Senior Benefits Analyst I

Transfer | Location: Civic Center

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Jennifer Barnych

job description

The Department of Fire and Police Pensions, Disability Pensions Section, has a transfer opportunity for a Sr. Benefits Analyst I.  This opportunity is open to individuals currently employed as Sr. Benefits Analysts.  The duties of this position may include:

  • Supervision of Benefits Analysts engaged in processing disability pension applications for members employed by LAFD, LAPD, Harbor Port Police, and Airport Police.
  • Practical understanding of Disability policies and procedures and their application to case file development.  Will monitor the progress and preparation of case files, ensure processing meets all deadlines and metrics, offer guidance and direction to staff, handle claim related difficulties, counsel and consult with applicants and their representatives and employing Personnel departments.  Will work with the City’s Attorney’s Office and Medical Liaison Divisions.
  • Must be able to interpret, apply, and communicate orally and in written form legal documents including, but not limited to, the City Charter, Administrative Code, ordinances, Federal and State law requirements to staff, Plan members, and alternate payees.
  • Be able to use analytical and written skills to recognize and address findings material to a claimant’s record and thereby communicate support to an actionable recommendation developed by staff for management and the Board of Commissioners.
  • Performs related special assignments including the Section’s annual budget, staff training, contract development and compliance, communications and education, research, and interviewing for staff vacancies. 
  • Maintains data accuracy and develop disability claim statistics including the monthly Board report, section metrics, annual report, and audits.  Exercises knowledge oof the pension administration system and the Disability Claims database.  Ensures accuracy of information and its timely updating.
  • May represent the Section and present findings and recommendations before the LAFPP Board of Commissioners.

The ideal candidate is one with exceptional oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail. 

How to apply

Interested candidates should complete and submit a departmental application, resume, and two (2) of the most recent performance evaluations (if possible) via email to no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 4, 2021.