Benefits & Compliance Specialist

Morrow, GA

Position:                Benefits & Compliance Specialist

Department:        Human Resources

Paygrade:             111 (E)

Pay Range:           Min - $70,268.38  Mid - $89,592.18  Max - $108,915.99

Deadline:               Friday, February 2, 2024



The purpose of this classification is to administer and ensure compliance with programs, policies and procedures with benefits, compensation, leave and other HR related activities and programs for CCWA.



  • Responsible for overall administration for compensation, leave, and benefit programs: maintains knowledge of regulations governing compensation, benefits, leave and related HR compliance; and participates in special projects and initiatives.
  • Consults with Benefits Broker on the administration of the Authority’s benefits plans, conducts research, evaluates plan design and costing alternatives and recommends benefits program design changes.
  • Conducts regular market analyses to ensure CCWA’s compensation programs remain competitive.
  • Recommends the classification of new or modified positions and class series; recommends salary structure based on research and analyses; provides classification, compensation, and benefits information to other organizations.
  • In conjunction with vendor partners, administers CCWA FMLA, ADA and other leave policies ensuring proper policy interpretation, compliance with federal laws and CCWA Policy and Procedures Manual. Tracks and maintains related leave information and documentation including the collection of benefit premiums when applicable.
  • In conjunction with vendor partners, facilitates internal delivery of wellness program.
  • Maintains and updates employee files pertaining to leave, benefits and other functional areas, in the Authority’s electronic filing system.
  • Ensures transactions impacting payroll are documented and processed in accordance with policy and payroll cycle deadlines. Works with Finance on benefit invoices, identifying discrepancies between payroll and invoices, and calculating and entering changes to benefit deductions.
  • Works with managers, supervisors, other HR staff and employees to maintain and update the electronic job description file.
  • Assists with workers compensation claims from the first report of injury, work status reports, providing information to the TPA regarding compensation; works with managers and supervisors on restricted duty accommodations to expedite return to work for the injured employee. 
  • Stays abreast of changes in local, state and federal regulations related to human resources.  Recommends changes to labor posters, policies, or other materials in response to those changes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management or a related field required; supplemented by four years of progressively responsible benefits, compensation, and leave experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all CCWA or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.


Required Licenses/Certifications




  • This position classifies the physical exertion requirements as sedentary work involving lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally, and other sedentary criteria are met.
  • Tasks may involve some pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight; tasks may also involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.


At CCWA, it is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees, including temporary employees, and applicants for employment based on qualifications, abilities, and merit. Therefore, CCWA prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants or any other legally covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression), citizenship, genetic information, disability status, past, current, or prospective membership in the uniformed services or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to job advertisements, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.




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