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Center for Disability Services Benefits Associate in Albany, New York

Benefits Associate

Administration Albany, New York

Salary: USD 24.24 - 26.50 Hourly



The Center for Disability Services offers hope, innovation and achievement to the people we support. For over 80 years, we have been one of upstate New York's largest providers of programs and services for individuals who have disabilities. We are searching for a Benefits Associate to join our agency. This position will be based out of our office located at 314 South Manning Blvd in Albany, NY.

Our commitment to continuous learning and a supportive work environment are essential elements to meeting our mission. Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the administration of all benefits programs, retirement plans and Leave of Absence (LOA) related inquiries

  • Uses positive and responsive customer service to answer/resolve employee and supervisor benefits/LOA questions

  • Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS and benefits systems.

  • Conducts benefits information sessions for employees at new hire, by appointment, as needed, and during annual enrollment

  • Applies a strong working knowledge of HRIS system (Infor) and Excel to efficiently and effectively process and track all components of plans as assigned – including 401k, medical, dental, etc.

  • Reconciles carrier bills and submits monthly vouchers to Accounts Payable within deadlines. Meets all deadlines (payroll, legal, agency, vendor, etc.), escalating issues and following through to ensure deadlines are met.

  • Maintains compliance with all laws and regulation regarding benefit administration


  • Bachelor’s degree in field of Business, Human Resources, or related field, at least one (1) year experience, specifically in benefits or leave of absence.

  • Must be proficient in MS Office and HRIS systems

  • Excellent professional communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentiality. Must have excellent organizational skills, the ability to pay close attention to detail, and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines. Must be able to work without supervision and demonstrate considerable initiative.

    Pay range for this position is $24.24 - $26.50. Rate of pay is commensurate on experience.

    At The Center for Disability Services, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees and the people we support. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any protected class of job applicant or employee in our employment practices