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Payroll Clerk/HR Assistant

Reports to: Accounting Director
Located at: Grand Junction, Montrose, or Durango office. Hybrid remote option may be available after the initial training period.

About Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC):

Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with an organizational mission to advance equitable housing and healthy communities through education, empowerment, preservation, and development. Our vision is that every Western Colorado resident thrives in a quality, safe and healthy home.


Position Overview:


Payroll Clerk

  • Preparing bi-weekly payroll for execution
  • Maintaining payroll information by collating, calculating, and entering data ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local payroll regulations.
  • Updating payroll records by entering any changes to employee information, deductions, benefits, title changes, exemptions, etc.
  • Preparing reports that include summaries of earnings, tax deductions, leave, benefits, deductions, etc.
  • Verifying payroll data and resolving any discrepancies.
  • Answering any employee payroll inquiries
  • Reconciling payroll against vendor billing and general ledger.
  • Assist Accounting manager with audits when pertaining to payroll related questions and files.


HR Assistant

  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the HR functions and duties.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to HR Manager and Workforce Development Manager, including, but not limited to, processing benefit information on numerous platforms.
  • Compile, update, and maintain personnel files (both hard and electronic)
  • Assist HR Manager and Workforce Development Manager in processing documentation and prepare reports relating to personnel activities (staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, etc.)
  • Coordinate (at the guidance of the HR Manager and Workforce Development Manager),HR projects such as meetings, training, surveys, organizational chart, taking board minutes, etc.
  • Under the guidance of HR Manager and Workforce Development Manager, properly refer complaints and grievance procedures.
  • Assist employees with HR-related inquiries and provide information on company policies and procedures.
  • Assist in communication with candidates and schedule interviews.
  • Assist HR Manager and Workforce Development Manager to source candidates and update our database.
  • Maintain employee records and ensure compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Assist with audits pertaining to employee files and benefits.
  • Provide general administrative support to the HR department, including filing, scanning, and organizing documents.
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives as assigned by HR management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven experience in HR administration and payroll processing.
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures, as well as payroll regulations and best practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Experience with payroll software (e.g., Isolved, ADP) preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Familiarity with basic accounting principles is a plus.


Salary and Benefits

  • $19.00 to $21.00 an hour depending on experience.
  • This is a full-time non-exempt position, typically 40 hours per week. Some overtime, evening, and/or weekend work may be required on occasion. The typical work week schedule provides some level of flexibility. Remote work, or a hybrid remote/office schedule is an option within Colorado. Travel around our service area may be required, typically within a single workday. Occasionally overnight travel may be required.


Training, Experience, and Education:
There is no specific education requirement, but demonstrated direct experience and ability in the described job duties is required.
Benefits include:

  • Employer contribution to health insurance and a primary clinic group plan.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, and Life Insurance at no cost toemployee.
  • Optional dental, vision, and accident insurance and Flexible Spending Account, at theemployee’s cost.
  • Optional 403B Retirement Plan with employer match.
  • Short Term Disability insurance at no cost to the employee.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Paid Holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development, training, and education.
  • It is the policy of HRWC to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, age, or disability. People of color and people of all national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual preferences, ages, disabilities, and other diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Dawn Rubalcaba
524 30 Road, Suite 3

Grand Junction, CO 81504

Dawnr@hrwco.org

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