Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Title: Payroll Specialist II/III
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

For over 25 years, North Wind Group (North Wind) and its subsidiary companies have been influencing the future of, and aiming to be the nationwide small business leader in, the engineering, environmental, construction, IT/cyber, facility operations, and professional service industries. North Wind allows its employees to develop creative and practical solutions to complex problems, while accomplishing its mission of delivering quality results safely, on time, and on budget, for every project. Our mission is accomplished through forward-thinking, advanced technology services, and our cultivation of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

North Wind recognizes our biggest asset is our employees. Our success is a direct result of the hard work, skills, expertise, and unique perspectives and talents that each of our employees bring to North Wind. We are looking for exceptionally talented, motivated, and dynamic individuals to join the North Wind team – not only to support our mission but be an integral part of our continued success.

Job Title: Payroll Specialist II/III
Functional Department: Finance & Accounting
Company: North Wind Group
Reports To (Position Title): Payroll Supervisor


The Payroll Specialist II/III shall be responsible for processing weekly timecards and payroll for assigned companies. Their duties include verifying employees’ work hours and payment through the payroll system, issuing appropriate deductions, issuing appropriate earnings, and updating payroll records regularly.


  • Maintain, audit and quality check employee timecard records for compliance with established standards
  • Maintain employee records, ensuring accurate setup of basic information and tax withholding
  • Ensure payroll processing is in compliance with Federal and State laws and completed in a timely manner
  • Oversee salary changes, bonus and vacation payouts, involuntary and voluntary deductions for employees
  • Respond to payroll queries from employees in a timely manner
  • Scan, file and process records
  • 401k account audit reconciliation
  • Preparation of W2 forms
  • Process Flexible Spending accounts


  • Other minor administrative duties may be assigned to assist in other areas of the finance and accounting.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Education
  • Four (4) to ten (10) years as a Payroll Clerk/Specialist to include general payroll/timekeeping experience.
  • Experience with ADP Tax compliance

Skills and Abilities:

  • High degree of accuracy
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Proficiency in mathematics
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Computerized payroll system
  • Knowledge of payroll taxes and processes
  • Ability to research and resolve discrepancies

Special Requirements:

  • Must pass pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver license.
  • Ability to pass U.S. Government employment background check and acquire U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential card.


  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess working knowledge of Deltek Costpoint, an accounting Union Payroll
  • Certified payroll reporting
  • General ledger & reconciliation experience
  • Multi-state tax experience software for government contractors.


This position is a sedentary role. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be sitting for long periods of time, but will also be required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is often required to use hands or fingers to handle, feel, type and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

This position is in a general office setting with low to moderate noise.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.