Payroll & Benefits Technician - Technical & Resource Support D
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2921075 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #39 (Vancouver) Posted on: Sep 23, 2020
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Job Type:
Full Time
Contract / term
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements


Work in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students. 

The Vancouver Board of Education welcomes applications for the position of: 
Payroll & Benefits Technician
(Technical & Resource Support D)

**Temporary until 22 October 2021**


Location:  VSB Education Center
Department: Employee Services (Payroll)
 Salary: $35.15/hour + 18.6% in lieu of benefits
Hours of Work: 7 hours per day

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for the timely completion of payroll and benefit deduction processing for an assigned employee group
  • Perform complex calculations for a variety of situations such as new hires, leaves, position changes, and terminations
  • Recognize potential payroll and benefit problems; investigate, resolve and report on problems as required
  • Identify, investigate, resolve and report on payroll, benefits or pension deduction problems
  • Supervise work performed by staff in lower pay bands including providing training and ensuring their work is completed accurately and on time
  • Provide information to employees regarding their payroll and balance records as well as information to departmental officers and staff members on methods used in computing pay and answer enquiries from outside sources
  • Monitor and reconcile payroll benefit enrolments and reporting against payroll and billing, initiate corrective action when needed and/or make appropriate recommendations to management, timely submission plan enrolment and adjusting entries
  • Prepare workbooks, templates, letters and forms required for validating and coordinate the schedule in adherence to the payroll calendar deadlines
  • Process and enroll employees in benefit and pension group plans
  • Reconcile significant volumes of data requiring complex formulas, VLook up and pivot tables to validate accuracy and completeness of the benefit calculations and deductions compared to vendor invoices
  • Write queries and create ad-hoc reporting and extract data from the data base
  • Provide technical and resource support to the Division
  • Perform other work within the job band as assigned


  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Currently hold a valid Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation by the Canadian Payroll Association
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in payroll/accounting
  • Must be able to pass the following assessments: MS Excel (80%+) and Administrative Payroll/Accounting Assessments
  • Must have or be willing to obtain supervisory skills training



  • Strong knowledge of Payroll legislation, CRA Benefits and Pension rules
  • Working knowledge of federal and provincial laws, Board regulations and union agreements that are applicable to wage and salary administration, benefits and entitlements
  • Able to work independently with little direction and exercise a high level of initiative, problem solve complex issues and demonstrate strong communication skills
  • Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline driven working environment

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three supervisor references (phone numbers and email addresses)

**This posting is ongoing until filled.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted regarding an interview**



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