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Benefits Analyst

KPERS isn't about pensions. We're about people. Consider joining our KPERS family as a Benefits Analyst.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $44,468 to $52,250, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 16, 2021.

Position Duties

The Benefits Analyst processes benefits for KPERS members and beneficiaries and will spend half their day answering calls that come into the KPERS InfoLine. They provide counseling to members, beneficiaries and employers on important and complex topics. This allows members to make informed decisions that can large impacts on their lives.

This requires extensive knowledge of the three complex retirement systems that are administered by the System: KPERS, KP&F and Judges. This position has frequent contact with other staff in the agency, members, employers, lawyers, financial counselors, funeral homes and other interested parties.

Essential Responsibilities

Examines applications for retirement in the three administered retirement systems of KPERS. Responsible for researching and evaluating member’s employment and salary records and information to determine eligibility for retirement benefits according to state statutes. Determines eligibility for retirement benefits based on written application and supplemental written and verbal communication with employers and members. Creates the retirement application records in KITS.

Verifies forms and documents received are in compliance with State and federal laws and regulations and KPERS requirements. Prepares acknowledgement letters and sends notifications to employers and members. Periodically reviews applications to determine that all documents required are received and prepares correspondence to request additional information.

Responsible for checking KPERS Integrated Technology System (KITS) to ensure that employers have completed required tasks and have reported correct contributions and any additional payments so that retirement benefits may be calculated. Communicates with designated agents (employers), members and beneficiaries concerning information that is still needed, discrepancies found and answers any questions concerning retirement benefits and procedures. Calculates the member’s final average salary and ensures that all applicable policies, laws and regulations have been applied.

Determines which factors to use when calculating the retirement benefit to ensure the member receives the optimum benefit. Discusses and explains complex requirements and calculations with employers, members, and beneficiaries. Prepares retirement benefit estimates for members who have requested this information via phone.

Audits retirement eligibility and benefit calculations completed by other retirement analysts on a rotation basis.

Processes active death claims including verifying beneficiaries and calculating benefits payable. Generates letters and forms for death benefit claims. Also audits forms and letters generated by other Benefits Claims Analyst to determine accuracy of beneficiaries named, forms enclosed, and benefits payable. Audits initial payment voucher for death files for accurate payment of benefits due upon the death of a retired or active KPERS or KP&F member.

Audits monthly reports from the System’s life insurance vendors against KPERS records. Determines that all life insurance claims certified by KPERS have been paid and all payments by insurance companies are for claims that were KPERS certified. Identify and investigate any discrepancy, determining and discharging appropriate action and monitoring the workflow and follow up on the results.

Act as back up for other Benefits Analysts responsible for processing or approving death claims. Audit all death claims for close out. Verifies forms and documents received are accurate and in compliance with State and federal laws and regulations and KPERS requirements. Submit appropriate documents to be scanned.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of KPERS. This may include, but is not limited to, in-house counseling with someone who comes to the lobby and giving group presentations.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Infants at Work
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

Degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, or related field is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Two years of experience interacting with clients, customers or the public in a social service, customer service, or problem resolution setting. Applicants should have experience performing mathematical calculations, analyzing files for benefits or payments, managing high-volume workloads and working with computer software programs. Proficiency speaking Spanish is a plus. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to explain complex information to others in an understandable manner.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to compare figures accurately and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Experience working with computer applications.

To Apply

Complete these steps to apply for this job. All required documents must be submitted for your application to be complete.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

Assistant Internal Auditor

KPERS isn't about pensions. We're about people. Consider joining our KPERS family as a Assistant Internal Auditor.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $57,954 to $69,545, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Duties

This is an advanced administrative and professional accounting position. Processes are performed in stringent accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Auditing Standards (GAS), legislative directives, policies, provisions and objectives established by the Board of Trustees and the Systems Executive Director. This position has frequent contact with staff and management in the agency and occasional contact

Essential Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Internal Auditor, conducts risk assessment of assigned department or functional area in the System in established timeline. Performs the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations. Conduct follow up audits as needed.

Assist with the review of the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information. Review the means of safeguarding assets and, as appropriate, verify the existence of such assets.

Assist with the review of operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals and whether the operations or programs are being carried out as planned.

Review established information systems to identify business risks to the Retirement System, audit the controls and security measures in place, and identify controls that may be required.

Review the Retirement System’s investments by evaluating controls, security measures and techniques intended to ensure investment information systems are providing consistent, accurate and timely information.

Assist with review of the System’s internal control policy and conduct audit testing of specified area to identify issues of risk and to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

Conduct investigations of suspected fraud, abuse, and non-compliance with law as requested by the Internal Auditor, Executive Director or the Audit Committee. Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement

Prepare reports that reflect audit’s results and fully document processes and present findings to the Internal Auditor for approval. Bring all concerns and issues to the attention of the Internal Auditor.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of KPERS.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Infants at Work
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with major course work in accounting or business administration, or degree in other field with 20 semester hours in accounting and/or business administration. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Three years of experience in examining internal work processes, financial and operational records and controls to assess effectiveness, accuracy of records and compliance with statutes, regulations and professional/legal standards. Education in accounting/auditing, business administration, or economics may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of audit standards, procedures and techniques.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel.
  • Experience working with computer applications and auditing software.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze data and apply problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to compare figures accurately and reconcile discrepancies in financial records.
  • Ability to explain complex information to others in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.

To Apply

Complete these steps to apply for this job. All required documents must be submitted for your application to be complete.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

KPERS isn't about pensions. We're about people. Consider joining our KPERS family as a Benefits Representative. We have two positions open!

KPERS provides disability and death to protect public employees while they are still working and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $37,600 to $44,100 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 25, 2021.

Position Duties

The Benefits Representative is responsible counseling one-on-one with callers concerning retirement related information, KPERS laws, regulations and procedures. This requires extensive knowledge of the three complex retirement systems that are administered by the System: KPERS, KP&F and Judges. This position has frequent contact with other staff in the agency, members, employers, lawyers, financial counselors, funeral homes and other interested parties.

Essential Responsibilities

Counsels with members, beneficiaries, attorneys and designated agents over the telephone. Provides all pertinent information for members so they can make informed decisions in selecting their retirement and or disability benefits, insurance options, conversions, and purchase of service credit. Responsible for being of service to designated agents and other persons having an interest in the retirement system. Provides the most current information regarding updates in forms, services, laws and benefits.

Counsels and assists members and other interested parties who come into the KPERS office about KPERS benefits, including but not limited to retirement, withdrawal, service credit purchases, beneficiaries, death claims and tax information. Calculates benefit estimate upon request.

Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in order to meet the objectives of KPERS.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Infants at Work
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

High school diploma required. Degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, or related field is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

One year of experience interacting with clients, customers or the public in a social service, customer service, or problem resolution setting. Applicants should have experience performing mathematical calculations, analyzing files for benefits or payments, managing high-volume workloads and working with computer software programs. Proficiency speaking Spanish is a plus. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Skills and Abilities

  • Commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and team environment. Excellent work ethic.
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to explain complex information to others in an understandable manner.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to compare figures accurately and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Experience working with computer applications.

To Apply

Complete these steps to apply for this job. All required documents must be submitted for your application to be complete.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

 

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