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CPA - Payroll Policy Program Specialist V

Texas State Government Austin, TX
  • Posted: March 02, 2019
  • Full-Time

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.

If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information. DIVISION: Fiscal Management/Statewide Fiscal Systems GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work.

Work involves tracking and analyzing the potential impact of pending legislation and providing written analysis of the impact with recommended actions. Requires knowledge of Texas and U.S. payroll and labor laws and sources available to research those laws.

Requires a working knowledge of Texas agencies' payroll processing, deadlines, policies and systems. Work involves planning and analyzing user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve statewide human resource and payroll systems. Analyzes and tests new or existing procedures, information systems or utility programs for efficiency and effectiveness.

Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. WORK HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 40-hour workweek, Monday through Friday.

May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holiday. Hours may change based on business needs. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Respond to inquiries from state agencies to identify research, analyze, and resolve specific human resource and payroll related issues utilizing the statewide systems and existing legislation.

Respond to inquiries from various departments within CPA regarding policy and legislative interpretation. Identify issues, plan, draft and develop requests for modifications and/or enhancements to the statewide human resource and payroll systems. Analyze moderately complex functional and technical specifications.

Participate in work sessions. Assist agency personnel with the system testing of interfaces between agency internal systems and statewide systems. Develop and conduct training classes for state agency personnel.

Review and revise user manuals, on-line documentation, procedures, policies, and other documentation as needed. Review HR/payroll related data, produced by the CPA ad hoc reporting team, for completeness and accuracy. Performs other related duties as assigned.EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.

PREFERRED EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, Communications, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems. EXPERIENCE: Five years of experience with any combination of human resources, payroll or benefits administration. Two (2) years of experience working at a State of Texas agency working in either the payroll or human resource office directly assisting employees of that agency.

One (1) year of experience interpreting human resources policies, payroll policies, Texas Government Code, Federal Labor Laws, IRS regulations or Texas Open Records laws. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience with payroll processing Experience with payroll processing in multiple states, including those with state and local taxes Experience gathering requirements, designing, or testing automated systems that administer accounting, human resources, payroll and/or benefits administration Experience using USAS, USPS, SPRS, HRIS, or CAPPS at a Texas state agency or institution of higher education Experience with tracking proposed bills through the Texas legislative process, interpreting the HR/Payroll impact of the bill, and communicating results to management Experience writing letters and recommendations regarding specific Texas HR/Payroll policies Experience with IRS payroll reports SUBSTITUTIONS: One (1) additional year of experience performing human resources, payroll or benefits administration work may substitute for thirty semester hours of educational requirement with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours (four years). PREFERRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Society of Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Society of Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact.

It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions.

Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE: Human resources and payroll processing procedures General salary administration policies, rules, and procedures Legislative lifecycle SKILLS: Effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication) Identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving) ABILITIES: Work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork) Adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability) Meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service) Effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence) Be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity) IMPORTANT NOTES TO THE CANDIDATE: Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation. Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.

CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Administration who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.) Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits. VETERANS: Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of OS, 205, 80 or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications.

Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at: We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen. Unless otherwise indicated on specific postings, regular attendance is an essential job requirement of all positions.

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