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Compensation Analyst II

Company: Government jobs
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

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 improvements.
  • 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 initiatives.
  • 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 sources.
  • Creates, revises, and maintains job descriptions for County jobs.
  • 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 policy development.
  • 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 these disciplines.
  • Assists in the administration of compensation, classification, and/or other human resources functions to Travis County departments, including collaboration with department's management.
  • 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 functions.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements

    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 job.

    Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
    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 Professional (SHRM-CP).
    Certified Compensation Professional (CCP); OR, Certified Benefits Professional (CBP).

    Knowledge of:
    • Principles and practices of compensation and classification.
    • Federal, State and Local regulations, codes and laws: Title VII of Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, EEOC, I-9.
    • State and local government budget, planning, systems, documents, issues, and trends.
    • Recent Human Resources developments and current literature. Training programs.
    • 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 systems.
    • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
      Skill in:
      • Designing, implementing, and administrating compensation and classification systems.
      • Analyzing and evaluating data, developing reports, providing recommendations, and using automated human resource management systems.
      • Human Resources rules, policies, and procedures.
      • Applying Human Resources and consulting methods.
      • Problem-solving and decision-making.
      • Explaining complicated technical problems in simple non-technical language.
      • Both verbal and written communication.
        Ability to:
        • Evaluate human resources problems and issues.
        • Interpret policies, procedures, and Federal, State and Local applicable laws.
        • 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 activities.
        • 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 essential functions.

          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 position.

          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.

          Credit Union
          Employees may join the Travis County Credit Union which offers low-interest loans, savings plans through payroll deduction, safe deposit boxes and other benefits.

          Deferred Compensation
          Employees may enroll in a tax- free sheltered investment plan through payroll deduction.

          Direct Deposit
          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.

          Employee Organizations
          Membership in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union is available through payroll deduction.

          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 co-insurance costs.

          An average of eleven paid holidays are designated by the Travis County Commissioners Court at the beginning of each fiscal year.

          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.

          Personal Holidays
          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 of employment.
          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.

          Sick Leave
          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.

          Tuition Refund
          Certain classes of full-time employees may receive reimbursement for fees associated with pre-approved, job related course work completed satisfactorily.

          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.
          Workers' Compensation
          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.
          • None
          • High School Diploma or GED
          • Associate's Degree
          • Bachelor's Degree
          • Master's Degree
          • PhD

            02 Do you have HR related experience with entering, approving or managing data using an HRIS - human resource information systems?
            • Yes
            • No

              03 Describe your experience entering, approving or managing data using an HRIS - human resource information system and name the system(s).

              04 How many years of experience do you have working with SAP?
              • Less than 2 years
              • 2 to 4 years
              • 5 years or more
              • None

                05 How many years of experience do you have working in Human Resources?
                • None
                • 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 that apply:
                  • None
                  • PHR
                  • SPHR
                  • SHRM - CP
                  • SHRM - SCP
                  • CCP
                  • Other

                    07 Describe your experience with Microsoft Excel. Check the best response:
                    • 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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