Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.
Westat is seeking a Senior Compensation and Benefits professional to lead these programs on our Human Resource Services team. S/he will engage with Westat corporate leaders, employee committees, and vendors to develop options and cost estimates, and oversee the implementation and day-to-day operation of compensation and benefits programs for our salaried staff of approximately 1,800 research and support professionals.
Work with corporate management on strategy and support for total rewards compensation including base pay, bonuses, benefits, etc. that will attract and retain talent.
Work with corporate management to design, plan, and implement health benefits programs, policies, and procedures.
Manage the administration of health benefits in a timely and accurate way through a reporting Benefits staff group.
Regularly assess opportunities to make compensation and benefits processes more efficient through automation or elimination of non-value-added procedures.
Ensure legal compliance and cost effectiveness
Partner with business leaders to ensure that total rewards initiatives and programs are aligned with the strategic direction of the organization
Demonstrate experience in collaboration, compensation and benefits program development, and alignment with managers and key leaders.
Identify, develop and monitor standard metrics to regularly report costs and to assess the impact of total rewards programs for recruiting, developing, and rewarding employees.
Effectively supervise direct report staff and teams that include other staff, employee representatives, and outside advisors.
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of 10 years of experience required with an emphasis in Benefits and Compensation planning, design, and administration.
Advanced practical knowledge of applicable regulatory and legal requirements and reporting including ACA, COBRA, FMLA, EEO, FLSA. Broad familiarity with OFCCP, HIPAA, ERISA, and GINA.
Hands-on skills with an HRIS system, including the use of reports and using a spreadsheet or other data tabulation tool for data analysis.
Experience in a supervisory role.
CCP, CEBS, SHRM-CP, or HRCI-PHR certification preferred.
Experience with self-funded health insurance programs.
Experience working with corporate executive leadership and management committees.
Candidates should have experience developing or facilitating a comprehensive review of pay policies, procedures, programs and be able to work with executive-level committees on program offerings and outcomes. You must possess outstanding verbal and written communication, presentation, customer service, and interpersonal skills; be analytical and detail oriented with demonstrated problem-solving skills and aptitude for technical analysis. Proven ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and effectively manage multiple complex projects concurrently. Advanced people management and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and develop employees; and ability to work successfully as part of a team is essential.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.