Department of Administrative Services

Benefit System Manager (4734MP)

$36.96-$50.39 Hourly / $2,956.78-$4,031.57 BiWeekly /
$77,172.00-$105,224.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of the State Comptroller this class is accountable for managing the implementation and maintenance of the statewide benefit system.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead/supervise professional and clerical staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Manages the operations and administration of the statewide benefit administration module of CORE-CT; coordinates, plans and manages benefit administration activities for employee and retiree population; formulates systems goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent law; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact on benefit administration activities; provides expertise to information technology staff as enhancements to the system are made; recommends system requirement changes to increase efficiency, resolve systemic errors or to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and collective bargaining agreements; develops and maintains statewide benefit administration procedures to ensure system operability, efficiency and integrity; analyzes statewide benefit data to resolve discrepancies and errors; prepares tests and executes annual open enrollment processes; configures and maintains benefit system tables; tests system changes; responds to inquiries and ensures resolution of issues and inaccuracies with specific employee records or with system-wide problems; may speak before professional and lay groups; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of benefit administration principles and practices; considerable knowledge of Peoplesoft or ERP (system) integrated module knowledge; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of and ability to map business processes; considerable knowledge of and ability to utilize programming logic, validation testing, script writing, SQL and other troubleshooting software; knowledge of defined benefit, defined contribution retirement plans, health insurance and other employee benefit programs; knowledge of project management principles and techniques; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of business re-engineering process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to understand how the application does or does not support the State’s business process; considerable ability to identify, analyze and resolve highly complex business problems; considerable ability to utilize Enterprise Resource Planning systems; considerable ability to conduct task analysis; ability to utilize computer systems for benefit administration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in employee benefit or retirement administration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at the professional working level or above involved in the administration of retirement and benefits plans and programs with one year experience working directly with a benefit administration module of an ERP system.

NOTE: For state employees professional working level is interpreted to be at the level of Retirement and Benefits Officer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(04)-Business Management

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 62

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Benefit Systems Manager in Salary Group MP 62 approved effective November 19, 2010. (Revised to modify Experience and Training and Special Requirement)

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/26/2014

CLASS: 4734MP; EST: 11/19/2010; REV: 12/26/2014;