Compensation Technician- Benefits & Entry on Duty

Job Locations US-SC-Charleston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(6/23/2021 3:04 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOS International LLC (SOSi), is seeking a 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 pay actions under Benefits such as, but not limited to: Federal Levies, Childcare Subsidy Inquiry, (FEHB) Federal Employee Health Benefits, General Inquiry – Benefits, Historical, Life Insurance Adjustments, Life Insurance Certification, (MFO) Multi-Force Organization, Military Leave, Military Reservist Differential, NAF Retirement Plan, Overpayment – Benefits, Overpayment Response – Benefits, Overpayment W-2 correction, Parking Benefit, Recruitment Bonuses, (RITA) Relocation Incentive Transfer Allowance, Student Loan Inquiry, Supplemental – Benefits, T&A Processing, T&A Processing – Manual Submission, TSP Adjustment (Thrift Savings Plan), TSP Deduction/Change (Thrift Savings Plan), TSP Loans/Withdrawals (Thrift Savings Plan), USUN Housing, Workers Compensation and Year-to-Date Adjustments, etc…
  • As needed, the following Benefits Reporting measures may be required: T&A Report Monitoring, Employee Not Paid Report, SCALP Report, Military Leave Report, Financial Institutions Updates, Retirement Code Change Report, Leave without Pay Report, TSP Error Report, Automated Adjustment Report, T&A Correction Errors by Org Code, Calculations Exception and Paid in Full Report. Receive, research, analyze, and process pay actions under Entry on Board such as, but not limited to: Advance of Salary, Change of Address, Check Cancellations, City Tax Withholding Request, Direct Deposit/Allotments, EFT Rejects/Returns, Employee E-mail Address, Employment Verification, Federal Tax Adjustment, Federal Tax Withholding Change, General Inquiry – Entry on Board, Health Benefits Supplementals, Historical, New Hire (Direct Hire; FMA (Family Member Appointment; Other Agency; PCS); Overpayment & Overpayment Response – Entry Onboard, Reemployed Annuitant, State Domicile Change, State Tax Letter, State Tax/Wage City Tax Adjustment, State Tax Withholding Change, Supplemental – Entry on Board, T&A Processing & Manual Submission, Transfer of Leave (on-boarding) Year-to-Date Adjustment – Entry on Board.
  • As needed, the following Entry on Board Reporting measures may be required: T&A Report Monitoring, Employee Not Paid Report, SCALP Report, EFT Reject Report; Automated Adjustment Report, T&A Correction Errors by Org Code and Calculations Exception.
  • 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.
  • Experience in supporting the development/implementation or large, complex financial management systems is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Requires a knowledge and understanding of the established and standardized bookkeeping and accounting procedures and techniques used in an accounting system, or a segment of an accounting procedures and techniques used in an accounting system, or a segment of an accounting system, where there are few variations in the types of transactions handled. In addition, some jobs at each level may require a basic knowledge and understanding of the terminology, codes, and processes used in an automated accounting system.
  • 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

  • The Department prefers candidates with experience with some of the systems and technologies supporting DoS accounting and financial services.
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.

Working Conditions

  • 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.
  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • 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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