Auburn, Alabama

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Home Org Name


Division Name

Human Resources

Position Title

Specialist, Payroll & Employee Benefits

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Performs payroll-and benefits-related functions, including benefits administration, payroll processing, payroll tax compliance, and associated reporting in a high-volume environment.

Essential Functions

Determines benefits eligibility, enrolls eligible employees in benefits and codes deductions and taxes for all employees.

Processes payrolls which includes calculation of net pay and calculates overpayments, ensuring payrolls are issued properly and on time.

Ensures the balancing of accounts, reports and disbursements of deductions to vendors.

Communicates with employees to inform and advise about confidential matters, policies, procedures and regulations in regards to both payroll and benefit issues.

Ensures billing for missed premiums and handling cash/check/payments.

Enters, balances and maintains related files and records.

Supervises, edits, updates and inputs the appropriate accounting and journal entries.

Maintains, revises and audits plan and tax documents ensuring they are maintained within IRS rules and regulations.

May provide payroll and benefit related training to university employees.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in payroll processing, taxes, and employee benefit administration

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Consideration for Level II requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of relevant experience in payroll processing, taxes and employee benefit administration

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with Banner HR and Kronos timekeeping system
Experience with extensive data entry

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$22,300 - $41,700

Job Category

Human Resources

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents
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  • * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
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  • * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
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  • * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have 4 years of experience in payroll processing, taxes, and employee benefits administration OR a degree to use in lieu of years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Auburn, Alabama

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    Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

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