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HR Benefits Specialist

San Carlos, California | Contract

Job ID: 55453 Position: Human Resources Branch: San Ramon

Wollborg Michelson Recruiting is sourcing for an HR Benefits Specialist to support our client, a large transportation company, in a contract role until the end of February. The Human Resources Benefits Specialist will report to the Manager, Employee Services.  This position will provide confidential, technical, and administrative support services to a variety of functional areas such as Employee Services, Organizational Development & Talent Management (ODTM), Employee Relations, and Civil Rights within the Human Resources Department.

Examples of Essential Functions:
  • Engaged in customer service response with employees and the public on inquires and requested for employee services, recruitments, benefits, and employee relations.
  • Prepare vacancy announcements, establishes and maintains recruitment files, prepares related correspondence for scheduled interviews, offers and orientations. Schedules physicals and drug screenings, processes and verifies background investigations.
  • Establish personnel files for new hires with responsibility for timely and accurate posting of employee' s appointment, work assignment, medical records, bargaining/non-bargaining status, paid-time-off, promotion, salary change, tax deductions (other deductions such as retirement, deferred compensation), insurance beneficiary.
  • Process all personnel actions and status changes in a timely and accurate basis.  Responsible for initiating individual performance evaluations, salary increases, longevity bonuses, PTO accruals, transfers, layoffs, resignations, terminations and retirements. 
  • Prepare and process all program documents associated employee development and training activities, tuition reimbursement, Transportation System Management (TSM), employee computer purchase and other employee programs and activities.  Develop, monitor and report on program/project budgets.  Resolve program questions or conflicts.
  • Schedule and coordinate training activities, drug and alcohol testing, DOT physical examinations, benefits enrollment, exit interviews, and support for other employee programs. 
  • Manage timely distribution, collection and reporting (PeopleSoft) on documents/data associated with performance appraisal and probationary programs, drug test results, disciplinary actions, and grievance activity.  Develop forms and statistical data (spreadsheet) needed for analysis.
  • Establish and maintain LOA files, correspondence and reports in an accurate and timely fashion.  Prepare and distribute LOA related correspondence (including benefits related info). Review LOA related notes/documents, follow-up.  Coordinate employee’ s return to work, set-up training, medical exams, drug test, etc. as required.  Keep supervisor, training and HR staff informed.

Examples of Duties:
  • Coordinate and/or assist with employee related functions, special programs and events.
  • Provide telephone support for the department and provide information/forms to employees and customers as needed.   Distribute documents, mail and other materials to appropriate individuals for action or information.
  • Order, maintain and inventory department equipment and supplies. Oversee and maintain department petty cash.
  • Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’ s self, fellow employees and the public from injury or harm.  Promote safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Three years full-time experience in any of the functional areas of Human Resources (compensation/benefits administration, employee/labor relations, recruitment/selection, employee programs/activities, employee training/development, and general personnel records administration),
  • Public sector experience preferred
  • Experience with People Soft preferred

Other Requirements:
  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, work with interruptions and changing priorities, organize work and follow-up assignments with minimal supervision. 
  • Must be able to prioritize work and perform satisfactorily in a busy office environment with constant interruption. 

Excellent customer relations, oral and written communication skills.


Amber Taylor
Program Manager

Amber has spent the past decade building “dream teams” in her various roles. She thrives on finding the very best candidate to be the perfect fit for the job, and she is known for her attention to every detail. At Wollborg Michelson, Amber excels at communication with both clients and candidates. She loves finding people their Dream Jobs. Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with friends, doing community service projects, trying new recipes in the kitchen, reading a good book, and being wacky every chance she gets.

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