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Benefits Analyst (Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689721

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Posting Duration:

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Organization 03512, Health Plans and Open Enrollment, is currently seeking a Benefits Analyst to join their team!

The selected candidate will be responsible for all accounting aspects of managing a multi-million dollar benefit program budget, including validating invoicing. They will also manage vendor contracts, plan performance, and manage the internal procurement process – drafting statement of works, reviewing proposals and agreements, and other related requirements for contracts.

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

  • Lead annual Department of Energy cost deliverables on behalf of the Benefits Organization, including the collection, evaluation, and final reporting benefit deliverables

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

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

  • Ensure costs are allocated according to established procedures

  • Investigate cost structures for new and existing benefit programs

  • Prepare reports comparing budgets with actual expenses

  • Compile and analyze financial information to record transactions, prepare reports, and review and verify their accuracy

  • Provide budget information and cost data to internal and external parties as determined by the Benefits Manager

  • Support internal audit requests for data and justifications and the annual review of plan documents and summary plan descriptions

  • Partner with teams on various projects and business rhythm work

  • Support annual open enrollment events and other programs

  • Review and update policies and/or procedures

  • Provide benefit related content for communications and websites

This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Accounting, or a relevant field, plus 5 years 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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Knowledge of accounting and financial concepts and principles and a working knowledge of related activities

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • A strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • The ability to effectively present detailed and complex information of significance in a clear and coherent manner

  • Experience using Oracle and/or PeopleSoft application

  • Experience making decisions, and the ability to interpret program concepts or business principles, as well as existing precedents, standards, policies, and procedures

  • An agile team player

  • The ability to organize and manage multiple tasks with high impact to government deliverables

About Our Team:

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, FSA, annual open enrollment events, and other related benefits and programs. The department also supports the Corporate Employee Benefits Committee (EBC).

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.


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.

Position Information:

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.

Salary Range:

$75,900 - $125,400

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Job ID: 689721

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.