Payroll Specialist II E14

City of Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque, NM
Position Summary

Maintain the Central Payroll Office's Payroll and Time and Labor data and records; process payroll for all City employees and be a resource for other Central Payroll staff, City timekeepers and other departmental staff on all aspects of payroll processing at the City of Albuquerque; perform detailed research and analysis; prepare comprehensive reports and train City employees on essential Payroll and Time and Labor functions.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Exception: the six (6) credit hours in accounting are not interchangeable with experience.

Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business or a related field, to include six (6) credit hours in college-level accounting (minimum of Accounting 101 or comparable) with a passing grade of a 'C' or better, plus five (5) years accounting and/or direct payroll experience. Experience with payroll systems comparable to the City of Albuquerque's system is preferred.


Holidays, weekends or irregular hours may be required with possible extension of shift hours, at times with short notice.

Preferred Knowledge

* Advanced payroll concepts and procedures

* Federal and State laws and regulations relating to payroll

* Basic principles and procedures of accounting

* Federal and State garnishment procedures

* Workmen's Compensation

* Automated financial/payroll/time and labor systems

* Computer software programs to include Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Skills & Abilities

* Perform administrative and analytical activities in the area of work assigned

* Independently perform administrative and analytical activities to research and resolve various payroll issues

* Interpret and explain City policies and procedures

* Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications

* Respond to requests and inquiries from city employees and other customers

* Maintain confidentiality of work

* Diffuse escalating situations with diplomacy and professionalism

* Communicate clearly and concisely

* Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work