County of San Diego, Auditor & Controller's Office is looking for a Group Program Manager (Payroll System Administrator)




$95,000.00 - $105,000.00 Annually

The Auditor and Controller’s Central Payroll Administration is seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional with strong payroll system, project management, organizational, communication and analytical skills for the position of Group Program Manager (Payroll System Administrator). This position manages, plans, directs, organizes, and coordinates the payroll system application activities related to various levels of staff and resource groups as it pertains to the support and maintenance of the PeopleSoft Payroll Module. This position will report to the Manager, Auditor and Controller in the Central Payroll Administration.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the payroll project lead for the support and maintenance of the PeopleSoft Payroll Module
  • Manages, plans, directs, organizes, and coordinates the payroll system application activities
  • Consults and works to identify, correct, and modify application problems and oversees updates and enhancements
  • Oversees the development and review of application business rules, policies and procedures
  • Translates County business requirements into business solutions utilizing system functionality
  • Establishes, maintains and enforces the payroll system’s security
  • Develops and manages project plans to implement business solutions
  • Acts as a liaison between management staff, end users, and IT Service Provider to design and configure business solutions to ensure business requirements have been met
  • Coordinates with IT Service Provider and end users to determine patches/updates and implement application upgrades
  • Educates end users on new functionality, develops training curriculum and conducts training sessions


The Auditor and Controller’s Central Payroll Administration is a dedicated team of professionals responsible for producing accurate and timely biweekly paychecks and related payments for over 18,000 employees in our payroll system, which includes the entire County of San Diego, San Diego County Retirement Association, Local Agency Formation Commission, and San Dieguito River Valley (JPA). Central Payroll Administration also provides essential labor cost information to various users within the County’s financial and management communities.

Central Payroll Administration’s mission is to provide timely, accurate payments, and quality customer service to employees, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public with courtesy and respect while complying with County, State and Federal payroll and tax regulations, and to furnish accurate and comprehensive cost data in support of the County’s management and budget processes.


The ideal candidate will have detailed knowledge and experience of the PeopleSoft system, payroll processes, and applicable laws/regulations affecting payroll operations, system security policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have the skills and abilities to translate the County’s business requirements into business solutions utilizing ERP system functionality.


A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or certified foreign studies equivalency, AND three (3) years of experience which demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification; OR a combination of education and/or experience.

Note: a master’s degree or higher may substitute for a total of one (1) year. In order for education to substitute for work experience, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.


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