Back to Results

Benefits Administrator

Human Resources Jobs
Skookum Contract Services

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
February 01, 2018
Skookum Contract Services
Bremerton, Washington
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
High School or equivalent, Some College Coursework Completed , Associate Degree

About Skookum Contract Services

Mission Statement Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities Definition skoo·kum noun \ˈskükəm\ Origin: Chinook Jargon Strong and well built in a unique fashion Challenges Despite having the ability to make significant contributions in the workplace, people with disabilities are often overlooked by traditional employers. As a result, this portion of working age people with disabilities experiences up to a 70% unemployment rate. Skookum helps job seekers to overcome their barriers. Focusing on skills and abilities, providing training where needed, and reasonable accommodations to employees. Skookum Provides Jobs Skookum is proud to be a contractor of choice for our government and commercial customers. Delivering superior customer service and going that extra mile to get the job done creates jobs our employees can be proud to hold. We take our mission of Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities seriously. A true opportunity isn’t just a job; it’s a career to be proud of!

Contact name
Brenda Palomares

Job description

Job Title:

Benefits Administrator


Bremerton, WA

Pay Rate:



Medical, Dental, Vison, 401 (k), Life & Disability Insurance, 10 paid holidays and robust wellness program

Work Schedule:

Full Time: Requires flexibility with respect to hours of work and changing conditions.

Posting Date:

January 4, 2018

Closing Date:

Until Filled


Job Summary:

Skookum, an award winning, non-profit organization seeks a dynamic Benefits Administrator to support our mission of “Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities”.  Skookum’s Benefits Administrator under the direction of the Benefits Manager will be responsible to coordinate and assist with administration of employee benefits including retirement, health, and wellness plans.  Conducts new hire orientation sessions, open enrollment meetings, and other trainings as needed, related to benefits and wellness.  Must have exceptions skills in communication, managing projects, and a positive attitude with an exceptional work ethic to support multiple cross-functional teams, while engaging as a collaborative part of a larger home office team. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strives to ensure employee understanding of benefits programs by assisting in communication and counseling employees/dependents as situations arise.  Provides timely response to benefits related payroll deduction inquiries.  Acts as the first point of contact for employee benefits assistance.

  • Routinely enters data electronically and coordinates daily benefits processing including enrollments and terminations in the company’s HRIS system.  Reviews all benefit enrollment for accuracy.

  • Reviews and processes monthly carrier invoices.

  • Assists in maintaining integrity of all benefit/wellness forms and files. 

  • Participates in developing department communications, goals, objectives/processes, and systems.

  • Provide customer service support to internal and external customers.

  • Conducts and/or coordinates benefits orientations at various locations to ensure employees gain an understanding of benefit plans, enrollment provisions and applicable payroll deductions.  Counsels employees on plan provisions so that individuals can make informed decisions.

  • Coordinates daily administrative activities and ensures timely enrollments in Skookum Retirement plan(s) as needed.

  • Processes life and disability claims as needed.

  • Communicates effectively with various customers (employees), carrier partners, account representatives and benefits brokers.

  • Assists in coordination of all open enrollment activities both internally and externally.  Arranges for distribution of materials containing new updated information from carriers.

  • Monitors supplies for each location and coordinates access to appropriate benefits supplies and forms.

  • Assures compliance with COBRA guidelines by alerting third-party COBRA Administrator.

  • Maintains close communication with HR team, managers and employees regarding leave of absence effect on benefits and payroll deductions.

  • Works collaboratively with finance and payroll departments to ensure accurate employer and employee contributions to benefit plan.

  • Assists in maintaining employee benefit files and guarantees all benefits documents are filed and/or uploaded electronically in the appropriate location.

  • Makes photocopies, scans documents, and performs other clerical functions.

  • Assists or prepares correspondence.

  • Assists in coordination of benefits surveys.

  • Assists with internal and external plan audits.


The Benefits Administrator will have the following qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience in Human Resources, Benefits and/or Claims processing

  • Must demonstrate applicable knowledge of MS Office products.

  • Ability to understand and use HR and payroll database functions.

  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Communicate with others in a courteous and helpful manner.

  • Maintain confidentiality. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Must be able to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, and monitor own work to ensure quality.

  • Demonstrate group presentation skills, conduct meetings.

  • Adapt to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events in the work environment.

  • Manage competing demands and prioritizes work accordingly.

  • Must have exceptions skills in communication, managing projects, and a positive attitude with a strong work ethic to support multiple cross-functional teams, while engaging as a collaborative part of a larger home office team

Driving Requirements:

Valid state Driver License is required.  Must be able to obtain and maintain coverage by Skookum’s insurance carrier.  Must provide a complete driving record at interview if selected.

 Security Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable security clearances.

Skookum is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Skookum participates in E-Verify. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity, eligibility to work in the United States and must complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

A Skookum application is required accompanied by a professional resume (cover letter preferred).  Please visit our website at to apply online.