Payroll/HR Implementation Specialist

UC Hastings College of the Law - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)

At UC Hastings College of the Law, our graduates go on to become some of the most influential and transformative litigators, scholars and theorists in the global legal arena. Every element of our institution is engineered to prepare our students to tackle the legal challenges — and leverage the opportunities — of the 21st century. This long-standing tradition of innovation spans generations, reaching back to our establishment in 1878 as the first law school in California. It’s also reflected in our working environment, which encourages our professionals to continually challenge, test and expand their expertise. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy a dynamic community in which you will interact with staff, faculty and students. You’ll also enjoy an amazing location right in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Civic Center district, just steps away from some of the city’s most famous cultural attractions.

Human Resources/Payroll Implementation Specialist

Pay Range: $20.92 – $30.10 (commensurate with qualifications)

Employment Terms: Immediate through December 31, 2019


UC Hastings seeks to find a qualified applicant for a full-time, 18-month assignment to support and assist the College’s Human Resources and Payroll functions with the implementation of PeopleSoft’s HR and Payroll modules under the UC Path project. The incumbent will assist in analyzing and documenting current and future payroll workflows, including payroll taxes and benefits as the College prepares to transition from the current payroll system to PeopleSoft in October 2019.


Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform data analysis on current payroll workflow in PPS verse UC Path by documentation
  • Participate in system upgrades and system conversion
  • Prepare monthly payroll and benefit account reconciliations
  • Process manual checks and pay adjustments and gross-to-net calculation
  • Review and audit payroll report for accuracy, completeness and validity for all employees
  • Assist with 3rd party payments for payroll related payables
  • Assist with posting journal entries provided by supervisor
  • Assist and understand timesheets for non-exempt and exempt employees
  • Conduct and distribute regular HR/payroll reports to various departments
  • Maintain and regularly update existing HR/payroll process and procedure
  • Perform duties as required



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with major course work in accounting, HR, or business administration or minimum of three (3) years of related HR/payroll experience, preferable in an educational environment;
  • Knowledgeable of California and federal regulations governing wage and hour laws
  • Experience with payroll/HRIS software experience is required and preferably with PeopleSoft’s Payroll Module, ADP, Paychex, or Work Day
  • Fundamental understanding of FLSA and labor regulations


  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to be a team player and work in a team oriented environment
  • Ability to organization, planning, and problem solve
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill
  • The ability to maintain confidential information


Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For your Work/Life Balance

  • Fourteen paid holidays per year
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program


Failure to provide the information as required on the application form including attaching a cover letter and a resume may disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.

*Offer of employment will be made on a conditional basis pending the results of a required physical examination. Failure to pass the physical examination will eliminate the candidate from further employment consideration.

Please Note: * **This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.*

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. C Hastings strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $20.92 to $30.10 /hour