State of Montana Health Care & Benefits Director / Administrator in Helena, Montana

The Department of Administration is a service-oriented organization that focuses on improving business operations and delivering leading edge service to our customers and business partners.

We are seeking an innovative and dynamic leader to drive creative solutions in the area of employee benefit plan design and administration. In this position you would provide leadership, pro-active planning, and skilled administration in the overall design and implementation of the State’s employee benefit programs to include effective strategies associated with our onsite health clinics, retiree programs, and workers’ compensation programs. Responsibilities include: exploring and recommending benefit solutions that align with the State of Montana’s benefits philosophy and employee needs; staying current and in touch with trends, developing concepts, best practices, and procedures in the employee benefits and workers’ compensation program arena; actively building and maintaining effective working partnerships with stakeholders in developing forward-looking and cost effective solutions; and ensuring programs adhere to current regulations in the dynamic environment of healthcare reform.

If you feel you have the qualities to be successful in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please discuss how your knowledge and experience that would make you a successful candidate for this position.

This position will remain open until filled. An initial candidate review will take place onJuly 26, 2018.

  • Education and Experience: *

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, human resources, business administration, public administration, or related field and five or more years of experience leading a larger organization with complex program oversight.

  • Experience with employee benefits design and administration, budget development, and financial management. Extensive knowledge of self-funded insurance plans; pharmacy plan design; and onsite employee health clinics is desired.

  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Demonstrated ability to champion change, drive and implement innovative solutions, and create an atmosphere of continuous improvement;

  • ability to provide effective leadership, vision, and direction within an organization;

  • exercise judgment and discretion to establish and maintain strong working relationships utilizing collaboration, facilitation, and project management skills;

  • effectively communicate with diverse levels of management and stakeholders;

  • ability to identify problems, emerging issues and trends, and establish strategies to address them;

  • ability to build consensus among a group of varying stakeholders;

  • ability to delegate projects as needed to ensure multiple priorities are met;

  • knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and pertinent case law related to group insurance and flexible benefit programs; and

  • experience providing information before a legislative body or similar forum.

  • Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation preferred.

Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you receive updates and may monitor the status of your application.

Job: *Healthcare

Title: Health Care & Benefits Director / Administrator

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 18141296