Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Payroll Clerk (Three-Shift Operations)

Recruitment #190523-6154CL-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - Central Office - currently has a full-time job opportunity for a Payroll Clerk (Three Shift Operations) position in the Human Resources/Payroll Division based out of the DDS Office in Cheshire, CT.

This is a full-time forty (40) hour per week position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm. However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

This positions is open ONLY to current State of Connecticut employees.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Selection Plan

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.

*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).

If selected for further consideration, at time of interview, State employees may be required to provide last two (2) service ratings and attendance records.

Incumbents in this position will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Incumbents in this class may be required to do some traveling.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Daimar Ramos at Daimar.Ramos@ct.gov, (860) 263-2625.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Children and Families, Correction, Veterans Affairs, Developmental Services, Emergency Services and Public Protection, and Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for preparing and maintaining biweekly regular, overtime and supplemental payrolls for an assigned group of employees and for performing various payroll support activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

The selected candidate prepares biweekly regular, overtime, and supplemental payrolls: reviews employee time cards and/or timesheets for accuracy and completeness and posts hours in Core-CT; reviews personnel and/or payroll change notices and posts changes and/or adjustments to master files, e.g. new hires, transfers, reclassifications, terminations, retirements, overpayments and/or underpayments, wage increases, deduction changes (health insurance, union dues and/or fees, credit union payments, charitable contributions, bond or sheltered tax annuity payments, group life insurance payments, etc.); calculates gross wages; notes deductions on worksheets and deduction summary sheets; prepares and balances prelists for Central Payroll (Office of State Comptroller), noting both salary and deduction data; prepares and totals various deduction worksheets, e.g. Credit Union, Medical and/or Insurance Providers, etc.; prepares supplemental payrolls such as longevity payments, vacation pay, promotional adjustments, etc.; calculates and processes retroactive payments, collective bargaining increases and annual increments; ensures compliance with collective bargaining contract requirements and restrictions as related to payroll (dates for salary increases; overtime, shift differential and holiday pay restrictions, etc.); responds to employee inquiries regarding paychecks and payroll practices and procedures; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of payroll terminology, practices and procedures; knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures; knowledge of general office procedures; skill in performing arithmetic computations; basic interpersonal skills; ability to read, understand and apply applicable contract guidelines and regulations; ability to maintain records and files; ability to follow complex oral and written instructions; ability to operate office equipment which includes personal computer and other electronic equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience in accounts payable, bookkeeping, payroll preparation or clerical work involving finances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must been as a State of Connecticut Payroll Clerk (class code 6157).

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to use internet and web based resources including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and Outlook
  • Experience with CORE-CT (PeopleSoft) processing Payroll, Time and Attendance, and Overtime Earnings
  • Auditing experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Considerable interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large volume of work and prioritize effectively to achieve results in a set timeframe
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 at the time of appointment.

Conclusion

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. If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860-418-6022 or renee.labarge@ct.gov.  







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.