Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$24.68 - $30.26 / Hour
Torrey Pines Center South
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#118822 HR Transaction Specialist

Filing Deadline: Tue 9/27/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/06/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/27/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision, the HR Transaction Specialist will provide transaction support for the units/departments provided integrated HR services. They perform key entries in UCPath, Onboarding Solutions and other HR Systems. They process new hire (staff and student) transactions. They assist in troubleshooting and resolving timekeeping and payroll issues in coordination with HR colleagues, UCPath Center, and other Integrated HR Services team members. They attend meetings and trainings on timekeeping and payroll to keep up-to-date and provide feedback to campus units. They assess and recommend modifications to existing processes and procedures, among other duties as assigned.


  • Strong customer service skills with the willingness and ability to embrace and consistently practice our commitment to client service.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with diverse groups of people at all levels in an environment with changing priorities and deadlines using diplomacy and tact. Demonstrated skill in defining complex procedures and actions.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions. Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement and maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to maintain objectivity when dealing with sensitive personnel issues and problematic situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new methods for computer aided data reporting/retrieval, new computer applications, data and word processing software and relational database systems. Demonstrated skill to extract, compile and analyze data to write clear and concise reports.

  • Basic understanding of human resources policies and programs. Ability to interpret policies and procedures relevant to payroll and employment for represented and non-represented employees.

  • Proven ability to analyze complex pay records, personnel forms and payroll time records to initiate payments and prepare timesheets.

  • Proven experience with timekeeping and payroll reporting processes, including overtime and audit reporting.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; initiation to follow-through to completion of all duties.

  • Skill using standard computerized, networked business applications: word processing (e.g. Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (e.g. Excel), communications and scheduling (e.g. Outlook), with the willingness and ability to expand and update skills as needed.

  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to embrace and consistently uphold the principles of community for a collaborative work environment.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
  • Occasional overtime as needed.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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