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Benefits Specialist

Kenaitze Indian Tribe Kenai, AK
  • Expired: 24 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Benefits Specialist

Dept./Program: Human Resources

Division: Human Resources

Reports To: Human Resources Director

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: 40hrs/week

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

The Benefits Specialist is responsible for maintaining employee benefit and status change information in data systems, responding to employees regarding benefit questions, planning benefit open enrollment, and assisting the Director with audits.

Essential Functions

  • Verify and maintain employee benefit, new hire, status change, separation and exit interview information in applicable data systems.
  • Track and process FMLA requests.
  • Support Customer Service Department as needed.
  • Complete benefit orientation with new hires, and respond to questions from employees regarding benefits.
  • Review and Assist employees with health insurance, supplemental (AFLAC), life insurance, employee assistance program and Flexible Savings Account (FSA) Plan Trustee for 401(K) to review and process 401(k) loans.
  • Track employee probationary periods for PTO, ESL and benefit eligibility; process PTO and Cash Out requests.
  • Run and review monthly and quarterly reports for benefit tracking and deductions.
  • Plan and coordinate employee appreciation activities, budgets and annual benefits open enrollment.
  • Assist with coordination involving worker's compensation claims and employee post hire health questionnaires.
  • Maintain and prepare random drug and alcohol roster, referrals, notification calls and submit to testing facility.
  • Create and modify organizational charts and administrative forms.
  • Review and process benefit invoices for AFLAC, MetLife, Dental/Vision, Medical and FSA.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Sedentary work Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

OSHA Categories

Category III Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, Copier, Scanner, Fax

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personnel Vehicle occasional for going to meetings and/or trainings



Comments: Local meetings and/or trainings, also possible in-state and/or out-state travel for training.



  • Associates Degree in Business Administration or related field, or a combination of education or experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.


  • Two years of benefit experience in a Human Resources Department.
  • Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities.


  • AK Driver's License and must remain insurable under the Tribe's policy.

Special Skills

  • Strong attention to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent customer services skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize work load and multi-task.
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality. Must be able to keep matters confidential.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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Kenaitze Indian Tribe


Kenai, AK