The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services, is recruiting for a Payroll Officer 2 with the Human Resources Division located in our Central Office. This position requires a Monday-Friday, 40 hour work week.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
Candidates selected for interview must bring the following at the time of interview:
• Two (2) most recent service ratings
• Attendance records for the last two (2) years
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Joy Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org, (860)-424-4929.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for supervising a moderate to large size payroll operation or assisting in the supervision of a very large payroll operation.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; responsible for accuracy of payroll computations; responsible for closely supervising more complex portions of a payroll such as retroactive payments or garnishments; supervises payroll record keeping, coding and reconciliations; answers employees questions about payroll related matters; supervises control and distribution of paychecks; interprets and applies complex or ambiguous payroll policies and procedures including provisions of collective bargaining; assists in budget preparation by preparing payroll expenditure data; may provide information and process paperwork relating to employee fringe benefits; may be responsible for calculation of cost recovery for fringe benefits for federal or other funds; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply state payroll procedures including those specifically related to each of various collective bargaining units; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices as applied to payroll operations and record keeping; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral communication skills; considerable skill in performing arithmetical computations; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in complex clerical work in accounting or payroll.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included responsibility for the supervision of a payroll operation at the level of Payroll Officer 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
• Experience with CORE-CT self-service payroll time and labor modules with the ability to process job actions in the human resources module and handling unemployment claims.
• Experience interpreting and applying complex or ambiguous payroll policies and procedures including provisions of collective bargaining agreements.
• Ability to supervise and train staff within the payroll operation.
• Experience providing guidance to employees and liaison with other operating units on payroll matters.
• Ability to perform accurate payroll computations, audits, ad-hoc reports and analyze data.
• Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and proficiency with MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook programs.
Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial clients will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.