Job: Payroll Specialist
 Job Title:  Payroll Specialist
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  Specialist I - $29,446 to $47,114 per year; Specialist II -
 Job Code:  JTC3954
 Posted On:  24 May 2013
 Deadline:  June 14, 2013
 Company/Agency:  San Diego Association of Governments
 Job Category:  Human Resources-Payroll
 Location:  San Diego, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description
  SANDAG has great pride in being a fiscally responsible public agency and has implemented rigorous accounting processes and financial reporting procedures to monitor expenses, encumbrances, grant funds, and project budgets and accurately document various types of financial transactions. SANDAG was recently awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The Payroll Specialist will perform accounting and administrative duties to support the Payroll team including preparing and processing bi-weekly payroll, auditing payroll reports, processing tax forms, performing data entry, preparing account reconciliations, setting up voluntary deductions, and resolving payroll issues.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent and one to six years of recent experience providing support for accounting and payroll functions, preferably with a government-related organization. A designation as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), and/or specialized training or college level course work in accounting, business, finance, or a related field is highly desirable.

SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.

How to Apply

A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG Web site at We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.

The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG Web site at Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or e-mailing

Application Supplement

To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to
200 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.

Supplemental Questions

1. Describe three work habits or strategies that best demonstrate your ability to be accurate.

2. Please provide an example of when you had to deal with an upset employee or customer. What steps did you take to help resolve the situation?

Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via e-mail, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See the How to Apply page on our careers Web site for additional information.

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Applications for the Payroll Specialist position will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013.
 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Human Resources  Primary Phone:  (619) 699-1900
 Title:   Fax:  (619) 699-6905
 Company/Agency:  San Diego Association of Governments  Email:
 Location:  San Diego, CA  Contact Web Site: