Payroll Compensation Technician- Alliance Pool

Job Locations US-SC-Charleston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 months ago(4/21/2021 9:34 AM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is currently seeking an experienced Payroll Compensation Technician to support Global Compensation’s Benefits & Entry on Duty (EOD) pool in Charleston, SC.  The Compensation Technicians 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.


  • Responsible for accuracy of calculating and processing Time and Attendance into a various proprietary financial system, 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, makes 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.

Software Systems Utilized:

CAPPS (Consolidated American Personnel & Payroll System), Report.web, Employee Express, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook), Global Foreign Affairs Compensation System (GFACS), GFS Knowledge Base (KB), GEMS (Government Employee Management System), DIS (Document Imaging System & various websites of government agencies (Employee Express, IRS, TSP. Office of Personnel Management) and other software systems required to complete the job.


  • Secret Clearance or ability to obtain Interim Secret Clearance
  • Four (4) year college degree from an accredited university or college in accounting or related field such as computer science or business administration.
  • One year overall relevant professional experience. One year of experience with mainframe, web based or client-server technologies and experience performing business systems analysis.
  • Experience performing technical task and analysis, working independently as part of a team in analysis, design, and development and testing. As part of a team, can perform logical and physical system designs; develop test plans, and other systems documentation. Accounting procedures, policies, and operations experience may be substituted for IT experience.
  • Provides technical system support for automated financial systems, user support for installed systems or technical support to financial processes requiring an understanding of the functions and operations and the automated systems that support these operations.
  • Typical work involves analyzing transactions errors and assisting functional users in correcting these errors. Technical specialists also support the Business Process Analysts in documenting workflows, creating logical and physical system designs, developing testing plans and other systems documentation.
  • 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

  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Workday is 8 hours and 45 minutes with a 45-minute non-compensated lunch (taken between 11-2), between the hours of 6:15 am - 6:00 pm (Core working hours are 9:00 am -3:00 pm), Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays observed at the government site.
    Work Schedule will be defined based on the work requirements of Global Compensation.
    Performance under this task order may require work in excess of the normal forty-hour work week to include weekends as the workload requires it.
    Work performed more than 40 hours may be scheduled or unscheduled work and must be authorized by your Project Manager and DoS Management.
  • 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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