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Job Number: 2158518

Job Summary / Purpose:

The Benefits Assistant will be responsible for supporting the benefits departments and at times, the greater HR team. This is an entry to mid-level opportunity for a driven individual to increase their knowledge within the Benefits Department. You will report to the Benefits Manger and will be based in Walnut Creek, CA. The position is a Full-time, hourly paid role


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with day to day benefits administration, learn and understand ACA requirements
  • Assist with benefit administration, support production, and maintain several monthly reports
  • Ability to prioritize, anticipate needs, and adapt to challenges within the role
  • Dependable and consistently working in the office to provide the necessary level of support to the HR team, employees, and management
  • Partner with our benefit broker and other benefit partners to insure smooth delivery of products
  • Diplomacy, confidentiality, and professionalism are a cornerstone of this role and developing and maintaining positive working relationships is a must amongst all team members
  • Assist the Payroll and Human Resource team as needed
  • Assist management with organizing meetings and events
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as required in support of the HR team and management

Required Skills, Education and Certifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, self starter, with the ability to keep up with fast pace processes
  • Tech savvy, comfortable with spreadsheets, all Microsoft Office products, Gmail and Google docs
  • Must be a problem-solver, and a team-player

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred, may be substituted with work experience)
  • Experience with ACA preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10-15 pounds
  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time throughout the work day
  • Ability to use standard office equipment such as personal computer, laptop, telephone, photocopy machine, etc.
  • Very limited travel - 5%

About Nelson:

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