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Benefits Specialist

Company: Scout Energy Management
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Benefits Specialist - Job Description

Scout Energy is a private energy investment firm that acquires, operates and improves upstream conventional oil and gas properties for institutional investors. Scout's business is both the management of private energy funds and the operation of the oil and gas assets it owns. The current employee base is approximately 1000 with 175 employees in the Dallas (HQ) office.

Scout is seeking a Benefits Specialist to manage the day-to-day administration of employee benefit plans company wide. The role will be responsible for implementing all benefit programs and initiatives, and aim to improve and expand benefit offerings for the firm. This position will be located at Scout's Dallas office and will report to Scout's Vice President of Human Resources.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead in the planning, development, renewal & administration of Scout's benefit programs
  • Oversee continued rollout and management of our new wellness program, Scout Strong
  • Prepare and communicate information to employees about benefit programs, procedures, changes, and government-mandated disclosures
  • Resolve employee questions and concerns by interpreting benefit policies and procedures to ensure quick, courteous resolutions
  • Manage special and/or recurring benefit projects (e.g., acquisition or divestiture), which may involve outside consultants and other internal department employees
  • Evaluate the competitiveness of benefit programs in partnership with Scout's benefits broker to conduct periodic benchmarking analysis, research market practices and summarize survey information to support benefit recommendations
  • Support decision-making process by analyzing benefit options & predicting future costs
  • Manage annual Open Enrollment, including communication materials, leadership of meetings at HQ and field locations, & communication of annual changes with key vendors
  • Handle benefits billing and appropriate reconciliation of self-funded plan reporting
  • Administer all leaves of absence as required for FMLA and short-term disability
  • Manage compliance for ACA regulations, 5500 reporting, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing laws and regulations and updates to legal requirements

    Skills & Specifications
    • Extensive knowledge of benefits, compliance requirements, & applicable laws/legislation
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organization and time management skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

      Education & Qualifications
      • Bachelor's Degree in HR or related field
      • Minimum of 5 years' experience in benefits administration
      • Experience with self-funded plans strongly preferred

Keywords: Scout Energy Management, Dallas , Benefits Specialist, Other , Dallas, Texas

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