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Payroll Technician
Performs complex clerical duties related to the processing of payroll data and records and resolves payroll discrepancies.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND one year of full-time paid experience in the preparation of payrolls using a computerized payroll system, including computation of salary payments and deductions and resolution of discrepancies.

OR

B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND one year of full-time paid experience with the Los Angeles Community College District in the preparation of time reports or personnel assignments.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Federal, State, and District rules and regulations related to employee salaries and payroll deductions
Time reporting and payroll procedures
Computerized payroll systems and procedures
Methods and terminology used in financial and statistical recordkeeping
Basic accounting principles and practices
Clerical practices and procedures
Letter, memorandum, and report formats
Business English, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical usage
Customer service techniques for public contact in person and on the telephone
Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware used in payroll operations

SKILL IN:
Use of computer equipment

ABILITY TO:
Detect discrepancies in payroll data and records, determine source of error, and take corrective action
Utilize a computerized payroll system
Make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately
Adapt readily to working with a variety of forms, documents, rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures
Understand, interpret, apply, and explain payroll related rules, regulations, and procedures
Understand, interpret, apply, and explain rules and regulations related to the State Teachers' Retirement System, the Public Employees' Retirement System, and the Public Agency Retirement Services System
Generate and interpret computer data reports related to payroll
Apply information systems coding procedures related to payroll operations
Revise, record, and verify payroll information with speed and accuracy
Work with frequent interruptions and under the pressure of recurrent deadlines
Prepare accurate reports and correspondence
Maintain accurate records and files
Follow written and oral directions
Work effectively and cooperatively with District staff
Effectively utilize computer hardware and software in the performance of duties
Learn specialized software applications


Audits salary payments and deductions by reviewing and checking complex payroll data from multiple computerized and non-computerized sources to assure accuracy of salary payments, deductions, quota accruals and balances and to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
Determines the causes of errors and discrepancies in payments, deductions, quota accruals and balances, and records and makes appropriate adjustments.
Assists college staff in resolving payroll problems by reviewing warrants and computerized payroll and personnel records, identifying source of problems, and initiating corrective action.
Reviews computer application screens and reports for accuracy of payroll data.
Computes and prepares data for correction of salary payment, deduction, and quota accrual and balance discrepancies.
Interprets codes and information on information systems screens and related records in order to obtain and verify employee payroll data.
Answers inquiries from employees about discrepancies in salary, payments, deductions, and quota accruals and balances.
Computes, verifies, and processes salary changes and adjustments.
Verifies, prepares, updates, and maintains changes in employees' general payroll records retained in a computerized payroll system.
Maintains retirement records which involve posting, examining, balancing, and computing retirement data.
Applies interpretations of collective bargaining agreements as well as the rules and regulations of the Personnel Commission and the Board of Trustees to the daily processing of payroll transactions.
Prepares third party correspondence and reports for other governmental jurisdictions related to retirement such as Social Security Administration, Employment Development Department, Public Employees Retirement System, and State Teachers Retirement System.
Processes tax-deferred supplemental retirement deductions and refunds.
Provides confidential payroll information, as authorized, to public agencies, loan and insurance companies, and other units of the District.
May assist in testing configuration changes for wage and time types and reports findings.
May provide work direction to clerical payroll and other clerical staff assigned to the unit.
Performs related duties as assigned.


A Payroll Technician performs complex clerical duties related to the processing of payroll data and records, auditing of salary payments, deductions, benefits accruals and balances, and payroll records for compliance with rules and regulations, updating and maintaining payroll data in a computerized payroll system, and resolving discrepancies in salary payments, deductions, benefits accruals and balances, and records. Extensive public contact is also considered an essential function of this class.

A Supervising Payroll Technician supervises a specialized clerical unit engaged in processing payroll data and records, including the audit of salary payments, deductions, and benefits accruals and balances, and payroll records, the application of academic and classified rules and regulations, and collective bargaining unit agreements, extensive public contact, and the correction of errors in payments, deductions, and quota accruals and balances. An incumbent also resolves the most complex and difficult payroll problems of the unit.

A Senior Payroll Technician acts in a lead capacity and participates in the work of a small unit engaged in the clerical processing of payroll data and records. Extensive public contact is also considered an essential function of this class.

A Payroll Assistant performs clerical duties related to the processing of time reports for academic, classified, and unclassified staff of a college and providing coordination between the District Payroll Section and employees of a college in the resolution of payroll problems. Extensive public contact is also considered an essential function of this class.

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