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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Director, Benefits in San Diego, California

Director, Benefits

San Diego, California

Date posted 07/20/2021

Job ID 30858BR

Company General Atomics

Experience Level Executive

Job Title Director, Benefits

City San Diego

State California

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director, Benefits to join our Human Resources team located in Torrey Pines, CA.


  • Directs the development, implementation and maintenance of the company's benefits programs including pension and 401(k) retirement plans, vacation, holiday, time off, sick pay, unemployment, disability, flexible spending, service awards, group health/medical/dental coverage, vendor management, wellness and health education initiatives, and life insurance.

  • Develops programs designed to keep employees informed about company benefit plans and any proposed changes.

  • Ensures that programs are current with regard to trends, practices and costs.

  • Negotiates coverage, services and costs with carriers and brokers.

  • Interacts with others in areas, such as the risk management or legal departments, to investigate innovative programs (e.g., self-insurance) to determine feasibility in terms of cost, risk to the company, and legal implications.

  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

  • Ensures all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

  • Ensures work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Provides due diligence on future acquisitions.

  • Preforms other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration or a related discipline and fifteen or more years of progressive human resources professional experience with at least nine of those years managing human resources processes and personnel.

  • Experience with designing pension and 401(k) retirement plans is highly desired.

  • Must have extensive and detailed technical expertise and application of relevant human resources principles, theories and concepts.

  • Must be able to provide leadership and direction to staff and colleagues while representing the organization internally and externally as a spokesperson on human resources matters.

  • Must be customer focused and possess:

  • (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data, and develop innovative solutions to a variety of unusually complex problems using a high degree of independent judgment;

  • (2) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including executive and senior management, senior external parties and government agencies;

  • (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees, including senior managers and senior external parties;

  • (4) the ability to effectively and efficiently initiate, plan, budget and manage projects; and

  • (5) good knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the field.

  • Must be able to work on a self- initiated basis and lead in a team environment and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided Provided

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? No

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.