Compensation Technician- Alliance Pool

Job Locations US-SC-Charleston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(5/7/2020 3:09 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is currently seeking an experienced Compensation Technician in Charleston, SC. to support the Alliance Pool for Global Compensation’s Office of American Pay Processing. The Compensation Technician will be responsible for payroll processing, analysis, and auditing and monitoring of payroll.


The Compensation Technician’s primary responsibilities are T&A reporting (bi-monthly), pay calculation, individual leave accounts, allotments of pay, and other individual pay matters for those paid under local compensation plans at serviced-posts.  Specific Duties include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Responsible for accuracy of calculating and processing Time and Attendance into various proprietary financial systems, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of information.  This includes working accounts by organization or country code by processing a variety of transactions which affect pay, leave, taxes, benefits and other deductions.
  • Receive, research, analyze, and process Alliances pay actions such as, but not limited to:  Advance of Salary, Allowance Only, Charge’ Pay, Danger Pay, Death Packages, FSN Relief Fund, General Inquiry & History, Language Incentive Pay (LIP), Lump Sum Annual Leave, New Hire (3161), Overpayment & Overpayment Responses, Post Allowance, Post Arrival Allowance (TM8), Post Departure Allowance (TM5), Post Differential, Premium Pay, Restored Leave Adjustment, Separations, SMA (Separate Maintenance Allowance), SND (Service Needs Differential), Special Allowance (Special Cost of Living Allowance), Special Post Allowance, Supplementals, T&A Processing & T&A Processing Manual Submission, YTDA (Year End Capping Payout & Year to Date Adjustment) etc.
  • As needed, the following Alliances Reporting measures may be required:  T&A Report Monitoring, Employee Not Paid Report, FEPCA Reduction by Employee Report, SCALP Report, SND Report, Automated Adjustment Report, T&A Correction Errors by Org Code and Calculations Exception Report.   
  • Verifies the validity of personnel actions and personal service contracts/agreements prepared by serviced Embassies, rejecting those who are not properly completed or in accord with existing personnel law, regulation and advises post personnel offices of the deficiencies and corrections needed to affect the action. 
  • Answers questions from employees regarding payroll matters (pay, deductions and related matters).
  • Audits, analyzes and reconciles reports or accounts, and as necessary, make the adjustments which are largely retroactive in nature.  More difficult adjustments may require extensive record searches and involve correction of accounts.    
  • Perform manual calculations when deemed necessary to verify year-to-date adjustments and corrections when the calculations cannot be performed through the automated payroll system, CAPPS and or other financial systems as required.
  • Research, correct and determine the cause of erroneous payments and timely clearing of domestic and overseas T&A rejects.
  • Prepares reports on various aspects of the payroll cycle, as requested by DoS.
  • Performs other payroll duties as assigned.



  • Secret clearance or ability to obtain Interim Secret clearance
  • Four (4) year college degree in relevant area or a two (2) year degree with two (2) years relevant experience.
  • Personnel shall possess superior multi-tasking, customer service, analytical, organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • Requires experience with computer-based applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, and database management systems. 
  • MS Excel and MS Word experience at an intermediate level is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer extensive payroll processing experience
  • Prefer a Four-year degree from an accredited university or college in accounting or a related field such as computer science or business administration
  • Prefer experience with CAPPS (Consolidated American Personnel & Payroll System), Report.web, Employee Express, Microsoft Office Suite, GFS Knowledge Base, Remedy Case Management, Document Imaging Software (DIS) & various websites of government agencies (Employee Express, IRS, TSP. Office of Personnel Mgmt)
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions

  • Work environment is normal for office setting in a multiple (closely located) building campus located in a Federal Facility
  • The workday is 8-hour and 45-minutes including a 45-minute non-compensated lunch
  • Core hours are from 9am-3pm
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.


SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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