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Employee Benefits Specialist

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Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Human Resources, coordinates and administers an employee benefits program; advises claimants of insurance, hospitalization, fringe benefits, and pension plans; does other related human resources duties as required. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.  This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinates and administers an employee benefits program.
  • Meets with employees and advises them regarding their eligibility for paid and unpaid time off, insurance, health benefits, hospitalization, and other mutual benefits plans.
  • Counsels employees prior to retirement to determine eligibility and explain pension benefits.
  • May assist applicants in filling out required forms.
  • Processes enrollments, adjustments, terminations, and additions for medical and health group insurance plans for employees.
  • Processes disability retirements securing necessary   forms, medical information, and any other information required.
  • Provides assistance to employees in availing themselves of employment related resources available, including community health and other resources.
  • Prepares oral presentations as well as brochures, bulletins, and pamphlets relevant to employee benefits programs, insurance, and pension plans.
  • Reviews   existing   employee   benefit   programs and   makes recommendations for changes or additional programs.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of software, electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.  Experience with IROC and UKG a plus.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with Bachelor's degree.


Two (2) years of experience in administering an employee benefits program or involving responsibility for examining, adjusting, determining, reconsidering, or authorizing eligibility or entitlement for cash awards or benefits in an agency such as the Social Security Administration, Veterans' Administration, or other similar agency or organization.

NOTE: Applicants who do not meet the education requirement may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year-for- year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.


Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.



  • Knowledge of methods, practices, procedures, and regulations involved in processing claims for medical, health, and pension plans.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing employee benefit plans.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with people.
  • Ability to provide information, advice and assistance to employee benefit systems members.
  • Ability to organize and develop efficient work methods.
  • Ability to give advice and instructions to individuals.
  • Ability to supervise the maintenance of records and files.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to review and analyze cases to determine adequacy of medical and other related data.
  • Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate informative reportspertaining to the determination of benefits.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.


Jersey City Housing Authority is proud to employ a diverse workforce and is a

Fair Housing and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 
Monday, July 18, 2022
Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2022
Posting Expiration Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2022
Job Location Details: 
HR Department, 400 US Highway 1, Jersey City, NJ 07306

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