Benefits & Leave Administrator

Puget Sound ESD   Renton, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
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Posted on October 29, 2020

Benefits & Leave Administrator

October 28, 2020

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) seeks a highly engaged, organized, creative problem solver, and service-oriented benefit and leave administrator with strong listening and communication skills. The ideal candidates are energized by providing responsive service while managing competing priorities, meeting timelines, working independently, and working collaboratively with internal and external partners in service of the Agency’s mission. While this position is based in our Renton office, due to the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Flexible work schedules are available, including telework.

This position serves as the primary point of contact and expert consultant on protected leave and accommodations, providing guidance on sensitive, complicated, and critical HR. This involves gaining a thorough understanding of employee needs and effectively applying strong knowledge of HR laws, rules, policies, CBA provisions, processes, and best practices. This role also serves as the lead for the Whole Health Committee and independently manages all aspects of benefits for union and non-union employees including benefit enrollments, qualifying events, open enrollment, benefit records management, benefit billing/reconciliation, etc. Additionally, this position manages processes associated with our temporary employees, which is primarily associated with managing hiring documents initiated by hiring managers and tracking hours to ensure compliance with hours limitations.

As a member of the Human Resources and Organizational Development (HR & OD) team you, will collaborate with others to create inclusive and equitable services, systems, and practices that support employee engagement, development, and retention. You will use an adaptive approach to provide operational and functional consultation regarding policies and procedures, state and federal regulations, collective bargaining agreements, leave administration, benefits administration, performance management, and professional development.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. To learn more about PSESD, visit

Minimum Qualifications

  • A degree or certification in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field and recent benefit and leave administration experience or high school/GED and progressively responsible recent benefit and leave administration.
  • Benefits Administration Experience
  • Leave Administration (FMLA, PFML, FFCRA, WC, ADA etc.) Experience
  • Strategic Management and Business Consultation Experience
  • Solid knowledge of state and federal regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with data collection and analysis
  • Professional experience training and/or group facilitation

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts are required as part of a complete application.

Location: Renton

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $64,575 - $74,887 (Salary Band H)

Department: Human Resources & Organizational Development

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity.


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 12 sick days
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Sunday, November 15, 2020. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 20th and Monday, November 23rd.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.

800 Oakesdale Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057

Puget Sound ESD

800 Oakesdale Avenue
Renton , WA