Payroll & Benefits Assistant

Tacoma, Washington


Summary: •Makes customer service for both external and internal customers the top priority. •Assist with payroll processing, auditing, and distribution activities. •Supports and assists with the administration of Team Member benefits. •Assist with the maintenance of Team Member personnel records and files. •Performs general administrative support functions for the HR Team. Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Payroll and Benefits Support: a. Supports the administration and processing of the weekly, semi-monthly and any out of cycle payrolls. b. Assists with the processing and administration of new hire documents, Team Member status and/or position changes, terminations, benefit enrollments and other personnel related functions. c. Assists in responding to any Team Member and/or Manager inquiries regarding payroll or benefits. d. Assists in the response to 3rd party employment verifications. e. Assists with payroll and benefits analysis, data gathering, and reporting as requested. f. Assists with providing payroll information for industrial insurance and unemployment claims. g. Assists in reconciling payroll and benefits reports, as well as, auditing payroll and benefits records, forms and documents. h. Assists with Team Member leave of absence administration and record keeping requirements. 2. Administrative Support: a. Assists in creating, maintaining and auditing Team Member personnel records and employment related documents and files. b. Prepares and distributes new hire packets to Hiring Managers and maintains at least 10 current new hire packets in the HR office at all times. c. Sorts and distributes the HR Department mail and correspondence in a timely manner each day. d. Codes and processes HR Department invoices. e. Performs various administrative duties including, but not limited to, data entry, filing, ordering/maintaining department office supplies, special projects, etc.


  • • High school diploma or GED required
  • Four-year degree preferred
  • • Previous experience with payroll and benefits administration preferred
  • • Demonstrated ability to manage details and meet deadlines with 100% accuracy in a multi-task environment
  • • Customer service-oriented approach, respond to requests with a sense of urgency
  • • Proactive, self-motivated, able to recognize issues and resolve or escalate appropriately
  • • Strong people skills, recognize when to use formal or informal approach, not easily intimidated, accessible, ability to say “no” in a firm but polite manner
  • • Strong computer skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • • Willing to “think outside of the box” and identify process improvement opportunities.
  • • High degree of honesty, ethics, and integrity with prior work experience handling confidential information
  • • Able to work sitting or standing and to move freely throughout the facility
  • • Able to lift and carry equipment and supplies on a regular and frequent basis

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our team members enjoy excellent wages and a comprehensive benefits package.
Benefits include health care coverage, LTD, 401k Profit Sharing Retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holidays and paid sick leave.
Come join our successful team!
Gensco is an equal opportunity employer.

Tips for the Application Process

  • May take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete
  • In order to expedite the process please prepare these items prior to starting the application
    • Past Employment information including list of job duties and contact info
    • List of 3 references with contact information
    • Education background information