Total Rewards Specialist

Join Freedom Solar Power as a Total Rewards Specialist in Austin, TX. Manage payroll, benefits, and retirement programs for a fast-paced work environment.

Freedom Solar Power
Freedom Solar Power
Austin, United States  UTC-06:00   On-site   Full Time   501-1000   53 days ago

Freedom Solar Power is one of the largest and fastest-growing solar installation companies in the United States. Founded in Austin in 2007, our residential business serves Texas, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia and our commercial business has a nationwide reach. At Freedom Solar Power, our strong reputation in the industry is based on our dedication to quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. The mission is to enable our customers to live more powerfully by harnessing clean, affordable, and reliable energy from the sun. We take great pride in living by these 6 core values:

  • Pride in Quality Craftsmanship
  • Go Above and Beyond
  • Put People First
  • Have a Humble Heart
  • Give a Damn
  • Shoot Straight

Freedom Solar Power is looking for a Total Rewards Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a background in payroll processing for multistate weekly payroll deadlines for a midsize or bigger company. In addition to payroll, this position will be responsible for the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, and 401(k) plan. Working alongside the Total Rewards Director, you must have strong communication skills, attention to detail, and be able to work in a fast-paced work environment. This position will work on-site out of our Austin, TX Headquarters (78744).

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Review, edit, and approve employees’ timekeeping through ADP before processing payroll.
  • Follow up with employees/managers for missed punches to ensure appropriate allocation of labor.
  • Gather and enter payroll data and timesheets promptly which will be reported to the Payroll Team.
  • Work with company database systems to prepare and submit weekly payroll using ADP Workforce Now.
  • Research discrepancies, audit, and work with project teams to resolve issues before payroll.
  • Receive, enter, answer, and maintain garnishments by federal and state requirements.
  • Work directly with employees to answer questions regarding their benefits and total rewards.
  • Support the team with the administration of open enrollment (annually in January), wellness fairs, and other benefit-related events.
  • Open enrollment meeting, termination, and changes in benefits portal for participants in all benefit plans.
  • Monitor staff members' eligibility for benefits programs, particularly as employment status changes.
  • Process, document, review, and qualify leaves of absence requests company-wide (medical, work-related, personal).
  • Serve as liaison between HR/payroll and third-party administrators for processing of disability requests.
  • Function as liaison with a third-party vendor for COBRA and mandatory notifications.
  • Stays abreast of changes in existing laws, rules, regulations, and best practices applicable to employee benefits and leave.
  • Manage and facilitate FMLA & NON-FMLA, as well as other leaves as applicable to the company policy and relevant laws.


  • 2-4 years related payroll and benefits experience.
  • Proven experience in a payroll position in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of employee benefits and laws.
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office and Google Workspace.
  • Prior administrative experience is strongly preferred.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, 3+ years experience in an office environment, HR and/or benefits administration.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently under general direction.
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and people skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Process and detail-oriented; great team player.
  • Great Multi-tasking abilities.
  • Ability to work with diverse and strong personalities to drive results in a fast-paced environment.

Freedom Solar Power recognizes that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, upward mobility, and an exciting fast-paced culture. For this reason, we offer a growing Benefit Plan that includes the following:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Employer Matching
  • 100% Company-Sponsored Short-Term Disability
  • Weekly Pay Dates, Paid time off, and Company paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities!

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About the role

Apr 21, 2024

Full Time


Oct 18, 2024


Austin, United States

2-4 years


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