Job Location:
Los Angeles, CA

If you enjoy interacting with a dynamic group of people, embrace challenge, and have a positive and team-oriented Fight On spirit, do not miss out on this exciting career opportunity!

The Dornsife Business Office at the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is looking for a Workday Client Specialist (Home Department Payroll/Personnel Coordinator I).  As a Workday Client Specialist, you will serve as an integral member of our payroll team in processing payroll for the college’s faculty, staff and students.  The position will liaise closely with the business office Operations Managers and other business units to deliver top-notch customer service to the departments with regards to all payroll related matters.

This candidate should have at least two (2) years of high-volume payroll experience, preferably with a related educational background.  The right candidate thrives in a diverse, high-volume and fast-paced environment and possesses creative and analytical problem-solving skills.  Proven experience with payroll including a solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices, knowledge of legislation and regulations of the field, trustworthy attention to confidentiality, outstanding organizational ability with great attention to detail, excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills are also essential.  Knowledge of and experience in Workday software as well as an academic environment is preferred but not required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION pertinent to this specific position:

  • This position is full-time, non-exempt / 37.5 hours per week.
  • Required work hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Flexible remote (work from home) available.

Hourly range: The hourly rate range for this position is $25.00 – $29.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Required Documents and Additional Information:

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.

  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.

  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

Minimum Education: High school or equivalent
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Skilled in payroll or personnel processing with knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations. Ability to establish and maintain accurate payroll and personnel records.


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at [email protected].  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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