HR- Payroll Specialist

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Start Date


POSTING DATE: February 25, 2019


CLOSING DATE: March 8, 2019


JOB TITLE: HR-Payroll Specialist


COMPENSATION: $24.00 per hour



HRIS Administration

  • Maintain the accuracy of employee master data in the HR information system. Enter and update information for new hires, leaves of absence, terminations, pay changes, and other transactions.

  • Enter and administer leave accruals based on District and union policies.

  • Scan and load paper records into the electronic documentation system.

  • Assist with the completion of end-of-year (EOY) processes.

  • Create spreadsheets of data for upload into the HRIS.

  • Conduct periodic audits of system data to verify accuracy.

  • Answer questions from employees, third-party vendors, state administrators, and other stakeholders regarding compensation, benefits and leave.

Timekeeping Administration

  • Load data into the time and attendance system used standard import templates.

  • Prepare time and attendance data for processing with the biweekly payroll process.  Review time data for errors and apply manual adjustments / corrections as needed.

  • Provide help and support to time and attendance managers in the administration of timekeeping in the system.  Help enter missed punches, update time and attendance assignments, and answer system questions.

  • Develop and assign work schedules in the timekeeping system for employees in collaboration with schools / departments.

  • Train district timekeepers and employees in the use of timekeeping system as needed.

  • Troubleshoot and escalate timekeeping issues with the system vendor as needed.

Payroll Administration

  • Enter pay assignments, bonuses, and related pay information in the payroll system.

  • Administer special pay awards, including attendance bonuses, longevity bonuses, divided class payments, etc.

  • Calculate and enter garnishment, tax, insurance, and other benefit deductions.

  • Maintain current knowledge on collective bargaining union agreements to ensure staff members are paid correctly.

  • Complete verbal and written employment and earnings verifications.


  • Export timekeeping and payroll data as needed to prepare reports and analyses.

  • Compile supporting documentation for spreadsheets and reports.

  • Prepare standard and ad-hoc reports for HR team members and the HR Chief as requested.

  • Work with IT to resolve report problems and to design new reports as needed.

  • Help resolve position assignment and classification discrepancies for state reporting (e.g. EMIS).

Department Support Administration

  • Assist in the administration of the payroll and time and attendance systems.  Set up department codes, work types, leave types, and other data tables with District-specific information.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of improvements to timekeeping and payroll systems, processes, and procedures.

  • Help ensure that timekeeping and payroll procedures comply with federal, state, and District requirements.

  • Document timekeeping and payroll procedures for reference.

  • Cover the front desk, receive and route calls and emails to appropriate recipients, etc.

  • Coordinate / complete special department projects, including preparing quarterly newsletters and retirement brochures, distributing year-end communications, etc.

  • Serve as the backup for the Benefit Specialist position.  Learn the core roles and responsibilities to adequately serve in the position on a temporary basis as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.




Core Values

  • Dependability = reliable attendance, consistently address and resolve issues

  • Integrity = honesty, refraining from talking behind others’ backs, ethical decision-making

  • Collaboration = tactful and courteous with students, parents, public; work harmoniously with others

  • Compassion = showing concern, being friendly and approachable

  • Excellence = professional grooming and attire; commitment to delivering quality instruction



  • Analytical Thinking = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively; appropriately organize and prioritize work to meet HR and payroll deadlines

  • Data Accuracy = Strong attention to detail in an environment with significant amounts of repetition; error-free entry and reliable audits that minimize HR and payroll errors

  • Organization Skills = ability to share information in meaningful ways; able to store records for quick, accurate retrieval

  • Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate





  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.

  • Current and valid State of Ohio teaching licensure appropriate for the specific teaching position

  • Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06


Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and 2 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Thorough knowledge of payroll-related laws, regulations, and best practices, preferably in government entities

  • Commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of payroll information

  • Strong knowledge of HR information systems, Business Plus preferred

  • Strong knowledge of timekeeping systems, Timeclock Plus preferred

  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel or equivalent spreadsheet application

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, or equivalent applications



  • Occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull various items up to a maximum of 20 pounds (50 pounds on wheels)

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, climb, and stoop



  • Work is performed in an office setting at a computer workstation

  • Occasional interaction with dissatisfied employees

  • Work may be subject to frequent interruptions

  • Some assignments are subject to completion within strict timelines

  • Periodic travel for meetings, professional development activities, and work assignments

Posted By

Dayton Public Schools

4447 Hoover Ave. , Dayton , OH 45417

At the following locations

DPS Administrative Office - click website to apply

115 S. Ludlow St. , Dayton , OH 45402

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,686

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.87

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 294