Job description

JOB NO.: 106670-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Human Resources, Payroll

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 106670


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 per hour.

This position is responsible for initiating and processing payroll and related operations and for serving as the fringe benefits coordinator and expert for the Departments of Sociology and Legal Studies. Sociology payrolls over 200 employees and has an annual payroll budget of $4.5 million with different rules and regulations to be followed for each different appointment type. The Department is a large and complex organization containing eleven sub-units including the Center for Demography & Ecology (CDE), Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) , the Center On Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), and the Center for Science and Technology (STS) . The Department has a variety of funding sources, many from federal and non-federal grants and awards. This requires constantly changing funding commitments to be made on the various appointments. In the role of benefits coordinator this position supplies benefit information to 10 different classes of employees each with a unique set of benefits. This is made even more complicated by continuous appointment changes such as leaves of absence, sabbaticals, parental leaves, appointment level and appointment type. This position also provides fiscal advice to principle investigators, and merit and budget expertise to Academic Department Manager and Department Chair. Further, this position works with the Academic Department Manager on JEMS/CHRIS entries and is a purchasing card holder.


Schedule Comment:

Work hours are 7:45-4:30 with some flexibility.


Tina Hunter
[email protected]
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:

Candidates will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and a document with the contact information for three professional references.

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:

Experience using payroll systems in large and complex organizations with multiple employee categories.
Experience administering benefit programs for different employee categories.
Competence in offering analytical input for use in planning, strategizing, and problem-solving. Experience using payroll & benefits systems (preferably HRS) and/or HR systems with proficiency preferred.
Positive, pro-active, team-oriented, problem-solving attitude is critical.

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: Dec 5 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 19 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 12/20/2018
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