Hiring Preference: Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
Payroll Tech I: Under direct supervision, perform standardized duties necessary to appoint and pay Student Employees in the PeopleSoft and PIMS database.
Provide high level of customer service to student employees, staff, faculty and management with walk-in customers at the front desk reception in Payroll.
Provide information on payroll and personnel, and provide guidance and assistance on processing routine matters such as answering questions and communicating established policies and procedures to customers.
Distribute warrant registers to Student Financial Services Disbursements office on a daily basis. Create new hire packets, answer phone and look up employees in system to determine appropriate Payroll Technician and transfer voicemails. Distribute in-coming mail. Assist with employee verifications. Process Absence Management timesheet data entry if necessary. Filing of Payroll documents such as paper timesheets, Student Employment Payroll Transaction forms, and other such documents. Fill out and return employee verification forms. Assist with New Hire Orientations. High volume of filing of Payroll documents and record retention process.
Process a high volume of payroll invoices for the College of Continuing Education for their immediate pay faculty instructors.
Maintain and monitor employee leave records; run queries; review, audit, reconcile and correct data; compute net pay; process time reporting records, leave accruals, entitlements, judgments, levies, garnishments, and wage withholding orders; enter payroll and personnel transactions; prepare documents; verify and audit information in preparation for release of payment; respond to payroll requests; and may prepare basic reports and worksheets.
Payroll Tech II:
Under general supervision of the Director of Payroll Services, the Payroll Technician II processes a wide range of confidential, technical payroll and personnel transactions. Ensures timely and accurate pay for assigned units across campus. Such transactions include calculating pay for staff, management, tenure and tenured track faculty, temp faculty, student assistants, instructional students, and graduate student employees across various pay plans within the CSU i.e. annual, 10/12 pay plans, 11/12 pay plans, academic year, summer session pay, and special consultants. Employment status transactions such as promotions, demotions, appointments, probationary, leave of absence, reclassifications, retirements, and separations. The incumbent will also handle a wide variety of troubleshooting, resolution and answering questions across all collective bargaining units on campus, state and federal laws, technical letters, MOU’s and policies. Calculate and process complex workers compensation, disability, leave with/out pay, AWOL, military leave, garnishments and court ordered wage withholding orders. Calculates leave accruals and updates the campus ERP/HRIS PeopleSoft system. Incumbent will learn and update two databases, Payroll Input Management System (PIMS at the SCO) and PeopleSoft CMS for all transactions. The Payroll Technician works closely with the State Controller’s Office, other state agencies, serves as a member within the campus Payroll team and takes lead work direction from the Payroll Lead.
FLSA: Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime compensation) This position is benefits-eligible.
CSU Classification Salary Range: Payroll Tech I: $3,338 - $5,407 per month; Payroll Tech II: $3,505-$6,005 per month
Hiring Range: Dependent on qualifications, not expected to exceed $4,300 per month. Classification skill level will be determined by management based on the candidate's experience.
Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)
Work Hours: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm This position may be eligible for a partial telecommuting work schedule upon management approval, after a training period to be determined.
Payroll Services is responsible for processing all documentation associated with the issuance of payroll warrants to all employees including special consultants, casual workers and student assistants.
The State of California State Controller’s Office has responsibility for actually issuing all payroll warrants. Payroll Services also has responsibility for coordinating all leave credits for employees who are eligible for accruing paid leave credits.
Payroll Tech I Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge: Working knowledge of general office methods, practices and procedures.
Abilities: Ability to acquire working knowledge of, and independently select and apply, CSU policies, procedures, programs, guidelines, applicable state and federal laws, educational codes, and collective bargaining agreements. Ability to, or acquire the skill to, use web browsers, electronic calendaring programs, ERP/HRIS, and data management systems. Ability to audit and reconcile data; interpret and apply written rules and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy and good judgment in responding to others; use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs; perform mathematical calculations; accurately enter data; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively with others; and read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
Experience: Equivalent to one year of general administrative experience in payroll and human resources record keeping and data entry which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.
Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities
Payroll Tech I Required Qualifications
1. Knowledge of general payroll procedures
2. Ability to interpret policies and procedures and apply sound decisions under direct supervision.
3. Knowledge of personal computer software such as Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ERP/HRIS and data management systems.
4. Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing using good business English and appropriate terminology.
5. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and have good customer services skills.
Payroll Tech I Preferred Qualifications
6. Understanding of University policy regarding employment of student employees.
7. Ability to coordinate and prioritize workload to meet firm processing deadlines.
8. PeopleSoft and/or PIMS experience
Payroll Tech II Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of general office methods, practices and procedures. Thorough knowledge of, or the ability to acquire quickly, policies, procedures, programs, guidelines, applicable state and federal laws, educational codes, and collective bargaining agreements.
Abilities: In addition to the Payroll Technician I abilities, must be able to: select and apply a wide variety of moderately complex policies, procedures, programs, and applicable state and federal laws, educational codes, and collective bargaining agreements that are not clearly described in available guidelines; organize work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; perform mathematical calculations; work independently; make sound decisions and recommendations regarding payroll activities; use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, electronic calendaring programs, ERP/HRIS, and data management systems; and read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
Experience: Equivalent to two years of payroll and personnel experience which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.
Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Payroll Tech II Required Qualifications
- Knowledge of general payroll procedures
- Ability to interpret policies and procedures and apply sound decisions under direct supervision.
- Knowledge of personal computer software such as Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ERP/HRIS and data management systems.
- Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing using good business English and appropriate terminology.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and have good customer services skills.
- Excellent payroll business math skills (e.g. the ability to correctly calculate salaries, disability payments, percentages)
- Excellent organization and time management skills to handle a heavy workload, changing priorities, and competing deadlines.
Payroll Tech II Preferred Qualifications
- Experience working in an institution of higher education
- PeopleSoft and/or State Controller’s PIMS database experience
- Experience in navigating pay policies in a union environment
Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check.
Required Licenses/Certifications: N/A
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume, cover letter. Failure to upload required documents to the online application may result in disqualification.
About Sac State
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.
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Out of State Employment Policy
Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.
As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.