Posting Date:  01/12/2022
Job Title:  Payroll Manager
Salary:  $78,408 – $105,760 Annually
Entity:  Washington State Department of Health
Closing Date:  Open until filled

Description:

About the Department of Health
The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state.

Our Values
Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are:
Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives.
Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all.
Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone.
Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us.
Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day.

Benefits of Working for DOH
Washington is America’s Top State, according to U.S. News (2021), and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

About the Position
The Payroll Manager provides the vision and leadership to develop and administer payroll policies and procedures, supporting the agency’s goals and strategic plan while complying with state and federal laws and regulations. This position manages the transformation of the data from day-to-day payroll, time and attendance, policy, and other business events and decisions into accountable, meaningful fiscal transactions, accurate tax reporting, and benefits eligibility decisions.

The Payroll Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing the delivery of payroll and benefit administration services and providing technical guidance and outreach agency-wide. This position supervises a team of nine (9) employees in the delivery of these services.

The duty station for this position is in Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a hybrid (telework/on-site) work schedule is expected.

Primary Duties

Qualifications

Option 1: Six (6) or more years of professional experience in payroll administration including, cyclical processing of payroll and benefits; collection and remittance of employment taxes; administration of employee benefits; and interpretation and implementation of associated federal, state, and local laws, rules, policies, and procedures.

OR

Option 2: A Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, business administration, finance, or another closely allied field; AND two (2) or more years’ professional experience in payroll administration including, cyclical processing of payroll and benefits; collection and remittance of employment taxes; administration of employee benefits; and interpretation and implementation of associated federal, state, and local laws, rules, policies, and procedures.

AND

Two (2) or more years of supervisory and leadership experience to include all aspects of workforce and performance development, effectively coaching and mentoring, and providing direction and correction when required. Demonstrated skill in building a collaborative environment and establishing or maintaining consistency in business processes and technical-level decision-making.
Computer skills: MS Excel – advanced ability to develop and manipulate complex spreadsheets with multiple math functions, advanced filters, macros, and links to external sources of information. Create custom toolbars and chart types, pivot tables, import data from other sources, filter lists, and use data analysis tools.

Contact Information

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.

If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Linda.Riggle@doh.wa.gov, (360) 236-4226, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages).

Links

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/doh/jobs/3206024/payroll-manager-wms-band-2-doh5770

Other Information

Live and Work in a Great State
Washington is America’s Top State according to U.S. News (2021) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Washington offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be a part of a community. Washington offers a quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high-energy urban center of Seattle, one of the nation’s top-ranked cities, to the more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington’s distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature.