Wayne County Government
  • Management and Budget
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Health Benefits, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan

Under the supervision of the Director of Administration, Benefits & Disability Administration and Risk Management, the Assistant Division Director- Administration, Benefits and Disability M&B shall serve as the department's primary point of contact for all Benefit administrative and business matters within Management and Budget.  The Assistant Division Director- Administration, Benefits and Disability will make decisions regarding business and fiscal transactions and administrative transactions related to Benefits and Disability Administration. 


  • Design, evaluate and modify benefits policies to ensure that programs are current, competitive and in compliance with legal requirements.
  • Fulfill all reporting requirements of all relevant government rules and regulations.
  • Direct preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees and retirees of benefit, disability and occupational safety policies.
  • Administer, direct and review employee benefit, disability and occupational safety programs.
  • Identify and implement benefits to increase the quality of life for employees and retirees by working with third-party administrators, brokers and consultants and researching benefit, disability and occupational safety issues and trends.
  • Design and manage the development of tools and communications to assist employees in benefit selection.
  • Assist in preparation of budget for funding health and welfare benefits, disability programs and occupational safety programs.
  • Analyze, design and re-engineer processes to enhance operational efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Ensure division practices and policies are reviewed against external benchmarks and trends and aligned to Wayne County and Management and Budget.
  • Support, plans, and strategies by reviewing and improving the effectiveness of those plans and strategies.
  • Assist in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Formulate policies, procedures and programs for benefits, disability and occupational health and safety.
  • Mediate between benefits providers and employees, such as by assisting in handling employees' benefits-related question or taking suggestions.
  • Study legislation, legal decisions and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends.
  • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine trends and causes of increased costs related to benefits and disability; develop recommendations for improvements to reduce costs.
  • Represent department / division at hearings, investigations, Commission meetings and other, similar meetings.
  • Coordinates, review, develop and implement contracts with vendors and suppliers.
  • Procures and monitors the development, renewal and administration of contracts for Benefits & Disability Administration.


Eligible Persons:

At the time of application, desired candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, or a closely related field; AND
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional level administrative, business, or personnel experience in a human resources and/or benefits administrative setting, including at least one (1) year in a capacity to make independent decisions and handle professional projects. The preferred candidate should have experience with health care plan structures and disability management, including workers' compensation; AND
  • Must possess the ability to design, prioritize and implement projects and initiatives, while ensuring communication and training to produce desired results. As well as related audit experience, including reporting and governmental filings (ACA, CMS, etc.)


Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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