Payroll Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
County of Marin Department of Finance
Location of position: 
San Rafael, CA
$8,330.40 – $10,120.93 / Month
Date Posted: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 21, 2019
Job Description: 

PAYROLL MANAGER Department of Finance Marin County, San Rafael, CA $8,330.40 – $10,120.93 / Month

At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here. Read on to find out more about this opportunity.


Under the general direction of the Accounting and Payroll Division Chief, the Payroll Manager manages the staff and operations of the County’s centralized payroll systems; designs and implements payroll policies and procedures for County departments; works with County Information Systems & Technology and Human Resources staff, and the County’s HR Payroll System provider on implementation of compensation and policy changes, updates and modifications; and analyzes output for accuracy and compliance with federal and state laws and memorandums of understanding. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in labor negotiations and take an active role in performance management, coaching and staff/team development.


Our Highly Qualified Candidate: has proven experience overseeing the processing of a high-volume payroll operation. Additionally, they have exceptional communication skills; familiarity with collective bargaining environments with varying payroll and benefit elements; and proven experience in a supervisory role. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a sound understanding of payroll and financial policies and governmental payroll procedures, including Federal, State and County regulations.

This individual is organized, dependable and flexible; customer-focused; a strategic/critical thinker who proactively recommends changes to policies, procedures and technology solutions; independently seeks opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement for the department; functions well in support of a team; and thrives working in a fast-paced, progressive organization.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: An eight-year combination of relevant coursework and professional experience. A typical way of achieving these requirements would be graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration or a closely related field and four years of increasingly responsible professional payroll experience, at least one year of which must have included supervisory experience. Experience in a governmental agency, working with government clients, or in a unionized environment is highly desirable.

Certificates and Licenses: Possession of a Certified Payroll Professional Certificate is desirable.

Filing Deadline: This recruitment is open and continuous, and applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the County online application. Apply online at: or contact Marin County HR Dept. Staffing Division by email at or by phone at (415) 473-2126. EEO/TTY