District Payroll Technician

Posting Number: 0001572

Location: District Office

Salary: $4,392 – $5,351 per month (see special instructions for initial step placement)

Position Definition:

To process payroll and benefits-related actions for Districtwide classified, management and academic employees.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

District Payroll Technician – This classification performs moderately complex clerical duties related to the processing of payroll data, resolving salary payment, deduction and record discrepancies.

District Payroll Specialist – This classification performs more complex payroll actions and investigates and resolves difficult problems involved in processing payroll data.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Interpreting and explaining relevant laws, regulations, contract rules and/or policies.
Responds to inquiries from employees regarding wage computation, wage deductions, leave accruals and other payroll-related matters.
Reviews payroll assignments of employees to ensure conformance with pertinent laws, regulations and union collective bargaining agreements.
Processes payroll for employees using the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System.
Creates, organizes and maintains detailed employee files.
Generates new position reports, pulling all new positions created by Human Resources to ensure proper retirement contributions.
Maintains accumulated leave records for all employees; and adjusts and corrects computer file records, as needed.
Monitors leave balances and prepares paperwork for wage deduction due to over-use of leave hours.
Verifies and processes all time cards.
Computes payroll for employees, including gross pay, adjusted gross pay and overtime earnings.
Maintains detailed and accurate payroll records and files.
Prepares and compiles routine statistical and financial reports related to payroll activity.
Audits all paperwork for proper completion and supporting documentation.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


Three (3) years of experience in a payroll position or equivalent, performing similar duties.
Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.

Knowledge Of:

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of salary and benefit administration.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
Basic accounting principles and processes.
Time and attendance rules, guidelines and practices in the workplace.

Skill To:


Ability To:

Skill/Ability to:
Keyboard with accuracy.
Apply benefits principles and procedures in the work performed.
Interpret collective bargaining agreements.
Research and analyze data and draw conclusions.
Prepare clear, complete and concise reports.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner.
Work in a high volume, fast-paced environment, demonstrating the ability to work well both independently and as a team player.
Perform mathematical calculations accurately.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications:

Knowledgeable of payroll and accounting
Solid computer and 10 key skills
Strong customer service skills
Ability to work with others to resolve problems and issues
Effective telephone technique

Special Instructions:

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $4,392.00 per month, second step $4,614.00 per month or third step at $4,847.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $5,351.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Contra Costa Community College District is returning to some in-person activities in a gradual, responsive process following all relevant local, state, federal, and CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Job applicants are advised that the Contra Costa Community College District has mandated that District employees will need to be vaccinated or obtain a waiver for religious or medical reasons. Employees who receive a waiver will be required to wear a mask and test regularly. If this employment condition is unacceptable to a job applicant, they should not apply for consideration.

Job Close Date: 11/29/2021

Open Until Filled: No

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