Payroll Administrator - Prevailing Wage

Job Summary

The Payroll Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day payroll and time administration for our ready-mix, cement, construction division and prevailing wage hourly employees.


CalPortland is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees. Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from. 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision 
    • low-cost premiums even for family coverage
  • Company-paid life/AD&D insurance
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Paid sick/vacation/holiday
  • 401k/Company Funded Pension Program (program is dependent upon location and job type)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Additional voluntary benefits


$50,000 - $60,000 DOE


  • Process Certified Payroll 
  • Track time for Prevailing Wage hourly employees
  • Follow-up with supervisors for Timekeeping approvals
  • Generate weekly Certified Payroll reports and submit to appropriate agencies
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information in Hard Dollar
  • Interpret complex contract documents, delivery methods, and agreements related to construction
  • Analysis of certified payroll, prevailing wage, and apprenticeship documents to ensure compliance with governing laws and labor compliance programs
  • Interact at all levels in the organization, maintaining positive and respectful relationships
  • Review and organize information, materials, and details independently and effectively, identifying deficiencies and requesting additional information if needed; take appropriate actions
  • Review and post invoices from materials dept. 
  • Review foreman reports and collect all necessary backup information for payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable processes
  • Assist management and estimators with miscellaneous projects and assignments
  • Cross-train for weekly payroll associate, InEight Hard Dollar timesheets


High School Diploma and some college business course work required



  • 3 years of prior certified payroll processing experience
  • Knowledge in State payroll rules and regulations for prevailing wage in California
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, with proficiency in Outlook and Excel
  • Accurate, efficient, and timely completion of all payroll deadlines and cut-off periods
  • Excellent analytical and written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Able to meet schedules and deadlines


  • Previous experience with a large ERP system, preferably SAP 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Business Administration, or closely related field; equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Experience with InEight Hard Dollar and Nice Touch
  • Certified payroll/prevailing wage knowledge
  • Bilingual

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) registration/clearance as well as ongoing alcohol and drug testing.




Santa Maria, CA, US, 93456

Job Req ID:  11874
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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