Payroll Technician

College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type

Job Description
College of the Canyons

Payroll Technician

A Full-Time Classified Represented Position

Review Date: January 20, 2022


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The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Payroll Technician in the Business Services division.

The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, “Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.

College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.

We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.


Under the direction of the Director of Payroll Services, in conjunction with the AVP, Business Services and the Assistant Superintendent/Vice-President, Business Services, the Payroll Technician performs technical payroll-related functions including but not limited to analysis, reconciliation and reporting for the District’s various payrolls, which are currently processed using the Los Angeles County Office of Education computerized payroll system. Assumes responsibility for all aspects of payroll-related entries and reporting into the Los Angeles County of Education, District, and other related institutional/government agency computerized systems. Provides support to Payroll Coordinators and Director on complex payroll functions. Prepares employee historical payroll, employment, and other related data reports as directed. Complies with established regulations, policies and procedures. Performs specialized office support tasks relating to Payroll Services and other related duties as assigned, including clerical types of tasks.

Job Requirements
Two years (2) full-time equivalent experience in a general office with increasing responsibility. Including a minimum of one (1) year experience with payroll processing. Experience using a computerized payroll system is required.

Education equivalent to an Associate’s degree (60 semester units) is required. Two years’ direct experience in addition to that identified above may be substituted for each year (30 units) of college.

Desirable Qualifications:
Payroll experience working in an educational institution or public agency system.
Experience using Microsoft Office applications (Word/Excel).
Experience using an administrative database (such as HRS, Datatel, or PeopleSoft).

Application Process:
Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day on January 20, 2022.

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources office at (661) 362-3427 or email:

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