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  • 14 Apr 2017 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    Benefits Analyst – SAIF Corporation

    Close Date:  4/28/2017

    Minimum Salary:  $5,035.00/Mo.

    Maximum Salary:  $6,715.00/Mo.

    Recruitment ID:  2017-2143


    HR staff: the quiet, unsung heroes of any company. That’s especially true for the benefits folks who make a complicated system run as smooth as glass.

    It’s no different at SAIF. Our benefits analyst develops and administers benefits for our 1,000-employee, not-for-profit company (and our retirees).

    You get to contribute to the complex tasks of managing our outstanding health and retirement benefit plans. That includes balancing costs of competitive programs, delivering and implementing them, conducting research and data analysis, and working to make the overall process better.

    It’s a critical job, which is why we want someone who can step right in, bringing a solid benefits background, experience working with benefit providers, and knowledge of PERS. Among other things, you’ll need to be analytical, accurate, organized, an excellent communicator, and able to prioritize multiple assignments and projects.


    • Analyze benefit data to assess current benefit programs and develop reports for management regarding benefit costs, utilization, employee participation, enrollment activities and other areas of related interest.
    • Research, recommend and assist in the design and implementation of new benefit programs and revision of existing programs.
    • Design, develop and produce employee benefit communication and training materials to inform employees of benefit options and knowledge of utilization processes and impact.
    • Lead the annual open enrollment process to ensure communication goals are achieved and regulatory and contractual obligations are met.
    • Monitor and advise on savings and pension programs and retirement plans about their purpose, explain the benefits of retirement programs, and processes deferred compensation requests through an electronic database.
    • Participate in provider bid review and selection processes and maintain contracts and provider relations.
    • Develop and revise benefit policies and procedures. Research, recommend and implement systems to increase employee access and streamline processing of benefit information.
    • Develop and deliver employee surveys. Participate in and obtain data from external benefit surveys sources. Analyze data and prepares detailed reports to ensure a knowledge base of current trends.
    • Serve as a technical resource for employee benefit inquiries and liaison with providers for the resolution of complex claims problems.
    • Maintain a current knowledge base of laws and regulations and ensure benefit programs and contracts are in compliance.
    • Develop and maintain customer service relationships with internal customers, committees, external health insurance providers, and external benefits and deferred compensation plan consultants.


    The following qualifications are recommended:

    • Five years professional experience that focuses on employee benefits, including retiree benefits, is preferred.
    • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, or a related field is preferred.
    • Other combinations of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job also will be considered 

    To receive consideration, please submit your application by the close of this recruitment. We want your application to count, so be sure it’s complete and that you submit all the required materials.   To apply online visit SAIF.                    

    This recruitment will close on Friday, April 28, 2017.

    If a sufficient number of qualified applications are received this recruitment may close early.

    Veterans Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference in employment by submitting the following documentation as verification of eligibility:

    • A copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215), or
    • A letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension

    Disabled veterans also must submit a copy of their veteran’s disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

    To be considered for preference, you must submit the proper documentation to by the application deadline.

  • 29 Mar 2017 4:53 PM | Matt Johnson

    At Simple Finance

    Simple Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

    Apply today at:

    The company:

    We’re a tech company that’s changing how people bank and think about their finances. We value empathy, curiosity, craft and efficacy. Our mission is to help people feel confident with their money. And we make banking beautiful.

    The job:

    As Simple’s Senior Benefits Specialist, you’ll ensure that employee experience with Simple’s benefits programs is as seamless and easy to utilize as possible. You’ll be the primary contact for everything benefits-related and provide excellent customer service with discretion and empathy.

    You’ll work most closely with the People Operations team on continuously evaluating and improving or benefits programs, provide support in researching new opportunities, and will manage our annual open enrollment. You’ll onboard and orient new employees with the various plans and help them navigate our medical and parental leave policies.

    The team:

    As part of the People Team, the Senior Benefits Specialist is essential to the mission of helping Simple employees feel well taken care of so they can do their best work. We are dedicated to building an inclusive, innovative, and high performing work environment. We are passionate about Simple’s mission, committed to continuous learning and growth, and vigilant about upholding Simple’s core values of empathy, curiosity, craft, and efficacy.

    About you:

    You are passionate about customer service and building trust among the people you work with. You lead your day-to-day interactions with heart. You understand the complexity of benefits plans, yet can explain them with clarity and empathy. You’re nerdy about compliance and supporting and building a benefits structure that serves both the employees and the company’s interests.

    What you’ll do all day:

    • Enroll new employees in all the benefit plans (insurance, 401(k), FSA). Offboard exiting employees.
    • Answer employee questions regarding benefits, work with insurance brokers to help with plan issues.
    • Process mid-year plan changes and employment verifications.
    • Manage FMLA/OFLA leaves in compliance with state and federal laws, as well as parental leave and personal leaves. Manage short and long-term disability plans.
    • Work with the Senior Director, People Operations to manage annual open enrollment process. Recommend changes and/or enhancements based on employee feedback, market data, and Simple’s ability to afford and sustain the plan designs. Collaborate with brokers to identify best plan design and cost share.
    • Maintain employee compensation change and benefit change documentation and make necessary updates in HRIS and payroll systems.
    • Ensure that employee-facing policies and HR information is up-to-date and available.

    We’d like to see:

    • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years experience in HR or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Expert knowledge of benefits plans (health, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) and FSA) and plan administration.
    • Expert knowledge of leave laws (FMLA, OFLA, etc)
    • Working knowledge of HRIS systems
    • Working knowledge of payroll systems
    • Excellent customer service
    • Detail oriented and organized
    • Able to communicate with empathy with people in challenging situations
    • Confidentiality

  • 08 Mar 2017 3:48 PM | Anonymous
    Otak is looking to hire an experienced Senior Compensation and Benefits Analyst for our Portland office.  This position is responsible for providing recommendations for compensation strategy, incentive plans, and benefits programs.

    This person will be responsible for:

    ·  Design, implement and communicate compensation and salary administration programs. 

    ·  Partner with finance and leadership to lead the development of incentive compensation plan designs and assure model validation and alignment with goals, develop the communication plans and tools to measure attainment against plan. 

    ·  Conduct job analysis and evaluation of all levels positions (including appropriate title, salary grade, pay and incentive level, job code, EEO and FLSA classification, etc.); audit evaluation of positions and application of existing positions. 

    ·  Design, implement and administer compensation and benefits programs, such as paid time off plans, benefits payments, workers’ compensation, medical plans, transportation reimbursement plans, etc. 

    ·  Understand, analyze and present data around compensation and benefits best practices and trends. 

    ·  Recommend and conduct salary surveys in order to understand competitive compensation levels in the organization and market. 

    ·  Assure through audits, analysis and reports, that all compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations and maximize workforce productivity and efficiency. 

    ·  Review requests for new or revised jobs or classifications to determine appropriate salary grade assignment. 

    ·  Provide ongoing workforce analysis and assist with developing and maintaining a variety of HR reporting metrics as needed. 

    ·  Stays informed of legislative activities and regulatory changes and evaluates impact to compensation and benefits programs.

    ·  Assists in the creation of communication materials and presentations to support analysis and implementation of programs. Prepares and maintains documentation as well as regularly updates and distributes documents to HR team as appropriate. 

    ·  Superior customer service to support routine employee needs.

    ·  Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and urgent issues successfully and simultaneously. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    ·  Ability to “think outside of the box” to provide solutions that unify best practices, compliance requirements and business needs.

    ·  Must be a self-started and have the ability to prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks under accelerated deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.

    ·  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Finance, Business or other relevant field or equivalent years of experience in lieu of degree

    ·  Minimum of 5 years of experience in compensation and benefits, including plan design 

    ·  Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) strongly preferred 

    ·  Experience using, maintaining and enhancing a human resources information system (HRIS), and running and creating reports utilizing available data

     Our clients come to us because of our reputation and the work we do, but they return because of our dedication. Otak was built on a foundation of teamwork, support and mutual respect, and those principles have led us to where we are today.

     Apply today at:

    We encourage you to come and be a part of the Otak team.  Otak is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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