University of Utah Payroll Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/08/2018

Requisition Number PRN18015B

Job Title Human Resources Technician

Working Title Payroll Specialist

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8am-5pm

VP Area President

Department 00410 - Human Resources

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.19 to $19.50

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs duties such as data entry and answering employee questions via phone, email, and in person. Human Resources is dedicated to accuracy, efficiency, and providing excellent customer service. Our team members excel at building relationships, problem-solving, and conflict management. We value diversity and have high expectations for performance This position is a payroll position that requires some mathematical calculations, attention to detail and organizational skills.

Position also provides opportunity to learn or increase knowledge of basic human resource skills in a fast-paced, team oriented, environment.


Essential Functions

1. Responds to employee inquiries regarding benefits, payroll, or employment


2. Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely

3. Daily data entry of payroll transactions

4. Reconcile payroll prior to transmission

5. Understand proper taxation and employer benefits

6. Research payroll issues

Problem Solving

This position responds to requests and questions regarding payroll, benefits and personnel matters. This position will be given latitude to make decisions regarding the day to day operations of the functional area.

The major challenges encountered by incumbents in this position include acting as the first point of contact for employee and department inquiries regarding payroll matters, appropriately handling controversial or sensitive employee issues, ensuring that payroll information is entered accurately and timely, and researching and resolving questions and issues related to that information.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job

Minimum Qualifications

One to three years office experience or equivalency required. (College education may qualify as an eligible substitution for work experience.) Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Decision making, problem solving, and analytical skills needed. Working knowledge of Kronos and PeopleSoft preferred.

Data entry experience is required. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Previous payroll experience.

Working knowledge of PeopleSoft and Kronos

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.