Retirement Benefits Technician

Full-time
Marin County Employees' Retirement Association
5/23/2019
415-473-6104

RETIREMENT BENEFITS TECHNICIAN
Marin County Employees' Retirement Association
$5,087 - $6,137 / Month
County of Marin
San Rafael, CA
 
At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here: https://www.marincounty.org/depts/hr. 
 
The Retirement Department is responsible for the administration of the Marin County Employees’ Retirement Association (MCERA). The membership of the Association includes employees of the County of Marin, City of San Rafael, Novato Fire Protection District, Marin Superior Court, Southern Marin Fire Protection District, Marin/Sonoma Mosquito Abatement District, Tamalpais Community Service District, Local Agency Formation Commission and the Marin City Community Service District.
 
The Retirement Benefits Technician plays a central customer service role by counseling members of MCERA on a range of retirement benefit services, plan options, medical and supplemental benefits and disability retirement. They also perform the more difficult, complex and specialized retirement benefit calculations. In addition, this team member may use knowledge of retirement calculations, decision points and issues to serve as the primary Front Desk contact to assist members and retirees in person, by telephone or by mail/email or to act as the Department’s Disability Coordinator.
 
Our highly qualified candidate possesses experience with retirement benefits administration for a public agency and has worked with retirement administration database management systems. We are looking for someone whose strengths are in mathematics and enjoys using spreadsheet software to perform moderately complex calculations with an eye towards detail and accuracy. Additionally, this individual possesses a strong commitment to customer service and working collaboratively with other team members.
 
We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and abilities listed in the class specification (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/marincounty/classspecs/1203851?keywords=retirement%20benefits%20tech&pagetype=classSpecifications). Typically, possession of an Associate's degree or equivalent coursework in public administration, business administration, bookkeeping, benefits administration, finance, accounting, economics, paralegal or a related field AND two years of experience in accounting, finance, bookkeeping, payroll, accounts payable and/or budgetary support; OR two years of technical experience in processing retirement applications and counseling employees regarding employee retirement benefits in a public sector agency.
 
Filing Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application. Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY