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Benefits Manager

Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location: Livermore
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

Mid-Senior Level - Full-time
Human Resources - livermore, CA - 12/28/2021
Reference #: REF1976M
Job Code: H01.5 Benefits Specialist 5
Organization: Strategic Human Resources Mgmt
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable Apply Now Join us and make YOUR mark on the World! The Strategic Human Resources Management Directorate (SHRM) is a valued strategic partner in attracting, training, retaining and motivating a world-class, diverse workforce. The Benefits and Compensation division develops strategy and programs to recruit and retain talent for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In addition, the division oversees the daily administration of all benefits and compensation activities. Job Description The Strategic Human Resources Directorate has an opening for a Benefits Manager. You will provide leadership and supervision to the Benefits Administration Group, overseeing the operation of the group and supervising benefits specialists and benefits assistants. Interactions for this position are broad in nature and require frequent contact with all levels of Laboratory management and external agencies. -This position will report to the Benefits and Compensation Division Leader.

  • Manage the day-to-day administration of the health and welfare, defined benefit, and defined contribution retirement plans, acting prudently to minimize risk to the plans, and following the terms of the plan documents in accordance with ERISA and other applicable laws.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and delivery of audit responses, defined contribution plan notices, Summary Plan Descriptions, Annual Funding Notices, Form 5500s, non-discrimination testing, Summary Annual Reports, Health and Welfare notices, Open Enrollment guides, and other required communications, reports, and filings.
  • Work with plan actuaries to monitor plans and provide required reports.
  • Oversee vendor performance and monitor performance guarantees to ensure satisfactory, accurate delivery of third-party services.
  • Confer with health and welfare consultants to develop strategies for delivering competitive benefits in a cost-effective manner, both from the employer and employee perspectives.
  • Formulate innovative organizational objectives and strategies and have oversight responsibility for the design, development, implementation, administration, communication, promotion, evaluation, and daily operations of health and welfare and retirement plans to ensure alignment with mission and operational excellence.
  • Supervise/lead professional and administrative staff; provide direction, feedback, and performance evaluation.
  • Analyze new legislation and audit results and recommend and execute appropriate action(s); ensure compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, as well as DOE orders, company policies, summary plan descriptions, and plan documents.
  • Define, construct, analyze and deliver performance measures/metrics for depicting the on-going effectiveness of benefits programs.
  • Offer strategic solutions and tactical plans that serve as an organizational and/or institutional precedent influencing future management decisions regarding benefits. Recommend new benefits strategies/programs to senior management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
    • Experience in compliance and reporting, qualified plan administration, investments, and accounting related to benefit plans.
    • Extensive experience directly supervising employees and managing and directing staff on daily operations and on institutional and diverse projects and programs.
    • Broad knowledge of a wide variety employee benefits theory, practices, methods, plans, programs, compliance issues and regulatory/reporting requirements, including in-depth knowledge regarding ERISA and related laws and regulations.
    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills and experience analyzing a variety of employee benefits programs and managing their design, development, and communication.
    • Experience managing and overseeing company-wide projects and programs and developing strategic solutions.
    • Experience with investment committee review and reporting, discrimination testing, required filings and other required reporting.
    • Extensive experience managing vendor relationships to maintain quality and performance standards.
    • Highly advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively explain, present, counsel, guide and influence internal and external stakeholders and customers, including those at the most senior level, on a wide variety of issues.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Desired Qualifications
      • MBA or other relevant advanced degree.
      • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation, Professional Human Resources certificate (PHR), Senior Professional Human Resources certificate (SPHR) or other relevant certification.
      • Experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle Human Resources modules; Knowledge related to Human Resource Information Systems. Additional Information Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
        • Included in 2021 -Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
        • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
        • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
        • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career -site . - LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking. Security Clearance LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we -will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you -meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see -DOE Order 472.2 . Pre-Employment Drug Test External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor. Pre-Placement Medical Exam A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required. LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form . - The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles -job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here . Operated by the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Learn about the Department of Energy's Vulnerability Disclosure Program

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