SUB & TEMP POSITIONS - CONTRACTUAL/CONTRACTUAL B STAFF (M0260)
GREENWOOD BLDG B (098801)
BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Open Until Filled
Benefits Representative (Contractual) - 2 Positions
Manager, Office of Benefits
Performs complex and specialized clerical duties in support of Benefits, Leaves and Retirement office. Provides answers to any benefits questions and responds to employee and retiree benefits inquiries. Processes system-wide payroll transactions. Processes retirement and other benefits deductions. Performs other duties as assigned.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Education and Training:
- Processes payroll transactions, including employee benefit deductions, health savings account elections, 403(b) and 457 and other deductions, adjustments, into the system prior to processing the payroll.
- Provides customer service to all active employees and retirees in the administration of benefit programs. This includes answering calls received through the benefits office phone line, and responding to emails that are sent to the benefits inbox.
- Codes, enters, and retrieves information using automated database systems and software. Gathers information required for reports.
- Receives, distributes, and files documents. Sets up and maintains databases, spreadsheets, and logs. Enters and retrieves information from databases. Organizes and maintains electronic and paper document filing systems.
- Provides enrollment and disenrollment administration for all benefit plans which include: health, dental, vision, life insurance, critical illness insurance, long term disability (LTD), flexible spending accounts (FSA), new hire enrollment, COBRA, leaves of absence, State of Maryland retirement and Baltimore County retirement, retiree health benefits, 403(b) and 457 retirement savings plans. Processes change of status benefits requests.
- Inputs and manages data on new hires in Advantage HR. Enters, retrieves, and compiles information using Advantage HR and other automated information systems.
- Interacts with benefit vendor databases to update employee benefit information and assist with claim administration.
- Possession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalent, plus five years of office clerical experience.
- Experience with employee benefits and/or human resources administrative duties preferred.
Note: Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively in the class may be considered.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The work of this class is generally sedentary and performed in an office environment. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and occasional limited physical activities.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS: Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is committed to providing the highest quality education to BCPS students and staff while ensuring the health and safety of its students, employees, customers, clients, contractors, interns, and other visitors. BCPS strongly encourages all persons to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Information about accessing COVID-19 vaccines and boosters can be found at https://coronavirusvaccineoutreach-bc-gis.hub.arcgis.com/. Detailed information about BCPS' COVID-19 mitigation plan and requirements can be found at https://www.bcps.org/covid19
RATE OF PAY:
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
- All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $106.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
- Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).
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6901 Charles Street, E Building
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