Classified – Payroll and Benefit Specialist Vacancy

Code: 075 Posted: 10/03/2014

Classified Announcement
Discretionary Transfer Opportunity

The University of Wisconsin Parkside currently has a Payroll and Benefit Specialist opening in the Department of Human Resources.

This is a classified, full-time, non-represented position. Job Announcement Code 14-04563

Job Duties:

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, this position requires the employee to perform highly complex payroll processing and benefits administration responsibilities within the Office of Human Resources. The Payroll and Benefits Specialist will be responsible for administration of fringe benefits, payroll and leave accounting, benefit orientations, and retirement activities. This position will also be responsible for system entry of benefit enrollments, changes, and termination of coverage.

This position will make independent and complex decisions concerning the interpretation and application of a wide variety of federal and state laws, personnel rules, regulations, procedures and policies.

A complete position description can be found here.


Schedule/Pay Range: 81-05 (minimum salary $13.695)

Internal (current) employees: pay will be based on the rules that apply to compensate upon transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement transactions.

Special Notes:

Employment may require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify and application. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest of conviction record. Information regarding campus safety and creating a bias free environment is available at our website at /clery.dfm. Printed copies of the information are available from University Police & Public Safety, 262-595-2455. Tallent Hall, Room 188, Kenosha, WI 53144.

Who is Eligible:Current or former State employees with transfer/voluntary demotion/reinstatement eligibility at or above the following counterpart pay ranges are eligible to apply for this position:

  • Administrative Support – Pay Range 02-08

  • Blue Collar & Non-Building Trades – Pay Range 03-08

  • Security and Public Safety – Pay Range 05-08

  • Technical – Pay Range 06-08

  • Fiscal & Staff Services – Pay Range 07-05

  • Professional Employees in Research – Pay Range 08-04

  • Professional Social Services – Pay Range 12-04

  • Education- Pay Range 13-04

  • Engineering – Pay Range 14-15

  • Science - 15-04

  • Law Enforcement – 36-09

  • General Broad Band – Pay Range 81-05

If you are unsure of your pay range, please contact Deborah Pierre-Louis in Human Resources at 262-595-2263 or Employees who are At-Risk or who have been laid off and have restoration rights may also apply (must provide a copy of your At Risk letter).

How to Apply:Interested, eligible internal candidates may apply by sending the following materials no later than 10/11/14:

Letter of interest/cover letter
Current resume
UW-Parkside application

For your privacy and protection, please do not include your social security number.This information may be required at a later date but is not necessary to process your application for initial consideration.

Attention materials to Deborah Pierre-Louis by e-mail to, or fax to (262) 595-2693 or mail to UW-Parkside Human Resources, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141.

Contact Name: Deborah Pierre-Louis

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2263

Contact Email:

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