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Overview

Payroll Specialist I:

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, to perform responsible work in planning and implementing the County payroll function including coordinating the process with all county department and other agencies; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level and first working level in the Payroll Specialist Series. Incumbents have responsibility for maintenance of the County Payroll System, including the processing of time cards and preparation of payroll reports. This class series is distinguished from the Fiscal and Technical Services Assistant class series by specialized responsibilities for the preparation of the County payroll, as well as requiring in-depth knowledge of the payroll system and procedures.

Payroll Specialist II:

DEFINITION

The Payroll Specialist II position works with limited direction from the Auditor, acts as the lead worker for the payroll division of the Auditor’s Department. Position performs the most difficult and responsible fiscal work involved in processing the County-wide payroll and maintaining employee payroll records. This position works closely with the Human Resources Department in ensuring payroll coordination between these two departments is maintained in a professional manner. Prepares financial and statistical reports and statements for internal and external agencies, and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the highest working level in this class series. Incumbents have responsibility for maintenance of the County Payroll System, including the processing of time cards and preparation of payroll reports. This position requires and in-depth knowledge of the payroll system and procedures and must work well with coordinating payroll functions with the County’s Human Resources Payroll Specialist.

Qualifications

I: Two (2) years’ experience processing payroll, including some experience in financial and statistical record keeping, including experience in maintaining payroll and retirement systems records,

OR

Graduation from accredited College or University with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, with one (1) year of payroll processing or clerical accounting experience which required close attention to detail.

II: Two (2) years of experience comparable to a Payroll Specialist I with Plumas County

OR

Equivalent completion of courses required for a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with two (2) years of responsible office an administrative experience in a local government payroll office.

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application and a valid California Driver’s License by the time of appointment. The valid CaliforniaLicense must be maintained throughout employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None