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Senior Compensation Analyst

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/18/2017
Working Title Senior Compensation Analyst
Job Classification Human Resources III
Department Name 02093-Compensation
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0008341
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Senior Compensation Analyst is responsible for compensation system administration, project management, data analysis, and consultation within the Office of Human Resources’ (OHR) Compensation Department. The Senior Compensation Analyst is responsible for the administration of all facets of the University’s staff classification system and HRIS system processes as related to compensation and the administration of job descriptions, salary analyses, and other compensation functions. This position collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the compensation system continuously meets the needs of all stakeholders and is compliant with federal, state, and local regulations and University policies and procedures.

The Senior Compensation Analyst plans, develops, and implements projects with University-wide scope and impact and serves as the primary point of contact and expert for compensation-related data analyses and reporting. The Incumbent acts as the lead for all compensation-related education and training plans, initiatives, and resources. This position is responsible for the cultivation and management of relationships and partnerships with senior officers and assigned clients in order to provide strategic consultation and guidance regarding compensation-related matters. Other duties include job and salary evaluation and analyses, salary survey administration, external bench marking, and providing other compensation-related support, as necessary.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or other related field and a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in compensation is required; Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge of government regulations as they apply to compensation base and incentive compensation programs and policies is required. Demonstrated experience in project management, policy/procedure development and implementation, and data analysis and reporting is required. Experience with HRIS and salary survey analysis strongly preferred. Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with multiple and diverse internal and external contacts is required.

Required Licenses/Certifications

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or CCP certification is strongly preferred

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents