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Payroll Specialist

Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 28, 2023

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Position Information

Job Title

Payroll Specialist

Posting Number


Position Status

Full Time

Assignment Length

This field only applies to Faculty

Grant Funded




Class Code


Starting Pay


Special Note




DT Human Resources

Job Summary

Reporting to the Payroll Coordinator, the Payroll Specialist is responsible for compiling data to maintain payroll records for Tarrant County College District ( TCC ) employees.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Performance Requirements*
  • Compiles payroll data such as hours worked, taxes, insurance, and deductions to be withheld from time sheets and other records
  • Prepares computer input forms, enters data into computer files, or computes wages and deductions and posts to payroll record
  • Reviews wages computed and correct errors to ensure the accuracy of payroll
  • Records changes affecting net wages such as exemptions, insurance coverage, and loan payments for each employee to update master payroll records
  • Setup wage attachments and garnishments in compliance with the IRS, Child Support Agencies, Student Loan providers, and Bankruptcy Courts
  • Processes data for new hires, promotions, transfers, demotions, terminations and leave without pay ( LWOP )
  • Prorates expenses to be debited or credited to each department for cost accounting records
  • Prepares periodic reports of earnings, taxes, and deductions
  • Keeps records of leave pay and nontaxable wages
  • Assist with the distribution of W-2 forms
  • Prepares and issues payments
Service Excellence
  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually, and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College ( TCC )
  • Supports the mission, values, goals, and principles of the College
Works under the general supervision of the Payroll Coordinator

*Performs Other Related Tasks as Required

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma ( GED )
  • Two (2) years’ working experience related to the Essential Performance Requirements
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree
  • Experience working in higher education
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of payroll practices
  • Skilled in excellent customer service and interpersonal relationships
  • Skilled in using applications, enterprise and timekeeping systems, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Ability to be resourceful, work independently and in a team environment, with time-sensitive deadlines
  • Detailed oriented and able to receive sensitive information while maintaining the confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to think critically to effectively solve and communicate problems in a fast-paced environment where the demands for work are varied, and unpredictable in scope and volume
  • Ability to analyze data and provide sound recommendations based on policy, procedure, practice, and existing regulations
  • Ability to delegate work appropriately to faculty and staff to meet College and campus deliverables
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Special Instructions Summary



Posting Contact Summary

Should you have questions specific to this position please contact the following individual


Natasha Antonetty

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Certification / License
  4. Military/Foster Care Preference Documentation

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