Payroll and Benefits Support Specialist

Brighton Central School District   Rochester, NY   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on February 23, 2023
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Job Opening Information Payroll and Benefits Support Specialist

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Position Title
Payroll and Benefits Support Specialist
Required Application Type
School Related Personnel
Salary/Pay Scale
$19.50 per hour
Job Description

37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year. Includes benefits and NYS retirement.

This position involves direct participation in the performance of the payroll and benefit functions for the Brighton Central School District.  The position assists the Payroll Specialist and the Benefit Specialist in processing routine transactions involving time and attendance, payroll maintenance, health and life insurance, pension plans and other benefits particular to the District.  The employee reports directly to and works under general supervision of a higher level staff member. 


Enters new hire information into WinCap

Reviews timecards/sheets, checking hours worked and hours missed due to leave, vacation, illness, compensation and tardiness;

Enters information from timecards into payroll system and submits for approval;

Performs payroll processing duties such as calculating, data keying and filing;

Furnishes copies of payroll to parties concerned;

Maintains and/or updates attendance records for employees;

Explains payroll related information and options; direct deposit, timecard coding, and deferred compensation either by meeting with new employees or responding to inquiries;

Provides first level customer service via email and phone for benefit-related transactions

Data entry for routine benefit-related transaction into third-party and financial management programs (BusinessSolver, WinCap);

Acts as liaison or assists with various benefit agencies and the department concerning clarification of policies, procedures and plan updates;

Maintains benefits files in connection with the agency's fringe benefit and compensation programs;

Processes payroll changes in regard to benefit elections and related deductions, etc.;

Compiles bills and reconciles premium charges to insurance carriers;

Assists with retiree billing;

Performs various other office duties as requested.

Civil Service Title
Payroll Clerk/Benefits Specialist
Job Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

 (A)       Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's degree or 60 college credit hours, plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience providing employee benefit support; OR,

 (B)       Four (4) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent responsible clerical experience, two (2) years of which shall have been providing payroll duties and/or employee benefit support; OR,

(C)       An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.



Application Procedure

Why Brighton Central School District?

The Brighton Central School District in upstate New York is located in a family-oriented community offering excellent public services and recreation to residents of all ages. The town includes attractive residential properties, small businesses and professional office buildings with convenient access to the City of Rochester's cultural, educational and commercial opportunities. Brighton is a cosmopolitan community with people of diverse nationalities, religions and ethnic backgrounds.

The name Brighton Central Schools has become synonymous with quality education, and many of our district's residents choose to live here because of our outstanding educational system. Students, staff, parents and residents are proud of their schools and maintain an active interest and involvement long after their children have grown. This translates into strong, consistent support for budgets and capital projects.

The school district attracts a highly experienced, stable faculty who find the district a personally and professionally rewarding place to work. Parents play a special role in all schools as volunteers, as members of the PTSA, and as participants in school committees and decision-making.

Brighton's compact geography makes it ideal for our school organization, which includes four district-wide schools in which all students in each grade attend the same building. All the district's buildings have been renovated or expanded to more adequately meet the needs of an educational program in the 21st century.

Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to a thriving community of learners. Brighton is deeply committed to empowering students to celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion as they embark on achieving their full potential for personal development, educational success, and lifelong learning. 

Brighton Central School District seeks candidates for faculty and staff positions that are eager to make Brighton an even more diverse and inclusive district for its students to thrive within. A range of backgrounds and perspectives leads to a variety of ideas, knowledge, and approaches, and we believe that a deep understanding and valuing of differences is necessary to our overall mission.

We are committed to equipping students with knowledge, values, and skills that will enrich their lives and enable them to become responsible, contributing citizens of a changing global community. We seek to foster a community that appreciates the benefits and responsibilities of living in a diverse world.

The Brighton Central School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. Further, the District does not discriminate on the basis of religion or creed, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, criminal arrest or conviction record, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal non-discrimination.

About Rochester:

This metropolitan region is known for its vast selection of family-oriented activities and attractions. The third largest city in New York State, the greater Rochester region is inhabited by a little more than one million people. Conveniently located, Rochester is a six hour drive from New York City, 3 1/2 hours from Toronto and 90 minutes from Niagara Falls. From listening to great jazz on the streets to children being entertained at the second largest children’s museum in the U.S., Rochester is filled with museums, attractions, music, theater, festivals, sports, special events and more. Former home to pioneers and independent thinkers like Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, Rochester has worked hard to preserve and honor its history. Ultimately, Rochester's biggest asset is its people – Rochester is a welcoming and friendly place.