LAFPP Careers – Benefits Specialist


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A Benefits Specialist counsels and provides information on employee benefits and retirement programs; researches and resolves issues regarding program services and benefits; performs benefit calculations; may assign, review and evaluate the work of subordinates engaged in support activities for this work; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities; and does related work.

$60,948 to $89,094
(The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $70,240 to $87,278.)

NOTESCandidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to (Download PDF reader).


  1. Two years of full time paid experience in a class at the level of Senior Administrative Clerk (formerly Senior Clerk Typist) in the administration of benefit or retirement programs, including providing counseling, researching retirement or benefit related information, providing benefit services, or performing retirement or benefit related calculations, using systems/software to obtain appropriate data; or 
  2. Successful completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university and 1,040 hours of paid experience assisting in the duties listed in Requirement #1. 

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NOTE: Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.

Applications will only be accepted on-line on the following dates listed below:

  • Filing Period 1: From 8:00 am Friday, January 27, 2023 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Filing Period 2: From 8:00 am Friday, February 2, 2024 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2024

The examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the “Application Deadline” section of this bulletin.


In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process in the following order: 1) Los Angeles City Promotional applicants who meet the minimum requirements. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for this examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs based on random sampling of those qualified candidates. Applicants not selected to be tested may re-apply in a subsequent filing period in order to be considered for that period’s selection process.

Examination Weight:  
Essay – Advisory
Interview – 100%

The examination will consist of an on-line advisory essay and an interview. In the interview, the following competencies may be evaluated: Attention to Detail; Self-Management; Supervision; Fact Finding; Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Written Communication; Job Knowledge, including knowledge of: benefit plan terminology and types; State, Federal, and local laws governing defined benefit plans, retirement benefits, defined contribution plans, or City of Los Angeles flexible and health benefit programs; and other necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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