Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Payroll Officer 1

Recruitment #210423-6146AR-001

Introduction

Located in New Britain, CT, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, CCSU is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions.  CCSU offers a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. 

We are accepting applications from candidates who meet the qualifications for Payroll Officer 1.  This is a first shift, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week position.  The incumbent in this role will be responsible for performing payroll functions and supervising staff in the Payroll Department.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview will be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

For all other inquiries, please contact Gabriela S. Flores-Erazo at gabriela.s.flores-erazo@ccsu.edu.

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

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience/training:

  • On a payroll and/or reporting platform, such as Core-CT Payroll, as well as EPM reporting
  • Experience compiling and analyzing financial data and preparing Payroll reports
  • Experience with retirement calculations
  • Experience with processing Health & Life Benefits
  • Prior experience processing payroll in higher education

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial individuals 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.