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Payroll Manager (Senior Personnel Analyst)

Anne Arundel county Government
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
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Payroll Manager (Senior Personnel Analyst)

An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $35.13 - $62.73 Hourly 
$73,070.00 - $130,468.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE: 08/07/19
CLOSING DATE: 08/26/19 11:59 PM
This is a full-time, Safety Sensitive, and permanent position within Payroll, a division within the Office of Personnel. This person will be responsible for overseeing the processing of payroll data, resolving errors, and ensuring accuracy of payroll within the required time frame. Employees in this position have considerable contact with the County employees as well as access to highly confidential documents and information.

This is supervisory and advanced level personnel work in payroll.


Work involves supervision of professional and support staff through assignment and evaluation of work, adhering to work standards, and finding resolutions to problems. There could be positions included in this class that are not supervisory, when the assignments and responsibilities require high level technical expertise in a personnel specialty. The work must be of such a nature which requires advanced level skills and the scope and impact of work performed extends throughout the County government. Personal contacts include those with department/agency heads, managers, and employees to inform, advise, counsel, or provide assistance in handling a variety of personnel issues. Contacts are regularly made with outside agencies, organizations, and institutions to request and share information related to personnel programs and issues.

An employee in this class normally has supervisory responsibility for a major program area within the Personnel Office. Employees within this class work with general instructions and guidance from the Personnel Officer. Limited review is required of completed work, and control over the quality of work and timeliness in submitting staff reports. Guidelines used in performing work include Federal, State and County laws, County Code, Personnel Bills, Personnel Bulletins, and operating policies and collective bargaining agreements. The complexity of work is evident by the variety of personnel issues assigned and the technical knowledge required to administer existing programs or design and implement new programs in specialized areas. The work involves serving as project manager on new personnel systems and programs and developing creative solutions to operational matters and personnel issues. The employee's work performance is evaluated by the Personnel Officer.
(Note: The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications and salary level for all positions in this class. They are not intended to include all of the essential functions of all positions in the class.)

Manages the Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), including HR, payroll and time, and attendance.

Supervises and participates in the work of a team of professional, technical and office support staff that are assigned to the personnel program area of payroll.

Provides training and guidance to team members. Works with staff to resolve problems; collects and analyzes available facts, conducts research as required and recommends proper course of action.

Interprets county personnel policies and regulations and collective bargaining agreements for departmental officials, employees, and the public.

Prepares requests for proposals, participates in contractor selections, monitors contracts and administers budget.

Oversees and participates in developing and implementing new and revised personnel policies and procedures; plans and directs programs; analyzes collective bargaining proposals and develops management positions on bargaining issues; compiles statistics; conducts surveys; and costs proposed changes in compensation and benefit plans.

Supervises professional and office support staff in the development, implementation, and administration of diversified programs and services in retirement, health, life insurance, deferred compensation, employee counseling, and training. Confers with high level county officials and representatives from insurance companies to analyze benefit programs; meets with employees and retirees to resolve problems and communicate eligibility criteria and services available.

Responds to requests for compensation data and information from other public sector and private organizations.

Coordinates implementation of changes to the compensation plan.

Attends Personnel Board meetings; County Council sessions, and high level executive meetings.

Performs special projects and serves as committee member for various program issues.

Advises Personnel Officer and operating departments on personnel issues; provides technical advice and interpretation to managers and employees concerning programs, policies, and procedures.

Acts as Personnel Officer as required.

Performs related duties as required.


Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of a professional and office support staff.

Ability to apply personnel principles and practices in directing, developing, and managing personnel programs as appropriate.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, managers, employees, and the public.

Ability to organize and evaluate data, arrive at sound conclusions, and make recommendations.

Ability to handle confidential information.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Thorough knowledge of personnel principles and practices appropriate to the field of assignment including classification and compensation, recruitment, examinations, employee relations, and employee services.

Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the merit system.

Thorough knowledge of operating a personal computer and relevant software applications.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, the social sciences, or a related field, supplemented by graduate study related to personnel administration; and four (4) or more years of professional experience in the field of personnel administration. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

This is a safety sensitive position and employees in this position are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Alcohol testing.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

1) At least two (2) years of demonstrated experience in the supervision of employees.
2) Ten (10) or more years of experience in automated payroll processing.
3) Experience with running payroll/time keeping reports.
4) Experience with ADP E-Time/Payroll and/or ADP reporter, or similar programs.
5) Extensive knowledge of Federal laws and regulations, such FLSA.
6) Experience working with union contracts.
7) Certification as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) with the American Payroll Association.
8) Intermediate or expert proficiency in Excel.


Posted: 2019-08-07 Expires: 2019-09-06

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