Payroll Specialist, CSS HR/APS Payroll Team (4722C) - #22887
Shared Services Human Resource
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 14, 2017
Campus Shared Services (CSS) provides reliable, high quality administrative support for UC Berkeley in the areas of Business & Financial Services, Human Resources & Academic Personnel Support, Information Technology (IT), and Research Administration.
This position is responsible for day-to-day payroll for assigned units with minimum supervision. Provide comprehensive overview of payroll functions to career, limited, academic and student employees. The incumbent must use various HR and payroll systems (e.g. Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Payroll Processing System (PPS) KRONOS Timekeeping systems, and a variety of other campus timekeeping systems. the position ensures: accurate data in all systems; coordinates payroll process for large groups of employees and timely submission of information for payroll and adjustments. Analyze, prepare, and distribute reports and statistics based on information compiled from various systems.
Demonstrated payroll experience in a fast-paced setting.
Excellent mathematical abilities.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Knowledge and experience coordinating, troubleshooting and responding to customer service requests.
Skill to contribute as a team player in a respectful and professional environment.
Ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group, including staff, co-workers, campus partners, etc.
Demonstrated writing skill, using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation to compose and edit documents effectively. Demonstrated knowledge of proper business formats and ability to prepare professional documents.
Ability to research special projects as assigned and produces and organizes reports to summarize findings, communicating the information clearly and effectively.
Intermediate knowledge of PC based software (MS OfficeWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio; email; etc.). Must demonstrate ability to learn University systems. Demonstrated skill to create presentations and appropriate business documents using said software.
Knowledge and experience gained in two or more progressive years of professional administrative, project, and fiscal experience in a professional office environment.
Detail oriented, accurate, and able to handle competing deadlines and multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated initiative and ability to organize and maintain records.
Strong organizational skills, ability to establish priorities and work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated skill in scheduling meetings and coordinating multiple calendars with calendaring software.
Demonstrated record keeping and file management skills to organize, accurately document, and retrieve data in a variety of formats (Hard Copy, Electronic, etc.).
Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, following plans and completing goals/objectives in a timely manner.
Ability to exercise integrity and discretion in all matters and to protect confidential information.
Ability to demonstrate and encourage the values of collegiality, and respect among supervisors and peers.
Ability to directly resolve problems through informal consultations and discussions at the lowest level possible.
Ability to understand, interpret, and apply University rules, regulations, and policies
Ability to make independent decisions in solving issues while adhering to the University of California and Berkeley campus policies.
Experience with Human Resource Management System (HRMS), On-line Payroll Time Reporting System (OPTRS), and Berkeley Financial System (BFS) chart of accounts.
Knowledge of UC personnel and payroll policies and procedures.
Basic understanding or knowledge of the University environment, its mission, and operational needs.
Experience in a professional office environment in a college and/or university setting.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/cx/index.html
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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