Pension and Benefits Coordinator - County of Wellington

Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the Pension and Benefits Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all pension and benefits information, in addition to being cross-functional in the Payroll Coordinator position. Duties include, but are not limited to, enrolling eligible employees, making changes to records, terminating employees in the pension and benefits plans, maintaining accurate records of all related information, remitting payments to OMERS and the benefits carrier (including balancing/reconciling reports), and ensuring benefit claims are managed and monitored in an accurate and timely manner. The Pension and Benefit Coordinator is responsible for maintaining current reference material relating to benefits and OMERS, and distributing it to eligible employees whenever changes occur. The Pension and Benefits Coordinator calculates employee benefit deductions for payroll purposes to ensure all rates are kept current, and provides support and back-up to the Payroll Coordinator position.

The minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Two year college diploma or equivalent in business, Human Resources or a related field.
  • Post-secondary courses in payroll and benefits preferred.
  • Minimum five years of rel­e­vant e­x­p­e­r­i­ence working directly with the complete administration of all pension, benefits and payroll, preferably in a Municipal setting.
  • Knowledge of the Pension and Benefits Act, Employment Standards Act and OMERS Regulations.
  • Superior knowledge of accounting principles and practices as they apply to performing pension, benefits and payroll functions.
  • Superior customer service and communication skills.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards, on-line benefits administration and OMERS e-access is considered an asset.

 This position offers a comprehensive benefit package and a salary range of: $65,538.20 to $76,640.20 (2020 Non Union Compensation Grid), based on a 35 hour work week.

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Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume, clearly marked Posting #083-20 by Friday, August 14 at 4:00 pm.

ATTENTION:  HR DEPARTMENT, County of Wellington Administration Centre, 74 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON N1H 3T9.  E: or F: 519.837.8882. Please respond by one method of application only. No phone calls please. Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


The County is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation for disabilities is available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.