Applying To: Benefits Clerk

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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.


  • Minimum: $31,460.00
  • Maximum: $43,654.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position interpret and provide benefits-related information to employees. Duties include performing clerical duties to update and maintain necessary records and forms. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Benefits Clerk

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of clerical/secretarial work experience. OR graduation from an accredited two year secretarial college/office assistant program plus one year of clerical/secretarial work experience. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Qualifying experience must demonstrate familiarity with Microsoft Word and spreadsheet software, such as Excel.

Documentation of academic credentials (if applicable) must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous experience assisting with employee retirement, disability, insurance and/or death benefits and/or clerical support experience in a Human Resources office environment.

When completing the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your qualifying experience, training and education.  Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment on the application.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancy.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3075
February 03, 2020
Reopened 07/16/21

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