Payroll Clerk

/Payroll Clerk
October 3, 2019
Salinas, CA
Job Type


On behalf of our client, an international agri business (grower/shipper/packer), we are conducting a search for bilingual (English/Spanish) payroll candidates with a minimum of three to four years processing payroll with piece rate calculation experience. This position will report to the Payroll and Benefits Manager and is an integral member of this company's Payroll department based in Salinas, CA. Full-time, direct hire and eligible for excellent benefits. 100% medical premium paid by employer! Hours are 8:00 to 5:00 M-F (some OT may be required as needed at peak season).

Summary: Compile and record employee time and payroll data. Compute employees' work time, production, incentives and bonus. Compute and post wages and deductions and prepare paychecks.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following however other duties may be assigned (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):

  • Process weekly transfer of payroll data to payroll system using FAMOUS software.
  • Calculate, process and issue weekly and semi-monthly payroll checks.
  • Collect timecards and review the information for completeness and accuracy.
  • Poll electronic time clocks and review the downloaded information for completeness and accuracy.
  • Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance and 401(k) deductions.
  • Contact various department supervisors for any missed times or discrepancies.
  • Compile internal management reports from payroll system software.

Ideal candidate will be able to perform the above-listed duties and responsibilities as well have the following skills, education and/or experience:

  • Minimum three years payroll experience and training in an agricultural environment
  • Basic human resources experience preferred but not a requirement
  • Proficient in Excel and MS Word programs. Experience with FAMOUS software.
  • Able to work in a respectful and professional manner with all levels of employees
  • Ethical conduct, dependable with an excellent work ethic
  • Strong time management and organized
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Able to multi task and work in fast paced environment with accuracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Work onsite and meet position's regular attendance schedule, as required.
  • High school diploma or general education degree

AGFORCE, a Proformance Talent Group company, is authorized to source, prequalify and introduce candidates to its client for the above-noted full-time position.  Interested parties should submit resumes in MS Word or text format (not PDF, please) to with position title listed in subject line. Please include anticipated compensation in body of e-mail. All inquiries are confidential and resumes will not be shared without candidate's permission.  We thank you in advance for your consideration.

Please note that only those candidates with qualifying skills will be contacted. If this opportunity sounds of interest but perhaps is not quite right for you, please go ahead and e-mail your resume confidentially to  We always have new openings and will keep your resume on file for any that might be a good match for you in the future.

AGFORCE  does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. All candidates are afforded equal opportunity with respect to consideration, employment offers, compensation, benefits, training, transfer, and promotion without discrimination.

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