Compensation Analyst - Temporary 9 month position
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration - Denver, CO

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JOB EVALUATION : Conduct system maintenance studies for assigned occupational groups based on the application of job evaluation principles and concepts, and the state's job evaluation structure and methodologies. Monitor and research labor market trends and issues for the occupations and monitor how occupations are used in the system. Determine the type of data needed and collection methods including designing and conducting surveys; analyze and interpret information and data; and, integrate historical and current data. Determine appropriate occupational group, class concepts and series, pay relationships, grades, and fiscal impact. Lead projects and facilitate workgroups of HR professional and subject matter experts. Write, draft, proposed, and final official class descriptions and narratives for management approval. Respond to surveys from other employers.

CONDUCT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS SURVEYS : Participate in the annual compensation survey of salaries and benefits by recommending improvements in the process; developing and applying industry standards in survey methodologies and identifying and analyzing published survey sources and costs. Compile data and perform quality control. Analyze data and review analysis and recommendations. Participate in drafting report findings, cost analysis, and recommendations. Research and analyze market trends and models and determine applicability to the state's setting. Respond to third party, organizational or professional survey requests by matching benchmarks and providing data. Design and conduct market surveys, analyze data, and develop costing and options.

CONSULTATION, ADVISING, COMMUNICATION, AND PROJECTS : In collaboration with DHR's communication specialist and the supervisor, design or revise the content and materials, and conduct and evaluate training of various audiences on assigned topics. Collaborate with Consulting Services in identifying certification requirements and content review for assigned modules. Represent the unit and division to various groups by presenting information and gathering input or information. Gather and assess input to refine methods, processes, and techniques or recommend adjustments in policy, functions, or services. Counsel and advise DHR management and staff, HR professionals, appointing authorities, and the workforce on the intent and application of policies, programs, systems, rules, technical guides, classes and system factors, staffing and job structuring. Initiate timely decision papers or project proposals for recommended action and present to management.

OTHER DUTIES : Monitor leading edge industry trends and issues, employer practices, and legal or regulatory mandates and changes to pro actively identify issues and initiate concepts and suggest proposed projects. Maintain primary emphasis and in depth knowledge and skills in compensation analysis, classification, and job analysis. Determine proper interpretation of regulations, rules, and best practical advise for agencies, appointing authorities, and confer with Office of the Attorney General representatives as they apply to FLSA, compensation, job evaluation, and related programs and policies. Punctuality and attendance are essential requirements of the job.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions and Conditions of Employment:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, political science, psychology, human resources, social sciences or in a field of study related to the work assignment AND four (4) or more years of professional experience in classification, job evaluation, and compensation practices; demonstrated experience establishing goals and objectives and developing and managing project teams to achieve program goals and objectives.

SUBSTITUTION: A master's degree related to the work assignment may substitute for the undergraduate degree and one year of the required professional experience. Professional work experience related to the job duties listed above that provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge, as that acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years for the bachelor's degree, but not for the specific years of experience.

  • WorldatWork , IPMA, or SHRM certification
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant federal and state employment law (i.e., FLSA, etc...).
  • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to consult and interface comfortably with senior executives and employees.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and execute decisions.
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex political environment.
  • Excellent negotiation and consensus building skills.