JOB NO.: 101530-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Human Resources, Payroll, Office & Administrative Support

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101530


Official Title: PAY & BEN SPECIALIST(21311)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $13.70

Job Summary:

As part of the Biochemistry Human Resource Bi-weekly Payroll team, this position works under the general supervision of the Biochemistry Human Resources Team Leader. This position is responsible for initiating and processing payroll and related operations for the Department of Biochemistry in support of its instructional, research and service missions. The Biochemistry Department is comprised of 36 faculty members, 90 academic staff, 26 university staff, 93 undergraduate students, and 39 postdoctoral fellow employees with research expenditures exceeding $30 million annually from all departmental labs with funding designations including but not limited to: 101, 133, 135, 136, 144, 150, 167 and 322. There are different rules and regulations to follow for each appointment type. The Department has a variety of funding sources, many from Federal and non-Federal grants and awards. This requires constantly changing funding commitments on the various appointments. Funding periods may vary and include grant-funding periods that do not necessarily coincide with the fiscal year funding, complicating the payroll process.

In the role of payroll and benefits specialist, this position supplies benefit information to different classes of employees, each with a unique set of benefits. This is made even more complicated by continuous changes such as leave of absence, sabbaticals, appointment percent level, and appointment type. The impact of supplying untimely, incomplete, or insufficient information could result in an individual not being eligible or losing critical benefits.

This position drafts appointment letters, processes visas for Visiting Scholars and Post Docs, and serves as back up to the CHRIS and PVL system.

The individual must be able to manage multiple, multi-faceted, detailed responsibilities ranging from day-to-day to extremely detailed activities. A strong knowledge of UW payroll, visa processes, and benefits procedures are required.

The duties related to this position are considerably difficult in nature and require a significant degree of independent action and decision-making, and a great degree of confidentiality.

Schedule Comment:

7:45 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday


Kallee Schneider
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a resume and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also need to provide the contact information for three professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

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Advertised: 07 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 31 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time