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Compensation Analyst, (Compensation Structures); Grade 27 - IRC55242

Montgomery County, MD Government
Rockville, Maryland
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Feb 24, 2023

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Compensation Analyst, (Compensation Structures); Grade 27

Montgomery County, MD Government

Office of Human Resources

Rockville, MD, US

Salary Range $75,410 - $124,198

The Office of Human Resources  is seeking a highly skilled Compensation Analyst to provide advanced level market research, data analysis, and study recommendations for classification and compensation structures.

About OHR:

Under the leadership of the Director, the staff of OHR work together to achieve great things for the more than 10,000 employees of the County. Our divisions include Recruitment and Selection, Training and Organization Development, Health Insurance and Welfare, EEO Compliance and Diversity Management, IT, Business Operations, Administrative Services, Occupational Medical Services and Records Management.

What are we looking for:

The Compensation Analyst will primarily be responsible for providing comprehensive market studies, impact analyses and reports to support proposed changes to job classification plans, compensation structures, policies, regulations, (local, state, and federal) collective bargaining agreements and business processes and systems in the classification and compensation division. This work will involve extensive market analyses, internal impact analyses, and management of large datasets from internal and external   systems and applications, as well as working across multiple County departments and external partners.

The analyst will provide consultation and advisory service for classification and compensation as well as serve as the lead resource in conducting occupational studies to include Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) reviews, use of factor system classification methodology, interpretation of position classification study results and presentation of recommendations.  

How will you contribute:

Major Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting classification studies, including market research, and review and analysis of written documentation.
  • Conducting classification and compensation analyses to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, collective bargaining agreements and other memorandums of agreement.
  • Conducting desk audits to supplement and verify written documentation, interviewing supervisors and managers to verify employee data and reviewing organizational structures.
  • Preparing final decision memoranda which includes written detailed analyses of employee and management responses and addressing comments/concerns.
  • Preparing new or revising existing job class specifications, using a quantitative point-factor job evaluation system (QES).
  • Drafting responses and managing the implementation of Classification and Compensation recommendations from MSPB audits or other County reviews and audits.
  • Participating in multiple classification and compensation ad hoc projects at both the HR Office and County-wide levels.
  • Defining and maintaining a standard business process for timely review and evaluation of classification plans and compensation structures to ensure market competitiveness.
  • Creating, tracking, and defining datasets in support of end-to-end classification and compensation related business process transformation initiatives.
  • Leading design teams composed of partners from other departments, management, OHR and Finance to design classification and compensation structures and plans which support the County’s overall strategy.
  • Partnering with stakeholders to identify and address impact of collective bargaining compensation agreements, job classification recommendations, compensation structures or personnel regulation changes.
  • Creating and maintaining HR Classification and Compensation governance guides.

The selected applicants should have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge and aptitude in the areas of compensation merit planning and administration, compensation survey methodology and participation, analysis of base pay and incentive design and programs, and job evaluation.
  • Thorough knowledge of labor laws, HR-related court decisions (both public and private industry) as they relate to compensation, and their impact on the County’s compensation policy and practice.
  • Considerable knowledge of local government laws, rules, regulations, and practices, particularly those governing the administration of compensation programs.
  • Broad HR knowledge in addition to compensation and classification (i.e., knowledge of recruitment and staffing, labor-management relations, training, and benefits practices).
  • Skill in leading compensation design processes and in leading organization-wide initiatives involving analysis and validation of large and complex dataset.
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Access, Word, Power Point) and enterprise applications, systems and reporting tools and skills.

Additional information about the position:

The selected candidate must have strong critical and conceptual thinking ability coupled with qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.  In addition, this position requires the ability to quickly pivot and adapt to changes while building and maintaining relationships with peers, managers, and other stakeholders.

The ability to plan, organize and manage numerous priorities and recognize the need to maintain confidentiality and appropriately communicate sensitive information with tact and discretion is critical to successful performance.

For additional information about our exciting benefit offerings and total reward summary, please Check out our competitive benefits here!


Experience: Considerable (5 years) applicable professional work experience in progressively more responsible roles in the development and implementation of job classification plans and/or compensation structures.

Education:  A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Mathematics, Information Data Management, Finance, Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at
and click on the “Search for Jobs at MCG" tab.  

Read the full job description under the “General Professional” Job Category.

The requisition number is IRC55242

Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

This Recruitment will remain open until position is filled.

Individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the eligible list with a rating of qualified. Candidates are encouraged to address the criterion for selection for interview (below) in their resume.  

Applicant Selection for interviews will be based on the following criterion:

  • Developing and implementing Classification and Compensation Structures
  • Conducting comprehensive market research, and evaluation and data analysis to include presenting to various audiences results and recommendations.
  • Leading organization-wide initiatives involving analysis and managing large and complex data sets
  • Experience making recommendations, identifying implications of decisions, and implementing business processes and systems in accordance with regulatory restrictions and collective bargaining agreements

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips

listed under the “Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.


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