Compensation Technician (Term Position)

Requisition #: 22/11
Job #: J0122-0479
Job Title: Compensation Technician (Term Position)
Job Type: Term Full Time
City, Province, Country: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Job Category: Human Resources
Number of Positions: 2
Posting Date: January 12, 2022
Posting Closing Date: January 23, 2022
Salary/Wage: 2,209.31 - 2,688.00/Bi-Weekly
Department: Human Resources, Safety & Environment
Location: 110 Carleton Drive
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As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity:

The City of St. Albert’s Human Resources & Safety department is seeking an experienced Compensation Technician to join our team for a term assignment, to assist with the transition to a new Human Resources Information System (HRIS). In addition, as the HRIS project progresses, casual Compensation Technician positions may be required on an as need basis.

Reporting to the Compensation Specialist, the Compensation Technician is responsible for all aspects of payroll, including payroll input and processing, group benefits administration, pension administration, payroll maintenance and reconciliations. This position will work with three other Compensation Technicians and a Compensation Assistant in processing the compensation program for City employees.

The core responsibilities of the position include:
• Accurate and timely data input of timesheets, leave forms, pension and benefits to ensure on-time and accurate payroll processing.
• Provide predetermined response/information to employees regarding compensation entitlements based on relevant internal policies, legislation, and union contracts to help staff understand processes Facilitation of a variety of learning opportunities.
• Responsible for processing the pension and benefits program for city employees.
• Responsible to ensure all remittances are reconciled to the compensation system.
• Assists the Compensation Specialist, when requested, in various special projects that require excellent analytical skills.

The individual we are seeking is highly skilled in all aspects of payroll, is customer-focused, and is a strong team player. The role is well suited to someone who is analytical, with great attention to detail and strong numerical accuracy. The position requires discretion and confidentiality.


• Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and a minimum of five (5) years related work experience in the areas of payroll and benefit administration. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Knowledge of financial system programs, payroll system programs, and HRIS.
• General knowledge of accounting principles and senior level knowledge of payroll.
• Ability to apply relevant legislative/policy/union directives to pay and benefits eligibility.
• Position requires very good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, diplomacy, empathy, as well as the ability to clearly communicate, both written and oral.

Hours of Work:

72 hours bi-weekly; Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Work location: While there may be an opportunity for occasional remote work, primarily the work location will be 110 Carleton Drive, St. Albert.


$2,209.31- $2,688.00 bi-weekly. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package for the term opportunity.

This opportunity will be for a six-month term, with the possibility of extension.

• Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City will be conducting video conference interviews to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

• To keep our employees, their families and the public safe and healthy, the City has decided to apply the Provincial Restriction Exemption Program standards with some modifications for employees. Employees joining the City of St. Albert must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination provided by Alberta Health Services will be required prior to start. Exemptions may be considered but will need to be reviewed and validated before commencing work with the City of St. Albert. Those with approved exemptions will be required to submit negative test results twice a week before entering a City worksite.
• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. In order to comply with COVID Provincial Restrictions and to keep our employees, their families and the public safe and healthy, the City requires new employees to be fully vaccinated or request an accommodation because they are unable to be vaccinated based on a protected ground/area. Although we do not require proof of vaccination for candidates, we require you to confirm the following: I am aware of the City’s requirements for vaccination and in the event I am offered a position with the City of St. Albert I will provide proof of full vaccination or will request an exemption (that may/may not be available based on the nature of the work responsibilities.)
*3. This competition is to fill a six month term assignment. There is also the potential for casual work (less then full time hours). Would you like to be considered for casual assignments?

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