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Civilian Payroll Technician

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Civilian Payroll Technician. The Civilian Payroll Technician will function in Fiscal Service Responsibilities The incumbent has responsibility for payroll and travel activities at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan. Incumbent process time and attendance for each pay period, at the end of each biweekly cycle in the VATAS system and reconciling to Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). Other duties are and are not limited to: Reviews activity of Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). Researches and makes any corrections to previous payroll submittals that have rejected. Ensures that DFAS and VA Time and Attendance System (VATAS) rejects are resolved in a timely manner. Responsible for all payroll changes to employee Master Record, pay adjustment, court documents affecting employee pay, tax levies, Military Service Deposits, requested leave studies, requested pay information for budget purposes. Responsible for data input and transmittal of Consulting and Attending accessions, changes, terminations, and timecards to ensure proper and timely payment. Responsible for interpreting and applying all time and leave regulations governing three major systems. Provides technical assistance to timekeepers and supervisors. Conducts orientation and training of new timekeepers in timekeeping regulations and provides instruction in VATAS. Conducts annual timekeeper training. Performs semi-annual desk audits of all timekeepers. Answers inquiries pertaining to salaries, annual or sick leave, and questions pertaining to various leave or authorized absence regulations. Monitors biweekly exceptions listings in the VATAS system for all Time & Leave units to ensure exceptions are cleared in a timely manner. Checks VATAS system for approved timecard corrections and processes any needed corrections by Payroll activity. Prepares bills of collection of salary overpayment and/or deduction under-payment. Audits all Continuation of Pay used to ensure correct usage of electronic timecards. Furnishes comprehensive monthly accrual data to Accounting for submission of the payroll accrual. Responsible for preparation and submission of reports to various takeholders. And all other assigned duties. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Civilian Payroll Technician/PD01847A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/11/2022. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as auditing and reconciling time and attendance records; researching and coding changes to employee's Master Record; performing work related to determining pay, maintaining payroll records, applying pay laws, regulations and agency policy, researching and coding pay adjustments; determining the completeness, accuracy, internal consistency and propriety of pay actions and ensuring they are made in accordance with compensation and related pay scales, rules, regulations, and instructions; conducting semi-annual desk audits of unit timekeepers; training new timekeepers; and providing information and counseling to employees regarding various payroll actions. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Customer Service Decision Making Reasoning Communication Compensation 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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. Physical Requirements: Work is mostly sedentary but requires considerable typing, walking, speaking on the phone with individuals and in group settings, and working at a computer. May be required to stand, bend, or carry items such as papers, books, and files. Work Conditions: Work is performed in an office setting with climate-controlled conditions and requires normal safety precautions. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a VA job announcement includes language requiring applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply to this Job Announcement. VA may request information regarding your vaccination status, if selected, for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Saginaw , Civilian Payroll Technician, Professions , Saginaw, Michigan

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