Columbia Basin College (“CBC” or the “College”) seeks a team-oriented Human Resources Consultant 1 (HRC1) to perform a variety of first-level professional and confidential duties associated with the administration of the College’s employee benefits program. This includes benefit eligibility monitoring and determinations, and administration of insurance plans requiring in-depth knowledge of medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurances, deferred compensation programs and multiple state-sponsored public employee retirement plans. Responsibilities also include administration of College, state and federal leave programs and assistance in planning and coordinating employee benefits and wellness activities. This position reports to the Director for Employee Benefits & Wellness.
Please Note: This is a non-permanent, non-represented position and under WAC 357-19-370 must not exceed twenty-four (24) months, although other positions may become available for application during the time of employment.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by March 8, 2021 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Act as a benefits consultant, handling more complex issues requiring specialized benefits knowledge, and escalating cases to the Director for Employee Benefits & Wellness when appropriate;
Receive and respond to inquiries from employees and the general public, providing information and assistance on employee benefits and leave options; evaluate inquiries and respond appropriately and in a timely manner with information, referral, and/or recommended course of action;
Perform all aspects of benefits administration including, but not limited to, benefit eligibility monitoring and determinations, enrollment in healthcare, retirement and other optional employee benefits;
Perform data entry to process new enrollments, changes and terminations in applicable database systems, including PPMS, PAY1, DRS, TIAA, etc.; coordinate benefit changes with Payroll to ensure proper deductions are taken and process adjustments as needed; reconcile monthly benefit and retirement statements;
Present information at new employee benefit orientation sessions, conduct exit interviews and retiree transitions; arrange for individual meetings as necessary in order to help employees more adequately understand the College’s benefit programs and processes;
Assist with on-campus workshops and other benefits-related events including annual open enrollment/benefits fairs and advising sessions for the individual retirement plans, wellness initiatives, etc.
Process reports and compile information related to employee benefits, including requests for information from the State Board; maintain accurate records and files to ensure accuracy of data reporting;
Interpret plan policies, coverage documents and procedural requirements, keeping abreast of changes in laws, regulations and/or collective bargaining agreements and their potential impact on the College’s benefit administration; provide for dissemination of benefit plan information and changes to employees;
Perform daily administration of leave programs, including Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), WA Family Care Leave, pregnancy disability leave, and shared leave, in accordance with federal and state laws, College policies and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements;
Explain leave options to employees and supervisors; determine employee eligibility for leave and provide required notices in a timely manner; communicate with health care providers and employees regarding necessary medical documentation; track leave use to ensure accurate leave processing and keep supervisors apprised of employee’s leave status;
Provide backup human resources assistance and services to employees, applicants, and the general public as needed; and
CBC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Protected groups are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's degree from an institutionally accredited college or university;
One (1) year of related experience, ideally in benefits and leave administration, human resources or other related field; and
Advanced technical experience using computers and software applications, specifically Microsoft Office products such as Excel to create and manipulate large spreadsheets with complex mathematical formulas to calculate data, link worksheets and import data from other sources; database experience for creating simple tables, queries, data entry forms and/or reports; and Word experience using standard functions to create, format, edit, preview, print and save documents, mail merge, etc.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.