Human Resources Consultant, Pension & Benefits Governance (5208)

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Human Resources Consultant, Pension & Benefits Governance
Organization:  The City of Calgary
Province:  Alberta
Location:  Calgary

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values, and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees operate the facilities, deliver the services and run the programs which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pension and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
As a Human Resources (HR) Consultant, Pension and Benefits Governance you will provide direction and expert advice regarding The City's benefit plans. Primary duties include:

  • Develop and recommend benefit strategies and plans to support HR and business unit goals.
  • Lead and contribute to various benefit related projects.
  • Monitor the City governance requirements, including legislative requirements and vendor agreements.
  • Provide advice and direction on benefit philosophy, strategy, processes and issues including those within the collective bargaining process.
  • Consult and advise on service and administrative practices.
  • Liaise with vendors, internal City stakeholders and union representatives concerning governance, design, funding, administration and resolution of complex claim situations.
  • Negotiate renewals and manage relationships with insurance carriers and other service suppliers and determining premium rates.
  • Develop and oversee communication strategies and programs to educate employees about benefits.
  • Research, analyze and report on HR and benefit trend data and monitor benefit plan utilization.
  • Work with wellness and benefit program leaders within Total Rewards and Healthy Workplace to develop performance standards for our various services and compile and analyze data to measure performance against these standards.

Union: Exempt
Position Type: Permanent
Compensation: Level E $77,891 – 117,609 per annum
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Business Unit: Human Resources
Location: 800 Macleod Trail SE
Days of Work: This position works a 5-day work week
earning 1 day off in a 3-week cycle.
Apply By: November 30, 2020
Job ID #: 303465

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  • A degree with at least 5 years of directly related experience in benefit design, governance and administration.   
  • Experience must include plan design, underwriting and funding requirements of group benefit plans; and experience in advising on plan design changes, renewal rate analysis and negotiation
  • You also have experience in request for proposal (RFP) preparation and analysis.
  • Progress towards or completion of a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation would be considered an asset.
  • You have the ability to think strategically, produce results in a high-profile environment, interact with influence and have the ability to handle multiple assignments.
  • Excellent communication and research skills accompanied by strong finance and project management skills.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.   

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Applicants will be tested on related skills.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.