Benefits & Compensation Analyst

San Diego Transit Corporation San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 1 month ago

MTS is seeking a human resource professional with experience in benefits administration to join the team as the Benefits and Compensation Analyst. The Benefits and Compensation Analyst processes changes and updates to benefit elections, retirement contributions, health savings, wellness reimbursements and personnel information. The Benefits and Compensation Analyst also determines eligibility and assists employees in the enrollment process for state and federal leave, and assists employees with filing claims. Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


Essential Functions

  • Assists employees with benefits enrollment forms.

  • Participates in open enrollment meetings with benefits providers and employees.

  • Processes changes and updates to benefit elections, retirement contributions, health savings, wellness reimbursements and personnel information.

  • Enters and maintains employee information in HRIS databases and external benefit carrier databases.

  • Accurately processes payroll authorities and other salary administration documentation in accordance with MTS policy.

  • Completes salary surveys and compiles salary statistics to assist with proper administration of the MTS compensation structure.

  • Assists employees with filing claims and acts as a liaison between MTS employees and its benefit carriers.

  • Responds to or appropriately directs inquiries from the public.

  • Assists with coordination of Health & Welfare program and events.

  • Administers Health and Welfare Trust Fund to ensure accurate and timely processing of benefit enrollments, payments, Cobra notifications, annual reporting, and other tasks as directed by the Board of Trustees.

  • Determines eligibility and assists employees in the enrollment process for FMLA and other applicable state and federal leaves.

  • Processes and verifies information on applications for FMLA and other leaves.

Duties May Include, But Are Not Limited To, The Following:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of or ability to learn MTS policies and regulations, ability to read, understand and apply MTS policies, regulations and union labor contracts; ability to write letters, memoranda and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct English; ability to speak clearly, distinctly and effectively in person-to-person or small group situations using tact and diplomacy; ability to coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement decisions and delegate responsibilities to appropriate personnel; ability to establish and maintain priorities in order to complete assignments by deadlines without detailed instructions; skill in verifying the accuracy and completeness of forms and reports; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to learn and use other software that MTS might have or acquire; ability to exercise discretion and good judgment when applying and interpreting policies and procedures of human resources administration; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, managers, customers and the general public; ability to represent MTS in a positive way while working with the public; ability to provide professional level support in human resource program areas; ability to use ADP and HRIS software to accomplish given tasks.

Physical Requirements

The successful candidate must be able to fulfill the physical demands of the job such as walking, stooping, sitting, bending, reaching for overhead files and occasional lifting (must be able to lift up to 15 pounds). Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and perform tasks involving manual dexterity, such as use of a computer and 10-key. Work will at times require more than 8 hours per day or an irregular work week to perform the essential duties of the position. Duties will be performed primarily in an office type environment and may require travel to external locations and agencies.


  • At least five years experience in a benefits administration or human resources generalist role

  • Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business, Personnel Administration or a closely related field. Requisite knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • ADP experience is highly desirable.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License.


Must satisfactorily pass all applicable examinations including, but not limited to, a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check.

SALARY GRADE: #8 ($56,557 - $110,599)*

  • Hiring Range is usually mid-range & DOQ
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