Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

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.

6-190802-9388: Compensation Technician - Common Pool
LocationU.S. - South Carolina - Charleston
Open Date8/2/2019

STG, a wholly owned subsidiary of SOS International LLC (SOSi), is seeking a Payroll Compensation Technician in Charleston, SC. to support the Common Pool for Global Compensation’s Office of American Pay Processing. The Compensation Technician will be responsible for payroll processing, analysis, and auditing and monitoring of payroll.


The Compensation Technician’s 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.  Specific Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

•Responsible for accuracy of calculating and processing Time and Attendance into various proprietary financial systems, 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 the Common Actions such as, but not limited to: Accounting Updates, Awards, COLA (Cost of Living Allowance), Donated Leave, E&L Statements, General Inquiry – Common/Historical, INWS (In Non-Working Status), Leave Adjustments, Overpayment & Underpayment  - Common, PCS Renewal/Other, Restored Leave Adjustment, Return of Donated Leave, Salary Adjustment, Service Computation Date Adjustment, Supplemental- Common, T&A Processing & Manual Submission, Year-to-Date Adjustment (YTDA) – Common. 
•As needed, the following Common Monitoring measures may be required:  T&A Adjustment Monitoring, eAwards Letters, Employees Not Paid Report, SCALP Report, Negative Annual Sick Leave Report, Annual Leave Forfeiture, 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 administers 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.
•Calculating overpayments made due to system deficiencies, preparing proposed repayments schedules, communications those proposals to the employees and entering the collections in accordance with the debt collections of the Federal Government.  Overpayments may occur during each bi-weekly pay cycle. 
•Prepares reports on various aspects of the payroll cycle, as requested by DoS.
•Performs other payroll duties as assigned.



•Security Clearance: Secret-must have Interim Secret to start
•Education: Four-year degree from an accredited university or college in accounting or a related field such as computer science or business administration
•Experience: One year overall relevant professional experience. One (1) year of experience with mainframe, web based or client-server technologies and experience performing business systems analysis. Programming experience preferred but not required. As part of a team, can perform logical and physical system designs; develop test plans and systems documentation. Accounting procedures, policies, and operations experience may be substituted for IT experience. The Department prefers candidates with experience with some of the systems and -technologies supporting DQS accounting and financial services. 
•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.


•Prefer extensive payroll processing experience
•Prefer experience with CAPPS (Consolidated American Personnel & Payroll System), Report.web, Employee Express, Microsoft Office Suite, GFS Knowledge Base, Remedy Case Management, Document Imaging Software (DIS) & various websites of government agencies (Employee Express, IRS, TSP. Office of Personnel Mgmt)

•Work environment is normal for office setting in a multiple (closely located) building campus located in a Federal Facility
•The workday is 8-hour and 45-minutes including a 45-minute non-compensated lunch
•Core hours are from 9am-3pm