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Payroll Specialist I (SR-18)

Recruitment Number
Recruitment No.: 1718-199 Open Competitive
Open: Includes all interested individuals including members of the general public
Eligible lists may be used for temporary and permanent vacancies for the class of work during the life of the eligible list. Temporary positions may lead to conversion to permanent employment.
Duties Summary
Coordinates, leads and performs professional payroll processing activities, including generation, reconciliation and recording of the County's semi-monthly payroll; serves as a resource for the County's payroll system; and performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the filing date of their application, unless otherwise specified.
Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour work weeks. Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours per week is equivalent to six months of experience. In addition, hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours per week is equivalent to one year, not one and one-half years.
Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in accounting, business administration or related field and one(1) year of detailed work experience in payroll processing and payroll pre-auditing.
Knowledge of: general accounting and payroll practices, preferably in a government setting; practical working knowledge of management information systems; procedures for preparing and processing payroll; applicable Federal and State laws, ordinances, fiscal policies, regulations and collective bargaining provisions; recordkeeping and report writing; office practices and procedures.
Ability to: understand and interpret regulations, resolutions, contracts and ordinances; understand and reconcile payroll records; maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information of employees; make and verify arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy; use spreadsheets and other automated tools to conduct payroll data analyses; identify document errors and effect necessary corrections; work under the pressures of recurrent deadlines with frequent interruptions; work in collaboration with other departments/agencies and individuals; follow oral and written instructions; balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks.
Health and Physical Condition Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.
Additional Job Information
Required Forms and Documentation:
Evidence of education (degree or transcript). A legible photo copy of an official transcript will be accepted. DHR reserves the right to request for an official copy.
Note: Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not acceptable. Copy of your education degree or transcripts must be submitted in order to be given credit. Copies will not be returned. Mail or drop off: Department of Human Resources, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 140, Lihue, HI 96766 or email at hrrecruitment@kauai.gov within 7 calendar days from filing this application. Office hours are Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Examination: The examination will consist of a training and experience evaluation based on the applicant's education and experience as presented in the application. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the dates and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.
For further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the Internal Complaint and Merit Appeals Board Processes please visit our website at www.kauai.gov.
NOTE: Persons selected for employment will be required to pass a suitability background investigation which may include, but not limited to, an oral interview, reference check, drug screening, pre-employment medical exam, psychological assessment, polygraph test, as applicable to the position to their employment.



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