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City of Lenexa Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits in Lenexa, Kansas

Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits

Department: HR Admin

Location: Lenexa, KS


Do you have a passion for HR and public service? The City of Lenexa is looking for a full-time Human Resources Specialist - Employee Benefits who enjoys working on a collaborative, progressive and fun HR team!

Our Mission: To provide exceptional service through a team of dedicated professionals working in partnership with the community.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, this position oversees and performs professional activities related to benefits administration and communication, new employee orientation, employee on-boarding and off-boarding, and employee wellness.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts benefit administration duties; manages and oversees benefit eligibility databases and records for medical, retirement, flexible spending, voluntary life, and long-term care plans; prepares reports for and provides information to the City-s benefit vendors (e.g., GASB 45 reporting, flex plan non-discrimination testing, 1095-C information, health center eligibility, etc.).

  • Coordinates and conducts annual benefits open enrollment process; designs enrollment documents, employee communications, and presentations; reviews and approves all employee open enrollment elections in HRIS system; audits elections in preparation for first payroll; ensures all benefit carriers have accurate eligibility information.

  • Prepares and revises employee benefit communications (e.g., web and intranet homepage communication materials, annual employee benefits guide, new employee orientation materials, etc.)

  • Conducts new employee on-boarding and orientation activities; ensures all new employee documentation is completed; schedules and coordinates new hire orientations with employees, supervisors, and department directors; prepares and compiles new hire orientation documentation; schedules and conducts New Employee Luncheon and Tour.

  • Assists Human Resources Manager as assigned with benefits, employee on-boarding, and employee wellness duties.


    Minimum: Bachelor-s degree in human resources management or a related field, and three years of human resource generalist experience, including functional experience working with an integrated HRIS system, or any combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

    Desired: Employee benefits, wellness, and total rewards administration experience. SHRM/CP or PHR or SHRM/SCP or SPHR certification.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Hiring range is $51,986 to $63,553 DOQ and directly related experience.

    In addition to competitive pay, a full-time career with the City of Lenexa comes with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, a robust health and wellness program, up to $25,000 in tuition reimbursement, excellent retirement plans, an on-site health clinic, flexible scheduling and a culture that promotes teamwork and work-life balance.

    Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, drug screen, physical and credit check.

    To apply please complete an online application. Must include a resume and cover letter. Application deadline is October 27, 2021.

    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment. We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.