The town of Cohasset, an active, waterfront community on the South Shore, is seeking a Payroll/HR Benefits Specialist in its Treasurer/Collector department. Join a strong team of professionals in a great community offering challenging opportunities. Reporting to the Deputy Treasurer/Collector, the Payroll/HR Benefits Specialist is the primary person processing bi-weekly payroll as well as the daily work related to the administration of all town benefits, including Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment claims. This position is represented by the clerical collective bargaining agreement.


Applicants preferably hold a bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience. A minimum of five years’ experience in payroll and benefits administration or equivalent required. Solid knowledge of MGL regarding payroll and benefits requirements is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, or similar, required. Knowledge of Customized Data Services, Harpers Payroll and SoftRight municipal software is strongly preferential. Experience in a Treasurer/Collector’s office is a plus.

Thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures, knowledge of basic accounting practices. Working knowledge of municipal operations and functions. Ability to operate office equipment such as typewriters, computers, adding machines and calculators; to multitask and work in fast paced environment; to organize records and balance cash drawer. Accuracy and aptitude for working with details is critical. Skill with typing and computers, data entry and superior Customer Service skills required.


This union position is a 35-hours per week. Starting wages for grade I is $27.89 per hour. Cohasset offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Please send your cover letter and resume to with SUBJECT: PAY-BEN SEARCH.