Payroll Specialist

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Payroll Specialist

Requisition ID



Payroll Administration


DC-Downtown Center

Employment Type

Classified-Full Time

Close Date

Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.

Position Summary

Under the direction of financial services management, performs a variety of duties necessary for the accurate and timely processing of biweekly and monthly payroll throughout the college district. Ensures accuracy in employees' pay and withholding balances, audits necessary payroll related reports and maintains appropriate payroll records. May specialize in one or more payroll related expense and liability accounts, and performs associated general ledger entries. Handles sensitive and confidential information ensuring compliance with college policies, union contracts and state and federal legal requirements.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Has worked with multiple union contracts in performing payroll duties
  • Has worked with wide range of employee types
  • Has worked in higher education payroll environment
  • Has calculated complex payroll

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year of college level accounting or formal training in payroll (relevant work experience will substitute for college level training on a year-for-year basis)
  • Three years of work experience in payroll processing with knowledge of tax withholding, accounting practices and mathematical calculations.

Important Skills and Abilities:
Strong verbal and written communication skills; detail oriented; able to apply complex salary, compensation and record keeping criteria in processing payroll.

Ability to analyze and interpret data for accuracy. Must be proficient in use of computers, including familiarity with spreadsheet and word processing software.

Proficient in use of 10-key calculator is required.

Preferred Qualifications

- Payroll Certification
- Experience working in a payroll team greater than 4 people
- Is current in payroll knowledge and experience

Position Grade


Starting Salary Expectations

The first two steps of the range are: $41,447 to $42,691 per year. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.

Position Grade Salary Range

$41447 to $66509 Annual Salary



PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 8 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of sick leave per month
- 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year - 11 Paid holidays

For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit

View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a standard office environment where work pressure, disturbances of workflow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Subject to severe penalties regarding non-compliance with strict timelines imposed by external agencies and union contracts. Changes in performance environment require occasional upgrading of skills. Minimal physical exertion is generally required. Learned physical skill is required to perform keyboarding and 10-key functions. Exposure to video display terminals.

Background Check Required


Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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