The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Payroll Specialist

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2491
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(9/8/2023 1:53 PM)
Application Filing Period
September 8, 2023 - September 29, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $49.88/Hr.
USD $65.62/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

In this role, you will be responsible for reporting payroll wages to appropriate entities including quarterly filing to the IRS as well as multiple states and issuing form W-2s by the required deadlines. As a lead you will train staff in the operation of payroll functions, demonstrate your expertise in analyzing payroll data, troubleshooting, and expanding methods to resolve payroll issues. You will also be responsible for payroll table updates, participating in payroll system upgrades, and performing reconciliation between payroll system and financial management system. Other duties will be overseeing or performing payroll activities including biweekly payroll processing, retroactive payment calculation, taxable income reporting, or preparing workers compensation, contract labor, and other payroll related reports.


This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.


To view the full job description click here: Payroll Specialist



Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and six years relevant experience; or a combination of education and relevant experience equaling ten years, with a minimum high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalency.


Relevant Experience is defined as: processing and leading payroll activities


License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

40% Technical knowledge/skills
20% Interpersonal Effectiveness
15% Oral Communication
10% Project Management
10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
5% Written Communication
100% Total

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).


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