Manager - Benefits Administration (PeopleSoft experience preferred) - 35085 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/17/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary

The Corporate Benefits Manager develops, recommends, implements, administers, and provides guidance and counsel to employees and Human Capital staff for health, welfare, leave and retirement benefits policies and programs. Plans and implements the organization’s benefits communication, education and wellness strategy to meet current and future business needs that are consistent with the organizations’ desired internal and external market position. Selects, directs, trains, develops, and mentors a professional staff in these areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and directs the development, implementation, administration and communication of Corporate benefits policies and programs to effectively meet Alion’s strategic goals.
  • Consults, interprets and supports Human Capital and business groups to interpret and leverage Alion benefits programs and policies.
  • Manages third party benefit administrators, including benefit consultants, advisors, auditors and insurance companies. Maintains positive communications with vendors and resolves any relationship or technical issues.
  • Partner with Alion HC and IT to plan and update PeopleSoft ensuring accurate system set-up, internal and external interfaces, and pre and post-tax benefit deductions and employer match funding.
  • Analyze and audit internal and external benefit data (enrollments, actions, interfaces, etc.) to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Lead health and retirement audit activities to satisfactory completion through DOL submission.
  • Mediates problems between employees and assigned plan working with providers and third-party administrators. Takes action to solve problems/issues that routinely arise or are complex in nature in the areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Analyze and manage accurate and timely premium payments, retirement and Health Savings Account funding and benefit enrollments.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates benefits personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Conducts meetings and briefings to describe, explain, and respond to questions concerning various benefits programs and policies.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college/university in a related business or technical discipline with 10+ years of experience, preferably in industrial or government related benefits. Supervisory experience (4 years) required. CEBS or other industry recognized certifications desired. Experience should be progressive with increasing difficulty and responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Requires in-depth and practical knowledge of a wide variety of benefit techniques, theory, practice, methods, programs and plans including regulatory requirements, health and welfare insurance plans, retirement/pension funding and similar benefit subjects.
  • Experience with human capital information systems and reporting, PeopleSoft desirable.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skill level, specifically in Excel.
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.


Security Clearance: None

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