Personnel and Payroll Technician

City of North Platte   North Platte, NE   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 14, 2022

Personnel and Payroll Technician
City of North Platte
Administration/Finance Department

Under general direction of the Director of Finance and the City Administrator is responsible for all City payroll functions and performs related bookkeeping tasks and personnel issues.

Processes biweekly and monthly payrolls, prepares payroll payments and payments for all payroll liabilities including employee garnishments, tax levies, various pensions, taxes, health, life, dental and supplementary insurance, garnishments, etc. in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and assists with payroll budgets.

Sends, receives, processes and files applications for employment, terminations and other employment changes to Nebraska New Hire and E-Verify.

Maintains personnel records; receives and files staff evaluation forms; handles personnel correspondence related to employment actions.

Serves as liaison for health, dental, life and unemployment claims, City 401K plans and other benefit programs; monitors the City's self-funded health insurance plan; informs plan participants verbally and in writing regarding changes to plan provisions and premiums; assists with implementation of plan changes and establishment of related procedures; and balances all payroll accounts monthly in general ledger including 401K.

Prepares and pays State and Federal taxes; prepares unemployment insurance reports; pays health and dental insurance; reviews worker's compensation claims; prepares W-2's and Forms 1099R; prepares governmental forms including 941, 941N, unemployment reports, multiple worksite reports, EEO-4 reports other various personnel reports and annual salary listing for newspaper.

Balances cash and payroll liabilities.

Performs data entry and generates periodic reports; carries out related clerical functions and duties.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.

Responds to payroll related inquiries from department heads, employees and outside entities.

Works with other cities to update compensation programs by completing salary surveys and providing job descriptions and fringe benefit information as requested.

Thorough knowledge of payroll and personnel practices and how they relate to municipal employment.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of information passing through and in the office.

Ability to communicate effectively with the public and employees.

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school, with or supplemented with courses in business, bookkeeping and computer; proficient in spreadsheet and word processing skills. Associate degree in business or Human Resources preferred. Minimum of three years' experience in the field of business, payroll, etc.

Days/Time: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Full time with benefits

Opening Date: May 9, 2022

Closing Date: May 23, 2022

Salary Range: $20.53 (per hour) to $28.64 (per hour)