Director of Payroll Operations
This is administrative fiscal work at the full performance level that involves supervising and coordinating the payroll department. An employee in this class is responsible for administering and supervising payroll operations and staff to ensure the timely and accurate payment of both the compensations paid to and the obligations made by voluntary and involuntary deductions taken from the pay of employees of Norfolk Public Schools The work involves establishing and administering payroll procedures and guidelines; supervising a staff of payroll and accounting clerks in the daily processing of the payroll; researching and resolving payroll problems; communicating procedures, deadlines, and schedules to school personnel; and supervising the processing of individual payroll deductions for retirement and other benefit programs. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Finance Officer, but the incumbent plans, organizes, and carries out the work primarily on the basis of own judgment and initiative, following established policies, practices, and routines. The incumbent sets priorities and plans, assigns, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of a group of payroll and related accounting clerks. Positions assigned to the Director classification manage a subfunction, operation, program or initiative and have responsibility for supervision of staff and/or a program requiring a single expertise. Employees supervised are most often clerical, para-professional or semi-skilled.