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Location:Prince George
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Competition #:05583161
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Reports To:MANAGER
Close Date:MARCH 24, 2023*
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

Northern Health is looking for an experienced, highly efficient, and self-directed full time Benefits Assistant to support the Human Resources, Benefits department.

The Benefits Assistant supports the Benefits team in administering all benefits programs at Northern Health. The position is responsible for determining eligibility and entitlement and processing benefit and pension applications. The Benefits Assistant provides employee services by supplying information and ensuring access to benefits in a timely manner and in accordance with the applicable collective agreements, organizational policy or the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Excluded Employees. The incumbent communicates with employees, managers, Staffing, HR, and Payroll staff, and union representatives in the course of processing and clarifying employee information and documenting or responding to inquiries related to leaves and benefit entitlements. The Benefits Assistant liaises with benefits carriers, other employers, and government agencies, such as the Pension Corporation, regulatory bodies, and professional associations to obtain information, clarify discrepancies, resolve problems, and deal with employee concerns. Conducts on-going audits and produces associated reports according to the applicable collective agreements or the Terms and Conditions of Employment.

Starting salary will be approximately from $52,156 to $65,195 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Diploma in Human Resources Management three (3) to five (5) years of recent related experience in benefits administration.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities: (taken from the JD)
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to utilize a customer service approach to staff and clients.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail, maintaining a high degree of accuracy.
• Ability to take initiative in problem solving and finding solutions to issues.
• Knowledge of characteristics and requirements of public sector pension and benefit plans.
• Knowledge of collective agreements, applicable legislation, and regulations.
• Knowledge of payroll and human resource information systems.
• Skilled in the use of computer applications including MS Word and Excel.
• Ability to set and maintain priorities, work under pressure and be results oriented.
• Ability to work successfully within a team environment.
• Ability to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT