Payroll Analyst (Payroll Technician I) - Payroll Services, Human Resources (507930)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Dec 09, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research Human Resources and Personnel

Job Description


Working Title

Payroll Analyst

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Payroll Services, Human Resources

Appointment Type

This is a one-year probationary position.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$4,584 per month ($55,008 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under immediate supervision, the Payroll Analyst applies a general knowledge of payroll and personnel methods, procedures, and practices to perform fairly standardized payroll and personnel transactions for specific actions, categories of employees or campus departments. Assistance and guidelines are readily available and the methods of performing transactions are well established and outlined, or explained in general terms. Employee will independently initiate, process and complete a diverse range of moderately complex transactions including but not limited to salary payment for employees to ensure payment issue correctly and timely.

Position Information

Process Payroll Transactions:
  • Analyze and process payroll transactions using the appropriate systems. This includes, but is not limited to: pay (intermittent, regular full and part time, overtime, special consultant, shift differential, call back, individual lesson, annual year, 10-month, 10/12, semester, summer session, extended vacation and MSAs); leave status and accruals (vacation, holiday, sick, jury duty, bereavement, military, and compensatory time); and, changes in pay status (appointments, end of probationary periods, promotions, demotions, reclassifications, retirements and separations).
  • Process changes in pay status for appointments, end of probationary periods, promotions, demotions, reclassifications, retirements and separations for all categories or combination of categories of CSU employees including faculty, staff, graduate assistants, student assistants, special consultants, individual course and summer session instructors.
  • Compute net pay based on employees' occupational status, as well as process attendance records, leave accruals, and entitlements, judgments, levies or garnishments on employees' pay and assign employee to the correct CSU retirement program.
  • Assist on maintaining Absence Management Module, process Holiday Pays and Alternate work schedule.

Providing Payroll Support:

  • Provide service to the campus community regarding payroll related questions, this may take the form of telephone calls, electronic communications using service tools, or in-person meetings and training sessions
  • Verify information prior to update or release of payment
  • Maintain files
  • Track employees' status beginning with the appointment through separation
  • Collect outstanding payroll accounts receivable and salary advance balances
  • Process employment verifications, EDD benefit audits and provide payroll records for subpoena requests when necessary

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Equivalent to one year of general administrative experience in payroll and human resources recordkeeping and data entry which has provided the above knowledge and abilities.

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities

  • Working knowledge of general office methods, practices and procedures.

  • Ability to acquire working knowledge of, and independently select and apply, CSU policies, procedures, programs, guidelines, applicable state and federal laws, educational codes, and collective bargaining agreement.
  • Ability to, or acquire the skill to, use web browsers, electronic calendaring programs, ERP/HRIS, and data management systems.
  • Ability to audit and reconcile data; interpret and apply written rules and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy and good judgment in responding to others; use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs; perform mathematical calculations; accurately enter data; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively with others; and read and write at a level appropriate to the position

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map