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.

6-190509-8961: Compensation Technician - Alliance Pool
LocationU.S. - South Carolina - Charleston
Open Date5/9/2019
STG Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a qualified, professional, and experienced Compensation Technician in Charleston, SC.

The U.S. Department of State (DoS), The Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services, Charleston has a requirement for a Compensation Technician in the Office of Global Compensation. The Compensation Technician position will be responsible for payroll processing, analysis, auditing and monitoring of payroll in the office of American Pay Processing (CGFS/GC/PPR/AMP). 


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 NEA serviced-posts (Afghanistan, Juba, Bangui, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.) Specific Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Responsible for accuracy of calculating and processing Time and Attendance into a 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 Alliances pay actions such as, but not limited to: Advance of Salary, Allowance Only, Charge Pay, Danger Pay, Death Packages, FSN Relief Fund, General Inquiry & History, Language Incentive Pay, Lump Sum Annual Leave, New Hire, Overpayment & Overpayment Responses, Post Allowance, Post Arrival Allowance, Post Departure Allowance, Post Differential, Premium Pay, Restored Leave Adjustment, Separations,Separate Maintenance Allowance,Service Needs Differential,Special Allowance, Special Post Allowance, Supplementals, T&A Processing & T&A Processing Manual Submission,Year End Capping Payout & Year to Date Adjustment, etc.
As needed, the following Alliances Reporting measures may be required: T&A Report Monitoring, Employee Not Paid Report, FEPCA Reduction by Employee Report, SCALP Report, SND Report, Automated Adjustment Report, T&A Correction Errors by Org Code and Calculations Exception Report
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 effect the action.
Answers questions from employees regarding payroll matters (pay, deductions and related matters).Audits, analyzes and reconciles reports or accounts, and as necessary, makes 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.
Prepares reports on various aspects of the payroll cycle, as requested by DoS.
Performs other payroll duties as assigned.


CAPPS (Consolidated American Personnel & Payroll System), Report.web, Employee Express, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook), Global Foreign Affairs Compensation System (GFACS), GFS Knowledge Base (KB), GEMS (Government Employee Management System), DIS (Document Imaging System & various websites of government agencies (Employee Express, IRS, TSP. Office of Personnel Management) and other software systems required to complete the job.
High school graduate with one to two years experience in a related field.
Minimum of 2 years of payroll experience
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.

*Must be able to obtain a SECRET clearance level, and an interim clearance level to start the position. 

GFS10 - Reading and Understanding Fiscal Data
The contractor is expected to work an 8 hour shift between the hours of 6:15 am - 6:00 pm (Work Schedule will be defined based on the work requirements of Global Compensation). The Contractor has a non-compensated, 45-minute lunch Monday through Friday (between the hours of 11-2), excluding federal holidays observed at the government site.  Performance under this task order may require work in excess of the normal forty-hour work week to include weekends as the workload requires it.  Work performed in excess of 40 hours may be scheduled or unscheduled work and must be authorized by your Project Manager and DoS Management.