Arkansas Department of Health - Little Rock, AR

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The Payroll Services Specialist is responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Typical Functions

Assists payroll staff by processing and coordinating the production of payrolls within established timeframes. Calculates and balances payroll records and data, makes appropriate corrections to payrolls, and coordinates and notifies staff of payroll corrections with various departments. Prepares voucher adjustments, reviews computer printouts, makes corrections, coordinates filing of payrolls, and distributes reports, as required or requested. Assists in preparing payroll reports for state and federal agencies, assists departments with payroll related questions or problems, and compiles data concerning payroll production when requested. Reviews data entered in computer for accuracy, verifies corrections made, schedules and plans workflow for various payrolls, and coordinates jobs with computer services. Provides technical assistance concerning payroll, reviews budgets to verify salary loads, and assists in distributing warrants. Explains policies and procedures, assists in training payroll employees, prepares responses to correspondence, and recommends changes in payroll production procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of state payroll processing requirements. Knowledge of standard government accounting principles and state budgetary procedures. Ability to coordinate production of payrolls. Ability to reconcile and balance payroll documents. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to coordinate and instruct employees involved in payroll production.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree, in business administration, accounting, or related field; plus two years of experience in payroll processing, payroll accounting or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications


This position runs payroll processes, researches and resolves payroll errors before payroll runs, submits off-cycle payrolls, prepares and answers garnishment and levies; child support, etc., for entry. Reconciles retirement reports and submits proper documentation for changes. Reviews and submits workers compensation forms, works with timekeepers to resolve time errors and leave that is out of balance. Answer and help employees with questions concerning earnings statements concerning pay, changes, and deductions. Key direct deposits, changes to tax forms, and completes wage verifications. Run reports and work on special projects as needed. This position is governed by federal and state laws and agency/institution policy.

HIRING OFFICIALS PREFERENCES: Knowledge of state payroll processing using AASIS, excellent customer service skills, computer/software knowledge and typical office equipment.

This position offers a full benefits package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.

Unqualified individuals need not apply.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.

Hiring Official-Vicki Fleming

This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.

If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.


All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.

When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).

Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.

Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Fax No. 501-661-2675

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