Overview

The Division of Pensions and Benefits administers one of the largest public employee benefits programs in the nation, consisting of ten separate retirement systems serving more than 400,000 active members and 300,000 retirees, two health benefits programs covering more than 900,000 employees, retirees, and their family members, three supplemental retirement savings programs and several other employee benefit programs.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Pensions and Benefits, Health Benefits Bureau, manages the Health Benefits Policy staff, day-to-day department workload and monitoring of performance and management reports; manages the administration of the State Health Benefits Commission, School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission, State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee and School Employees’ Health Benefits Plan Design Committee by directing assistance in background analysis for appeals, updates on program status, support during rate renewal actions, analysis for program status and benefit design; directs the development and authorizes the release of annual rate recommendation reports which establish the premium rates that participating employees, employers and retirees pay for health coverage; makes presentations to various groups and committees as requested regarding the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP); directs the consultants/auditors in the auditing of the eligibility of plan members; recommends solutions to problems identified in current SHBP/SEHBP plans; and evaluates personnel and makes recommendations for personnel training and development. Performs other related duties as required.

Standard workweek is Monday through Friday. This position may be eligible to participate in the Department’s pilot telework program, which offers eligible employees the opportunity to work remotely for up to two (2) days per week, as approved by management.

SALARY:  $120,977.71 per year.  A comprehensive benefits package including medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, benefit leave, pension, supplemental pension plan, tax saving programs, and paid holidays is offered as well.

 

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s in Human Resources or related field. Submissions MUST include a copy of the degree and/or transcripts (official/unofficial) documenting the possession of specified degree.

NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience as indicated below on a year for year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits equivalent to one (1) year of experience.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of four (4) years of experience working in the administration of benefit plans. Experience with the NJ State benefits, pension or retirement plans is preferred. The desired candidate will be a customer service oriented individual with ability to adapt to situations, work independently, think analytically, with attention to detail and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and experience with Pivot tables are necessary.

NOTE FOR FOREIGN DEGREES: Degrees and/or transcripts issued by a college or university outside of the United States must be evaluated for accreditation by a reputable evaluation service at your expense. The evaluation must be included with your submission. Failure to submit the required evaluation may result in an ineligibility determination.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: In accordance with the New Jersey First Act, P.L. 2011, c.70, new public employees are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment.  For more information, please visit: https://www.nj.gov/labor/lwdhome/njfirst/NJFirst.html.

If you are qualified, please send your cover letter, resume and proof of degree by October 3, 2022 to:

Treasury Employment Recruiter

EmploymentRecruiter@treas.nj.gov

(Please use “2022-000-P Manager, HB Policy” in the Subject Line)

Submissions must be received timely to the email address listed above in order to be considered. Failure to submit all required documents may result in an ineligibility determination. Interviews will be granted on the basis of the resume.

New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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