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Specialist, Compensation and Benefits

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Specialist, Compensation and Benefits

FLSA Status
Salaried Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Full Time

Human Resources

Job Summary

The incumbent is the point of contact regarding employee benefits in the Office of HRM . He/she assists with the administration of the day-to-day efficient operations of the benefits/payroll functions and duties within the Office of HRM .

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of HR benefit and payroll administration
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws pertaining to human resources benefits
  • Excellent memory
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with constituents.
Essential Job Functions
  • Performs quality checks of benefits-related data
  • Distributes benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility
  • Ensures the accuracy of benefit enrollments
  • Approves, processes and enters payroll and benefits data based on information provided via Electronic Personnel Actions Forms (EPAFs) submitted by departments
  • Responsible for employee benefit changes to the health, life, dental, vision and supplemental plans Assists employees with the exit process and maintains statistical separation data
  • Transfers unused leave to PERS for exiting employees
  • Assists with the open enrollment process
  • Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees related to plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquires
  • Oversees maintenance of employee benefits files, maintains group benefits database and updates employee payroll records
  • Reviews and respond to unemployment claims
  • Processes and administers leave of absence requests as it relates to medical and FMLA, effectively interprets FMLA implications as it relates to leaves of absence
  • Assists with the processing of monthly billings and prepares check authorizations for submission to the accounting office
  • Serves as content manager for the HR webpage
  • Associate degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience and/or training/certification may be substituted for formal education
  • Two (2) years’ experience in HR and/or benefits administrators
Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Advertising Summary
Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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