Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Payroll Officer 1

Recruitment #190903-6146AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Bureau of Rehabilitation Services is currently recruiting for a Payroll Officer 1 position. The selected candidate would be responsible for providing full payroll services. 

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).

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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Rebecca Martinez at rebecca.martinez@ct.gov or (860) 424-4985.

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

Please do not submit any other attachments at this time, all relevant information should be completed on the application in JobAps.   NOTE:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

If selected to interview, please bring the following at the time of interview:

  •     Non State Employee: Three (3) professional references from current or former Supervisor. 
  •     State Employee: Two (2) most recent service ratings at the time of interview

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a State agency, facility or institution, this class is accountable for supervising a small payroll operation or assisting in supervising a moderate to large size 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; reviews accuracy of payroll including shift differential payments, annual increases, collective bargaining increases, retirement calculations, workers compensation benefits and revisions for attachments; prepares or closely supervises more complex portions of a payroll such as retroactive payments or garnishments; supervises reconciliation of payroll deductions and coding of payroll expenditures; supervises maintenance of time records including issuing semi-annual leave balances; supervises control and distribution of paychecks; answers employees questions relating to payroll; may compile payroll expenditure data for budget preparation; may provide information and process paperwork regarding employee fringe benefits; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply state payroll policies and procedures; knowledge of uses of office machinery used in accounting work; some knowledge of governmental accounting as it applies to payroll; considerable skill in performing arithmetical computations; interpersonal skills; oral communication skills; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in complex clerical work in accounting or payroll.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have had payroll preparation as the principal responsibility at the level of Payroll Clerk.

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

• Must have knowledge of CORE-CT self-serve.

• Experience processing additional payroll payments such as longevity, merit bonuses, retroactive payments and termination payouts.

• Experience with retirement calculations.

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 by the time of permanent 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.







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