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(Archived) Human Resources/Payroll Officer

Last Updated: 3/22/23

Job Description


JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the preparation of all payrolls, coordination of personnel benefit programs; placing of personnel want ads; and maintenance of payroll and personnel records. HR must maintain confidentiality about management or business information that is not available to non-management employees or outsiders.


  • Being actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads and managing the hiring process.
  • Processes background check on prospective new hires.
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation regarding personnel benefits programs and general personnel policies of the institution.
  • Reconcile Oklahoma Teacher’s Retirement monthly files, and retiree employment verification forms.
  • Keeps OPSU in compliance with the E-Verify process.
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the human resources budget.
  • Guides employees and managers on employee relations, issues, and problems; ensures disciplinary actions are carried out legally.
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Investigate employee issues and conflicts and brings them to resolution.
  • Ensure all company HR policies are applied consistently.
  • Conduct performance and salary reviews.
  • Works with OSU Payroll services to ensure OPSU payrolls are reconciled and submitted to State Finance for processing.
  • Works with OSU Benefits to reconcile and coordinate employee benefits.
  • Coordinates the Fall sessions of the Catapult on-site Wellness event.
  • Assists with annual open enrollment for both OSU/A&M benefits and American Fidelity Assurance benefits.
  • Assist in performance management processes.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance.
  • Understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures.
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of human resource strategies and practices, including compensation, performance management, safety, hiring and employee relations; able to apply these strategies and practices in compliance with employment regulations.
  • Performs confidential administrative and clerical support in the human resource operations.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
  • Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible
  • Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner
  • Other duties as assigned by Vice President of Fiscal Affairs or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field, or equivalent education or experience.
  • Three years experience in payroll and payroll benefit plans.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field, or equivalent education or experience.


Completed Consent and Disclosure form for the pre-employment background check (available at

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Company Details

Goodwell, Oklahoma, United States
OPSU is a baccalaureate degree granting institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. General governance of the institution is in the hands of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. Academic programs and financial support are authorized and coordinated through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.