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Company: Benton County Government

Location: Bentonville

Job Summary

The human resources data coordinator serves an essential role within the human resources department by maintaining the integrity of our payroll/HR system. All information pertaining to new-hires, promotions, terminations, direct deposit, garnishments, child support payments, benefits, wages, etc. depend on the data coordinator for timely and accurate data entry. This position is also coordinates the County’s annual United Way campaign and serves as the person to go to for questions about APERS, social security, and our two deferred compensation plans.

Detailed Job Description

Essential Job Duties


  1. Enter all related information into the payroll system, including but not limited to: hires, terminations, promotions, demotions, direct deposit, garnishments, child support and insurance premiums.
  2. Prepare monthly reports on employee turnover, direct deposit utilization, garnishments, and other areas where analysis is needed. 
  3. Schedule deferred compensation providers for on-site enrollment and assistance at least twice per year.
  4. Coordinate the promotion and enrollment of employees in United Way and direct deposit, and resources for credit counseling.
  5. Serve as the in-house expert on APERS and Social Security including:  development of informational flyers, promoting available seminars, and completing the employer sections of applications for benefits.
  6. Assist payroll manager in reconciling differences in the APERS bill.
  7. Assist training and benefits coordinator in reconciling differences in benefits premiums


While a bachelor’s degree is not required, the opportunity for advancement may be limited without it.  Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED, four to six years of office experience with an emphasis on data entry and reporting.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  The ability to maintain confidentiality is critical to this position.  Equally important is accuracy and the ability to analyze and format data in useful reports.  A knowledge of human resources and/or experience working in a human resources department is preferred. 


Benton County offers excellent benefits including:

  • Free health insurance, $40,000 life insurance, and long disability coverage
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Twelve sick days per year
  • Paid vacation leave based on years of service
  • Work schedule:  8:00 - 4:30, Monday through Friday
  • Hiring range based on education and experience:   $30,680 to $34,528