Military Pay Technician

Department of Defense Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Who may apply: Current or Former Permanent Federal Employees, 30% or More Disable Veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) eligibles, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) eligibles, Schedule A eligibles and other individuals eligible under Special Appointment Authorities

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PLEASE NOTE: You will be considered only for those appointment eligibilities for which you select, attach supporting documentation and are found eligible.

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Please noteThe 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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* 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


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0545 Military Pay

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S Citizen or National

* 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.

* 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.

* Time in Grade Requirement - see the Qualifications field below for more details.

* Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification


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.

GS-05 Specialized experience 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.

GS-06 Specialized Experience is defined as: reviewing and processing a wide variety of complex, non-recurring payroll transactions, and resolving problems within automated pay accounts, experience must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of a wide-range of payroll actions, regulations, policies and procedures.


GS-05 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. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. 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 ( ).

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 substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ( ).