MILITARY PAY TECHNICIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This announcement will fill positions at multiple entry grades, GS-05 or GS-06, with a full performance level of GS-06 at Ft. Belvoir, VA.
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Responsibilities

  • Establishes, maintains, reviews, determines process, and closes payroll accounts for active, reserve or retired armed forces personnel and their annuitants
  • Exercises precision in entering personnel actions, reviewing pay authorization documents, determining entitlements, and processing pay entitlement actions that serve as a basis for pay and leave computation and affect the disbursement of pay
  • Conducts military payroll audits requiring in-dept research of historical records
  • Provides assistance to customers regarding military payroll services
  • Reviews completed or rejected military pay transactions taking corrective action when necessary and compiling information regarding the causes of incorrect pay entitlements


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
6

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959).
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.
  • Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification


Qualifications

One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-04 for the GS-05 entry grade and GS-05 for the GS-06 entry grade) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized Experience at the GS-05 grade level is defined as: performing duties that support the processing of financial/accounting transactions using standardized procedures that may include reviewing financial/accounting systems information/documents for accuracy/completeness, inputting financial/accounting information into automated systems, or correcting invalid financial/accounting transactions

Specialized Experience at the GS-06 grade level is defined as: reviewing and processing a wide variety of recurring payroll transactions, and resolving problems within automated pay accounts related to payroll actions, regulations, policies and procedures.

GS-05 Time-in-Grade: GS-03 position or higher in the preceding 52 weeks on a permanent competitive appointment may be considered.
GS-06 Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-05 or higher grade in Federal Service.

In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing KSA's or competencies are required.

Competencies:
Communication, Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Payroll, Financial Management Systems, Fundamentals and Operations of Military and Civilian Pay, and Mathematical Reasoning

Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Education

GS-05 (1-grade interval) Substitution of Education for Experience: Four years of successfully completed education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation, or the equivalent, is a prerequisite may be substituted to meet the specialized experience required.

GS-06 Substitution of Education for Experience: Six months of graduate education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience required when it is directly related to the work of the position being filled.

If you are using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit your transcripts with your application. Failure to provide transcripts, or a determination that you do not possess the education requirement, will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration in accordance with competitive examining procedures.

To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

Additional information

  • A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at either grade level.
  • This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • PCS is NOT authorized.
  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here.
  • Salary plus Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is authorized. This rate is subject to change without notice.
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Level 1 Certification in accordance with Army FM Certification Policy Certification Program as a condition of employment. If you are selected, you will have to obtain this certification within two (2) years of your entry on duty in the position. If you are transitioning from a position with DoD FM Certification requirements, you are now required to adhere to Army FM Certification Policy. Failure to become certified within the required time-frame may be grounds for removal from the position and/or from Federal service.
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here .
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here ).
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. Please click on the link to review the policy.
  • This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program.
  • Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.
  • For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here .
  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
  • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

FOR THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AS THEY APPLY STATED BELOW AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. NOT ALL DOCUMENTS WILL APPLY TO EVERYONE.
  • Transcripts (if applicable) If you are substituting education for specialized experience you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.
  • SF-50 - (if applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent ARMY FMCOM employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
    • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
  • ICTAP Eligible (if applicable) - A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF50 if available.
  • Military Spouse Preference (if applicable): Spousal Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, marriage certificate/license, and a MILITARY SPOUSE PPP SELF-CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST are required to claim Military Spouse Preference. The Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist can be found here: Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist .

  • Your complete Application Package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 01/19/2021.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on01/19/2021 , or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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