Payroll Technician

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Job Title: Payroll Technician
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25082
Job Code: 1101 Payroll Technician II
Department: University Personnel
CompensationClassification: Payroll Technician II
Salary Range: $3,101 - $5,612/month
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,000 - $4,500/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit
About the PositionReporting to the Director of Benefits and Payroll, and receiving work lead direction from the Payroll Services Lead, the Payroll Technician performs duties under general supervision, but works independently to achieve specified outcomes. This position performs moderately complex duties related to processing the full range of payroll transactions for all categories of University employees and participates in special projects in support of the Unit.
Required Qualifications-High school diploma or equivalent
-Two years of payroll and personnel experience.
Preferred Qualifications-Experience with PeopleSoft
-Experience with the State of California and/or the CSU Payroll System (PIMS)
-2 years' customer service experience, including handling sensitive and confidential matters
-Experience in the processing of payroll in higher education
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities-Thorough knowledge of or the ability to acquire quickly: Uniform State Payroll Procedures Manual, Personnel Information Management System Manual and other information found in state and university administrative manual and guidelines.
-Knowledge of software applications: Excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Word, PeopleSoft Absence Management and Time and Labor modules.
-Strong oral and written communication skills.
-Effective listening skills.
-Excellent customer service and public relations skills
-Ability to quickly learn and apply a variety of state, federal, CSU, and SJSU policies and procedures.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies.
-Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
-Ability to independently identify appropriate payroll applications, and tactfully and clearly explain a wide variety of complex payroll procedures responding to employee questions and related problems.
-Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects within strict deadlines.
Application ProceduresComplete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
-Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: 8-1-2019 through 8-15-2019. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Contact InformationUniversity Personnel
[email protected]
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Posted: 8/3/2019
Application Due: 10/2/2019
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