6375 Payroll Specialist (Payroll Technician I), The Center for Human Resources

San Diego, California
CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,791 - $4,533 per month
Jul 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on July 14, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by July 13, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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Position Information


This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Under general supervision of the Payroll Services Manager, the incumbent independently performs for a significant portion of time, the typical activities related to the processing of the full range of payroll and personnel transactions such as appointments, changes in status, leaves and separations.  Payroll Services maintains two complete Human Resource systems on campus and this position is responsible for duties performed in both our PeopleSoft and State Controller’s Office systems for all categories of California State University (CSU) employees. 

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,000 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,791 - $4,533 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here




Minimum Qualifications 

One year of general administrative experience in payroll and human resources recordkeeping and data entry, or any combination of education and experience, which has provided the required knowledge and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • One or more years of relevant payroll experience.
  • Experience working in a diverse academic or public organization.
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft or a similar HR/Payroll system.
  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to understand and take direction, but work independently when appropriate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.