Announcement of Vacancy
Human Resources Payroll Specialist
Central Office, Waco, Texas
SUMMARY OF POSITION The primary purpose of this position is to manage the overall administration of the payroll, human resources and benefit software systems and related activities for the Brazos River Authority (B.R.A.) and maintain the confidentiality and integrity of employee information. This is accomplished by performing a wide variety of record keeping and payroll processing activities, including auditing and maintaining time and attendance records; entering data into the Human Resources Information System (HRIS); processing miscellaneous personnel and payroll changes; computing wage and overtime payments; calculating and recording payroll deductions; ensuring accuracy of reportable GTL income; monitoring deferred compensation deductions to ensure compliance with regulations; coordinating involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments; processing terminations; managing compensation and benefit work flow; performing payroll processes to comply with all state and federal regulations; maintaining accurate payroll records; training employees and supervisors on proper time entry procedures; and maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of the HRIS. Other responsibilities include assisting with employee services and employee relations issues; resolving leave-time inquiries; producing a variety of payroll, benefit, and employee data reports; completing surveys and outside pay inquiries; administering the service and safety awards program; interacting with other employees and the public; maintaining knowledge of legal requirements and best practices related to payroll processing and maintenance; ensuring compliance of policies and procedures; and any other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES Knowledge and understanding of current federal and state laws, regulations, and practices applicable to payroll and human resources is required. Ability to comprehend and interpret contracts, policies and procedures; analyze data and problems and determine effective solutions; handle a constantly changing and time-sensitive workload; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; operate a computer and demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel; make decisions and prioritize projects; handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion; travel to B.R.A. sites for meetings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school or an equivalent combination of experience. Six years of payroll experience is required for this position. ADP payroll/HRIS administrator experience is highly preferred.
CERTIFICATES & LICENSES REQUIRED Certified Payroll Professional, PHR or SPHR preferred.
SALARY RANGE: $50,984 to $66,280 commensurate with experience and skill sets. This is an exempt position.
POSTING DATE: June 21, 2018
BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY, EOE: The B.R.A. was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River Basin. Today, B.R.A.'s staff develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs. The B.R.A. is looking for dedicated individuals who are team and customer-focused, perform their jobs ethically and with integrity, are adaptable and embrace diversity, seek innovative and creative ways to conduct business, have a desire to grow with a great organization, and are committed to the mission and goals of the B.R.A.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants, including current employees, must submit an on-line application for Employment Form to the Brazos River Authority by way of the B.R.A. Web site at http://www.brazos.org.