Director, Payroll Services

Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

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Job Description

The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Director, Payroll Services in our Business Services division. The ideal candidate will share our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year. Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4 percent Latinx/Hispanic, 32.2 percent White, 6.3 percent Asian, 5.5 percent African-American, 4.5 percent Pacific Islander, 2 percent multi-ethnic, and less than 1 percent Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve. As one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes.

College of the Canyons is pleased to announce the following:

Director, Payroll Services

Review Date: July 16, 2019

A Classified Management Position

Under the direction of the Vice President, Business Services and the Associate Vice President, Business Services, the Director, Payroll Services is responsible for various and complex functions of the Payroll Services Office, including planning, organizing and directing the operation and activities of District payroll, while assuring compliance with applicable legal requirements, as well as Federal, State, County and District policies.

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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on July 16, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4-5 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:


Three (3) years full-time equivalent progressively responsible payroll and benefits experience is required. At least two (2) years of supervisory/management experience.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree (120 semester units) or higher from an accredited college or university with emphasis in business administration, accounting or related field. Two additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of one year (30 units) of college coursework for a maximum substitution of four additional years of experience for two years (60 units) of college.

Desirable Qualifications:

At least five (5) years of supervisory/management experience.

Previous experience working in an educational institution, preferably a community college setting.

Knowledge of a computerized payroll system.

Knowledge of an administrative computer information management system (preferably Datatel).