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Compensation Specialist

Company: University of Texas System
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

FLSA Status

Earliest Start Date


Salary commensurate with experience
Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hiring Department

Office of Talent and Innovation
Required Application Materials

A resume and letter of interest is required to apply. Candidates under final consideration will also be required to submit professional references, college degree information, and employment history to an online third-party vendor.
About Us

For more than 140 years, The University of Texas System has improved the lives of Texans - and people all over the world - through education, health care, and research. The System consists of nine academic institutions, five health institutions, and The University of Texas System Administration. The institutions of the UT System employ more than 116,000 faculty, health care professionals, researchers, support staff, and student workers.
The UT System Administration is primarily based in Austin, Texas. It supports the missions of the System's fourteen institutions by providing financial, legal, planning, purchasing, government relations, communications, development, and other central services. Serving a growing state, the UT System Administration strives to provide a welcoming, supportive work environment that embraces different perspectives - not only because it enables the organization to be stronger, creative, and thoughtful, but because it is the right thing to do. To that end, UT System Administration embraces state laws on and employment preferences.

Purpose of Position

Under direct supervision of the Compensation Manager, assists in the development, implementation, and administration of compensation programs for UT System Administration.
Essential Functions

Job Analysis and Evaluation:

  • Support the delivery of job analysis and job evaluation processes; produce job descriptions/role profiles and associated scoping data.
  • Evaluates and analyzes job descriptions and salaries for Classified and Administrative & Professional (A&P) positions.
  • Audits job evaluation of positions and application of existing classifications to individuals.Compensation Program Design:
    • Support the design and delivery of employee compensation structures and programs, providing relevant internal financial analyses and analysis of external practices.
    • Assists in updating the salary structure.Human Resources Data Analytics and Insight:
      • Deliver analyses of Human Resources data; identify trends and contribute to the creation of Human Resources insights that enable the diagnosis of business issues, enhancement of employee engagement, and/or improvement of business performance.
      • Assist the Compensation Manager in gathering and compiling of employee data for quarterly Human Resources Metric dashboard.Annual Pay Review:
        • Support the delivery of the annual review; provide relevant payroll and market pay analyses; contribute to the drafting of communications and the preparation of management decision-making tools.
        • Assist the Compensation Manager in review of annual and ad hoc salary and position requests for approval, including analysis of internal equity and external market review.
        • Assists in administration of performance appraisal and salary administration programs, reviewing changes in wages and salaries for conformance to policy.Information and Business Advice:
          • Resolve queries from internal or external customers or suppliers by providing information on complex processes and the related policies, referring to others where necessary for interpretation of policy.
          • Conducts and participates in compensation surveys.
          • Assist in the systemwide coordination of the annual Mercer Benchmark Database survey.
          • Reviews position reporting for Standard Occupation Codes, Military Occupation Codes, and others for compliance.HR Data Management:
            • Carry out complex HR data processing tasks; advise colleagues when needed and use expertise to help improve data collection tools and administration processes.
            • Assist in the review, editing, and approval of electronic personnel action forms (eForms) within Oracle-based HR information system database (PeopleSoft).Personal Capacity Building:
              • Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching. Develop and maintain an understanding of relevant technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.
              • Other duties as assigned.

                Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

                Successful candidates are not required to possess all the KSAs listed. Any combination of the listed KSAs would suffice.Behavioral Competencies:
                • Ensures Accountability
                • Business Insight
                • Manages Complexity
                • Communicates Effectively
                • Financial Acumen
                • Decision Quality
                • Nimble Learning
                • Self-DevelopmentSkills:
                  • Data Collection and Analysis
                  • Compensation knowledge
                  • Planning and Organizing
                  • Compliance Management
                  • Data Control
                  • Policy Development and Implementation
                  • Assessment
                  • Presentation Skills
                  • Action Planning
                  • Learning and Talent Development
                  • Verbal Communication
                  • HR Systems and Tools Knowledge
                  • Time Accounting
                  • Word Processor Software Knowledge
                  • Presentation Creation
                  • Spreadsheet Expertise
                  • Document Management
                  • Database Reporting
                  • Database User Interfaces and Queries
                    Required Qualifications

                    High school diploma. Three years administrative experience. Each year of college (30 semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience on a year-for-year basis.
                    Preferred Qualifications

                    • Bachelor's Degree
                    • Experience in human resources and/or compensation
                    • MS Office experience
                    • Working knowledge of PowerBI
                      Working Conditions

                      • May work around standard office conditions.
                      • Uses standard office equipment.
                      • Requires occasional evening or weekend hours.
                        Additional Information

                        The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to a minimum of 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.A background check will be conducted on candidates under final consideration. The background check may include any or all of the following: criminal history check, prior employment verification, education verification, professional references check, and motor vehicle records check. Background checks are conducted by third-party vendors. Upon request form the third-party vendor, candidates under final consideration must provide the required information for the background checks to be completed.
                        EO/AA Statement

                        The University of Texas System is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Talent and Innovation.

Keywords: University of Texas System, Austin , Compensation Specialist, Other , Austin, Texas

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