PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Compensation Analyst in Herndon, VA. Position Summary: The Compensation Analyst (Contract) is responsible for administering and communicating cost effective, competitive and proactive compensation strategies, plans and programs consistent with the business and HR strategy to attract, motivate and retain a high performing organization. In addition, this position works with the Senior Compensation Manager and the compensation team to develop and implement new or improved processes, programs, and/or strategies. Primary Responsibilities: Job Evaluation: 60% Conduct intake sessions with HR and/or line management as needed when a job evaluation is requested. Review job description for completeness and specifications. Perform a market-based job evaluation to determine a recommended salary grade, bonus target, and hiring salary range that is competitive in the external marketplace and internally equitable. Communicate findings to HR and save job description and all evaluation work. Compensation Administration: 30% Administer salary review cycles (annually and ad-hoc) and step pay increases for certain hourly employees. Review changes in wages or salary conformance to organization policy. Work with compensation management to develop new or improve existing processes. Participate in salary surveys (local and/or national) as needed. Assist in the update or development of salary ranges, job structures, and/or career ladders for employees at the site(s). Ensure compliance of all compensation programs with applicable Federal, State, and/or local laws. Assist with internal or external audit requests of compensation-related data. Additional Responsibilities: Other duties as assigned: 10% Documents process and procedure in the Compensation function. Reviews and completes process documentation ensuring consistency of format, approach, and language. Reviews, advises and updates internal policies and procedures, and plan documents. Assist, as needed, with other functional or local Human Resources projects or events. Assist, as needed, with Company projects, including mergers & acquisitions. Other duties as assigned. Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, a related major or equivalent education and experience required Experience: 5 years of progressive professional level Human Resources experience with at least 3 years compensation experience required. Experience in job evaluation and classification, market pay analysis, compensation program administration and compensation data analysis experience required. Experience in compensation role with a manufacturing workforce preferred. Knowledge of the Company organization, HR processes and contacts, and experience working in a subsidiary operation a plus. Licensure/Certifications: CCP Certification preferred Other HR Certifications (including CEBS, PHR / SPHR, SHRM certifications) preferred Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities: Demonstrated success as a Compensation professional and managing projects. Effective result-oriented problem solving skills to include exceptional negotiation and facilitation skills, experienced in resolving conflicts between different parties to a dispute and reconciling conflicting requirements. Highly efficient, conscientious and diligent work approach, complemented by a service- and a results-oriented work attitude. Able to identify, analyze and solve complex problems and issues in a straightforward manner, demonstrating strong analytical and decision-making skills and timely follow through to closure. Engaged, collaborative team player with strong interpersonal and consultative skills. Ability to build relationships and gain respect at all levels of the organization, handling complex situations professionally with diplomacy. Ability to handle confidential information with extreme discretion. Ability to work independently, to multitask, managing multiple and simultaneous priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and work well under pressure and deliver within tight timelines Thorough knowledge of US employment and compensation laws and regulations and compliance standards and initiatives under the FLSA, EEOC, IRS, DOL and OSHA. Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages): Excellent communication skills (written/oral/presentation), able to communicate effectively and demonstrate personal credibility, present clear and concise briefings and reports at all levels of an organization (individually, within a team setting, or to a large group). Technical Systems Proficiency: Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite experience required Microsoft Excel Intermediate to Advanced level proficiency required Access or other database or analytical tools preferred Travel Required: 10% Domestic and International Eligibility: Able to work in the US without a current or future need for visa sponsorship PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including: Health insurance Paid holidays Weekly payroll Immediate 401(k) eligibility Completion Bonuses Training Please note availability of benefits may vary by position PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit www.pdstech.com PDS pays for referrals!