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State of Montana Benefits Analyst - Extended in Helena, Montana

The Montana Public Employee Retirement Administration (MPERA) is committed to providing secure and sustainable retirement benefits to nearly 60,000 members and retirees. The agency administers ten retirement plans and is dedicated to customer service, member education, and operational efficiency. Why should you keep reading and consider working here? We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana. Our foundation of success is having effective working relationships, built on mutual trust and respect. We challenge you to be the best you can be and will work hard to provide a work environment that allows you to succeed. What is this career opportunity? This position is in the Member Services Bureau, and it provides retirement benefit information to participating members of 10 separate retirement plans. This includes calculating retirement benefits for members using the calculations and provisions specific to each plan, determining cost estimates for members to purchase other service into a plan, calculating benefit coordination across plans, and calculating interest payable to a member or beneficiary. This position also verifies and performs an audit of benefit calculations for final payment and communicates differing retirement plan provisions to participants to the diverse population of plan participants who are employees from state, university system, school district and local government employers. Education and Experience: * 1 or more years of college coursework in Accounting, Finance or related field * 3 years’ experience in a professional field related to benefits administration and/or calculation of taxes, finances, etc. * Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Competencies: /Knowledge of:/ * State retirement statues, administrative rules, regulations and policies * Actuarial principles related to the calculation of retirement benefits /Ability to:/ * Learn and apply a variety of mathematical formulas * Provide effective and professional customer service * Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing * Analyze a member’s retirement options and provide detailed explanation without influencing a member’s decision * Research and analyze employment data and draw conclusions * Communicate complex plan provisions and resolve member questions with courtesy and respect * Maintain high attention to detail Does this sound like you? If you feel you have the qualities to be successful in this position, please apply by submitting yourresume, cover letter, and three professional references. * *What can you expect from us in return for your work at our agency? * Lookhereto see the additional benefits! They include: o Work/life Balance o Health Coverage o Retirement Plans o Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays o And more… * Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) –Employmentwith the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Lookhereto learn more and see if you may qualify! Other important information to be aware of. * This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. * Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application. Job: Business/Analyst/Statistics* *Title: *Benefits Analyst - Extended Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21141013