Arlington, Virginia
$60,257.60 - $119,724.80 Annually
Oct 22, 2021
Nov 25, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
Please note: This is currently an overstrength position which is expected to become permanent in FY23. This position is currently eligible for all County-provided benefits.

Arlington County is looking for a well-rounded, human resources professional to join our award-winning Human Resources Department as a Compensation and Classification Analyst. The successful candidate will join a team of professional analysts who provide consultation and technical guidance regarding compensation and classification matters to all levels of County Government.

The Compensation and Classification Analyst will support multiple agencies, developing and maintaining close working relationships with management, employees, and human resources liaisons to build an understanding of their operations and to develop effective compensation and classification solutions. This analyst will work as part of a team to complete county-wide studies and projects, but also will work independently on challenging issues. Although primarily focused on compensation and classification, this position also offers opportunities to work on cross-functional and departmental teams and projects.

This position may be filled as a full-time position or on a part-time basis and may be filled at any level within the established broad band depending on qualifications.

Specific duties include:
  • Conducting job audits and salary analysis to determine appropriate classification decisions;
  • Compiling and evaluating complex data, and preparing and delivering reports and presentations based on the analysis;
  • Providing training and following-up to ensure successful implementation of new initiatives;
  • Working as a team with other analysts to complete county-wide studies;
  • Writing and updating job descriptions based upon desk audit, job analysis questionnaire, and market information and determining exemption status;
  • Conducting compensation and salary surveys, analyzing market data to determine and maintain the County's competitive position;
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining compensation programs, policies and procedures;
  • Conducting organizational design studies, and managing HR related projects; and
  • Using Microsoft Office products to include Excel, Power Point, and Access to translate data into diagrams, graphs or presentations for sharing with a variety of audiences.
Successful candidates for this position will:

  • Possess the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization regarding critical and sensitive compensation and classification matters;
  • Embrace opportunities to build strong partnerships with agencies;
  • Approach classification and compensation challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving with detail-oriented analysis;
  • Promote a total reward philosophy; and
  • Seek to understand compensation issues by listening and collaborating to identify innovative solutions.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or related field plus experience in job evaluation, job and organizational design, and/or compensation or other closely-related human resource function.

Substitution: Significant experience in a directly related field may substitute for the Bachelor's degree requirement. A Master's degree in I/O Psychology or Human Resources Administration or closely related field with a related internship or practicum may substitute for some of the experience requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Experience analyzing a wide variety of jobs (Executive, Management, Professional, Administrative, Trades etc.), preferably for job evaluation and classification purposes;
  • Experience in a wide variety of compensation areas including the interpretation and application of FLSA regulations; the analysis of compensation statistics and the development of compensation policy to resolve pay issues;
  • Advanced Excel, Access, and PowerPoint skills that include developing complex spreadsheets and presentations and preparing, documenting and presenting complex narrative and statistical analytical reports;
  • Experience in other HR disciplines including organizational analysis and work redesign, recruitment, selection, and/or benefits; and/or
  • CCP, SPHR or other compensation-related certification.

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