County of York
December 11, 2020
York, Pennsylvania
Job Type
How soon could job seekers start?
3-4 weeks
Contact Name
County of York


Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in processing time records, maintaining payroll control records, and calculating payrolls.  Coordinate, lead, and perform complex clerical accounting work within the Payroll Department to ensure timely and accurate payment for all the County’s payroll obligations.  Responsibilities include verification of daily time and attendance records to ensure compliance with Department of Labor Laws and be able to make corrections as required to those records.  Individual should be knowledgeable with all union contracts and their application to the payroll process.  Individual is responsible for the maintenance and upgrades to the payroll module of the County ERP.

General Requirements & Skills


  • Supervise and coordinate activities of payroll staff.
  • Manage payroll workload to meet operational requirements.
  • Maintains payroll staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Maintains payroll staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities for a staff of two in accordance with the County’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Trains, schedules, assigns, and reviews work of staff.
  • Develops and implements record keeping systems, forms, policies, and procedures related to processing payments and other payroll activities.
  • Identifies and resolves problems and inconsistencies and suggests appropriate corrective procedures.
  • Communicates and coordinates payroll policies, practices, and procedures with department and County managers and officials.
  • Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
  • Enters data of all new hires, terminations, or status changes.
  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data.
  • Calculate and deduct appropriate amounts from payroll checks, including tax withholdings and other garnishments.
  • Knowledgeable on all union contracts and their application to the payroll process.
  • Maintains all employee leave balances including, sick, vacation, personal, and PTO leave banks.
  • Calculates employee union deductions and payment thereof to the union.
  • Reviews wages computed and corrects errors to ensure accuracy of payroll.
  • Files reports on income verification and earning reports for Domestic Relations, Welfare, Social Security, Unemployment, Workers’ Compensation and Housing Authority.
  • Handles all employee payroll problems and questions in a timely manner.
  • Distributes payroll reports and timecards.
  • Support all internal and external audits related to payroll.
  • Trains supervisors/managers on time and attendance software.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of experience and training
  • Six years minimum experience in a payroll department
  • Must demonstrate leadership ability
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Proficient with 10 Key calculator and computer keyboard
  • Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills responding to department needs for service and assistance
  • Must demonstrate a high level of confidentiality
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail
  • Must be able to work within strict time constraints
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
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