Payroll Specialist

The City of Starke is seeking a Payroll Specialist. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing bi-weekly payroll for the City of Starke Employees and works closely with the Finance Director to ensure all tasks are completed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processes bi-weekly payroll accurately and in a timely manner for all City of Starke employees in accordance with Federal and State laws.
  • Sets up new benefit deductions for employees in the appropriate pay period for future deductions.
  • Processes all pension and commissioner payments monthly.
  • Tracks payroll data such as vacation time, insurance, 401(k) deductions, garnishments, etc.
  • Completes all Governmental and Tax reporting on a bi-weekly and monthly basis; to include, 941s, RTL and DOL.
  • Completes all Grant reporting including Police and Fire Departments, VOCA, etc.
  • Compiles annual Workers Compensation audit.
  • Assists the Finance Director with fiscal year audits.
  • Processes end of year W-2’s, 1099’s and 1095C’s.
  • Assists with daily bank deposits.
  • Posts daily web payments.
  • Assists the City Clerk, Finance Director and others as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous experience in a Payroll capacity preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state benefit laws required.
  • Minimum 1 year of administrative support experience required, preferably as a cashier or teller.
  • Prior experience utilizing Microsoft Office software to prepare correspondence, develop reports, utilize spreadsheets and create presentations required.

Applications can be obtained at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street in Starke. Please return completed applications to Starke City Hall or email them to The city will be accepting applications until January 28, 2020.