Place of Business:
Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool
This position is primarily remote, requiring residency within the State of Texas and requires occasional in-office work.
This position is responsible for administering benefit and retirement programs; maintaining the classification and compensation programs; ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and best practices; and conducting special projects.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensures compliance with federal, state and local employment laws by maintaining current knowledge of trends, techniques, current developments in Human Resources and pending rules and regulations.
• Assists with developing a benefits strategy by recommending plan revisions based on Risk Pool needs and developing market trends; and facilitates the annual renewal and/or bid process for employee insurance and ancillary benefits by assisting in the development and reviewing of RFPs.
• Assists Risk Pool staff and management with questions, issues, qualifications, requirements, and procedures related to ADA, FMLA, long and short-term disability, and reasonable accommodations.
• Manages open enrollment by working with the third-party administrator to ensure accurate health plan and ancillary benefits; conducting open enrollment meetings with Pool staff; and assisting with and resolving insurance issues with staff and insurance carriers.
• Assists Risk Pool staff and retirees regarding Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS); 457(b), Roth, 401(a); and other benefits. Serves as Pool and retiree liaison to the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS); Processes all retirements in accordance with plan documents and effectively communicates those policies to retirees and prospective retirees.
• Assists in researching and assembling information for classification, compensation purposes, and other personnel studies.
• Develops and revises job descriptions; maintains job descriptions on the website; and assists with performing job analysis.
• Conducts job audits to determine appropriate classification and exemption status under the Fair Labor Standards Act and changes classifications as required.
• Continuously monitors and evaluates the quality, responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of assigned human resources functions and programs, service delivery methods and procedures; works with co-workers and supervisor on the continuous improvement of the People Operations Department.
• Participates and leads special projects as assigned.
• Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
• Maintains personnel and benefit files and records.
• Performs related duties.
• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, including but not limited to Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Psychology.
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the major principles relevant to the duties of the position and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with three to five years of experience or service in a professional-level human resources position.
• Preferred certifications: SHRM-CP, PHR, CCP, CBP, or CEBS
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