Payroll Technician

State Of Montana Helena , MT 59624

Posted 2 months ago

TITLE: Payroll Technician

STATUS: Permanent, Full-time

ANNUAL SALARY: 42,369.60

CLOSING DATE: 12/30/2018


POSITION NO: 351-66106

DEPARTMENT: Office of Public Instruction

DIVISION: Centralized Services Division




VEBA: Yes, if you are retirement Eligible

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING: Only the information you submit on your attached resume and supplemental questions will be reviewed to determine if you meet the qualifications. The State of Montana Careers system application will not be considered in this process.

To apply for this position, you must attach the required resume and supplemental questions as separate documents. Supplemental questions located at the bottom of this job announcement are required.

Materials not requested in this vacancy announcement will not be considered. (Example: Transcripts and Letters of Reference) Required materials must be received or postmarked by midnight (Mountain Time Zone) on the closing date in order to be considered.

Your resume must include the following information:

  • Education

  • All relevant work history, listing employment in chronological order in a month/year format with the most recent job first.

  • Supervisor's name and phone number for each job.

  • Detailed description of the duties for each job, including hours per week, and the reason why you separated.

Applicants claiming employment preference are required to submit proper documentation to in order to receive any preferences. If you indicate your preference status while completing your application process, the system will generate an e-mail with instructions on how to submit the required preference documents.

Procedures to be used in evaluating an applicant's qualifications may include, but not limited to, a resume, supplemental questions, an oral interview, skills based testing and reference checks.

If accommodation for disability is needed during the application or interview processes, please contact the OPI Human Resource Office at (406) 444-2673 or

The Montana Office of Public Instruction is an equal opportunity employer. Women (and/or) minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

ADDITIONAL SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a Public Employee Retirement position.

Full-time employees earn 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, state holidays, health and dental benefits and life insurance. They also receive access to a defined benefit - contribution retirement. More information can be found at


This position is responsible for processing payroll, benefits and employee travel for the agency. This position uses the State Accounting, Budgeting, and Human Resource System (SABHRS) to administer, process, report and account for payroll, benefits and associated withholding and deductions. This position reviews employee travel within the agency's travel program and enters travel expenses into the State Accounting Budgeting & Human Resource System (SABHRS).


Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and methods; knowledge of state personnel policies and procedures; knowledge of compensation, payroll and benefits principles, and state and federal wage and hour laws; knowledge of computer spreadsheet and word processing applications; and knowledge of confidentiality requirements, data collection and research techniques and report writing.


  • 1 year of job-related experience or other accounting based experience

  • 2 years of job-related college or vocational training

  • Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: The supplemental question(s) are scored in a separate phase and are required for this vacancy announcement.

Supplemental questions are evaluated on their own merit, so you must include specific information regarding names of employers, dates, job titles, duties, etc. on both your resume and supplemental questions to receive full credit for your qualifications. List the position title and your name at the top of each page. The suggested response is a minimum of a page, but no more than 2 pages per question.

Once you have answered the following supplemental questions, you must upload your responses into the State of Montana recruiting system.
1.Describe your experience using the Statewide Accounting, Budgeting, and Human Resources System (SABHRS) or other payroll systems used to record and process payroll activity (i.e. Peachtree, QuickBooks). Be specific on the number of years you used the system and provide detailed examples of the types of activities completed in the payroll system.
2.Describe in detail your experience, including the number of years, in interpreting and implementing state laws, federal regulations, administrative rules or polices as they apply to payroll processes or other types of processes you were responsible for administering.
3.Do you want to be informed before we contact your present employer?

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