These Military Pay Technician positions are located at the Army
Military Pay Offices. The purpose of this announcement is to build
a pool of applicants for anticipated vacancies. There may not be
immediate openings at all locations. When vacancies occur,
applicants for the location of the vacancy will be considered for
referral and will receive a notification at that time.
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- Process or review a wide variety of standard pay actions which
establish, maintain, adjust or close pay accounts to adequately
compensate service members, active or retired.
- Reviews source, substantiating and supporting pay authorization
documents to ensure completeness, propriety, authentication,
accuracy, and compliance with applicable regulations, policies and
- Enters pay transactions into the organization's automated pay
- Makes standard adjustments to pay accounts and processes
actions to adjust accounts, if necessary.
- Provides one-on-one assistance to service members and
annuitants explaining standard pay entitlements, answers inquiries
regarding new accounts, cost-of-living adjustments methods of
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0545 Military Pay
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.
- Department of the Army DA Civilians must successfully complete
all mandatory Civilian Education System CES courses which may
- Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification.
- Registered for Selective Service (males born after
- Suitable for federal employment.
One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of
difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade
(GS-04) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability
to perform the duties of the position, is required.
Specialized Experience for the GS-5 is defined as: performing
financial duties that support the processing of
financial/accounting transactions using standardized procedures to
include reviewing documents for accuracy and inputting
financial/accounting information into an automated system and
correcting invalid/incorrect transactions.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual,
community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical
competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable
training and experience that translates to paid employment. You
will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including
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
Communication, Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Payroll,
Financial Management Systems, Fundamentals and Operations of Pay,
and Mathematical Reasoning
Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within
30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
GS-05 SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED 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 requirement. Equivalent combinations of
successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet
total experience requirements.
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 .