Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager
Multnomah County Department of County Management
 Portland, Oregon
Job Description

Hybrid - This position is approved to be hybrid and requires 3-days of work onsite and 2 may be remote/telework.

Work Location: This position is approved to be hybrid (remote & onsite). The onsite work location for this position is at the Multnomah Building: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214.

Schedule: Monday - Friday

  • There may be some flexibility with start and end times
  • Flexible schedules may be considered


Are you an experienced or progressing Payroll Manager or professional looking for work that matters? Do you like the challenge of supporting a large diverse workforce? Have you worked in payroll in a union environment and understand the complexity and nuances of multiple contracts? Are you looking for a professional challenge that mixes your strong technical payroll skills with your ability to manage, motivate and lead a staff? Do you value belonging, providing a safe space for all, leading with an equity lens?

At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept differences; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect and an environment of safety, trust, and belonging, for our employees.

As the County's Payroll Manager, you are detail oriented and have the ability to plan and manage the activities of the finance staff to process payroll for Multnomah County. You are able to ensure compliance to laws and regulations as they relate to wage, hour, PERS, deferred compensation and tax reporting.

A successful applicant will also possess the following skills: Acting with integrity, leadership, financial management/procurement/purchasing, outcomes oriented, able to navigate change and able to build relationships.


Payroll is a part of the Department of County Management’s Finance Division. Payroll's mission is processing timely and accurate wage payment to all County employees, ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local wage and hour laws, withholding and remitting taxes and other deductions, issuing wage and tax reporting statements and administering the pension and deferred compensation programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree. Experience may substitute for a degree.
  • Three (3) years of experience in payroll and/or finance operations, including 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal records check

What we bring to you:

  • Benefits offered are competitive and extensive. Click on our link to learn more about them.
  • At Multnomah county, cost of living adjustments and merit is considered on an annual basis