This position is responsible for the administration and legal compliance of the City’s employee benefits and workers’ compensation programs. The position has significant interaction with internal customers and outside partners. Administers the benefit programs by addressing customer issues, administering open enrollment, communicating program details individually or in group presentations, working with benefit providers and participate in program or plan development. Administers the workers compensation program by ensuring complete reporting, coordinating with the City’s carrier, communicating with injured workers, working with supervisors on return-to-work, and participating in claim review meetings. Also administers Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), drug testing programs, fitness for duty, and functional capacity exams. Assists in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) interactive processes. Maintains information in the Human Resource Information System (HRIS), to include setting up benefit plans, managing absence plans, adding/updating/terminating employees, inputting bi-weekly and annual pay increases, and processing bi-weekly payroll in coordination with Finance. Coordinates with the City’s loss control consultant and department safety coordinators and chairs the Field Safety Committee. Chairs the Wellness Team and participates in Health Insurance Team meetings. Conducts employee orientations and retirement planning.
A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Finance, Public Administration or a related field is required. Five (5) years of professional experience involving coordination and explanation of benefit programs, preferably with some experience with self-insured plans. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in workers’ compensation administration. Certified Benefits Professional a plus. Applicants should possess strong knowledge of comprehensive employee benefit programs, Affordable Care Act (ACA), workers compensation, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), FMLA, and ADA regulations and requirements, as well as general human resources programs. Working knowledge of federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Department of Transportation (DOT) laws and regulations as they pertain to benefits, safety, payroll and workers compensation. Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong customer service skills to interact with a variety of stakeholders. Must be organized, detail oriented, have strong computer proficiency, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
The City of St. Charles, Illinois (population 33,366), known as the “Pride of the Fox ,” is a beautiful historic community located 35 miles west of Chicago in the scenic Fox River Valley. St. Charles is well known as a family friendly community where people, businesses and tourism prosper. St. Charles is known for its charming, thriving downtown that is a destination for dining, entertainment, and cultural amenities. Schools are award-winning and rank well in the State of Illinois.