Columbia Basin College (“CBC” or the “College”) seeks a team-oriented Human Resources Consultant 1 (HRC1) to perform a variety of first-level professional and confidential duties in support of payroll and compensation functions of the College’s Human Resources Office. This position works independently in making decisions regarding payroll processes within established guidelines and resolves problems and/or inquiries, and initiates corrective action reporting to their immediate supervisor. This position reports to the Director for Compensation.
Please Note: This is a non-permanent, non-represented position and under WAC 357-19-370 must not exceed twenty-four (24) months, although other positions may become available for application during the time of employment.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by March 8, 2021 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Respond to payroll/compensation, benefit, and other first-level Human Resources inquiries from student employees, faculty, staff, and the general public; evaluate the inquiries and respond appropriately with information, referral, and/or recommend a course of action;
Maintain and evaluate payroll/compensation record keeping systems, databases, spreadsheets and use the Payroll Personnel Management Systems (PPMS) screens and control tables;
Identify, prepare and verify payroll input accuracy and assist in corrective actions in all payroll/compensation discrepancies;
Manually calculate and generate hand drawn payroll checks as needed;
Investigate and correct errors to ensure compliance with established payroll procedures and other state and federal labor laws, guidelines or policies;
Assist with monitoring the accuracy of year-to-date payroll records to ensure the IRS 941 is balanced;
Demonstrate accuracy in all payroll input and meet on-line deadlines for payment of semi-monthly taxes to avoid putting the college at risk and or creating liability;
Review the College's leave management submissions and reports;
Responsible for approved leave accounting PPMS system input;
Assist with the processing of leave accruals, the management of shared leave, sick leave, vacation, and worker's compensation buyback program in accordance with the College collective bargaining agreements, Office of Financial Management guidelines and state and federal regulations;
Ensure the proper posting to payroll of annual sick leave buyout, vacation and/or sick leave or VEBA buyout at retirement;
Perform daily job scheduling to ensure CBC fulfills its obligation to the Center for Information Services (CIS) data processing and/or to ensure required data is forwarded electronically to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, DRS, MIS reporting, and other campus departments;
Assist with the annual completion of W-2 processing and continue to assist with providing duplicate copies of W-2's as requested; assist with locating payroll/compensation records as needed for public records requests and comply with retention of payroll records;
Prepare and maintain the represented staff seniority list;
Coordinate and maintain input in the PPMS system and ensure local control table update as needed or as provided by CIS; stay informed of other new developments of the PPMS systems;
Establish and maintain an electronic and/or manual file systems or data base files for Human Resources documents and/or reports as required;
May assist in gathering information or records for surveys, State Board requests, labor relations, discovery and/or public records request as needed; and
CBC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Protected groups are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's degree from an institutionally accredited college or university;
One (1) year of experience in human resources or related setting that included payroll and bookkeeping duties/responsibilities; and
Advanced technical experience using computers and software applications, specifically Microsoft Office products such as Excel to create and manipulate large spreadsheets with complex mathematical formulas to calculate data, link worksheets and import data from other sources; database experience for creating simple tables, queries, data entry forms and/or reports; and Word experience using standard functions to create, format, edit, preview, print and save documents, mail merge, etc.
Understanding of payroll and payroll tax laws;
Knowledge of bookkeeping and/or accounting procedures and strong math skills.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.