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CO - HR - Benefits Specialist

Thomas Allen is now hiring an HR Benefits Specialist!

LOCATION: Office in West St. Paul with occasional travel to our offices throughout the Twin Cities metro

HOURS AVAILABLE: 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm with some flexibility outside of normal office hours

JOB SUMMARY: The Human Resources (HR) Benefits Specialist is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resource benefits and Workers Compensation/Safety function. In this position, you will administer the employee benefits program, worker's compensation/safety program, and performance management system.


  • Administer employee benefits and 401(k) programs. Work with the brokerage firm to analyze the benefit plan annually and recommend changes based on meeting employee needs and business/legal requirements. Meet requirements for COBRA notifications
  • Process employee benefits enrollment paperwork and communicate enrollments/changes/cancellations to appropriate carriers. Serve as the primary contact for resolving billing and enrollment issues. Ensure accurate payroll deductions for employees
  • Update the company Affirmative Action Plan and complete EEO/AA reports
  • Administer the company Worker's Compensation program
  • Serve as the Safety Committee Chair and perform associated tasks
  • Coordinate the performance evaluation system
  • Regularly assist in identifying and initiating change to personnel policies and forms
  • Take on special projects and responsibilities as delegated by the Director of HR
  • In coordination with the Director of HR, perform supervisory training on Worker's Compensation, COBRA rights, and Safety, assist with other projects as needed
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of current county, state and federal regulations relative to benefit and workers compensation issues
  • Assist employees with HR-related questions, or direct employees to the person who can best help them
  • Ensure that all current employees are legally eligible to work in the US
  • Along with entire HR team, assist the Director of HR with designing and implementing employee retention programs
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as creating packets, organizing and archiving files, mailings, filing, and other related tasks
  • Along with the HR Coordinator, complete requests for wage and employment verifications for current and former employees
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of HR


  • 5+ years of experience in benefits administration
  • 5+ years of progressively more responsible HR experience
  • Ability to utilize computer programs and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and database management
  • Exceptional ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High-levels of integrity, competency, & sense of urgency
  • Flexibility and nimbleness in changing environments and situations
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Background clearance
  • Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, ability to use own vehicle for work purposes, and proof of auto insurance
  • Ability to communicate in English, both written and verbally


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Thomas Allen, Inc. is a social services agency that provides a variety of person-centered services to individuals with disabilities throughout the state of Minnesota. Our team of nearly 800 employees are key players in assisting individuals served with group home support, semi-independent and independent living, case management, care coordination, and guardianship. As our agency continues to grow, we are looking for team members who are passionate about providing services that empower those we support.

Join our team and make a difference!

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