Posting Date:  02/04/2019
Job Title:  Payroll / Accounting Specialist
Salary:  $3,825 – $4,781 / month
Entity:  City of Ellensburg
Closing Date:  02/18/2019


Recruitment Description:
The City of Ellensburg has a vacancy for a Payroll / Accounting Specialist. The person in this position will perform complex, paraprofessional-level accounting duties, and is responsible for processing the City’s semi-monthly payroll, providing timely and accurate payments to benefit vendors, and State and Federal agencies, and for the preparation of periodic reports and reconciliation of accounts and other payroll related activities.

This position performs under the direction of the Accountant II and requires frequent contact with various City departments and employees.

This is a full-time position scheduled for 8 hours/day, M-F. If regular City of Ellensburg employees covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Ellensburg and OPEIU apply by the internal closing date they will be given first consideration.

Special Requirements:
Must be bondable. Applicants must agree to a credit check and be in good credit standing having no debts currently assigned to collections with a history that reflects no pattern of credit instability. The applicant must not have a pending garnishment or judgment which may cause undue hardship while employed with this agency, with the exception of child support. The hiring authority shall determine the status of applicant’s credit history on a case by case basis.

To view a complete job posting including detailed duties, responsibilities, and qualifications visit the employment section of our website at Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of our employment application form. Applications are available from our website. This position closes 2/18/19. EOE/M/F/V/D.

Primary Duties


Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from a four-year college in accounting or related field with a minimum of two years payroll preparation experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience supporting the knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish the complex accounting and payroll functions.

Contact Information

Trisha Weed
(509) 962-7220


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