any 
time.   Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, 
attendance, getting along with others, and dealing with and working under stress.  Any essential 
function of  this  class  will  be  evaluated  as  necessary  should  an  incumbent/applicant  be  
unable  to  perform  the function  or  requirement  due  to  a  disability  as  defined  by  the  
Americans  with  Disabilities  Act  (ADA). Reasonable  accommodation  for  the  specific  
disability  will  be  made  for  the  incumbent/applicant  when
possible
 

CITY OF BENTON APPLICATION.pdf

EOE

Please email applications to jennifer.perry@bentonar.org or payton.dawson@bentonar.org