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Benefits Specialist

Location : Reston VA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Hospitality
Job Category : Human Resources/Recruiting

Job Description :


    • Reston, VA, United States

Seeking a Benefits Specialist to join our growing HR Department. This position is part of a Benefits team that supports benefits programs for approximately 1,600 benefits eligible employees’ company wide.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Administer 401(k) plan – post bi-weekly payroll uploads, update deferral changes, process loans and hardship requests

  • Manage benefits enrollment and changes, partner with payroll department and vendors to ensure accurate billing and employee contributions

  • Conduct benefits orientation for new hires, provide appropriate benefits packages

  • Manage time off programs including FMLA and Workers Compensation program, coordinate ADA accommodation requests as needed

  • Pay and reconcile invoices for all company and union sponsored benefits plans

  • Process Medical Support Orders

  • Coordinate COBRA and ensure appropriate correspondence is sent to terminated employees

  • Create and disseminate censes and reports

  • Process life insurance claims

  • Respond to employee benefits inquiries via phone, email, mail, and/or fax

  • Other special projects and tasks as assigned.


Required Qualifications :

Job Requirements:

  • 2- 4 years of similar experience or 4 year degree with a concentration in HR or related field preferred.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, the use of personal computers, and standard office productivity software, including word processing and spreadsheet applications

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

  • Strong organization and project management skills; attention to detail; ability to problem solve

  • Proven track record of providing responsive, timely customer support.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team oriented environment

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

  • HRIS experience is a plus.  

  • Experience supporting a hospitality or retail environment or operation in multiple states with a variety of salaried, hourly, tipped, non-tipped, union and non-union associates a plus.

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