The Civilian Pay Tech (Pay Tech) is responsible for the full
range of payroll duties using multiple automated systems reporting
to the Medical Center located in Omaha, NE.
Learn more about this agency
- THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE
WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY
Major duties include but are not limited to the following:
Receives and examines complex payroll authorization documents
(e.g., leave authorization forms, saving bonds and allotments,
employee organization deductions, etc.), makes computations, and
prepares proper forms for the pay of the full variety of civilian
positions (e.g., doctors and nurses under Title 38, etc.). Reviews
time and attendance actions and utilizes the Fiscal and HR
databases and VISTA ensure employees are paid accurately and on
time. Reviews novel and unique payroll situations which affect pay,
leave, entitlements, taxes, benefits, and other deductions and
master pay record information for all employees in the group during
the pay cycle.
Audits pay and leave accounts to identify and correct delinquent
and/or erroneous personnel actions or time-keeping errors. Reviews
source, substantiating, and supporting pay authorization documents
for propriety, authentication, accuracy, and compliance with
applicable regulations, policies, and precedents Certifies all
disbursement and collection vouchers involving civilian pay funds.
Audits automated listings for accuracy of changes made to permanent
records and ensures pay files are updated and balance Conducts
extensive record searches, traces discrepancies that occurred in
the past, and determines the appropriate corrective actions based
on existing guidelines.
Reviews time and attendance reports for a diversified assigned
time and leave units. They cover a wide variety of different types
of appointments and employment situations under various pay systems
(Title 5, Title 38, VCS, Fee Basis, part-time, full-time,
Intermittent); with different entitlements to pay, leave,
deductions, and benefits based on these pay systems.
Provides customer service in person or by telephone, and
completes correspondence (e.g., answers written inquiries, prepares
letters to obtain missing information, etc.) related to employee
pay. Interprets customer's inquiries and resolves discrepancies and
complex problems based on an extensive knowledge of civilian pay
rules, regulations, laws, procedures, or operations.
Carries out special projects (e.g., buy-back of annual and sick
leave for workers' compensation claims, military re-deposits
(post-56), etc.) which require research and thorough knowledge and
application of civilian pay statutes, provisions, operations, and
guidelines. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Fiscal
and HR databases and VISTA.
The position performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 4:pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
0544 Civilian Pay
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- May be required to serve a probationary period
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE GS-6 LEVEL, YOU MUST MEET
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENT:
Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of
specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-5) in
Federal service which has provided you with the knowledge, skills,
and abilities to perform the duties of a Civilian Pay Technician.
Specialized experience includes performing payroll and/or
timekeeping duties that included extracting and entering data from
and into an accounting system; reviewing payroll records and
documents and making computations; reviewing and researching
situations that may affect pay, leave, entitlements, taxes,
benefits and other deductions; ensuring pay files are updated and
balanced; providing customer service to employees to answer pay
questions and explain payroll requirements; conducting record
searches and tracing discrepancies; maintaining files and reference
data in an organized manner to facilitate preparation of monthly
and quarterly activity reports requested by management; preparing
reports, memoranda and data summaries, as required; and
typing/computer skills that demonstrates proficiency with multiple
accounting programs. NOTE: As a general rule, education is not
creditable above the GS-5 level for this job series.
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the
assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Analytical Thinking
- Technical Competence
- Technology Application
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours
of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include
the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be
credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate
activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such
experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week
spent in such employment.
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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
For more information on these qualification standards, please
visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
For further information, visit: