Aerojet Rocketdyne Human Resources Support 3 - Benefits Leave Coordination in Sacramento, California


Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and

Aerojet Rocketdyne has an opening for an experienced Human Resources Support individual to join our Benefits team in Sacramento, CA.

Using established rules and regulations, the successful candidate will perform all aspects of leave administration under limited supervision. Work must be accurate and adhere to regulatory deadlines. Duties include detailed documentation and the coordination and support of leave of absence cases. Exemplary customer service skills required and ability to effectively communicate in all formats (verbal, written) across the employee spectrum.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

60% - Leave of Absence Coordination: Use available systems and reports to identify employees with pending or current leaves and provide appropriate accurate written communication and notices as required by law (FMLA, ADA, USERRA, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, ERISA, etc.) and Company short-term and long-term benefit plan rules.

  • Coordinate and organize leave related information and ensure that HIPAA and Employee privacy guidelines are closely monitored and effectively executed.

  • Produce and deliver LOA information packets to employees for initial leave applications.

  • Meet with employees, respond to questions and resolve issues or escalate appropriately to Department Management.

  • Administer leave programs and policies in accordance with organizational policies and applicable federal and state laws.

  • Assist in maintaining spreadsheets, calculate worked hours to determine FMLA eligibility, and update employee timecards when they are on leave.

  • Work with others on the Leave team to create weekly short-term disability pay advice notice to Payroll.

  • Assist with research, creation of reports and analytics relating to Leaves, short-term and long-term disability program management.

40% - Health and Welfare Benefits Administration: Respond to employee information requests on basic health, welfare and wellness program matters and perform other duties as assigned or required.

  • Answer questions related to benefits eligibility and termination; appropriately escalate to specialist team members when unable to provide resolution.

  • Prepare documents and maintains records necessary for implementing/terminating coverage; includes creation of benefits files and performing appropriate maintenance to ensure accurate file content

  • Under general supervision, carryout broad and complex assignments requiring comprehensive knowledge of organizational policy generally and specific process of department/benefit vendor e.g. coordinating with Company Accounting department and self-funding benefit plan administrator to resolve stale dated uncashed checks.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred and 5 years of related experience (ie: Leave of Absence Administration and Coordination). An Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field preferred.

US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to analyze information and convert related activities into a comprehensive work plan.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written format with all employee levels

  • Ability to identify basic problems and procedural irregularities, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and perform on multiple projects.

  • Ability to be focused in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential information.

  • Demonstrated problem solving, time management and priority setting skills.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department at

Job ID 12520

Location US-CA-Sacramento

Zip 95813

Category Human Resources - Benefits