Compensation and Benefits Specialist - Telework Schedule

Rockville , MD
Jan 19, 2022
Feb 11, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

We have an immediate opening for a Compensation and Benefits Specialist. In this role you will work with our Compensation and Benefits team supporting day-to-day administration of Westat's programs. You will use your proven analytical skills in combination with your strong organization and communication skills to collaborate with team members and internal clients. Your ability to navigate multiple tasks under tight deadlines will be a key part of this role. 

This role will be eligible for telework, with 2-3 days per week on-site at Westat's Rockville, Maryland headquarters.
Job Responsibilities:
· Review and analyze new job descriptions and position requests ensuring proper FLSA and EEO classifications. 
· Collect and evaluate salary and labor market research and participate in compensation surveys.
· Perform offer review and salary analysis, this includes verifying salary and grade based on progression and position minimum requirements, and ensuring internal equity is supported.
· Coordinate mid-year/annual compensation tasks
· Collaborate with Compensation and HR Business Partners on career progression planning.
· Review New Hire paperwork for correctness, assist the processing for payroll, and QC multiple systems to ensure accurateness.
· Provide back up support for 401k administration involving eligibility, vesting updates, employer match calculations, ADP/ACP testing, 5500 and other duties as required.
· Work closely with the Compensation, Recruiting and Benefits teams with miscellaneous projects

Basic Qualifications:
· Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years' experience in human resources, benefits, compensation or related field
· Understanding of compensation practices and the knowledge and ability to interpret federal, state and local labor laws
· Experience in 401k administration
· Proficiency in a Microsoft Windows environment including advanced Excel skills with VLOOKUP and Pivot tables 
· Experience with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and market research systems (PayFactors and/or ERI).

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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