Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$50,000.00 - $65,000.00/Year
Hybrid Remote
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#123254 Payroll Analyst

Filing Deadline: Thu 6/1/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote work.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/23/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/1/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

UC San Diego employees will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.


The incumbent serves as the Payroll Analyst in HR Payroll, under the domain of People Data, Systems, and Processes. For UC San Diego, this position serves as the primary subject matter expert and resource on compensation payments for Academic, Staff, and Students. This includes the analysis, resolution, and coordination of retroactive and prospective wage implementation; interpretation and implementation of contractual bargaining agreements; Labor Related payments; and other Academic Faculty contractual payments. The incumbent is also responsible for the reporting, analysis, and reconciliation of various Payroll Financial Accounts.

This position recommends applicable policy to appropriate central offices, and develops and implements processes and procedures associated with these recommendations. This is a critical role and the primary point of contact for payroll, timekeeping, and HCM-related inquiries servicing all UC San Diego employees. This role requires critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills to research, analyze and identify root causes to resolve a wide range of complex timekeeping and pay-related issues. The incumbent must possess knowledge and experience as a payroll subject matter expert and understand internal controls and compliance associated with HR and Payroll.

The role requires exceptional customer service skills while balancing adherence to complex policies, collective bargaining agreements, and procedures to respond to all levels of inquiries. This position will work independently as well as collaboratively with internal team members, employees, and departments, as well as central and system-wide entities and personnel. This role will partner with stakeholders, including the UCPath center, to identify and improve cross-functional processes, enhance communication and develop/deliver training and presentations to help guide and assist employees, timekeepers, and transactors.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area or an equivalent combination of experience/training.

  • Working knowledge of many payroll processes, policies, and procedures. Intermediate mathematical skills.

  • Working knowledge of organizational processes, procedures, and understanding of organizational rules and regulations. Demonstrated ability to interpret policies and procedures and contract agreements after analyzing the business requirements, regulations, and similar information.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer application programs. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications (i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook) with knowledge and skills in related software, databases, and spreadsheets in an integrated computer environment. Ability to train other in the use of these applications.

  • Exceptional writing skills to clearly, concisely, and logically articulate ideas, using appropriate editorial style and grammar. Ability to translate technical information and concepts into easily understandable language for a diverse audience.

  • Problem solving, problem identification and reasoning skills. Demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to analyze information and situations, troubleshoot problems, policies and procedures, and to independently formulate logical and objective conclusions from facts, situations, data and observations. Demonstrated judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Skills to provide coaching and mentoring to support staff.

  • Verbal, written and active listening communication skills. Uses interpersonal skills and service orientation skills in interactions with customers and colleagues.

  • Effective interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff, administrators, and co-workers, and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, subordinates, and managers.


  • A background check is required prior to employment.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,900 - $91,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.02 - $44.01

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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