The Total Compensation Specialist is responsible for the administration of statewide health and benefit programs for the Colorado Judicial Department and provides administrative support in the Department's compensation programs and processes.
This classification is distinguished from other classifications due to the required concentration on benefits administration and the added responsibility of administrative support of the compensation function.
Advises employees and payroll officers on benefit options, including medical, dental, retirement, disability and COBRA.
Enforces state and department policies related to health and benefit programs.
Collaborates and confers with the branch's payroll specialist, Executive Branch central payroll and benefit units, Judicial Branch Human Resources Division, and the Public Employee's Retirement Association (PERA) regarding policies and procedures.
Develops and schedules training on practices, policies, and procedures for payroll officers and employees.
Establishes branch-wide procedures for the administration of employee benefits and maintains a benefits manual.
Advises and assists district payroll personnel regarding the preparation of benefit information and notifies districts of changes in procedures, policies, laws and forms.
Acts as a liaison between employees, payroll, district personnel and insurance providers to resolve problems.
Provides support in the administration of compensation programs, including the posting of job descriptions, obtaining and maintaining compensation data and participating in special projects related to compensation.
Assists in generating employee communications related to benefit and compensation programs.
Attends departmental and special meetings and trainings, as required.
Pariticpates in special aprojects and other duties, as assigned.
Has responsibility over own work and may provide functional guidance to less knowledgeable or experienced coworkers. This may include problem solving, providing on the job training and reviewing work of others.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability:
Must have knowledge of ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, retirement plans and related state and federal regulations.
Must have good written and oral communication skills and be able to present information to large and/or diverse groups.
Must demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Must demonstrate proficiency in Windows based programs and have exposure to HRIS systems.
Must maintain confidentiality and demonstrate employee goodwill and a professional image.
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent plus three years of office management experience, which must have included at least one year of experience working in human resources, payroll or benefits.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate's degree in business or related area and one year of office related experience.
Material and Equipment Directly Used:
Personal computer, calculator, telephone, copier, filing and storage systems.
Working Environment/Physical Activities:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to perform repetitive motions, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. May handle emergency or crisis situations and may be subject to interruptions, may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously and may occasional handle absentee replacement on short notice.