Howard Community College is recruiting for a Benefits and Risk
Management Specialist to join the team to work primarily on campus
in Columbia, MD. This position will work on campus in Columbia, MD.
Position performs a variety of professional and administrative
management work in the areas of human resources and risk
management. Performs human resources duties related to benefits and
compliance management, as a member of the human resources team.
Provides a variety of professional administrative duties in support
of the risk management program in processing workers compensation
claims, student-athletic claims, and other types of property damage
insurance claims. Participates in the review and revision of
existing policies and procedures for designated Benefits and Risk
Management Program areas (i.e. sexual assault, sexual harassment,
- Manage the overall administration of leave program (FMLA,
accrued leave, STD/LTD). Advise supervisors and employees on FMLA
regulations and procedures; research and answer general and
technical questions about the program. Ensure compliance with FMLA
rules and regulations. Request and analyze information obtained
from healthcare providers to synchronize employee's return to work
related to light duty or any other work-related restrictions.
Attend seminars to keep informed of federal laws.
- Manage the overall administration of the unemployment benefits
program in compliance with Maryland State Law. Primary contact
person for follow-up and questions on all unemployment-related
issues. Review and reconcile unemployment activity analysis and
statement of reimbursable benefits paid reports. Research
information for unemployment appeals; arrange for witnesses. Attend
unemployment appeal hearings to testify on behalf of college.
- Act as a back up to the benefits manager.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Manage the overall administration of all workers compensation
claims in compliance with Maryland State Law, regulatory and
company policies. Perform follow-up work on all claims recorded on
log (i.e. determination of whether or not it is a recordable case;
ensure accuracy of log; calculate final tally of work days missed
and restricted/job transfer days for each case). Prepare annual end
of year OSHA Form 300 Work Related Incident Reports for US
Department of Labor. Primary contact person for College Employees,
Howard County Risk Management Office, and Corvel Companies for
obtaining and conveying detailed information pertaining to both
pending and closed workers compensation cases. Act as liaison
between employees and Risk Management Office/Corvel Companies in
processing all claims in timely manner. Prepare monthly internal
report of workers compensation cases for safety manager. Coordinate
efforts at each stage of the claim process, including the return to
work process related to any compensatory actions which need to be
taken for wages loss due to the incident. Represent college at
workers compensation hearings; research and provide detailed
information on workers compensation cases to Risk Management
Office; and arrange for witnesses at hearings (if necessary).
- Arrange for workability evaluations from Concentra for
employees transitioning back to work after injury; prepare
documentation stating physical requirements of job for testing
purposes at Concentra. Work closely with supervisor and employee in
determining appropriate work assignments and modified hours in
coordinating with doctor's work restrictions.
- Lead the process for the administration of student athletic
claims. Coordinate and oversee process for the administration of
all student-athletic claims in compliance with HCC policy and
procedure. Assist in follow-up with NACDA, athletic department, and
student-athlete. Work closely with and NACDA and injured student to
obtain and document details of incident and related primary
insurance information. Assist in the development and implementation
of student-athlete policy and procedure related to student-athlete
injuries. Assist the auxiliary and capital programs administrator
in the research, development and implementation of a policy
establishing appropriate reimbursement for out of pocket medical
expenses made by students. Assist in researching and reconciling
insurance issues associated with medical billings.
- Participate in review and revision/updating of safety and
health administrative policies and procedures; ensure consistency
and accuracy of stated policies within HCC Student Handbook and
Class Catalogue. Research update HCC policy and procedure related
to changes in OSHA, Title VII, Title IX, and Clery Act and other
designated legislation as required.
- Perform comprehensive review of designated college-wide
administrative policies related to risk management policy and
procedure (i.e. sexual harassment, emergency operating procedures,
- Research and compile a comprehensive list of all insurance
coverage's, program details, approved contract language,
definitions, policies and procedures. Participate in comprehensive
review of policies and procedures with emphasis on international
- Assist in performing internal audit of risk management program
including policies, coverage's, and associated costs.
- Participate in risk management professional development such as
PRIMA workshops and community colleges risk management affinity
- Bachelor's degree in human resources, business management, or
related field plus two years of experience in human resources OR
Associate degree in human resources, business management, or
related field plus four years of experience in human resources is
- One year administering leave required.
- Professional human resources certification preferred.
- Experience with risk management programs including
unemployment, workers compensation, vehicle, and student/athlete
- Ability to meet constant deadlines and to use analytical and
- Skilled in writing clearly and concisely using proper syntax,
grammar and spelling.
- Excellent proofreading skills.
- Excellent skill in Micro Office suite of software.
- Windows environment. Ability to learn new software applications
as necessary for job function.
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Compensation: $56,295 plus excellent medical & dental, tuition
reimbursement and paid leave
FLSA Status: Exempt
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: September 1, 2021
*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition
Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment
Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values
diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information,
disability or protected veteran status.
HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need
assistance with the job application process and/or with the
interview process. For confidential assistance with the job
application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources