DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is high level technical payroll work which primarily involves responsibility for the processing of payroll data and computerized records requiring a high degree of accuracy. Work is performed in accordance with prescribed procedure under the general supervision of an administrator, and involves meeting strict deadlines. Duties include responsibility for managing accurate and timely payroll processing, ensuring compliance with tax laws, garnishment procedures, and other regulations.. The incumbent assists in ensuring that bargaining unit requirements relative to appropriate salaries and rates of pay are upheld. Supervision may be exercised over clerical or payroll personnel. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of automated compensation systems and procedures; good knowledge of payroll and payroll tax issues; good knowledge of Federal and State laws; good knowledge of benefit programs and their deduction rules; good knowledge of the principles of payroll auditing; ability to identify, analyze and resolve complex payroll and related issues; ability to identify future issues, risks and opportunities as they relate to payroll administration; ability to assess implications of policy decisions for payroll; ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; ability to interpret complex statistics and present logical reports; ability to gather and organize pertinent data and to draw appropriate conclusions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to instruct departmental representatives in program procedures; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e‑mail and database software; tact; sound judgment; integrity; resourcefulness; accuracy; thoroughness.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
FOR PROMOTION: One (1) year permanent competitive class status as a Payroll Clerk or Senior Account Clerk, which shall have had payroll experience as a principal function.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
In accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, candidates for appointment in school districts must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check.
10/01; 4/06; 1/09; 12/22
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512