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Employee Benefits Analyst

County of Sonoma Human Resources Department

in Santa Rosa CA

Salary Information:  $5,983 - $8,000 / Month

The County of Sonoma Human Resources Department seeks an analytical, solution-oriented Benefits professional with HRIS experience to join our fast-paced, collaborative team.

In addition to generous starting pay, expansive opportunities for growth and development, being part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that offers continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better the communities of our region, you can look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of $1,500
  • 401(a) - 3% of Base Salary County Contribution
  • Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (approximately 6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase every year thereafter for good work performance, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • Approximately five weeks of annual vacation & administrative leave accrual, and increased accrual rates with longevity; 11 holidays per year; and generous sick leave accruals
  • Choice of five health plans with a County contribution
  • Defined retirement benefit plan fully integrated with Social Security
  • County contribution to a Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangement

*Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

About Our Position

Employee Benefits Analysts analyze and manage programs related to health and welfare benefit programs provided to County of Sonoma employees, retirees, and their dependents – a customer base of over 10,000 individuals. Benefit programs include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), IRC Section 125 flexible spending programs, and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA).

In addition, the Employee Benefits Analyst collaborates with the Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) team, Payroll staff, and Information Systems Department to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all HRIS benefits-related data. As part of these efforts, the Analyst works on projects related to transmitting data to vendors, developing system requirements and strategies for our HRIS system, and identifying and implementing system improvements with vendors to streamline and improve efficiency of Benefits activities.

The Employee Benefits Analyst role requires considerable knowledge of complex and changing laws and administrative regulations affecting health and wellness programs. Incumbents are expected to exercise significant discretion and independent judgment while performing their duties pursuant to laws, regulations, policies, administrative rules, and procedures.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Considerable experience with benefits plan administration
  • Three-plus years' of experience working with HRIS systems
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills, and a keen attention to detail
  • A passion for process improvement and recommending creative solutions
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • The ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing
  • A customer-focused mindset and the ability to partner with a diverse client base
  • Superb computer skills, including extensive experience working with Excel

How to Apply

For more information, minimum qualifications, & to apply online, please visit or call 707-565-2331.     EOE     Apply by 5/14/18

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