Payroll & Benefits Specialist - Part-Time

Position ID: 30499
Georgia Gwinnett College
Business & Finance
Payroll & Benefits
Position Description
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Job Class: 
Payroll Specialist
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Job Details
Position Title:  Payroll and Benefits Specialist - Part-Time
Opened Date:  10/26/2015
Job Category:  Staff
Department:  Payroll & Benefits - 7010212
Division:  Business & Finance
Required Documents:  Cover Letter, Resume
Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. With a current enrollment of over 11,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2016, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology. 


The Payroll and Benefits Specialist is a part-time position scheduled on an as needed basis up to 19 hours per week. The primary duties of the position will be providing technical and administrative support to the Office of Payroll and Benefits, performing other related duties as assigned. Under general supervision, assists in operational function/support of the administration of the Office’s payroll/benefits processes to include: all facets of timekeeping and payroll processing in an automated system; complete, verify, and process forms and documentation for administration of benefits to include health/life/disability insurance, workers compensation, and retirement; review/audit of system data; and time and attendance procedural support. Has necessary knowledge of payroll and benefits policies/procedures in order to answer employee/manager questions, ensure benefit records are accurately maintained and personal employee data is confidential. Administrative functions performed may include: data entry, copying, scanning, developing routine correspondence and filing with strong attention to detail. 


Hourly rate commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Two years prior operational experience in payroll /benefits.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with internal/external contacts.
  • Be a collaborative and collegial member of the Payroll and Benefits team.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain a strict degree of confidentiality.
  • Must have proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook products.
  • Ability to adhere to and meet strict deadlines. 


  • Associate’s degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred.
  • Experience with ADP and/or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management system.
  • Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years prior operational payroll/benefits experience.
Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

Work Hours:  Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends). This is a part-time position up to 19 hours per week.
Position Status:  Part-Time
FLSA:  Non-exempt
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Employee Personnel and Records (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
High School/GED
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator