Classification and Compensation Analyst
City of Eugene, OR - Eugene, OR

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As Human Resources works to redesign its service delivery to a generalist model, this position will work closely with departments as well as all members of the HR team and will provide high level professional expertise and work for the Compensation and Classification program. May supervise or provide team leadership as assigned.

This position performs a variety of professional and analytical duties in support of the Human Resources division. Will provide expertise and guidance in classification studies and reviews, consult with managers and supervisors on classification/compensation requests, and serve as a resource for supervisors and management regarding classification and compensation issues and strategy. Position will also coordinate special studies and projects; and provide complex staff assistance for the Human Resources Director and other City managers.

Key Skills : Knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and methods of Human Resources, with a strong focus in classification and compensation. Ability to collect, analyze, and evaluate complex data, summarize findings, and clearly present proposals and recommendations.

Department/Division : Central Services / Human Resources

Work Schedule : 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Must be available for evening and weekend hours as needed.

Work Location : 940 Willamette St, Suite 200, Eugene, OR

Salary : $ 58,136.00 - $72,488.00 Annually

Application deadline Friday July 5, 2013 5 PM



Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Classification and Compensation:
Plans, designs, and implements program activities, policies, and procedures for the organization’s compensation program; coordinates activities with other human resource programs and with operating departments; evaluates program’s performance and effectiveness and recommends changes; ensures compliance with laws, regulations, and policy directives.

Plans, oversees, and performs complex classification and compensation studies; ensures application of valid classification and compensation review practices; consults with departments on appropriate solutions to meet operating and staffing needs; advises regarding appropriate organizational and job design alternatives.
Oversees the City’s classification system; reviews requests for new or revised classifications; analyzes jobs to validate job requirements and maintain job evaluation system; determines appropriate job classifications.

Oversees and/or conducts compensation surveys to evaluate market-based pay for City jobs; evaluates internal salary relationships to ensure appropriate alignment among related jobs; analyzes information and develops salary recommendations.

Evaluates classification and compensation system effectiveness; researches best practices and evaluates new approaches, processes, and alternative reward systems; develops recommendations and oversees implementations.

Researches and analyzes legislation and regulations impacting the compensation program area, such as State and Federal overtime and pay regulations, to determine effect on compensation policies and practices; modifies practices to achieve goals and/or legal compliance.

Advises managers and supervisors on compensation/classification strategies and issues; participates in organizational structure reviews; develops options and solutions to classification issues and assists departments with developing job structures; provides policy interpretation and guidance.

Determines cost impact of compensation and classification changes and implementation options; presents written and oral recommendations to management; presents proposals to union representatives and may represent the City in negotiating compensation.

Develops training classes for supervisors and employees on compensation and classification issues and related employment law.

All Human Resources Disciplines:
Conducts research and prepares a variety of special projects, as assigned by the Human Resources Director; tracks and updates performance measures and best practice data and statistical information.

Participates in the development of the division work plan; participates in strategic planning for human resource functions and services; recommends goals and objectives and oversees and/or participates in the development and implementation of human resource policies and procedures.

Serve as a consultant and resource to City departments in other areas of human resources including recruitment and selection, employee relations, and performance and development.

Researches relevant best practices and develops recommendations for new approaches, processes, and methods.

Provides training on Human Resources topics to employees and supervisors.

Reviews current legislation and regulations impacting human resources.

Maintains professional knowledge by participating in professional associations, reviewing professional publications, and participating in other professional development opportunities.

Ensures departmental implementation of, and adherence to, the City’s Affirmative Action and Diversity Work Plans. Participates in the development and implementation of division-wide diversity initiatives.

Assists with budget administration for the section.

May manage professional, para-professional, and/or administrative staff.

Acts as Human Resources Director as assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • General principles and practices of human resource management.
  • Principles and practices of classification and compensation management.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, and regulations.
  • Trends in human resource management, particularly in the areas of job design, classification, and reward systems.
  • Methods and practices of job analysis, position classification, and market salary comparisions.
  • Labor relations principles and practices.
  • Principles of supervision, training and personnel management.

Skill in:
  • Administering a wide variety of compensation and classification activities and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrating the ability to work independently; prioritizing and resolving issues and problems; and completing tasks and duties while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exercising diplomacy, discretion and tact in dealing with sensitive, complex and highly confidential issues and situations.
  • Reviewing and assessing customer needs, quickly assessing issues and evaluating various factors, developing methods to meet needs, developing agreements, and implementing results.
  • Coordinating and executing multiple tasks and/or projects to meet deadlines while addressing potential/anticipated delays and problems in a professional and timely manner.
  • Project management, time management, planning, negotiation, presentation and training.
  • Relationship-building, consulting, and collaborative team building.
  • Researching and analyzing a variety of information and data; making recommendations based on research findings; writing reports and creating spreadsheets; and presenting information.
  • Providing courteous customer service and effectively working with the general public, the media, supervisors, co-workers, employees, union representatives, and employee organizations representing various diverse backgrounds.
  • Effectively communicating both orally and in writing to convey accurate information and to receive work assignments.
  • Managing diverse and frequently conflicting priorities.
  • Adapting to the City’s culture, priorities, and having the ability to adjust to the differing organizational structures, leadership and work styles, while ensuring consistent application of policy and practice.
  • Effectively working with the public, managers, co-workers, and employees from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner.
  • Interpreting situations and interactions correctly and adapting behavior to fit cultural context.


Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in human resources management with an emphasis in the areas of compensation and classification, preferably in the public sector. At least one year of supervisory experience is required. Experience in other human resources disciplines such as Employee and Labor Relations, Recruitment and Selection, and/or Performance and Development desirable.

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration, or related field. A Master’s degree, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certificate or Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) is desired.

Additional professional Human Resources experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in Human Resources may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

License or Certificate:
Valid Oregon driver’s license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

Supplemental Information:

Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.
The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.