Construction Certified Payroll Specialist

Tutor Perini     Construction     General Contracting     NY-New York     June 11, 2020

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Construction Certified Payroll Specialist

The position requires exceptional analytical skills and the ability to communication both verbally and in writing. The Construction Certified Payroll Specialist reviews and prepares a multitude of documents for internal and external stakeholders that must be clear and accurate. Effective written communication with a remarkable level of attention to detail and accuracy is critical to the success of the person in the role.

The ideal candidate for this role will enjoy interacting with frontline staff, leadership, and many other stakeholders. They will enjoy the challenge of meeting multiple deadlines and knowing that their work is critical to the success of construction projects that improve living conditions for low-income households. They are proficient in the use of systems and tools to maintain organization, as well as being detail oriented and exceptional time managers. They know how to influence others and place a high value on customer service. If these are areas in which you excel, this may be just the opportunity you have been looking for.

Essential Functions:

  • Trains Internal and subcontractors on the requirements of federal and/or state prevailing wage compliance.
  • Obtains wage determinations and makes requests for additional classifications and wage rates when needed.
  • Reviews Internal and subcontractor certified payroll reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with wage scale, apprenticeships, fringes, wage determinations, authorized employee payroll deductions.
  • Conducts interviews on the site of construction projects with contractor and subcontractor employees to verify actual wages paid are consistent with reported wages paid
  • Notifies contractors and subcontractors of wage violations/infractions and requests corrective action be taken immediately.
  • Resolves payroll compliance discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • May perform field investigations and audits to ensure the validity of certified payroll reports.
  • Participates in review process for contractor payment applications and signs off prior to payment indicating compliance by contractors and subcontractors with certified payroll payments and reporting.
  • Develops and implements company procedures for monitoring of wage compliance and reporting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a closely related field AND
  • Two years of relevant experience with certified payroll, prevailing wage, and/or Davis-Bacon OR
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates a deep knowledge of business practices relevant to Certified Payroll including wage interviews, contractor compliance, nonstandard wage determinations (both State and Department of Labor); knowledge and/or experience with HUD and State wage audits.
  • Excellent organizational skills including prioritizing, keeping track of information or work in progress, ensuring accuracy, and multi-tasking; ensures assignments are completed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Creates, maintains, updates, enters and retrieves data records by utilizing MS Word, Outlook, Excel programs and a specialized database system(s); knowledge and/or experience with certified payroll reporting software (LCP Tracker/LCMS or others).
  • Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, and implements recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.
  • Works effectively and efficiently to provide quality service to satisfy service expectations; seeks ways to improve service delivery.
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities; responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values.
  • Works effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and educationally diverse populations; values diversity; treats others with respect.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability)

New York, NY Construction-General Contracting

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