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Waukesha County


HR Benefits Assistant


Waukesha, WI


$47,444 - $62, 774


Waukesha County prides itself on operating in a business-like manner and is recognized as a leader delivering high quality services with competence and skill.  With our vision of “Leading the Way”, we value teamwork and collaboration, ethics and diversity, communication, efficiency and cost savings, innovation, and the well-being of our staff and the citizens we serve.  Employees are provided professional development opportunities and encouragement to learn and practice continuous improvement and LEAN principles as we regularly ask ourselves “Is there a better way?”


Are you passionate about making a difference in people’s lives?  Do you have a strong attention to detail and a desire to support employees’ well-being through exceptional benefits administration?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Waukesha County’s Department of Administration Human Resources Division is seeking a talented, experienced HR Benefits Assistant to work and collaborate with our accomplished and engaged HR Team.  The HR Division consists of 12 individuals: this position being 1 of 2 HR Benefits Assistants on the Team.

You will be exposed to a breadth of different areas within the HR function, with a focus on the areas of benefits administration for employees and retirees, employee onboarding and offboarding, and seasonal recruitments. For details on these areas, please visit our career site at HR Benefits Assistant | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Preference will be given to candidates with 3 or more years recent work experience in the field of benefits administration (health, dental, life, pension, LTDI, vacation, sick leave, etc.) in an HR Office and will:

  • Be a team-oriented individual with a passion for supporting employee well-being through benefits administration;
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build positive relationships with employees and benefits providers;
  • Possess strong organizational abilities, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Have a detail-oriented mindset to ensure accuracy in benefits data and documentation;
  • Possess proficiency in HRIS systems and MS Office Suite, with the ability to learn new software quickly;
  • Have knowledge of benefits laws and regulations, such as COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA, and ACA to ensure compliance; and
  • Have the ability to handle confidential information with discretion and maintain a high level of professionalism.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and provide opportunities for professional growth and development within a supportive and collaborative work environment. 


Minimum: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and three (3) years of work experience in a human resources office. Recognized post high school education in human resources management or closely related field may be substituted for the work experience requirement on a year for year basis. 

Preferred: 3 or more years of recent paid work experience in the field of benefits administration (health, dental, life, pension, LTDI, vacation, sick leave, etc.) in a human resources office.

For an experienced candidate, starting hourly rate of pay is $26.50 - $30.18.  This is coupled with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, generous time paid time off, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, amongst many other benefits.  The successful candidate will be eligible for performance-based merit increases and non-base performance awards. 


Please visit our career site to learn more about the position and complete application at:

HR Benefits Assistant | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)


Waukesha County is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and adheres to all Federal, State and County Equal Employment Opportunity laws, policies, plans, rules, regulations, and ordinances.  The County recognizes and accepts its important leadership role in providing for equal employment/service opportunities for minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.  It is the express policy of Waukesha County to promote equal employment opportunity among all who are employed by Waukesha County and who seek employment with Waukesha County.

Milwaukee Area Compensation Association (MACA) is a professional organization of compensation and human resources specialists from the greater Milwaukee area. MACA provides members the opportunity to obtain and exchange information on plan design and industry trends on topics such as base pay, variable compensation, employee benefits and policy deployment.

MACA Headquarters | PO Box 833 | Germantown, WI 53022

Phone: 888-782-6815  |  Fax: 888-287-4116

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