Division Chief, Payroll

County of Santa Barbara
Until Filled

Division Chief, Payroll
Auditor-Controller’s Office
County of Santa Barbara

Annual Salary: $114,084-$140,625 (DOE/DOQ)*
The negotiable salary range is base salary. The top of the range for salary advancement, is $167,167.

The Auditor-Controller’s Office seeks a Division Chief to oversee payroll processes Countywide. This position will manage five technically savvy payroll staff, including a payroll supervisor who ensures that payroll is processed for 4,893 staff members, including extra help. This Chief also serves as a proactive business partner to 26 departments to ensure the department is meeting their business needs, and as part of the Executive Team, contributes to executive decision making for the department while fostering a culture of continuous improvement and staff development. This position works with an amazing team of professionals who value the culture they have built that is empowering and rewarding.

Ideal Candidate:
Our ideal candidate will have a background overseeing and leading teams and a strong understanding of complex payroll processes and systems, ideally within a public sector organization. The ideal candidate will be an adept problem solver with a high level of emotional intelligence and demonstrate calm under pressure.  Ideally, this Chief should have a strong understanding of payroll regulations, laws, guidelines and rules. With the County considering a change in their payroll system, the incumbent should have knowledge of different ERP platforms, payroll modules, and have experience contributing to, or overseeing similar organizational change projects.  This Division Chief will be enthusiastic and have a mindset focused on finding better ways to get things done, while demonstrating excellence in relationship building, collaboration and leadership.

For more details please see the complete recruitment brochure: https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Brochure-WBCP_SB_DCP-ACO_R3-FINAL.pdf

Online Application: The County of Santa Barbara offers a simple and convenient online application (application process should only take 15 minutes).  Please apply online at www.sbcountyjobs.com and attach your resume and cover letter. For consideration apply by October 30th.

Questions? Contact your recruiter Carolyn Marceda at:
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