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Sandia National Laboratories Benefits Analyst (Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


Are you passionate about people and benefits? If so, organization 03512, Health Plans, Administration, Open Enrollment, is currently seeking a highly motivated Benefits Analyst to join their diverse and dynamic team charged with developing creative solutions for designing, implementing, and managing Sandia's Benefits!

This position supports the health plan teams’ business rhythm work and various pivotal initiatives related to health plan design & administration. This organization is responsible for the following benefit programs: medical, dental, vision, Rx, COBRA, HRA/HSA, dependent eligibility audits, voluntary benefits, vendor payments, communication/education, compliance documents, and other related responsibilities.

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

  • Manage vendor contracts, including managing the procurement process, drafting SOWs, reviewing contracts, and reviewing agreements

  • Lead projects related to benefit programs

  • Support data warehouse reporting and provide any budget support by assessing vendor invoices and charged tasks

  • Provide HRIS system conversion support as needed (e.g. testing).

  • Assist with benefit audits and reviewing/responding to customer service tickets

  • Coordinate and collect industry surveys for benchmarking and implement industry trends to ensure plans are competitive, cost effective, and align with DOE policy

  • Support the regular review of plan documents and summary plan descriptions, as well as internal audit requests for data and justifications

  • Partner with and support the team with various projects such as annual open enrollment events and other programs

  • Review and update procedures

  • Provide benefit related content for communications and websites


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or a relevant field, plus 5 years employee benefits related experience; or a Master's degree in above, plus 1 year employee benefits related experience; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance


  • Direct job related experience with conducting requests for proposals and vendor selection processes

  • Direct job related benefits administration experience with organizations with more than 5,000 employees

  • SHRM and/or CEBS Certification

  • Experience using Oracle/PeopleSoft, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint

    Department Description:

The Health Plans Department strategically develops/designs, implements, and administers Sandia's health plans, such as active and retiree medical, dental, vision, prescriptions drug, HRA/HSA, FSA, annual open enrollment events, and other related benefits and programs. The department also supports the Corporate Employee Benefits Committee (EBC), the Employee Benefits Claims Review Committee (EBCRC), and provides support during collective bargaining periods.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.