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City of Park City Payroll/Benefits Clerk in Park City, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11565470

Park City, KS – An innovative city positioned for growth, with an inclusive hometown feel and a safe and superior quality of life is seeking a professional, detail-oriented candidate to fill the position of Payroll/Benefits Clerk.

Under the supervision of the Finance Director, the Benefits/Payroll Clerk is responsible for processing payroll, preparations of State and Federal payments, maintenance of employee benefit records and related reporting and payments. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented, function with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism, and possess strong accounting and analytical skills, as well as effective public relations, communication, and organizational skills.

Experience: Two years of similar or related experience is required. College training may be substituted for some of the experience.

Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. Relevant college or technical training may be substituted for some experience.

The Payroll/Benefits Clerk offers a rewarding career with a competitive salary, pay range of $16.46 – $24.98 per hour, and an excellent benefits package, to include:

+ Health insurance where the City pays 100% of the premium

+ City funded Health Reimbursement Account to offset insurance deductible, coinsurance, and copays

+ Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, LegalShield, AFLAC, 3-1 Supplemental, Short-term Disability, Life Insurance

+ KPERS Retirement and KPERS 457 Deferred Compensation

+ Vacation, Sick Leave and 11 paid Holidays

+ Training Opportunities and College Tuition Reimbursement

+ On-site fitness facility

+ Wellness Initiatives that include discounted membership to YMCA or area fitness clubs

+ Employee Assistance Program to provide counseling and education to employees and their families.

+ Testing will be required for this position. Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.



Under the supervision of the Finance Director, the Payroll/Benefits Clerk is a non-exempt position under FLSA. This position is responsible for processing payroll, preparation of State and Federal payments, maintenance of employee benefit records and related reporting and payments. The employee must function with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism and possess excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, and payroll skills.


+ Enters and maintains employee data (e.g. new hires, payroll changes, benefits, additional earnings, garnishments, tax information, personal use of City vehicle, etc.) into the payroll system;

+ Processes biweekly employee time and attendance data, monitoring for accuracy, policy adherence, and completeness;

+ Generates biweekly payroll accurately and according to set timelines;

+ Balances and remits all payroll-related taxes, benefits, and other withholdings, as well as retiree health insurance premiums, in a timely manner;

+ Prepares and files W-2 forms, 941 forms, and state unemployment reports;

+ In coordination with the HR Manager, conducts new employee onboarding, ensuring employees gain an understanding of benefit plans and enrollment provisions;

+ Reviews benefit enrollment forms for accuracy and coordinates enrollment and other processing requirements with third party administrators in a timely and efficient manner;

+ Assists employees with disability claim process, and coordinates with third party administrator to manage claims according to the disability plan;

+ Performs monthly reconciliation of all employee benefit billings, and resolves billing problems with carrier representatives;

+ Provides backup support to the HR Manager in submitting workers compensation claims and following up on related paperwork;

+ Assures timely compliance with COBRA guidelines, processing termination of benefits upon employee separation and providing notification to employees of COBRA options;

+ Assists with administration of FMLA program; responsible for processing paperwork and tracking leave and certifications in accordance with applicable laws and organizational policies;

+ Responsible for Affordable Care Act tracking, reporting and compliance activities;

+ Reconciles daily cash receipts and posts to the financial system;

+ Monitors and purchases supplies;

+ Assists the Utility Cashier/Receptionist positions as needed;

+ Provides backup support for all Utility Billing functions;

+ Provides backup assistance to the Senior Accountant as time allows;

+ Follows department policies and procedures;

+ Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


+ Performs employment verifications according to City policy, maintaining records of all requests;

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