Job Posting: Benefits Analyst

Department of Justice

JC-245694
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Benefits Analyst
ASSOCIATE PERSONNEL ANALYST

$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/26/2021

Job Description and Duties

If you love a challenge, enjoy research, and are looking for an environment that values creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, this could be the position for you. The Department of Justice, Office of Human Resources is looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals who enjoy working in a positive team environment to join our Payroll and Benefits Services, Benefits Team.

The Benefits Analyst serves as the department’s health benefits officer and subject matter expert for all state-sponsored benefit programs, and is responsible for a wide variety of the more complex and highly technical benefit management duties, including, but not limited to: Medical and Dependent Reimbursement Accounts; Flex and Coben Cash; health, dental, and vision programs; Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) deductions; Health Care Cash Benefits; and dependent eligibility and re-verification. The incumbent provides consultation to employees on all aspects of the enrollment process; conducts benefits orientation as part of the onboarding of new employees; and serves as the administrative processor of health benefit transactions in accordance with CalPERS and department policy and procedure.

The incumbent also administers and manages all aspects of the annual benefits open enrollment process including, but not limited to: evaluating and disseminating annual benefit changes; the roll out of annual health benefit information to the department employees; updating the intranet. Plans, coordinates, and markets the annual Department of Justice wellness fairs.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-245694
Position #(s):
420-057-5142-XXX
Working Title:
Benefits Analyst
Classification:
ASSOCIATE PERSONNEL ANALYST
$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 A
STAFF SERVICES ANALYST (GENERAL)
$3,298.00 - $4,132.00 A
$3,571.00 - $4,469.00 B
$4,281.00 - $5,360.00 C
ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 A
# of Positions:
2
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Day
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Operations, Office of Human Resources, Payroll and Benefit Services, Benefits Team.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the Department please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.

 

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-245694) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.  
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. An official transcript will be required upon appointment.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 4/26/2021

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Yvonne Salas (JC-245694)
Office of Human Resources
1300 I Street, Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Justice
Yvonne Salas (JC-245694)
Office of Human Resources
1300 I Street, Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - An SOQ is a narrative discussion regarding how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the Desirable Qualifications for the position. In addition, the SOQ serves as documentation of each applicant’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of SOQs. The SOQ must be typed, single spaced, no more than 2 pages in length and 12 point font. Applicants who do not follow these requirements may be disqualified from the recruitment. Please see the addtional SOQ related section below for prompts.

  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Experience working independently performing analytical and technical benefit management duties 
  • Experience working with state control agencies and external customers, orally and in writing, to resolve complex benefit issues 
  • Knowledge of civil service laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to benefit administration 
  • Ability to show initiative, take a proactive approach to work, and follow through on action items and goals 
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of departmental staff, up to and including executive management 
  • Knowledge and/or experience providing training in a classroom setting or individualized setting
  • Knowledge and/or experience managing projects 
  • Experience maintaining the confidentiality of information and records 
  • Experience managing multiple and changing priorities 
  • Demonstrate good judgment

Benefits

Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California -

https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Yvonne Salas
(916) 210-7200
yvonne.salas@doj.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Yvonne Salas
(916) 210-7200
yvonne.salas@doj.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
EERROffice@doj.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional SOQ Information

In your SOQ, please address and number the SOQ responses in the same order as listed below. The SOQ should be no more than 2 pages in length and address the following Desirable Qualifications:

1. Experience working with state control agencies and internal and external customers (up to and including executive management) orally and in writing to resolve complex benefit issues.
2. Knowledge and/or experience managing projects, ideally focused on benefit information distribution and/or new employee on-boarding in an individual or group setting.
3. Experience managing multiple and changing priorities, and meeting deadlines.

Additional Job Related Information

The Department of Justice, Human Resources Office is located in the heart of vibrant downtown Sacramento, within easy walking distance

of many restaurants and Caesar Chavez Park. For those employees who take public transit, we offer the convenience of a nearby light rail

station. For those employees who commute, employee-paid parking is available close to the building.


Personal Leave Program: Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to temporary wage reductions in exchange for Personal

Leave Program (PLP) accruals. The specific rate and hours earned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit. More

information regarding PLP can be found here - http://hrmanual.calhr.ca.gov/Home/ManualItem/1/2113


Additional Application Filing Information: Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your

application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and

arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is

recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of

delivery prior to the final filing date.

This position is pending budget approval.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.