|Position:|| ||Retirement Plan Administrator|
|Municipality:||City of Norwich|
The City of Norwich announces an open and a closed promotional examination to fill a vacancy and establish an eligibility list for the
Retirement Plan Administrator
Human Resources Department
Closed Examination # 2036
Open Examination # 2037
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: This is responsible specialized work involving varied administrative and record keeping functions pertaining to the municipality's retirement programs and wage plans. Accountable for performing a full range of tasks in the fields of retirements/pensions, benefits administration, and wages. Work involves responsibility for serving as a basic source of retirement information, processing of retirement applications and maintaining accurate records. Duties include providing retirement benefits information to employees, retirees and families who are covered by the retirement programs for the city, Department of Public Utilities and Board of Education.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs a variety of financial and administrative functions in the field of retirement,
benefits, and wages.
Carries out administrative procedures related to the administration of the retirement
programs sponsored by the municipality.
Examines and reconciles employment records with supporting data such as payroll
records, calendars, etc.
Responds to inquiries from a wide variety of individuals regarding all aspects of
retirement including insurance benefits.
Conducts training seminars and develops training material and manuals on the City's
Maintains records in order to calculate the cost for employees to purchase employment
service credits in those situations where there has been a leave of absence for military
service, disability, etc., or where the employee may have some additional service credits
because of prior employment with the municipality. Informs employees accordingly
and also provides employees contemplating retirement with information regarding
service-connected and non-service connected disability pensions.
Researches and analyzes employees' retirement records and prepares individualized
estimates of entitlement in accordance with retirement plans, collective bargaining
agreements, and/or court documents.
Serves as Secretary to the Personnel and Pension Board. Prepares materials for Board
meetings, takes minutes and follows through on Board decisions.
Calculates pension benefits and pension contribution refunds and prepares appropriate
paperwork to initiate retirement payments or contribution refunds.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree plus at least three years of experience or an Associate's Degree plus at least five years of experience in retirement plan administration, defined benefit pension plans, payroll administration, finance/accounting or a closely related field or any combination of education and experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience with collective bargaining and Munis preferred.
Copies of the complete job description are available In the City of Norwich Human Resources Department.
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday. April 21. 2014 in the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 100 Broadway, Room 213, Norwich, CT 06360. In order to be considered, applicants must demonstrate on their application that they meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. To obtain an employment application, visit our website at www.norwichct.org/hr. For questions or additional information, call (860) 823-3836. There is a City of Norwich residency requirement. You must reside within the State of Connecticut, 60 miles from Norwich within one year of appointment.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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