This position will service the New Mexico State Office. Incumbent provides guidance to managers regarding laws, regulations, policies and procedures on a variety of issues such as leave administration, hours of duty, training, awards, unemployment and compensation. Analyzes individual cases to determine appropriate rate of pay considering many factors such as highest previous rate, special salary rates, retained grade and/or pay, pay schedule changes etc. Gives advice to supervisors, managers, and employees on basic pay, locality pay, special salary rates, pay flexibilities, FLSA and Title 5 overtime determinations. Provides technical expertise in determining rates of pay and on using compensation flexibilities to help recruit, manage, and retain employees. Analyzes individual cases to determine appropriate rate of pay considering many factors such as highest previous rate, special salary rates, retained grade and/or pay and pay schedule changes. Works with automated personnel systems such as the Federal Personnel Payroll system (FPPS) in effecting personnel actions and completing work assignments. Provides advice to managers, supervisors, and employees regarding difficult and complex recruitment and placement actions. Collaborates with managers in determining short and long term recruitment needs and in developing effective recruitment methods and strategies. Consults with hiring officials on any special qualifications required, and advises them of any special hiring authorities which may be utilized. Announces vacancies under the Merit Promotion Program, through direct hire, or delegated examining authority or through the Office of Personnel Management. Makes qualification determinations, rates and ranks applicants against crediting plans and advises subject matter experts and panels who may assist with the recruitment process. Prepares certificates of eligibles. Ensures all placement actions meet regulatory requirements.