The Davey Tree Expert Company

Benefits Administration Specialist | Kent, Ohio

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 1500 N. Mantua St., 44240 

Requisition ID: 183356

Position Overview

Summary: The Benefits Administration Specialist is responsible for administering benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long–term disability plans, processing and related functions.

The Benefits Administration Specialist is a non-exempt, full-time position.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Employee Development & Advancement: Entry Level

Job Duties

  • Monitor and approve enrollments within our HRIS system.
  • Send and receive electronic files with our various carriers.
  • Run reports as needed within our HRIS system.
  • Process life claims for deceased employees
  • Respond to verbal and written inquiries from employees.
  • Research claim information to ensure accuracy with insurance companies.
  • Work as a liaison between our carriers and our employees when needed.
  • Assist with testing of HRIS system upgrades and revision of training materials in a timely manner.
  • Participate in meetings with various departments within and outside of HR regarding current and future policies and programs.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor within the Benefits realm.
  • Periodic audits of our HRIS system, dependent eligibility, and enrollment
  • Provide expert guidance and education to managers around FMLA and other various leave laws


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Time management; Ability to work independently and in a group; Interpersonal and customer service; Attention to detail; Analytical and problem-solving; Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One to three years of diverse personnel and benefits recordkeeping or related experience

Additional Information

What We Offer: 

  • Paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match 
  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options 
  • Group Health Plan 
  • Employee referral bonus program 
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 
  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers 
  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees 
  • Charitable matching gift program 

*all listed benefits available to eligible employees  

Company Overview

Divisional Overview


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: None 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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