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6 Apr 2022

Full-Time Human Resources Consultant 2 – Benefits

Clark College – Posted by hr@clark.edu Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for the position of Human Resource Consultant 2. This full-time, classified position reports to the Director of Employment Services and under general direction, independently performs professional human resources assignments focusing on employee health and retirement benefits administration, leave, compensation, reasonable accommodation, training, payroll and/or labor relations. Position consults and provides assistance to managers, staff, and the public regarding human resources issues.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Brad Avakian, Vice President of Human Resources, 360-992-2986, bavakian@clark.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 115, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide specialized support to the administration of health benefits activities including:
o Determine benefit eligibility dates and datelines for all faculty and administrative and exempt staff while serving as point of contact for benefits issues and process all applicable documentation.
o Provide information and advise managers, staff and other clients regarding applicable laws, rules, policies, and human resources programs, and recommends alternative course of action.
o Develop and facilitate presentations and training programs regarding human resources functions such as benefits, reasonable accommodation, new employee orientation, supervisory training, etc.
o Analyze, respond to, and resolve appeals, request for reviews and complaints from clients and other state agencies, as needed.
o Compose correspondence, track, and prepare analysis regarding benefits activities throughout the year such as two-year averaging, affiliate status, employee-paid long-term disability insurance, retirement deductions, federal and state required notifications, and summer coverage for part-time faculty, etc.
o Conduct exit sessions that include determining payoffs and processing applicable documentation.
• Provide specialized support to retirement benefits activities including:
o Determine eligibility for retirement, advise employees of retirement plan options, serve as point of contact for retirement issues, and process all applicable documentation.
o Coordinate retirement activities including notification, process of health benefits and other college related benefits, conduct informational meetings and exit sessions with employees, and process all applicable documentation in local and state databases.
o Monitor, prepare and coordinate notification of various retirement activities throughout the year such as tracking of retirees returning to work, tax sheltered annuities, breaks in service, etc.
• Determine eligibility for employees (with a focus on faculty and administrative and exempt) for all leave including bereavement, emergency, Family Medical Leave, jury duty, etc. and provide recommendations to employees and managers following applicable laws, rules, and policies.
• Inform employees of leave policies and procedures including reasonable accommodation and serve as point of contact for reasonable accommodation issues and process applicable documentation.
• Coordinate with other agencies in the transfer of employees.
• Track legislative changes and modify procedures and forms accordingly.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements and Competencies:
Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

• Education: Associate degree or equivalent coursework; additional relevant experience may be substituted for degree on year-to-year basis.
• Experience: Two years of professional human resources experience in administration of health and retirement benefits, reasonable accommodation, and training.
• Computer Skills: Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Customer Service: Previous customer service experience in a fast-paced environment or related working experience.
Coordination and Organization Skills: Superior organizational and time management skills to prioritize and complete projects workflow to meet deadlines with foresight of the process ahead in order to prepare and solve challenges. Ability to analyze and revise operating practices to improve efficiency.
• Communication Skills: Experience composing written correspondence; and must demonstrate effective oral communication skills to build and maintain strong relationships with a variety of diverse people.
Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:
• Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team in a respectful, positive, and constructive manner. Strong sense of confidentiality while providing guidance and support to employees and internal and external customers.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
• This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.
• Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Salary/Benefits:
Starting Salary: $4,083/month Range: 51 Code: 119F
Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College online application
• Current resume, with a minimum of three references listed
• Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline: Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., April 20, 2022.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

SECURITY
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or security.requests@clark.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.

ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
April 6, 2022
21-00144-2

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Benefits and Leave, Clark College, College, higher ed, Higher Education, and human resources.

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