Sr. Benefits and Compliance Specialist

Chicago, IL / Plano, TX / Atlanta, GA
People & Talent /
Full-time /
OpenGov is home to an exceptional team - passionate about our mission to power more effective and accountable government. By bringing the OpenGov Cloud to our nation's state and local government, we’re transforming communities so they can thrive! 

Imagine yourself being able to help small business owners open their doors faster, ensuring our tax dollars are accounted for, creating safer infrastructure, modernizing the permitting process, and assisting with disaster recovery. The work you do here every day has a meaningful impact on people's lives!

🌟 OpenGov is a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award winner and a Forbes America's Best Startup Employer 🌟

Join our smart, fun, and humble team to experience the most rewarding career of your life!

This role involves working closely with HR leadership to manage employee benefits and ensuring compliance with various federal, state, and local regulations. This role also supports Workday system workflows, auditing for data accuracy, compliance and compliance reporting, policy creation,  employee inquiries, verifications of employment, and support with additional administrative tasks as needed. 


Administer various employee benefits programs such as group health, dental and vision, life insurance, retirement plans, and wellness programs.
Manage the enrollment, renewal, and distribution processes for all benefits.
Communicate benefits information to employees through presentations, individual counseling sessions, and written materials.
Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to benefits, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Responsible for leaves of absence in partnership with our administrator.
Prepare and file required compliance reports with government agencies.
Stay updated on changes in legislation that may affect employee benefits and compliance requirements.
Resolve benefits-related issues and ensure effective utilization of plans and positive employee relations.
Conduct benefits orientations and other benefits training for employees and dependents.
Coordinate with benefits vendors and consultants to ensure services, coverage, and pricing meet organizational needs and legal requirements.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date benefits records and prepare analytical reports on benefits usage, compliance activities, and program effectiveness.
Utilize Workday system for data entry, data tracking, and information security.
Serve as an employee advocate to handle employee inquiries, verifications of employment, compliance, and support with additional administrative tasks.
Analyze data to identify trends, make recommendations for improvements, and support decision-making processes.
Identify inefficiencies in HR processes and recommend innovative solutions for process enhancement.
Collaborate with HR team members to implement process changes that increase efficiency and improve the employee experience.

Requirements and Preferred Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field preferred
At least 5 years of experience within Human Resources
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and resourcefulness
Intermediate Excel proficiency.
Experience providing back office administrative and transactional support for different types of HR functions preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
Independent self-starter who can work with minimal direction and isn't afraid to make recommendations to improve processes.
Must have the ability to remain focused, professional, tactful, committed to confidentiality and discrete when handling sensitive and/or confidential information.


$100,000 - $150,000 a year
Other Compensation: Bonus eligible

The final compensation will be determined by a number of factors such as qualifications, expertise, and the candidate’s geographical location.
What makes OpenGov unique

» Leadership: CEO Zac Bookman (MPA from Harvard and JD from Yale) is truly a mission-driven CEO. He was named one of the 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and SF and Silicon Valley Business Times' 40 under 40 class of 2018!

» Growth: Record breaking growth with 1,800+ governments (and counting) using our products. Click here to read more.

» Culture: Winner of 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, Awarded Top 25 Cloud Companies to Work For, Winner of Forbes 2022 Best Startup Employers, 50 Best Workplaces award. Check out our Careers Video!

» Perks: 90% paid Medical/Dental/Vision premium for employees, fully paid Life and Short/Long term disability insurance, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave policy, annual wellness stipend, anniversary awards, and more!

» Product: Named to the GovTech 100 (seven consecutive years), we are the leader in cloud software for our nation's cities, counties, and state agencies.

» Mission Driven: We are a technology company with a passion for the mission. We're powering more effective and accountable government.

Come join us and make a positive social impact!

OpenGov is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.