The fundamental reason this position exists is to perform supervisory and complex technical work in administering and coordinating the payroll and employee benefit programs for County employees. The essential functions are: overseeing the administration of multiple bi-weekly payrolls and various employee leave programs; coordinating the administration of health insurance, life insurance, supplemental and county retirement programs; supervising the Payroll and Benefits Assistant(s) and clerical staff; and contributing to the department objective. The Payroll and Benefits Manager serves as the department liaison, requiring considerable interaction with employees and supervisors in all County departments. Work requires technical competency and independent action, initiative, and judgment and includes reasonable latitude for decision-making. The Payroll & Benefits Manager supervises the Employee Benefits Assistant(s) as well as clerical staff. Work is performed under the general direction of the Finance Director.
High school diploma or GED and five years of experience administering both payroll and employee benefits programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Education in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, or a closely related field may be substituted for required experience at a year for a year rate. Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.