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State of Montana Payroll Specialist - Temporary in Helena, Montana

If applicable, transcripts must be attached to the application to be considered. Unofficial copies are acceptable. Please include an attached response to the following questions in order to be considered for this position. Please limit each response to one page.

  1. How do your qualifications and experiences directly correlate to the duties of this position? Why would you be the best candidate for the job? Examples should highlight your specific skills and abilities and make you stand out.

  2. Explain the roles you have held on a team or while working on a group project. Describe the project, your role(s) and the contributions you made so the group could complete the project. What was the outcome? Reflecting on the project, what things would you change if you could?

About the Position

This is a Temporary position. Hours are expected to be less than 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday between 8 am – 5 pm. The Payroll Specialist position is responsible for providing accurate and concise information to employees, supervisors and human resources in order to process, track, and implement payroll related information. Regularly responds to inquiries such as union affiliation, civil service requirements, W-2 and I-9 questions, benefit information, policies and procedures for MDT and the State, FMLA guidance, and FLSA rules. Assist with a wide variety of other questions or issues that arise during the new hire phase, bi-weekly payroll cycle, and employment status changes. Reports directly to the Payroll Supervisor and does not supervise others.

Minimum Qualifications: 4 years combination of related education and experience such as bachelor’s degree in a related field; or associate’s degree and 2 years of related work experience; or 4 years of related work experience. No prior experience is required. Alternative methods of obtaining the necessary qualifications may be considered on a case by case basis.

Maintains confidences in small, open and professional working environment. Ability to provide detailed and accurate information when producing an audit trail for any changes that are made to a timesheet. Multitasking and coordination abilities when overseeing payroll processes and timelines. Communicates with a wide variety of people in a broad variety of settings, builds consensus within groups while enforcing standards, establishes and maintains effective working relationships.

If you would like a copy of the job profile, please contact Alycia Gereg, HR Generalist.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required additional materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service. If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to sign a release form, which authorizes the department to conduct a name-based background check.

This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at406.444.6054.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.

Job: *Transportation

Title: Payroll Specialist - Temporary

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 20142879