HRIS Benefits Analyst

BC Transit

February 12, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Human Resources
Company Overview: 

BC Transit is a provincial crown corporation and coordinates the delivery of safe, reliable, cost-efficient and market-focused transit services in British Columbia outside of the Greater Vancouver region.  Working in partnership with local governments and private companies, BC Transit provides direct services in fleet acquisition and management, contract administration, transit planning, marketing and financial services.

This position is based in Victoria which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.  Victoria (regional population 330,000) is the capital of British Columbia and a community of choice for many, due to our temperate climate, natural beauty and diverse economic opportunities.  Victoria is an international resort destination with a transportation network that includes airport, helicopter and seaplane services, buses, ferry, and cruise ships.

Job Summary: 

Provides data support to the HR Division and other departments by maintaining the HRIS, conducting analyses on employee-related data, and generating a variety of regular and ad hoc reports and statistics.  The HRIS Benefit Analyst acts as a lead in benefit administration/reconciliation.


  • Plans and coordinates implementation of HRIS upgrades/modules from a user perspective, ensuring that the system is optimized and integrity of employee data is protected.  Liaises with IT to discuss user requirements and technical problems, and to perform system testing.
  • Responds to a variety of information requirements to address internal needs and to comply with legislative requirements.  Develops system-based and manual reports on a regular and ad hoc basis.
  • Performs systems testing and investigates data to ensure the reliability of the information collected.
  • Responsible for documenting and maintaining procedural manuals and policies and designing and developing necessary reporting guidelines.
  • Identifies reporting and statistical requirements, make recommendations for proposed changes and assists in developing measurable indicators.
  • Conducts analysis of employee data, generates statistics, and develops projections to address specific business issues, generating information upon which business decisions may be based.
  • Liaises with Payroll and HR staff to provide HRIS user support, technical advice and training, troubleshooting and resolving problems or liaising with IT for solutions as necessary.
  • Liaises with system providers/consultants to coordinate services and provide feedback on system outputs and problems.
  • Together with Payroll Workleader, acts as a system administrator for the Payroll Computer System including planning and determining requirements for modifications to the system to accommodate changes to the collective agreement, regulations and government legislation.
  • Lead in benefit administration/reconciliation.
  • Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of company’s benefit packages, including producing annual benefits statements.
  • Backup to Payroll Workleader and Payroll and Benefits Administrator.
  • Carries out ad hoc projects as required in support of HR programs.
  • Performs related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the job.


The technical requirements for this job would typically be acquired through a diploma in business systems and administration, and one to two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of the concepts, practices and techniques of HRIS and benefit administration
  • Knowledge of corporate strategies, functions and programs
  • Knowledge of the relevant policies, procedures and legislation
  • Planning and coordination skills to coordinate system changes/upgrades and related testing activities
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with all clients to discuss information requirements and outputs
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills to troubleshoot system problems and determine options for generating required information

Research and analytical skills to research HRIS capabilities and options, and to conduct analysis of employee data and generate statistics


  • This position requires the completion of a clear Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Secondments are considered.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Extensive group benefits (medical, extended health, life insurance) and pension program once eligible
  • Fitness centre, health and wellness programs, and an employee and family assistance counseling program
How To Apply: 

You can find this job posting on our webiste:

Please reply with an accompanying resume and covering letter quoting competition number 2013-080 to:
BC Transit, Human Resources Department
520 Gorge Road East
Victoria, BC   V8W 2P3
Fax: (250) 995-5664

This posting will remain open until filled.


Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

While BC Transit values all applications we receive; only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.

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