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Specialist, Benefits

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Specialist, 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 Human Resources Management ( HRM ). He or she assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the benefits functions and duties within the Office of HRM .

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of HR benefits and payroll administration
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws pertaining to human resources management benefits
Excellent memory
Computer literacy
Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal skills
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
Participates in new hire orientation process related to benefits
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 health, life, dental, vision and supplemental plans
Assist 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
Assists with the processing of monthly billings and prepares check authorizations for submission to the accounting office


Associate degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or related field
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience and/or training/certification may be substituted for formal education.
One (1) experience in HRM and/or benefits administration preferred.

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Associates degree or Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in Human Resources and/or benefits administration?
    • Yes
    • No
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)
Optional Documents


 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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