USC Human Resources Administration

Job code: 113207Payroll Processor I

Grade: F |Overtime eligible: Yes |Date approved: July 30, 2004


Performs tasks related to the receipt and processing of payroll documentation and records.


Priority Time (%) Task (Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.)

% Receives and records incoming payroll documentation. Routes for appropriate action.

% Processes employment verifications.

% Processes handdrawn payroll checks: generates checks, secures authorized signature, prints log and files checks for pickup.

% Assists in controlling batch numbers and check stock.

% Assists in preparing all monthly and bi-weekly payroll checks for distribution.
Emergency response/recovery:    
In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to "report to duty" in accordance with the university's emergency operations plan and/or the employee's department's emergency response and/or recovery plans. Familiarity with those plans and regular training to implement those plans is required. During or immediately following an emergency, the employee will be notified to assist in the emergency response efforts, and mobilize other staff members if needed.


Minimum education Preferred education
  • High school or equivalent
  • Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
0–6 months 1 year
Minimum field of expertise Preferred field of expertise
Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Payroll or general office.
  • Answer telephones
  • Balance figures
  • Communicate with others to gather information
  • Gather and input data
  • Calculator
  • Computer network (university)
  • Computer and peripheral equipment
  • Typewriter
Supervises level
May oversee student, temporary and/or casual workers.


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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer