Civilian Pay Technician

U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command | Tobyhanna, PA

Posted Date 1/13/2021
Description About the Position: This position will service as Civilian Pay Customer Service Representative providing a wide variety of functions related to pay and compilation of reports in support of Directorate of Resource Management at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Tobyhanna, PA.

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

GS-06 Requirement:
One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Maintaining employees' time and attendance records; 2) Answering questions regarding civilian pay issues; AND 3) Utilizing automated payroll systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

GS-07 Requirement:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes1) Maintaining payroll accounts and files; 2) Providing technical advice on civilian pay issues; AND 3) Analyzing pay and leave issues using automated production payroll systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Compensation
  • Computer Skills
  • Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Payroll
  • Customer Service
  • Fundamentals & Operations of Military & Civilian Pay


Time in Grade Requirement for GS-06: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05).

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-07: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-06).

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