Benefits Coordinator – Johnson County Park & Recreation District


For more than 60 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) has been enhancing the lives of the citizens of Johnson County through its parks, quality programs, professionalism and response to developing trends.  JCPRD’s contributions to the personal lives of Johnson County’s citizens have earned us local appreciation and national acclaim including receiving the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in 2017.  Each year, JCPRD records more than 7 million park visitors and over 2 million recreation participations in over 4,000 programs.  

JCPRD is seeking a proven Benefits Coordinator who enjoys working in a fast-paced, high profile, and progressive environment to join its Gold Medal Team as JCPRD continues unprecedented growth through the development of new parks, trails, recreation facilities, programs and events. Because of our comprehensive in-house wellness programs, the insurance premiums for two of our three medical plans are actually DECREASING for employees in 2021, with no plan design changes!

This position is responsible for coordinating JCPRD’s benefits and workers’ compensation programs, assisting with new employee orientations, exit interviews, training, and related processes. The successful applicant will also be processing billings and administering JCPRD’s Sick Disability Pay, Caregiver Leave, Parental Leave, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation claims. The Benefits Coordinator serves a liaison between staff and carriers and data enters benefits enrollment forms and maintains files and supplies. This position will be integral as we transition to the Oracle Cloud in 2021 and will help set up all associated functions related to online open enrollment on this new platform.  This position also serves as member of various agency committees including the Safety and Wellness committees.


Educational Requirements: 

Required – Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field, 4 years’ experience can be substituted for this education requirement in addition to the 3 + years’ professional experience listed below.

Professional Experience:

Required: 3+ years related experience administering benefits programs in the Human Resources field. Exceptional computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Experience with governmental forms, KPERS/KP&F and working in a governmental/public sector environment helpful.

Required Skills:

Detail oriented. Ability to meet deadlines. Accurate A/P and recordkeeping skills. Works with and maintains confidential information. Works with staff and carriers for enrollments, changes, and problem solving. Excellent communication and organizational skills.  Ability to interpret and communicate benefit plans and related policies and procedures.

Requires personal computer keyboard and working knowledge of basic office equipment operations (10-key, copy machine, etc.) Ability to communicate to all levels of staff, problem solving, managing, and training is necessary. Ability to work independently and as a team required.

Must pass education, driving and criminal history background checks.


Attention to detail. Strong customer service. Good billing and reconciliation skills. Understanding of employee benefits and worker’s compensation as well as all employment laws covering the FMLA and the ADA. Ability to work cooperatively with other departments (i.e., Finance, Wellness, Risk Management, etc.). Interest and ability in cross-training with Personnel Coordinator. Good project management skills. Strong team skills. Small and large group presentation skills.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to provide a resume and cover letter to the attention of Faith Eissler, Recruiter/Volunteer Coordinator  at by September 18, 2020.  Additional information about this and other available positions can be found online at

Beginning Salary:  $1,637.60 – 1,926.40 Bi-week (DOQDesired Starting Date:  10/12/2020