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Retirement Plan Services Systems Specialist

at Dubuque Bank & Trust

Posted: 12/24/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 18-1353
Keywords: system

Job Description

Dubuque Bank and Trust a growing dynamic organization with many locations offering uniquely different banking and financial solutions for businesses and personal clients. As a performance driven company, we strive to create a culture of excellence with high standards, and high values while providing outstanding growth and involvement opportunities for employees. Join a team that makes "Great Things Happen!"

The Systems Specialist for Heartland Retirement Plan Services ("RPS") is responsible for implementation and ongoing maintenance of all RPS systems which provide retirement plan administration services to clients of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. subsidiary banks. Functions of this position include analyzing system design and optimization, preforming cost analysis on system enhancements, finding departmental efficiencies, ensuring all system upgrades comply with ERISA law, and consulting with vendors, end users and internal resources to determine business needs and reporting requirements.


1.    Researches, designs and analyzes system solutions to fulfill objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by resources, practicality, and compliance through cost benefit analyses.
2.    Prioritizes critical tasks and coordinates the construction and expansion of systems so updates and other maintenance tasks do not get in the way of daily operations. 
3.    Serves as liaison between the end users (RPS Employees), the system vendors (Relius and MATC) and interdepartmental resources (HTLF). Is single point of contact to communicate all system related information and application.
4.    Works closely with the system vendor service teams and programmers, to develop expertise in the design, application and capabilities of the RPS systems. 
5.    Works with end users within RPS to understand business needs, wants, and processes. 
6.    Facilitates meetings related to the system and keeps end users informed of significant changes and updates.
7.    Collects and presents system performance, system issues, identified gaps and potential solutions to Executives and end users, as necessary. in an organized and measurable fashion allowing efficiency in decision making and approvals.
8.    Collaborates with system developers and end users to identify and improve system to business application gaps.
9.    Obtains extensive general business knowledge, aiding the navigation of the end user experience, applied business processes, and change impact analysis.
10.    Provides guidance and implements complex IRS and DOL corrections in accordance with ERISA.
11.    Stay current on any continuing education required for job responsibilities or designation commitments

1.    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Computer Science or Software Engineering, preferred.
2.    A minimum of 3 years of retirement plan system experience
3.    System implementation and/or project management experience
4.    Experience with Relius Administration, preferred
5.    Critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify problems and recommend appropriate follow-up action 
6.    Excellent analytical, problem solving, business judgment and organization skills
7.    Ability to work in a team environment as well as organize and work on an individual basis
8.    Ability to understand and quickly comprehend retirement plan recordkeeping systems - a familiarity with Relius Administration System, Relius ASP Document System and Relius Government Forms, preferred
9.    Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, especially spreadsheets, pivot tables, and tabs in Excel
10.    Commitment to being a life-long learner in an ever-changing industry

If not already obtained, the employee is expected to begin education for the QKA designation within the first twelve months of employment.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Time Type:

Full time

Dubuque Bank and Trust offers you friendly, exceptional service and great banking products. As a customer, you have the unique opportunity to develop a relationship with banking professionals who care. We take pride in giving our customers the very best banking experience possible.

Our unmatched dedication to customer service is strengthened by our parent company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. , a multi-billion financial services company that matches our loyalty to the principles of community banking. Our shared values coupled with Heartland's powerful services bring our customers the personal attention they deserve, backed by the products and services that make Great Things Happen!

Dubuque Bank and Trust’s team of leaders is fully committed to serving our clients, employees and community.

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Employment at Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is employment at will

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