JOB NO.: 102420-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Human Resources, Payroll, Office & Administrative Support

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 102420


Official Title: PAY & BEN SPECIALIST ADVANCED(21312)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $17.25

Job Summary:

Starting pay is based on experience, with a minimum starting rate of $17.25 an hour.

This position supports the Department of Geography and the six sub-units, History of Cartography, State Cartographer's Office, Robinson Map Library, GIS Certificate Program, Cartography Laboratory and the Science Hall IT/Helpdesk. This objective-level position manages all payroll and benefits policies and procedures at the UW-Madison Department of Geography. The Department of Geography has approximately 100 staff members including faculty, academic staff, University staff, graduate students, student hourlies, TE's. Duties of this position include management of Faculty, Academic staff, University staff and students and the fringe benefits program. When administering the payroll and benefits for the department, the PAY & BEN SPEC ADV is responsible for interpreting and following guidelines, policies and procedures of the UW as well as international visa policy.

This position is responsible for administering the hiring and recruitment process for short-term staff and graduate assistants including reader/graders. Compiling, updating and maintaining personnel databases is required with responsibility for keeping the department's employee personnel files.

The PAY & BEN SPEC ADV also provides backup support to the Financial Specialist and Academic Department Supervisor. This position functions at an objective level; work is performed under general supervision and requires a high level of problem-solving and interpersonal skill.

Schedule Comment:

M-F 7:45-4:30, somewhat flexible


Jacqueline Wild
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:

How to Apply: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Jacqueline Wild at 608-262-2139 or email at

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best qualified applicants. Thus, your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to this position including your work experience in the following, if applicable, and where it was performed:
*Ability to manage multiple, multi-faceted, detailed responsibilities ranging from day-to-day to extremely detailed activities.
*A strong knowledge of payroll
*A strong knowledge of benefits

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 14 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time

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


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