JOB ALERT: SFA in Nacogdoches needs an HR Benefits Representative

Job Board

Nacogdoches, TX
Stephen F. Austin State University
Benefits Representative (Human Resources)
Salary: $35,000 – $41,500

Job Functions

– Interprets and explains university policies and procedures related to benefits and retirement programs to faculty, staff, and departments.
– Serves as the primary contact for faculty and staff benefits enrollment, changes, and terminations.
– Counsels employees concerning university benefits programs.
– Contacts and counsels employees when benefits eligibility changes and ensures applicable paperwork is completed.
– Enters employee benefits and deductions into applicable systems.
– Plans, coordinates, and conducts benefits meetings for new and current employees. 
– Ensures systems setup and testing is accurate and complete.
– Reviews submitted Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFs) for new hires and employee changes to determine benefits eligibility.  Updates system information as needed. 
– Investigates employee problems with insurance vendors, acting as the employee liaison.
– Reconciles financials related to payroll benefit deductions and vendor charges and processes adjustments as needed.
– Assists in maintaining required records of employee benefits selections, verifying payroll records with benefits information changes, and reviewing new information concerning standards and procedures applicable to benefits programs.
– Prepares and analyzes various special, quarterly, monthly, and ad hoc reports.
– Reviews current department policies and procedures, recommends changes, and implements approved changes.
– Identifies and incorporates ongoing changes in federal and/or state policies and procedures, ensuring university and department compliance.

Required Skills

– Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
– Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, codes, and standards related to area of responsibility.
– Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
– ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
– ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
– ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues.
– ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
– ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
– ability to explain policies and procedures to staff and the public.
– ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
– ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
– ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time.
– ability to learn office and university-specific software.


–  Bachelor’s degree in business, human resource management, or a related field is required.  Related experience may be substituted for required education on a basis set forth by the Department of Human Resources.

– Three years of related experience is required.  Experience in human resources, benefits administration, or a related area is required.
Preferred Qualifications
– Texas higher education or state agency experience is preferred.
Special Conditions for Eligibility:
– This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.
This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Right Now

Don't Miss

Community Calendar

KETK Twitter & Facebook

FOX51 Twitter & Facebook