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Payroll Specialist I

University/Agency Eastern Illinois University
Civil Service Classification Payroll Specialist I
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Posting Duration 9/26/2022 - 10/21/2022
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

The Payroll Office at Eastern Illinois University is seeking a highly organized person to fill an entry level payroll position. This is a fast-paced office that processes payroll for a staff and student population of approximately 3,500.

Qualified candidates for the Payroll Specialist I position must be an Illinois resident and must meet the following requirements:

1. High School diploma or equivalent.
2. Any one or any combination totaling one (1) year from the categories below:
A. College coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or closely related field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
• 30 semester hours equals one (1) year
• Associate’s Degree (60) semester hours equals eighteen (18) months
• 90 semester hours equals two (2) years
• Bachelor’s Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years
B. Work experience performing basic payroll duties.


Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a completed application, resume and transcripts online at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.




Payroll Specialist I

Contact Information

University/Agency Eastern Illinois University
Department/College Human Resource
Contact Haylee Brickey
Phone Number 12175813463
Address Department of Human Resources – Employment
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Comments Preferred candidates should be analytical, able to work efficiently while meeting deadlines, and have good communication skills. They should also be able to maintain confidentiality, be a team player, and be very customer service oriented.

EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time. AA/EEOE