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Payroll Technician II

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Human Resources

Position Summary

The Center for Human Resources celebrates diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We understand representation is essential to our success, which is why we strive to recruit and retain highly skilled, compassionate leaders. By prioritizing listening and learning, engaging in critical conversations, and thoughtfully considering the needs of our different populations, we are creating a culture of belonging. We aim to offer opportunities for advancement and foster an inclusive environment so all are valued and empowered to thrive. 

The Center for Human Resources at San Diego State University provides exemplary and customer-focused human resources services in support of the University and enhancing the campus environment to support faculty and staff.  They provide core human resources to the University’s workforce of over 6,400 faculty, staff, and student employees. These services include Talent Acquisition, Classification and Compensation, Staff Professional Development, Benefits Administration, Payroll and Workforce Administration, and Labor and Employee Relations.

Payroll Services is responsible for administering all aspects of personnel and payroll data which resides within the Personnel Information Management System (managed by the State Controller's Office, the pay agent for the California State University system) and PeopleSoft, the university’s human resources information system. In addition, Payroll Services is continually researching new business processes and procedures to ensure that SDSU is current with the most applicable technology available to our campus.

Our mission is the accurate and timely processing of payroll for faculty, staff, and student employees while providing excellent customer service and maintaining data integrity within our payroll and personnel systems.

Under the general direction of the Payroll & Workforce Administration Supervisor, the incumbent will independently initiate, process, research, analyze and resolve moderate payroll issues for the full range of payroll/personnel transactions for all categories of CSU employees within both systems of PeopleSoft and PIMS the State Controller’s Office payroll systems.

This position is considered a journey-level classification in the series. Work is accomplished with a greater degree of independence and a thorough knowledge of all types of payroll/personnel transactions for all employee categories. Work assignments require the application of payroll/personnel regulations and precedent decisions to individual situations that are not clearly covered by policies, procedures, programs, guidelines, and applicable state and federal laws, educational codes, and collective bargaining agreements.

For more information regarding the Center for Human Resources, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, permanent (probationary) ON-SITE position.  This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.

Experience: Equivalent to two years of payroll and personnel experience, which has provided the required knowledge and abilities.

Education: Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in a diverse academic organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of or the ability to quickly acquire: policies, procedures, programs, guidelines and applicable state and federal laws, educational codes, and collective bargaining agreements
  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills
  • The ability to gather, analyze and act upon relevant information in a timely manner
  • Ability to share responsibility and ownership for team goals and results
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,700 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,204 - $5,612 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.


SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine.  Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.  

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on May 27, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by May 26, 2022. This position is open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at or 619/594-7901.

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