Human Resources/Payroll Specialist | Downers Grove Park District

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Position Summary: The full-time Human Resources/Payroll Specialist is responsible for the administrative support of Human Resources and Payroll functions. Responsibilities revolve around recruitment, benefits administration, and compiling payroll information to processing payroll and HR/payroll data management.

 Salary: $50,000 depending on qualifications. Schedule is generally Monday through Friday with occasional evening or weekend work required for special events or meetings.

 Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports managers with recruiting including job posting, pre-employment screening, orientation, onboarding and separations and creating and managing personnel files.
  • Participates in job fairs and recruiting events.
  • Supports administration of the HR software system.
  • Collects and accurately enters payroll related data necessary to process bi-weekly payroll, incorporating deductions necessary to process and meet deadlines.  
  • Maintain and manage HR and payroll documentation in accordance with the State’s Records Retention policy.
  • Thorough input into HRIS for employee pay and job changes, new hires, terminations, leave of absences, and other employee transactions.
  • Prepare annual audit documents as they relate to accrued payroll and compensated absences.
  • Benefits support including preparing the annual employee benefit statement and open enrollment.
  • Processes worker’s compensation and unemployment claims and assists in leave of absence including FMLA, preparing documents and notifications, and OSHA logs.
  • Develops reports and filings for IMRF, ACA, union, and various stakeholders.
  • Assists HR and Finance with projects including compensation and government surveys.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees through coaching.
  • Makes recommendations to gain efficiencies.
  • Other duties as assigned; job duties may be modified at any time.


  •  HS Diploma, PHR or SHRM-CP preferred.
  • A minimum of 1 year in payroll and HR, experience in ADP Workforce Now preferred.
  • Requires proven analytical skills in interpreting data to ensure accuracy and integrity of data.
  • Able to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals across the District.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including excel.

 The Downers Grove Park District is an EOE.

Downers Grove Park District


2455 Warrenville Road
Downers GroveIL  60515
United States

How to apply

Please send a Resume and Cover Letter to Marian Olund, Director of Human Resources for the Downers Grove Park Distirct,

Downers Grove Park District
Human Resources/Payroll Specialist
Downers Grove, IL

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