Compensation Consultant - Austin, TX

September 28, 2021 10:24 AM | Michelle Raczynski (Administrator)

Compensation Consultant - Austin, TX
City of Austin

Job Summary:

The Human Resources Department works to position the City of Austin as an employer of choice through balanced, efficient and collaborative strategic partnerships. We support and develop a high performing and diverse workforce that fosters a healthy, safe, respectful and productive work environment for employees and their families, City departments and the community.

The Compensation Consultant will be responsible for planning and designing a broad range of human resources services and programs citywide in the area of Compensation and Classification.

Job Duties:

  1. Plans, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates major classification and compensation projects and programs.
  2. Develops compensation procedures and processes for the implementation of City or Department human resources policies or strategies.
  3. Provides advice and counsel to management and other employee groups on a broad range of classification and compensation issues and decisions.
  4. Identifies, analyzes, and recommends solutions for various compensation problems and monitors implementation of agreed upon actions until the problem has been resolved.
  5. Analyzes organizational structures and jobs to establish job descriptions, classifications, placements, and market matches for pay comparison purposes.
  6. Analyzes complex compensation data to assure equitable pay practices and makes recommendations for adjustments.
  7. Coordinates the conducting and analysis of both formal and informal compensation surveys.
  8. Coordinates the development of cost estimates of the financial impact of compensation programs and actions.
  9. Provides advice and recommendations to management in order to make sound classification and compensation related decisions.
  10. Analyzes morale indicators and other personnel measurements such as but not limited to surveys, turnover, and grievances, and presents recommendations for new or revised compensation programs.
  11. Provides training to various stakeholders including employees, supervisors, managers and the human resources community on compensation topics and procedures.

Education & Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a related field, plus four (4) years of related experience.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Preferred Education, Experience, or Skills:

  • Experience leading job analyses and market reviews.
  • Experience conducting cost projections analyses.
  • Experience designing and reviewing alternative pay programs.
  • Experience conducting training on Compensation or Human Resources-related topics.
  • Advanced experience in Excel and Access.
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR, IPMA-HR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, or similar certification.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or similar certification.

Job Type:  Regular
Job Schedule:  Full-Time

How to Apply:

Job posting can be found at Jobs @ City of Austin | Compensation Consultant (austincityjobs.org). Please fill out and submit the application through City of Austin.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.

A résumé is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.

A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you are selected as a top candidate:

Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.

And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

An assessment(s) may be administered as part of the interview process.


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