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    Summary

    The Benefits Officer oversees and performs a wide range of duties related to benefits administration and operational support and services to the Court.  Supports the strategic plan by the accomplishment of projects, goals and operational objectives.

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    Responsibilities

    The Benefits Officer duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Supervises and manages the Benefits, Operations and Support Services team that administer the Federal Employees Health Benefit and Federal Group Life Insurance Programs; Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), retirement (Judicial and Non-judicial), short and long-term disability, long term care, transportation subsidy, pre-tax parking, unemployment, worker’s compensation, and payroll operations.
    • Provides guidance, consultation and staff assistance to judicial, non-judicial employees, senior judges, top level managers, former employees, annuitants, spouses, survivors, and eligible family members regarding retirement, insurance, and benefit programs.
    • Counsels and advises employees and retirees on retirement benefit information including Social Security, Medicare, and disability retirement benefits; assists employees in making informed decisions.
    • Develops and implements procedures for the orientation of new employees; provides counseling to new employees regarding benefits.
    • Provides advisory service in the areas of benefits administration, HR support services, strategic and workforce planning. Serving as a consultant to internal customers on broad range of HR issues that flow from the full scope administration of a comprehensive benefits program.
    • Serves as Court liaison, Court coordinator and subject matter expert to health insurance carriers, the Federal Group Life Insurance office and OPM for retirement issues, flexible spending accounts, vision and dental plans, and long-term care program.
    • Coordinates the design, implementation, launch and facilitation of training for management and employees on program milestones.  
    • Stays abreast of best practices and regulatory updates that may be beneficial to the DC Courts or have an impact on current operations.
    • Provides individual counseling and calculations to employees contemplating retirement under the Civil Service Retirement System, Federal Employees Retirement System and the Judicial Retirement Survivors Annuity Fund.
    • Reviews all applications for retirement including retirement health and life insurance applications.

    The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587303000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.