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Payroll / Benefits Clerk

Company: Twin Falls County
Location: Twin Falls
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

This job was posted by ********************** : For more information, please see: ***************************************** Apply ONLINE at www.twinfallscounty.orgTesting is required for this position. We must receive your test results by the posting deadline for you to be considered for this position. Testing is conducted by the Idaho Department of Labor Magic Valley Office. Their hours are Monday -Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. To receive the testing links; call ************, email ******************************* , or visit the Department of Labor Magic Valley Office at 420 Falls Avenue in Twin Falls.Please note: If you took tests through the Department of Labor for a company other than Twin Falls County, your tests scores are not automatically sent to us and you will need to mail, email, or fax them to our office before the posting deadline to be considered for this position.Tests Required: Payroll Clerk, Basic Office Skills, Clerical Proofreading, and Data Entry (10-Key). Tests will be kept on file and are valid for six (6) months. When you retest, we will use your most recent test score for each position for which you apply.CLASSIFICATION SUMMARYThe Payroll/Benefit Clerk performs a variety of technical and accounting duties associated with the County's payroll and benefit programs. Typical duties include processing the County's payroll; completing payroll reports in accordance with strict timelines; electronically transferring direct deposits and payroll taxes; and administering insurance and other County benefits. Employees in this class perform using independent judgment in applying existing policies and procedures to complete assignments, involving knowledge of multiple procedures and program guidelines to make decisions. Employees respond to non-routine inquiries and explain department services, policies, procedures and rationale for decisions to customers. Employees typically utilize a variety of computer operations and/or specialized software to complete daily assignments. The Payroll/Benefits Clerk reports directly to the Chief Deputy Clerk. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)-Assists in maintaining accurate and complete payroll, personnel, and benefit records for all employees;-Processes payroll calculations, and conducts audit review of timesheets, reports and paychecks; ensures accuracy, completeness, authorization, and adherence to Federal, State and County administrative regulations and guidelines;-Maintains complete confidentiality, within guidelines, of all payroll and employee records and reports;-Assists in calculating withholding deduction;-Responds to payroll-related requests for information from County departments, employees, and from outside agencies;-Processes and monitors payroll garnishments;-Reports new hire information to the Department of Labor, insurance companies and other benefit vendors;-Assists in the administration of health, dental and vision insurance, short-term disability, life insurance, retirement accounts, COBRA and PEHP plan;-Completes bi-weekly and quarterly payroll reports;-Makes bi-weekly premium payments;-Tracks accumulated leave balances and provides supervisors with updated reports;-Complies with HIPAA regulations;-Compiles and calculates employee wages and benefits for annual budget;-Researches and remains current on federal and states payroll tax law changes, pension, benefit and other applicable laws and regulations affecting payroll administration;-Reconciles payroll liabilities to the general ledger and processes payments;-Responds to Commissioners', elected officials', County employees' and citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;-Performs time management and scheduling functions, meets deadlines, and sets project priorities;-Communicates and coordin ates regularly with appropriate co-workers to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;-Maintains strict confidentiality in all cases;-Assists other department and County employees as needed or requested;-Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices. SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-Assists with elections;-Provides backup to staff as needed or requested;-Performs other duties as assigned.CLASSIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be successful in the position. Knowledge of:-Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to payroll administration and reporting;-Principles and procedures of payroll processing;-Benefits administration and reporting;-Government accounting standards and regulations;-Current office practices and procedures, including data entry;-Record keeping and filing practices and procedures;-Operation of a personal computer and job-related software;-Customer service procedures and techniques. Skill and Ability to:-Process payroll and benefit in accordance with federal and state rules and regulations

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