The Payroll/Benefits Specialist performs payroll functions and coordinates employee benefits for ~400 employees. This position processes bi-weekly payroll, audits time entries, coordinates pay changes and corrections, and provides technical assistance to staff. The Payroll/Benefits Specialist administers the benefit enrollment and change process for employees, and provides assistance to employees with benefits related questions or issues.
**These duties will be shared with another payroll staff member. **
Processes bi-weekly payroll and verifies overtime, holiday premium pay, and other special adjustments and rates as needed.
Provides technical assistance to staff regarding the timekeeping system.
Prepares and submits payments for all associated payroll taxes and deductions.
Compares and reconciles data from multiple sources.
Helps employees to understand payroll calculations and deductions, investigates problems and makes appropriate corrections.
Prepares monthly/quarterly reports as needed for internal/external requirements.
Determines eligibility and processes benefit enrollment for employees.
Enrolls employees with carriers and processes Qualifying Event changes.
Responds to benefit inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefit enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
Assists employees with benefit claim issues and plan changes.
Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Demonstrates excellent attendance, punctuality and ability to work a flexible schedule when required. Manages time off to ensure coverage for bi-weekly payroll processing responsibilities.
High school diploma or equivalent; Associates degree in Business or Finance preferred.
HR or Payroll experience.
Applicant must have strong computer skills, including MS Excel and MS Word; strong math skills and proficiency in use of a calculator.
Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness. Competency to prepare records and reports in accordance with verbal or written instructions.
Must be able to work effectively with co-workers as a team member.
The successful candidate must have effective verbal and written communication skills, including ability to explain systems and procedures.
Customer relations skills, working with diverse groups in a stressful environment, dealing with stress and pressure effectively.
Demonstrated organizational skills and effective us of time. Must be detailed oriented while handling shifting priorities, frequent distractions, and meeting deadlines in a time-sensitive environment.
Must be able to present a positive, cheerful attitude that reflects favorably upon the organization’s image.
Must successfully pass state-required background check and DMV checks.
Competitive pay rate based on experience and qualifications. Starting rate $19.50 - $24.48/hr. depending on qualifications
Options for Southern Oregon is a private non-profit organization. We serve people of all ages who have mental health needs. Our holistic approach addresses housing, advocacy, community integration, crisis intervention, therapy, co-occurring issues, education, work, and economic well-being. We foster the development of mental and emotional health in children, adults, and families, and support the participation of our clients as respected members of the community. We employ over 350 people in 11 locations in Grants Pass and Medford.
Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. Options for Southern Oregon provides robust benefits for our employees: generous paid time off, family medical, agency-paid employee dental, retirement plan with 6% match, life and accidental death and dismemberment, long term disability; family dental and voluntary life are available.
How To Apply:
Please visit our website at www.optionsonline.org and click on Jobs to complete the online application process, or call 541-476-2373.