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Payroll Technician - Archive

Classification:  C0205
Department:Business Affairs Office
Salary:$12.70 - $18.43 Per Hour

o The University of Oregon Business Affairs Office invites applications for a full-time Payroll Technician.
o This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
o University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, and sick and vacation leave.
o Due to budgetary shortfalls, the person appointed to this position will be required to take unpaid furlough days between date of hire and June 30, 2013.
o This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.


... eight quarter-hours (5 semester) of college-level accounting courses from an accredited college or university; OR
... one year of general office experience including payroll processing (verifying, proofing, and entering data).

The training or experience must include operating a calculator or ten-key adding machine by touch.

Required Qualifications:

* Ability to solve problems and distinguish irregularities.
* Ability to work effectively and meet strict deadlines.
* Ability to explain complex laws, rules and procedures and to apply these regulations to work performed.
* Ability to communicate effectively with all university employees, and outside entities, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures, by telephone, in writing, and in person.

Please indicate your clerical skills on the attached Office Support Skill Code Sheet and submit with your applications materials.

Position is subject to criminal background check.


This position provides centralized payroll support for the maintenance of unclassified employee payroll records at the university (over 3500 employees), and for payroll related activities involving retirement, international employee taxation, and I-9 /e-Verify administration. Duties include:
... establishing records to the Banner database for unclassified employees; reviewing for accuracy; verifying consistency and accuracy of deduction records and Banner data elements for tax withholding, retirement, and other mandatory and voluntary deductions; advising department staff on correct use of earn codes for leave reporting and pay types; researching and reconciling unclassified pay discrepancies with employees and departments; manually calculating and adjusting leave accruals; assisting departments in processing payroll accounting adjustments.
... providing administrative support for financial activities of the retirement programs; applying knowledge of rules, regulations, and policies concerning the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Optional Retirement Program (ORP); verifying accuracy of information and correcting as needed; updating retirement records; identifying, researching, and resolving problems; determining employee eligibility for participation in retirement programs; establishing individual employee retirement deductions records; performing monthly review and year-end audit and reconciliation of retirement records; providing information for employees; establishing other records for employees, such as Oregon College Savings Plan and Tax Deferred Investment Program.
... coordinating international tax coding and I-9 administration, including auditing non-resident alien employee tax forms to determine federal, state, and FICA status based on tax treaties and visa type and coding records in Banner; ensuring taxes are coded correctly for international employees by a series of audit reports; resolving and researching complex issues by reviewing federal rules and regulations; auditing I-9 documentation and applying federal rules and regulations; managing the process to update expired employment authorizations with departments and employees.
... providing direct service and problem solving for UO faculty, staff, students, department representatives, and outside entities for all general payroll inquiries; assessing problems or questions in a timely manner, and providing solutions, researching the cause, and initiating a solution for the discrepancies related to pay.


Work is performed at a cubicle in a large open office. Noise level is heightened at various times due to walk-in foot traffic, co-workers' phone conversations and open discussions. Workload greatly increases during fall terms and at the beginning of each term. Position may be required to work overtime during peak hiring months and during monthly payroll processing period.


To assist us in making the selection for the Payroll Technician, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each question. Make sure experience and training described in your responses are included on your application.

1. This position processes a large volume of detailed work within specific deadlines and requires the ability to apply laws and regulations. Describe previous job experience that has prepared you to assume these responsibilities. Indicate if you have experience preparing payroll and knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations.

2. This position has frequent interactions with a diverse group of students and staff, in person and over the phone, to explain laws, rules, and regulations related to payroll. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to effectively communicate payroll-related information to a diverse audience.

3. This position inputs, updates, maintains and retrieves information from a database and reconciles and maintains reports. Describe your experience with word processing, database and spreadsheet software and the Internet.


Submit all application materials, including Human Resources Job Application form, supplemental questions and other relevant materials by the closing date to:

Human Resources
677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400
5210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5210

Human Resources Job Application must be filled out completely or it will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

This announcement is available in alternate formats upon request. If you are a qualified applicant with a disability and need accommodation with the application process, please contact us for assistance.