Compensation Analyst II
Company: Government jobs
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Are you looking for career opportunities that provide top-notch
benefits including paid vacation & sick leave, outstanding health &
dental insurance, onsite health clinic for you & your dependents, a
generous retirement plan, and much more? Travis County is looking
for an outstanding Compensation Analyst to join in our Human
Resources Management Department.
Performs moderate to complex analysis of human resources related
projects and programs. Performs technical analysis on assigned
compensation, classification, or related human resources issues.
Assists in higher-level analysis projects. This position works
under direction with increasing latitude for independent judgment.
Performs a variety of professional analytical work involved in the
planning and implementation of Travis County's compensation and
classification systems and programs. Assist in the evaluation of
compensation or related programs, policies, and procedures
consistent with professional standards and in compliance with the
County's policies and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs moderate to complex technical analysis in designing,
developing, and implementing compensation, classification, or
related human resource systems, policies, programs, procedures, and
guidelines for Travis County. Ensures compliance with regulatory
laws and County directives.
- Reviews and evaluates existing programs and monitors
effectiveness. Researches and models trends and recommends
- Conducts more complex analysis studies to determine proper
classifications, market pricing, and compensation planning.
- Analyzes market and internal equity of jobs to ensure
countywide consistency and equity. Analyzes position
questionnaires, conducting desk audits of positions to enhance job
analysis. Makes recommendations for proper classification and
market to management.
- Performs some specialized compensation analysis of supplemental
pay practices, salary structures, recruitment, and retention
- Participates in external market salary, other compensation and
classification surveys, or best practices surveys and may conduct
surveys to supplement third-party and public sector market data
- Creates, revises, and maintains job descriptions for County
- Researches, drafts, and provides input toward new and/or
revised compensation and classification and/or related policies and
procedures. Consults with department management, external public,
and/or private sector organizations, as required, to facilitate
- Develops databases and spreadsheets and prepares metrics
reports and analysis. Provides input towards fiscal impact reports
of new or revised compensation, or Human Resource research
programs, and analytical studies.
- Maintains thorough and current knowledge of Federal, State and
Local compensation and classification laws, policies and practices
and County directives to ensure organizational compliance and
facilitate meeting the business needs of the organization. Remains
abreast of best practices and industry standards associated with
- Assists in the administration of compensation, classification,
and/or other human resources functions to Travis County
departments, including collaboration with department's
- Researches and compiles data for compensation, or Human
Resource measurements for reports, analysis, and management
utilization. Conducts project analysis. Develops and maintains
knowledge and skill in the use of computerized tools, databases,
spreadsheets and communication techniques.
- Reviews and evaluates policies, procedures, and programs,
within specialized human resource analytical areas and recommends
changes or improvements, as required.
- Assists in the development of written communications material,
including correspondence, policy revisions, reports, employee
manuals, articles for publications and other informational
materials. Assists in the communication of policies to
organizational staff through the use of memorandums, meetings,
training programs and individual contacts.
- Assists in organizational development processes specific to
compensation, classification, and/or human resource measurement
including performing departmental on-site audits and conducting
specialized classes. Participates in continuous quality improvement
strategies, practices, training and processes.
- Assists in analyzing, developing, and recommending the
implementation of total compensation strategies or systems.
- Performs job analysis, job documentation, job evaluations,
turnovers, cost to hire, Human Resource performance analysis and
metrics, and policy and procedure review.
- Assists in evaluating and implementing compensation,
classification, and/or performance assessments programs.
- Assists in planning, developing, and implementing training
programs specific to compensation and classification administration
enhancements or changes to assist with management and employee
communications regarding changes.
- Communicates with, and advises supervisors, managers, and
employees on related services, resources, laws and policies
associated with compensation and classification.
- Analysts working in this classification may be assigned in the
different areas within the compensation and classifications
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Minimum
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Personnel Management, Human Resources
Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or a
directly related field AND three (3) years of experience in
Compensation, or closely related field;
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved
and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and
required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to
successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); OR, Professional in
Human Resources Certification (PHR).
Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional
(SHRM-SCP); OR, Society of Human Resources Management Certified
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP); OR, Certified Benefits
- Principles and practices of compensation and
- Federal, State and Local regulations, codes and laws: Title VII
of Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, EEOC,
- State and local government budget, planning, systems,
documents, issues, and trends.
- Recent Human Resources developments and current literature.
- County policies, procedures, and terminology.
- Service oriented leadership and hands on practitioner.
- Computer equipment and a variety of software packages to
include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and HRIS
- Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report
- Designing, implementing, and administrating compensation and
- Analyzing and evaluating data, developing reports, providing
recommendations, and using automated human resource management
- Human Resources rules, policies, and procedures.
- Applying Human Resources and consulting methods.
- Problem-solving and decision-making.
- Explaining complicated technical problems in simple
- Both verbal and written communication.
- Evaluate human resources problems and issues.
- Interpret policies, procedures, and Federal, State and Local
- Exercise sound judgment and make decisions.
- Respond to inquiries.
- Work independently and as part of a team.
- Convey complex ideas and concepts verbally and in writing.
- Communicate goals to a wide and diverse audience.
- Prepare and conduct training.
- Manage time well, perform multiple tasks and organize diverse
- Make appropriate and effective public presentations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies and
providers, other County employees and officials, and the general
public. Work Environment & Other Information
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 20-50
pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and
eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a
computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking,
sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending,
stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling,
balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the
Travis County employees play an important role in business
continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business
continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not
necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.
The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime
eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the
Work Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.; Monday through Friday
Department: Human Resources Management
Location: 700 Lavaca St., Austin, TX (This position is eligible for
telework, in-office as needed)
Criminal, Education, and Employment background check required.
Employment at Travis County comes with a full array of benefits. We
offer comprehensive health insurance, a no-cost, on-site Health and
Wellness clinic, longevity pay, paid vacations, sick time and
personal holidays, not to mention an industry competitive salary
structure and a friendly, stable work environment.
FY2022 Travis County Benefit Guide
In this valuable Travis County Benefits Guide you will find benefit
summaries, eligibility requirements, costs, contact numbers and
addresses as well as other general information on the benefits
available to Travis County Employees and Retirees.
Employees may join the Travis County Credit Union which offers
low-interest loans, savings plans through payroll deduction, safe
deposit boxes and other benefits.
Employees may enroll in a tax- free sheltered investment plan
through payroll deduction.
Employees may sign up for direct bank deposit.
Employee Assistance Program
Travis County provides a confidential counseling and referral
service free of charge to county employees and their family.
Membership in the American Federation of State, County, and
Municipal Employees Union is available through payroll
Employee Health & Wellness Clinic
Employees may access the clinic for a variety of wellness program
and health care services with no co-pay, no deductible and no
An average of eleven paid holidays are designated by the Travis
County Commissioners Court at the beginning of each fiscal
Longevity pay is paid for each year completed after three years of
continuous service. Peace Officers in a law enforcement activity,
whose job requires state peace officer certification, receive pay
after one year of certification.
A limited number of assigned parking spaces are available to
employees in the Courthouse Complex.
Regular, full-time employees are eligible for up to three paid
personal holidays each calendar year. Part-time employees shall be
granted personal holidays on a prorated basis. New employees earn
personal holidays for the calendar year in which he/she begins
employment, based on the month in which employment begins:
January - March
3 personal holidays
April - June
2 personal holidays
July - September
1 personal holiday
October - December
New employees are eligible to take personal holidays after 90 days
Travis County is a member of the Texas County & District Retirement
System with mandatory participation by certain classes of
employees. Seven percent (7%) of the gross salary is deducted each
pay period. An employee is fully vested after eight years of
service. Benefits are prorated for part-time employees.
Regular employees earn sick leave at a rate of eight hours per
month with unlimited accrual during employment. Part-time employees
earn sick leave on a pro-rated basis.
Certain classes of full-time employees may receive reimbursement
for fees associated with pre-approved, job related course work
Based on years of county service, regular, full-time employees earn
vacation time at the following rates:
0 to 5 years
4.0 hours per pay period
6 to 10 years
4.5 hours per pay period
11 to 15 years
5.0 hours per pay period
16 to 20 years
5.5 hours per pay period
21 plus years
6.0 hours per pay period
Part-time employees earn vacation leave on a pro-rated basis.
The county provides all employees workers' compensation coverage
with benefits in accordance with state statute, if the employee
sustains an injury out of, or in the course of work.
01 What type of degree(s) do you hold? Check all that apply.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Associate's Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
02 Do you have HR related experience with entering, approving or
managing data using an HRIS - human resource information systems?
03 Describe your experience entering, approving or managing data
using an HRIS - human resource information system and name the
04 How many years of experience do you have working with SAP?
- Less than 2 years
- 2 to 4 years
- 5 years or more
05 How many years of experience do you have working in Human
- Less than 1 year
- 2 to 3 years
- 4 to 5 years
- 5 years or more
06 Do you hold any of the following HR certifications? Check all
- SHRM - CP
- SHRM - SCP
07 Describe your experience with Microsoft Excel. Check the best
- Beginner - Use general toolbar formulas, sum, average, count
numbers, max and min.; general formatting, print/page layout;
enter, correct and save data; format cells, rows and columns.
- Intermediate - All Basic functions to include: Create, format
charts/graphs; filter data; multiple level sorting, options; use
mathematical, logical, statistical and financial functions; perform
interactive analysis; create and modify some Macro commands.
- Advanced - All Basic, Intermediate and Advanced functions to
include: VLOOKUP, IF, IS, Pivot Tables, Manage Macros commands:
Concepts, planning, operations, execution, modification &
interruption; Some VBA Programming.
- None of the above
* Required Question
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