Benefits Specialist

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Business Education


DEFINITION: Under close supervision, performs clerical and record keeping functions within the benefits department for Sunnyside Unified School District.

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledges, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).

Completes benefits enrollment and withdrawal procedures for employees using the benefits software; conducts group and individual benefits orientations; answers questions and counsels employees regarding insurance, retirement, early retirement and other benefit programs; maintains all pertinent active and inactive records for group medical, dental, life, short-term disability and voluntary insurance selections; initiates, maintains, and completes the leave of absence process according to District policy and FMLA regulations; calculates missed deductions and enters information into next payroll cycle or sends billing notification to employee; ensures application of all Federal and State Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Retirement Plan regulations.

Maintains strict confidentiality to safeguard employee privacy; prepares and records bank deposits; issues checks; updates and maintains accuracy of check register; inputs data; answers phones; intervenes between employee and insurance vendors when concerns, questions or issues arise; provides customer service to District personnel; attends meetings; performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of District policies and procedures.
Knowledge of Federal laws and regulations governing benefits and the Family Medical Leave Act.
Knowledge of benefit plans and current insurance trends.
Knowledge of typing, calculators and filing systems.
Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software.
Skill in maintaining and tracking documents and reports.
Skill in following oral and written instructions. 
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, bending, repetitive motion, vision to monitor and lifting up to 20 pounds. 


High School Diploma or equivalent.
Three (3) years of clerical experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or equivalent.
Additional certifications may also be required as specified by the District.

Salary Grade:  15     Hourly Pay: $17.14      Hours per Day:  8       Days in Contract: 260

Application Procedure:
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Sunnyside USD 12

2238 E. Ginter Road , Tucson, AZ 85706

At the following locations

Human Resources

2238 East Ginter Road , Tucson, AZ 85706