The Department of Human Resources aims to bring human resources management closer to you. As a dynamic, facilitative organisation, we remain dedicated to delivering the highest quality services to both our internal and external customers to ensure your service needs are met in a fair, just, equitable and consistent manner.

As such, we offer a variety of services including, but not limited to:

  • Advice and support on employment matters

  • Organisational planning to facilitate change

  • Employee relations services through meaningful intervention and employee recognition

  • Employee benefits for our employees and their families

  • Occupational health and safety in creating a safe work environment

  • Strategic succession planning to advise on the professional development of employees for the sustainability of the Public Service

  • Training and development to facilitate the learning and development of employees

  • Policy advice and development to ensure that the Public Service´s employment related policies and procedures are aligned with international best practices

Overall, we are positioned and committed to our mission which is to provide effective human resources leadership and partnership to drive Public Service Excellence.
Information on these and our other services are available within this website. I invite you to visit regularly to keep informed of the Department of Human Resources´ initiatives and relevant policies, articles, advice and more.
We welcome your comments and suggestions on our services as we continue on our path to delivering excellence.

Employment Opportunities Within The Department

Closing Date
Payroll Officer

Payroll Officer

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist perform and assist with the daily maintenance of the employee payroll database of salaried government officers, coordinate and implement new and existing payroll-related changes in liaison with the Treasury Department ensuring that functions are performed in a timely and accurate manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Adhere to relevant policies and procedures applicable to salaries and allowance entitlements and examine personnel files to determine employment status, ensuring accurate payments are made.
  2. Maintain an up-to-date electronic database of Existing Employees’ Profile using payroll software, including:

(a) name changes

(b) bank account and distribution changes

(c) changes in authorized salary and allowances (ensure they are in line with current salary structure/schedule of allowances before creating or updating employee’s profile and refer any inconsistencies to the appropriate desk officer to ensure accurate payments are made)

(d) changes in dates of appointment

  1. Review changes and new profile records making appropriate changes and corrections to data prior to final payroll run to ensure accuracy of data.
  2. Prepare detailed salary reports on payroll activities in order to present timely, accurate data as required.
  3. Maintain records to ensure accurate and well-organied document management, retaining hard and electronic copies and sorting/filing documents used in each pay period in accordance with approved filing style.
  4. Compile salary and allowance year-to-date totals in written and table formats for inclusion in the Department’s Annual Report to ensure the timely flow of information.
  5. Tabulate honoraria and overtime payments and draft memoranda for review and approval by the relevant desk officer, ensuring these are processed on a timely basis.
  6. Tabulate salary payment cheques for the Treasury Department to facilitate interim payment to officers.
  7. Draft routine letters and documents in a timely, accurate manner to ensure continual information and communication.
  8. Performs any other duties as required by Management in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Three (3) years’ experience in Accounting or related area
  • Sound knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of payroll administration
  • Excellent knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Excellent knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and relevant computer software applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
Closing Date:
7 April 2023
7 April 2023

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Department of Human Resources, see below for contact information:

Department of Human Resources

33 Administration Drive
Central Administration Building
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2178
Fax: 1(284) 468-3191