Project Analyst
Summary
Title:Project Analyst
ID:1133
Description
Task Title: Global Compensation (CGFS/GC)

Vacant Position: Project Analyst

DoS Manager: Amy Self, Managing Director, Global Compensation, (CGFS/GC)

Task Purpose:
The Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services (CGFS), Global Compensation provides compensation services to U.S. Foreign Service employees, Department of State Civil Service employees and Locally Employed (LE) staff. We provide both American and LE Staff payroll services for U.S. Agencies Overseas and Annuity services for Foreign Service Retirees. We are located in Charleston, South Carolina and Bangkok, Thailand where we manage one of the most complex compensation environments in the world, providing compensation services in 180 countries and 140 currencies. Our services include time and attendance, payroll, annuity payments, customer support, withholding, benefits, record keeping and reporting for our employees working domestically and overseas at our Embassies and Missions. Our primary goal is to provide world-class compensation services to our customers.
Global Compensation requires a contractor to provide Leadership support to the Office of Global Compensation., which provides compensation services to U.S. Foreign Service, Department of State Civil Service and Foreign Service Retirees. We also provide American payroll services for U.S. Agencies Overseas. GC manages a diverse Foreign affairs payroll environment, providing our services to our Civil and Senior Executive Service employees domestically, U.S. Foreign Service employees in the U.S., and overseas, and Annuity services to Foreign Service Retirees. Our services include time and attendance, payroll, annuity payments, customer support, withholding, benefits, record keeping and reporting for our employees and Annuitants. The position provides support to the Branch Chief of Project A, Brian Dixon, and to the Managing Director of Global Compensation, Amy Self.

Minimum/General Requirements:
  • Six years of experience reviewing and evaluating Federal accounting systems, procedures, and regulations. Must have a four-year degree from an accredited university or college in accounting or a related field such as computer science or business administration.
  • Experience with payroll, accounting or financial analysis experience required.
  • The Department prefers candidates that have experience with the systems and technologies that support DoS accounting and financial services, and experience with large, complex Federal accounting and financial management systems.
  • High levels of confidentiality, ethics and integrity is required.
  • Key Skills – Leadership, flexibility, time-management, detail-orientated, organized, excellent communicator via phone and email, excellent customer service, team player, analytical, positive attitude, good computer, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Previous experience working with confidential/classified information is preferred.
Functional Responsibility:
The Project Analyst’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides technical expertise on DoS accounting procedures, policies, regulations and operations and as technical advisor in resolving complex issues relating to DoS accounting operations and functions.
  • Provides expert advice concerning accounting standards and processes and has the expertise to perform analysis of interface issues, analysis of interface processes, and the resolution of accounting errors.
  • Independently devises ways to improve processes and improve systems efficiency for processes and procedures.
  • Writes or provides oversight authority concerning the development of training, training manuals, and procedures for compensation functions, financial systems software, and financial systems requirements.
  • Must be able to work on several tasks simultaneously and to work independently without any higher-level coordination or direction for day-to-day activities.
  • Assists with DoS financial reporting and analysis.
  • Assists Team Lead as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the team, including being proficient in all compensation-related actions and activities and being able to assist team with transfer of knowledge when new hires arrives or rotation occurs.
  • Assists Team Lead in delivering training to new hire staff, and helps Team Lead audit the work that new hires are completing until they are “self-released.”
  • Ability to travel, represent the team, and deliver briefings as required for specific role.
  • Prepares reports on various aspects of the payroll cycle, as requested by DoS.
  • Primary systems operator to various payroll operations conducted on a bi-weekly, monthly, and annual basis.
  • Assists Team Lead with projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
Software Systems Utilized:
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.

Period of Performance:
The contractor is expected to work an 8 hour shift between the hours of 6:15 am - 6:00 pm (Core working hours are 9:00 am -3:00 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 11:00 am – 2 pm), 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.

Security Requirements:
All personnel provided under this task order must be able to either possess or obtain a government security clearance at “TOP SECRET/SCI”.

Formal Training Requirements:
GFS10 - Reading and Understanding Fiscal Data

Haynes, INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status in any of the terms or conditions of employment
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