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Payroll Training/Communications Specialist -Training & Development Spec 3

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State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 2 months ago

Job Details

Working Title: Payroll Training/Communications Specialist

Class Title: Training and Development Specialist 3

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 09/28/2018

Closing Date: 11/09/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Management & Budget

Division/Unit: Payroll Services

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $47,857 - $79,199 /annually

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

NOTE: This posting has been extended to expand the pool of applicants.

This position is a member of the Communications & Training team in Statewide Payroll Services, which is part of the Accounting Services Division. The team supports payroll communications and training for approximately 100 state agencies to ensure every state employee is paid correctly on a biweekly basis.

This position works with team unit staff to design, develop, update, and implement new timely, accurate, knowledge-based training for the State's HR/Payroll system (SEMA4) including: maintain the payroll portion of the website and update payroll on-line help facility; author and coordinate the publishing and distribution of payroll memos, newsletters, and self-service related communications; develop documentation of statewide payroll policy and procedures; provide any training related to system fixes or software upgrades; and developing effective strategies for assisting in planning and conducting payroll training for state agencies.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience working with a large complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) system serving multiple, diverse users. A Bachelor's or Advanced degree in Communications, Technical Writing, Business Administration, Accounting, Information Systems, or a related field may substitute for one year of experience.

  • Experience with government sufficient to have an understanding of the diverse operations of state agencies;

  • Experience in preparing memos, training documentation, policy and procedure development;

  • Extensive experience utilizing software for system documentation to assist end users;

  • Experience utilizing software, such as Tridion, for web page design;

  • Experience utilizing software for training delivery and development;

  • Experience conducting classroom or online training;

  • Strong customer service skills with a diverse group of users;

  • Proven communication skills (oral, written, and presentation) and ability to submit a portfolio of writing samples for examination, on request.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA or Advanced degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Communications, or Technical related fields;

  • Extensive knowledge and/or experience with Oracle PeopleSoft software and/or table structure;

  • Experience with state government sufficient to have an understanding of the diverse payroll operations of state agencies;

  • Experience conducting SEMA4 classroom or online training;

  • Experience in designing and implementing new training classes;

  • Experience using software to record and deliver web based training;

  • Experience creating documentation compliant with ADA content accessibility guidelines;

  • Experience using RoboHelp software for online system (i.e. "Help" documentation);

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate; or

  • Payroll Certification from the American Payroll Association (APA).

Additional Requirements

Minnesota Management and Budget will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Colleen Siegel at


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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