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The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Assists payroll staff by processing and coordinating the production of payrolls within established timeframes. Calculates and balances payroll records and data, makes appropriate corrections to payrolls, and coordinates and notifies staff of payroll corrections with various departments. Prepares voucher adjustments, reviews computer printouts, makes corrections, coordinates filing of payrolls, and distributes reports, as required or requested. Assists in preparing payroll reports for state and federal agencies, assists departments with payroll related questions or problems, and compiles data concerning payroll production when requested. Reviews data entered in computer for accuracy, verifies corrections made, schedules and plans workflow for various payrolls, and coordinates jobs with computer services. Provides technical assistance concerning payroll, reviews budgets to verify salary loads, and assists in distributing warrants. Explains policies and procedures, assists in training payroll employees, prepares responses to correspondence, and recommends changes in payroll production procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state payroll processing requirements. Knowledge of standard government accounting principles and state budgetary procedures. Ability to coordinate production of payrolls. Ability to reconcile and balance payroll documents. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to coordinate and instruct employees involved in payroll production.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, in business administration, accounting, or related field; plus two years of experience in payroll processing, payroll accounting or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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