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BENEFITS ANALYST

SUMMARY:

The Benefits Analyst is responsible for developing, implementing, and analyzing employment benefits. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Interprets laws, rules, and policies concerning benefits and retirement systems; provides advice based on interpretations.

Provides a variety of technical information from which employees and members may make responsible decisions concerning their benefits and retirement plans.

Researches data system to provide information to employees and members on the status of their account.

Presents benefits open enrollment meetings and retirement workshops.

Computes annuity benefits utilizing years of service and compensation factors.

Authorizes payroll deductions to make benefits payments.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of employee benefit programs and eligibility requirements. Knowledge of computer programs. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, regulations, and policies to specific situations. Ability to prepare and present written and oral information and reports.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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