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HR/Benefit Specialist

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 by Brownells

Grinnell, IA 50112
Recruitment Consultancy
15 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Brownells enjoys a great reputation in its industry and a great team to drive that brand, but we're constantly growing and need passionate people like you to join our team. As a family-owned company for more than 75 years, we can't wait to meet you -- and your family.

Speaking of your family, they come first, and we'll always do our best to help you spend the most time with them possible. In fact, we can prove it. We're the proud recipients of The Alliance of Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction in both 2014 and 2015. We achieved this by implementing a number of employee-friendly programs including flexible work arrangements, and numerous initiatives designed to enhance the quality of the lives of our team members and their families.

Because of our great team, we're able to maintain a small-company feel, backed by the Midwestern values of honesty, integrity and respect, while being an internationally-recognized brand with customers in more than 60 countries worldwide.

We're proud to be a progressive company in a traditionally conservative industry, we're proud of our shooting heritage and we are Serious About Firearms.
This position will work/split time in both of our Iowa locations Grinnell and Montezuma, minimal travel is required for this position.
POSITION SUMMARY:

Administer the organization's employee benefits programs, including health and wellness, income protection, retirement, and related programs. Ensure compliance with national and local legal and tax requirements.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists in the design of a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of a changing workforceEvaluates the costs and benefits of wellness programs, and employee assistance programsBuilds and maintains relationships with health and retirement plan providersAssists employees by explaining and resolving benefit issuesReviews vendor invoices, and reporting on fees and costsProvides necessary reports for allocation/billing chargesPerforms quality checks of benefits-related dataAssists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changesEnrolls employees with carriers and process life status changesResponds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiriesResponds to 401(k) inquiries from managers and employees relating to enrollments, plan changes and contribution amounts. Manages the annual catch-up contribution enrollmentAssists with the open enrollment processAssists with new-hire orientationsProcesses and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLAEffectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences/disabilitiesProvides assistance in the areas of employment, Worker's Compensation, employee events and employee communicationsResponds to questions about human resources issues, or refers question to appropriate personStarts and completes employment documents.Assists with recruitment and interview processAssists department in carrying out various human resource programs and procedures for all company employeesAssists with compliance of federal/state regulations concerning employmentMaintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database as neededAssists with training and development programsPerform internal auditsAssists or prepares correspondence with employees and external vendorsAssist in maintaining ADT badge system, including adding/deleting/updating users and badgesFamiliarize one's self and assist with all of the functions of the HR Generalist
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains and coordinates employee recognition programsAssists with employee engagement programsMakes photocopies, faxes documents and performs other clerical functionsMaintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database as neededAssists in facilitating courses and workshops (e.g., performance management, diversity, health management, targeted selection) to increase awareness and grow the skills of others POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Experience Four years of benefit administration experience requiredBA/BS degree required, HR concentration preferred, but not required Knowledge & Skills Benefits administrationBenefit designERISA complianceEffective Communication and Presentation SkillsEmployee RelationsRecords administration Leadership Competencies Customer Focus (L2)Creativity and Innovation (L2)Teamwork and Collaboration (L2)Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness (L2)Drive for Results (L2)Program Planning and Development (L3)HR Policy Compliance and Development (L2)
Physical Demands Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
Physical Hazards - Health and Safety Concerns General office environmentsErgonomics
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Category: Human Resources , Keywords: Human Resources Generalist

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