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Payroll Technician (Pool)

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

Position Summary

This recruitment will be used to establish a pool of candidates for current and future, full/part-time, temporary appointments. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule to be arranged. The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Payroll Technicians are responsible for the processing of payroll and personnel transactions such as appointments, changes in status, leaves and separations for CSU employees. Incumbents apply knowledge of ERP/HRIS and data management systems, and consult various resources to access, enter and maintain payroll and personnel data. Incumbents validate data, identify discrepancies and errors, and calculate and reconcile variances to maintain data integrity in systems.

Positions are assigned to classifications in this series on the basis of the degree of complexity, difficulty, and variety of duties performed; amount of independence, originality, and discretionary decision-making authority delegated to the position; and demonstrated level of knowledge of payroll and personnel methods, procedures, and practices. All classifications require attention to detail, the ability to accurately perform mathematical calculations, organize a high volume of work effectively and meet strict deadlines; interpret, apply, and determine appropriate action utilizing policies, procedures, programs, guidelines, applicable state and federal laws, educational codes, and collective bargaining agreements; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy, and good judgment in responding to others; access and navigate Enterprise Resource Planning/Human Resources Information System (ERP/HRIS) and data management systems; and use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, and electronic calendaring programs. Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for providing training, guidance and assistance to other employees and participating in the performance evaluation process.

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

Experience: Equivalent to one or 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

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

CSU Classification Salary Range for Payroll Technician I: $3,120 - $5,053 per month.

CSU Classification Salary Range for Payroll Technician II: $3,276 - $5,612 per month.

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

Applications will be reviewed on an as needed basis.

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 or 619/594-7901 for assistance.

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