Northern California Chapter -
International Public Management Association - Human Resources

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2017 WRIPMA-HR Outstanding Chapter Award

Contra Costa County-Employee Benefits Analyst

10/09/2017 10:01 AM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

Final Filing Date: October 20, 2017

Salary: $6,867-$8,347 Monthly



The Human Resources Department has an exciting new career opportunity for a journey-level Employee Benefits Analyst located in Downtown Martinez. The incumbent will perform a wide variety of benefits-related administrative assignments.

The Employee Benefits Analyst is responsible for investigating, analyzing and studying procedures, policies and content of the employee benefits program; assists with researching and analyzing statistical studies involving health, dental, life and other insurance programs and employee benefit and deferred compensation options; provides benefits program counseling and services to  department representatives, employees, surviving spouses or domestic partners on available plans/programs and enrollment procedures; enrolls employees in benefit plans and programs; researches and resolves individual employee problems and complex administrative issues concerning benefits; serves as a technical expert to departmental staff regarding the content and administration of benefits; initiates, compiles, calculates, and processes adjustments and manual payments; and prepares reports and audits for Contra Costa County‚Äôs benefits options.

The ideal candidate has strong analytical and problem solving abilities with attention to detail and strong oral and written communication skills. Candidates with a solid understanding of IT capabilities of Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) are highly desired.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment; strategic outcomes orientation; proactively identify and recommend process and program improvements; learning agility; project/time management; ability to prioritize and handle multiple time-sensitive tasks ; and troubleshooting issues, identifying root cause, and recommending solutions.

Read the complete job description at . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.


Tentative Oral Exam:  November 8, 2017


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, or closely related field. Designation as a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) is highly desirable.

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in employee benefits administration which includes researching and resolving complex employee benefit issues; compiling and analyzing benefit data; and assisting with the planning and coordination of benefit programs and systems; OR four (4) years of technical experience in an equivalent job class in a public agency or large organization administering benefits programs which includes researching and resolving employee benefit issues; compiling and analyzing benefit data; and assisting with the planning and coordination of benefit programs and systems.



 1.        Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.

 2.        Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination. 

 3.        Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. (Weighted 100%)

 4.        Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested. 

Address: NCCIPMA-HR, P.O. Box 2157 San Ramon, CA 94583

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