• Director, Benefits - Service Contracts Act

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 6:35 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    Job Summary
    Responsible for the successful implementation and execution, strategy and administration of all benefit compliance and administrative activities in support of the Company’s contractual obligations related to Service Contract Act (SCA) and Wage and Hour regulations. Subject matter expert regarding VEBA trust administration and compliance matters.

    Essential Responsibilities and Duties
    • Provides overall guidance and strategy related to the successful compliance and administration of SCA company benefits plans, including medical, dental, life insurance and retirement, etc. for employees and dependents
    • Ensures team provides services and answers questions from internal client base, and human resources field representatives.
    • Partners with internal benefits team and management and to plan strategy for annual open enrollment
    • Manages relationship with VEBA trust provider to ensure accountability for successful administration of benefit programs
    • Coordinates and reports on annual VEBA trust independent audit
    • Reviews and approves benefits materials to ensure and enhance employee understanding of benefits, claims submission
    • Coordinates with vendors to compile quarterly benefits information and reconciles pursuant to Wage Determination Letter obligations based upon an employee s location.
    • Ensures proper calculation of owed health and welfare, plus fringe benefits, amounts and reviews prior to processing for contribution into an employee’s saving plan account.
    • Reviews and provides approval for processing contributions.
    • Reviews results of leave dates audits for entire SCA population and makes appropriate corrections in HR system on a bi-weekly basis
    • Ensures audits of all FMLA and PTO hours records within payroll systems on a bi-weekly basis are successfully performed and action items address
    • Updates the SCA PTO matrixes, and assists with the audit of wage determinations per locality, thereof
    • Responsible for ensuring correction or update of anniversary records of SCA leave hire dates within human resources systems
    • Oversees work with Payroll team to compile quarterly reports reflecting hours worked on the respective programs covered by SCA obligations. Ensures use of hours worked reports to calculate quarterly benefits true-up amounts by employee.
    • Develops communication materials and coordinates review with Sr. management, human resources, legal, Federal contracts team, federal compensation, and external counsel. Oversees the production of and dissemination of communication materials.
    • Ensures fringe rates are updated in the system in a timely and successful manner
    • Maintains awareness of changes to laws, regulations, and Executive Orders that might affect the Company’s SCA and Wage and Hour obligations, and assists with internal processes and change management, as needed
    • Prepares periodic reports for management
    • Monitors performance of subordinates according to established monitoring standards, conducts performance appraisals, makes decisions on personnel actions including hiring, firing and disciplinary actions.
    • Coordinates meetings with subject matter and legal experts on issues that arise.

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience



    • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum 10 years SCA benefit administration and management required
    • 5 years supervisory experience preferred
    • Experience with the Service Contract Act and Wage and Hour regulations
    • Strong project management
    • Must be well-organized and adaptable to situational changes
    • Must demonstrate strong analysis/problem solving skills.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy are critical.

    Technical and Computer Skills: 

    • Solid use and expertise of Excel required at the intermediate level
    • Experience with Workday, Empyrean or other HR/benefits systems is preferred

    Communication Skills:  

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate findings into clear and concise documents and presentations


    • 10-20% travel may be required

    Work Environment / Physical Requirement:

    • Regular office environment

    EEO Statement

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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