The Benefits Specialist II is responsible for administering Seneca Gaming Corporation’s group benefit programs for team members. This includes group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health reimbursement account, health savings account as well as flexible spending plans, SGC 401(k) retirement plan and leave programs. All duties are to be performed with the guidelines of the Seneca Gaming Corporation's policies and procedures, Internal Control Standards and objectives.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Must be 18 years of age or older upon employment.
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a closely related field or equivalent directly related work experience.
Minimum of four (4) years progressive experience in a Benefits Specialist or equivalent position administering health and welfare benefits, 401(k) and leave programs to include benefit enrollment materials and plan communications.
Experience with ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, PPACA and other forms of regulatory compliance and the distribution of government-mandated policies and documents.
Knowledge and experience with a Human Resources Management System, preferably Infinium, the Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).
Good analytical skills and attention to detail, ensuring strict accuracy in work.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively deal with all levels of employees.
Language Skills and Reasoning Ability:
Must possess excellent communication skills.
Ability to write routine correspondence and to speak effectively to the public, employees and customers.
Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
Strong verbal and written communication, organizational and administrative skills and ability to multi-task.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud. When on the casino floor, the noise levels increase to loud. Must be able to work in an environment where smoking is permitted.
Adequate manual dexterity to operate office equipment.
Must be able to effectively understand and communicate to candidates and employees.
Must be able to stand, walk, and move through all areas of the casino.
Maintain physical stamina and proper mental attitude to work under pressure in a fast-paced, casino environment and effectively deal with customers, management, employees, and members of the business community in all situations.