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Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 04/23/2019
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary Salary Range: $89,318 - $111,647/yea -  
Employment Type 40 hrs/week 12 month
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

District Office

The Peralta Community College District is a two-year college system, dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and community services to the communities it serves, including the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont California. The District enrolls over 25,000 students in a broad range of transfer and occupational curricula. The colleges in the District include College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College and Berkeley City College, which operate under the governance of a seven- member Board of Trustees and are administered by a Chancellor/Superintendent.

Special Instructions to Applicants


1. Required documents will include:

· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.

· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.

· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions.

(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for  transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)

Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.

Note:  A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.

2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.

3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.

4. Skype and phone interviews are not permitted.

Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.


Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:


Tuberculosis Examination:  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days.  The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.

Immigration Requirement:  According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:

1) A citizen or national of the United States;

2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or

3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.

All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

District Policy:  A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.  The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.


Medical Examination:  Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment.  Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.


We are a collaborative community of colleges.

· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the   region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.

· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.

· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational   resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.

The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Job Title


Time Base

40 hrs/week 12 months/year


Salary Range: $89,318 - $111,647/year. The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.

• Dental coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

• 22 days/year vacation leave, 12 days/year sick leave, and 18 holidays/year

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 8.88%* of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalSTRS member handbook is available at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

• Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution.

• Subject to change.

Position Type



Vice Chancellor - Human Resources (131)

Job Description Summary

Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Employee Relations, the Benefits Manager is responsible for the direction, coordination, development, evaluation and compliance of the District’s health and welfare programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Administer the District Employee Health and Welfare Benefit Programs, including medical, dental and vision care insurance’s, life insurance, long-term disability (LTD) insurance, Medicare benefits, and programs mandated by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).

• Plan and administer the District’s annual open enrollment(s) including coordination and negotiation with carriers and administrators regarding plan changes; review enrollment forms and other documents for accuracy and forward to appropriate carrier; organize and coordinate annual benefit fairs.

• Administer and track budget allocated to employee benefits, including managing and projecting current and future benefit related cost and long-term planning.

• Establish partnerships with contracted vendors and third party administrators and maintain strong working relationships; actively seek potential cost savings and establish standards of customer service and support provided to the District by vendors/third party administrators.

• Work with the various vendors to conduct employee information sessions and/or trainings on issues such as: work-life balance, 403(b)/investment, Employee Assistant Programs (EAP) offering and other relevant benefits related topics for active and retired District employees.

• Provide analysis, research, and reporting of current and proposed employee benefits plans in support of the District’s negotiation teams in collective bargaining.

• Implement changes/updates to rules and regulations, District policies and terms of collective bargaining agreements relating to employee benefits.

• Responsible for ongoing maintenance of information and data relating to active and retired employee benefits.

• Maintains a process to ensure employee assistance with information for proper filing of claims and problem resolution.

• Maintain data required to administer employee benefits such as District contribution requirements, AB 528, COBRA, and other rules and regulations affecting active, retired and terminating employees.

• Coordinate the compilation or prepare analysis of monthly costs/usage statistics of the District’s insurance plans.

• Ensures that monthly insurance invoices are processed and reviewed for accuracy.

• Prepares required reports for benefit plans.

• Train, supervise and evaluate assigned employees.

• Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:
• Provision of the Education Code and other laws, rules and regulations relating to employee benefits.
• Recordkeeping techniques.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; technical aspects of field of specialty.
• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment; principles and practices of supervision and training.
• Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
• Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.

Ability to:
• Analyze and interpret statistical data and make appropriate recommendations.
• Prepare detailed and accurate reports using a variety of computer software.
• Interpret laws, rules, regulations and policies and apply them to specific cases.
• Effectively supervise and direct others.
• Assist in the development and design of systems and maintain adequate internal controls and audit trails.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Prepare and deliver oral presentations.


1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business administration, accounting, public administration, human resources, or related field.

2. Three (3) years of comprehensive and increasingly responsible experience in the
administration of employee benefits plans and programs.

3. Functional experience managing benefits-related information in an integrated HRIS system, such as PeopleSoft, Banner, Datatel, or similar system.

4. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty and students.

Environmental Demands

Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with other people .

Other Requirements


This position requires attention to detail, good memory, ability to work under deadline pressure, sitting and standing for long periods of time, oral and written communication, keyboarding for significant portions of the workday, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching, patience and tact in order to perform the essential functions.

Ability to work and cooperate with faculty, students, managers, the public and employees at all levels in order to exchange ideas, information and opinions.
This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, working conditions and skills as needed. It is not intended to serve as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities and/or essential functions.

Application Deadline Date

MAY 14, 2019

Open Date

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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