EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CITY OF LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS

City of Lynn - Personnel Department
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Posting Date July 15, 2022
Department Chief Financial Officer
Job Title Benefits Administration Lead
Union Eligible No
Work Hours City Hall Hours, some evening/weekend work may be required
Salary

$90,000 - $100,000, plus benefits

Overview

The City of Lynn seeks a Benefits Administration Lead to serve as overall plan administrator of
employee health, dental, and voluntary insurance plans. The Benefits Administration Lead will
have considerable experience in administrating complex benefit programs, serve as liaison
with the Lynn Public Schools Human Resources and Payroll offices, and be a skilled
problem solver who works independently with minimal direction.

Duties and Qualifications
  • Compiles statistical data, prepares reports, and completes federal, state and local governmental surveys to fulfill reporting requirements; responds to internal requests.
  • Administers the technical and functional aspects of benefits management in the LPS/citywide MUNIS system (A Tyler Technology product).
  • Oversees the annual open enrollment processes for employees.
  • Performs functional analysis involving requirements definition and ERP module configuration and testing; develops specifications, data mapping, and configuration of transaction/control tables.
  • Coordinates group insurance operational activities, audits, and special projects and programs.
  • Prepares and makes presentations to groups using benefit and wellness programs, software use, and related issues.
  • Works with outside parties in the area of benefits contracts and serves as liaison to benefits providers.
  • Serves as technical advisor to committee members during RFP processes for related benefits and third-party administrators.
  • Maintains and updates benefit procedural manuals.
  • Primary responsible person for City’s Affordable Care Act and 1095-C reporting.
  • Process all new hire and Qualifying Life Events for Lynn Public Schools staff.
  • Implement a billing system for employees making direct premium payments.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience, in human resources, business administration, public administration, or employee benefits management strongly preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of group benefit plan administration, to include applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines.
  • Considerable knowledge of insurance coverage and claims administration for self-insured programs.
  • Skill in the operation of computers, spreadsheets and related software, internet research, and associated office management practices and procedures. Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel and MUNIS system preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to include group presentations.
  • Ability to develop technical reports, procedural manuals and plan amendments.
  • Ability to analyze and calculate various complex premium scenarios.
  • Ability to formulate plans, goals and time schedules for proposed projects and assignments in a practical and orderly fashion and to adapt plans or policies to changing conditions quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, retirees, vendors, consultants, and actuaries, as necessitated by the work.
  • Bilingual/bicultural candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    *City residency required within six months of hire.
How To Apply

A completed application, with cover letter, can be submitted via:

- Email (personnel@lynnma.gov)
- Regular Post
- The Lynn City Hall Dropbox at the Johnson Street City Hall Entrance
- In-Person at the Personnel Department, Room 307 in Lynn City Hall

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.

Email Subject
Job Title
“Benefits Administration Lead"
Closing Date

Thursday, July 28, 2022

 
* The Lynn City Council has approved a home rule petition to the Massachusetts Legislature that would amend the Lynn City Charter to remove this residency requirement but affirm preference in hiring for Lynn residents.
 
The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance,
please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at personnel@lynnma.gov.

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