Payroll Specialist I
Deadline for Applications is 10/31/2021

Code: 17627 Posted: 10/19/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in ones future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Payroll Specialist

Employment Type: Full-Time – Non-exempt

Reports To: The Payroll Specialist will report to The Human Resources Manager

Pay Range: $41,000.00 – 48,000.00

The Human Resources Department is a dynamic, forward-thinking, and supportive function that promote employee and organizational excellence. The ideal candidate will have the ability to problem solve, practice critical thinking, challenge the status quo, and provide excellent customer service.

Essential Job Functions

Processes payroll, receives employee payroll changes, and provides routine human resources information to one or more work units in order to ensure timely and accurate payroll transaction processing. Maintains personnel records and assists with work unit operational policy development.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares, organizes, disseminates, and processes payroll resources, communications, and materials for one or more work units through various mediums under general supervision
  • Prepares and audits standard work unit payrolls, and completes payroll transactions and changes adhering to established policies and procedures to meet anticipates deadlines
  • Receives, responds to, and resolves employee payroll questions and problems
  • Counsels new, existing, and terminating employees on payroll options, timelines, taxes, and deductions
  • Represents unit/program at institutional payroll workshops, informational meetings, and training sessions
  • Contributes to the development, implementation, interpretation, and revision of work unit Human Resources policies and procedures according to institutional and legal rules and regulations
  • Troubleshoots issues and provides recommendations for resolution
  1. Bachelor’s degree in business management, human resources, or the equivalent
  2. Two years of prior payroll/HR experience
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday October 31st, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 11/01/2021

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