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Home » Uncategorized » Human Resource-Payroll Specialist

Human Resource-Payroll Specialist


The Center for Health Innovation (CHI), headquartered in Silver City, NM is seeking a Human Resource/Payroll Specialist to assist with Human Resources and Payroll Management.  This position requires a bachelor’s degree in human resources and administration management and 2 years of relevant experience.  Review full position description below.  Send resume and letter of interest by October 9, 2020 to Lucinda Tecca at

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Finance/HR Director performs basic functions of the Finance Department including preparing compensation and benefit packages, maintaining employee records related to hiring, transferring, promoting and terminating.   Maintain payroll records in employee database and process payroll in financial accounting system.  Assists with other Human Resource and accounting duties.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Prepare or update employment records related to hiring, transferring, promoting and terminating
  • Explain Human Resources policies, procedures, laws and standards to new and existing employees
  • Ensure new hire paperwork is completed and processed
  • Processing all personnel action forms and ensuring proper approval.
  • Process job postings
  • Process background checks and schedule drug and alcohol screens
  • Maintain benefit records in payroll system and data base
  • Processes payroll on a bi-weekly basis. Includes collection of timesheets, calculation of hours worked, PTO etc. Input of data in accounting software for processing.
  • Ensures all required documentation is on file to comply with local, state and federal laws.
  •  Process all payroll taxes and payment of employee benefits
  • Keep track of hour rates, wages, compensation benefit rates and new hire information etc.
  • Prepare and execute pay orders through an electronic system to distribute paychecks
  • Address issues with questions regarding payroll from all employees
  • Perform other related human resources and accounting duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or Administration (2 years exp. may substitute for 1 year of education).
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in similar position required.  
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all employees and department needs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to self-initiate and adaptable with ability to communicate to staff members and the public.
  • Must have an attention to detail.   Must have good basic math skills.

Required Skills: 

  • Basic accounting practices and principles of Fund Accounting.
  • Must have basic understanding of computers.
  • Must have basic understanding of Windows,
  • Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Must be willing to use personal vehicle in the course of employment.
  • Must be willing to do inter and intra state travel as needed.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of accounting software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources principles and practices preferred

Physical Demands

  • Occasional prolonged standing/walking
  • Occasional lifting of supplies and/or equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional driving short and /or long distances.
  • Frequent use of computers and keyboard.

Working Conditions

  • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Considerable use of keyboard
  • Intermittent pressure due to deadlines and working with the public.
  • Must be able to travel locally, within New Mexico and by air nationally.

Special Requirements

  • Must be willing to use personal vehicle in the course of employment. 

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and should not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.