B710:Personnel Specialist

Personnel Specialists provide enlisted people with information and counseling related to Navy occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, requirements for promotion, and rights and benefits. The PS maintains and audits pay and personnel records of military personnel. They determine military allowances, travel entitlements, and deductions. They prepare the financial/accounting reports related to individual pay and travel transactions and operate associated accounting systems. They also assist enlisted personnel and their families with special problems or personal hardships.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Personnel Specialists provide customer service to active and reserve members, retirees and dependents. They maintain financial and service records of military personnel and prepare military personnel and pay transaction documents utilizing current Automatic Data Processing (ADP) systems. They process and review for accuracy documents affecting military pay entitlements (BAH, COLA, SRB, etc.) and deductions and perform related computations. PSs prepare, verify and submit all pay and personnel documents resulting from Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL), Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), and Courts Martial. They counsel personnel regarding permanent change of station, separation entitlements and policies, and determine transportation entitlements, prepare orders and arrange transportation, compute travel allowances incurred by military personnel and their dependents. They conduct reenlistment and separation counseling, prepare reenlistment and separation documentation, counsel personnel on education and training opportunities, and order, prepare advancement worksheets, and administer Navy-wide advancement examinations.

Military Duties Translated:

logging and processing support calls installing and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers and scanners planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades setting up accounts for staff, ensuring that they know how to log in solving password problems talking to clients and computer users to determine the nature of any problems they encounter responding to breakdowns investigating, diagnosing and solving computer software and hardware faults repairing equipment and replacing parts supervising junior engineering and technical staff obtaining replacement or specialist components, fixtures or fittings checking computer equipment for electrical safety maintaining records of software licences managing stocks of equipment, consumables and other supplies

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