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Job #: R-00007781
Location: Undisclosed Bahrain Non-specific Customer Site - Expat
Category: Customer Support
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Leidos is actively hring for a Defense Travel System Administrator SME to our location in Manama, Bahrain.

JOB SUMMARY
Defense Travel System Administrator Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Provides a wide array of services and functions including but not limited to:

Receiving, recording and reviewing Temporary Duty (TDY) travel authorizations and vouchers for monetary accuracy, and conformance with Department of Defense (DOD) and USMC regulations.

Inputting and auditing travel authorizations and vouchers into the Defense Travel System (DTS) for settlement.

Coordinating with financial support agencies for timely approval of travel authorizations and vouchers for proper disbursement of funds.

Assisting designated personnel in the Administrative Cell at MARCENT Coordination Element - Bahrain (MCE-B) in the identification of travel pay discrepancies, and recommend appropriate corrective action.

Provides guidance to MARCENT controlled agencies and individual augments as part of the internal controls of the MARCENT DTS hierarchy as a routing official and or SME of all current and futures travel regulations and procedures that pertain to (TDY).

Primary Responsibilities

Serves as a Senior DTS Analyst for MCE-B.

The employee is responsible for the internal control and coordination of all required actions to support the successful deployment, operation and management of DTS for all MARCENT controlled agencies, elements, Individual Augments, and Subordinate units.

Functions include liaison between Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Project Management Office (PMO-DTS) offices regarding the functional use of the DTS, monitoring and maintenance of DTS and analysis of problem areas.

Serves as subject matter expert on-site with responsibility for help desk operations, resolution of travel issues, accuracy of travel databases and tables, voucher certifications, and sustainment training requirements.

Provides advice, assistance, and pertinent information on all travel matters to travelers Section DTAs and Approving officials.

Work is performed under frequent pressure of short deadlines.

Coordinates with USMC DTA team members on travel adjustments and issues that arise. Analyzes and audits travel reimbursement vouchers for accuracy and propriety of expenditure of funds.

Screens and/or verifies all receipts. Provides support for all of Central Command Area Of Responsibility.

Serves as part of help desk for all issues, problems and questions on topics ranging from software use, entitlements, travel policy issues, transaction problems, and payment problems. Thorough knowledge of the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DoD FMR) and the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

Support the Lead Defense Travel Administrator (LDTA) at MARCENT, Tampa.

Conduct required DTS Training, and provide guidance for the proper utilization and navigation of DTS in an efficient manner for all MARCENT agencies in the CENTCOM AOR.

Provide proper information regarding all travel policies and procedures and forwards all request for determination to the LDTA/DTS Tier 2 Helpdesk at MARCENT, Tampa.

Provide DTS Level 1 Helpdesk support for individual users and creates DTS Tier 3 Helpdesk trouble tickets for common DTS system errors.

Provide a monthly listing of system errors and trends to the LDTA/Internal controls at MARCENT, Tampa.

Provide real time DTS support when necessary to all MARCENT agencies in the AOR.

Coordinates with the FDTA/G-8 to help resolve DTS/SABR/DMM generated errors at the local level.

Attends working group meetings when required to help facilitate the movement of personnel as operational requirements dictates.

Basic Qualifications

- Ability to work overseas in Manama, Bahrain and travel to other locations in the Mid-East.

- 10 or more years of an Administrative background in orders writing as it pertain to temporary additional duty for the United States Marine Corps and extensive knowledge of DOD Financial Management Auditing

- 5 or more years working in a DTS Level 2 Helpdesk for authorizations and vouchers.

- Familiar with the Marine Corps financial management systems (SABRs) and (MCTFS)

- Familiar with the government travel charge card policies and procedures.

- Experience in the interpretation of all policies and procedures sufficient to effectively implement, maintain and oversee the Defense Travel System (DTS).

- Experience researching transportation regulations with respect to travel procedures, restrictions and allowances.

- Skill in applying, analytical and evaluative methods and techniques.

- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

- Knowledge of Marine Corps pay and personnel systems and administrative processes.

- The ability to work independently and as part of a team and coordinate with others.

- Can develop and conduct training on DTS and the use of the government travel charge card.

- Proficient in using Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

- Able to review and assist ODTAs in the creation of an SOP/business rules or other necessary travel policies and procedures in accordance with Naval Correspondence.

- Current DoD SECRET clearance

Preferred Qualifications

Former/retired military member with experience in administrative procedures that pertain to travel reimbursements and pay entitlements for the United States Marine Corps.
  • Advance knowledge of all policies and procedures as it pertains to TAD for the DoD and United States Marine Corps: JTR, DoDFMR, MCTIM, and MCO 4650.39A
  • Familiar with the MARCENT individual augment process and area of responsibility.
  • Familiar with Middle Eastern customs and courtesies.
  • Certified as a Defense Travel Administrator.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Management.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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