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Human Resources and Payroll Administrator

Apply now Job no: 504615
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Human Resources
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The Human Resources and Payroll Administrator ensures an accurate and timely bi-weekly payroll and is responsible for maintaining employee and sponsored guest personnel action forms and processing additional compensation payments.   Responds to inquiries regarding employee HR/payroll related questions.  Provide assistance to employment services and benefits areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process and maintain employee and sponsored guest records
  • Process and validate HR/Payroll transactions
  • Provide assistance to employment services
  • Provide assistance to compensation and benefits
  • Provide assistance to employees
  • Other HR/Payroll duties

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Associate's degree or higher with 2-3 years of experience in human resources, payroll or a related field.

    **Will consider candidates with high school diploma or GED/equivalent plus at least 4-6 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to payroll/human resources
  • Strong interpersonal, written/verbal communications and organization skills with a strong focus on customer service required
  • Strong ability to balance several priorities from multiple sources required; flexibility and adaptability in dealing with rapidly changing priorities and demands necessary
  • Must have strong initiative and the ability to work independently with minimal direction/supervision
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to meet competing deadlines under pressure while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent follow through on commitments, using sound judgment with the ability to recognize and handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Intermediate to advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of University HR/EOO policies and procedures, and prior experience working within an academic and/or clinical setting desirable

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.      

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  



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