Payroll Technician III

Job description

Payroll Technician III

Job no: 497935
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time


The Payroll Technician III provides exemplary, customer-focused services in support of the University and enhancing the campus environment to support faculty and staff. The Payroll Technician III serves as a technical resource for specialized payroll functions and processes the full range of payroll/personnel transactions for all categories of CSU employees.

Position Summary

Under general direction of the Payroll and Workforce Administration Manager, the Payroll Technician III will independently initiate, process, and complete the full range of payroll/personnel transactions for all categories of CSU employees, and research, analyze and resolve the most complex payroll issues. The incumbent may provide guidance, training, and work direction to payroll staff who are responsible for processing routine to difficult transactions and providing payroll support to the campus.

Additionally, the incumbent will serve as a functional user, responsible for recommendations of process design improvement, internal and external change management, and continual documentation of business processes. The incumbent will bridge the gap between the Center for Human Resources technical team, university business requirements, and the payroll end-users through best practice business processes.

The incumbent prepares and develops a variety of payroll-related reports and implements training modules on the various kinds of payroll/personnel transactions for technicians or student assistants. This position will be responsible for testing of payroll software releases, upgrades, and modifications.

For more information rearding Human Resources, click here.

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 work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to three years of payroll and personnel experience, or a combination of equivalent education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Specialized Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of employees.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment and analytical skills.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and act upon relevant information in a timely manner.
  • Ability to share responsibility and ownership for team goals and results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and take direction, but work independently when appropriate.
  • Ability to make a substantial contribution to the continued operation and growth of the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education or public sector payroll environment.
  • State Controller’s Office (PIMS) systems and PeopleSoft related experience.
  • Experience with software testing, business process documentation, and system implementation coordination.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4513 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,529 - $5854 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.

Supplemental Information

Review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 28, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by October 27, 2020.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

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.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at [email protected] or 619/273-3343.

Advertised: Oct 14, 2020 (7:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 27, 2020 (11:55 PM) Pacific Daylight Time




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Posted: 10/15/2020
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