Analyst, Senior Compensation

Austin, TX
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

Performs complex compensation research and analysis requiring a high level of technical expertise in compensation. Provides consultation to internal college parties regarding compensation issues.

Position Information
Location Highland Business Center Hours 40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, with some possible evenings/weekends during peak times. Salary Salary Commensurate With Experience FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Manager, Compensation Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides advice and counsel to management on a broad range of compensation issues and decisions, including compensation and market strategy, reorganizations, labor force analysis, needs assessments, etc.
  • Researches, analyzes, and resolves compensation issues, ensures compliance and makes recommendations for modifications to compensation programs to meet college objectives.
  • Conducts and analyzes both formal and informal classification and compensation market studies. Identifies, analyzes, and recommends solutions for various compensation problems and monitors implementation of actions. Presents written and oral reports to management.
  • Conducts analysis of qualifications and work experience for salary placement for new faculty and staff; conducts salary placement and equity reviews of current faculty and staff, as necessary.
  • Conducts salary research for reclassifications, placement reviews, temporary assignment pay, development of new positions, etc.; creates reports; identifies trends and determines salaries; verifies data and information.
  • Responds to internal and external requests for information regarding Austin Community College (ACC) compensation practices.
  • Drafts job descriptions and determines salary placement/slotting for new positions; suggest job description updates and changes.
  • Assists with employee communications on compensation policies. Provides training on compensation topics and procedures.
  • Coordinates with ACC and external technical services to ensure systems support of compensation processes, procedures, and legal requirements; participates in resolving technical issues, including testing systems changes.
  • Coordinates, for the Compensation section, the annual roll of all salaries for each fiscal year, including adjustment of salary scales, market adjustments, position reclassifications, annual increase salary changes, calculation of adjunct faculty proportional increase, etc.

  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Federal and state wage and salary laws, regulations, and processes, to include overtime and compensatory time.
    • Comprehensive compensation and classification methodologies.
    • General Human Resources practices and principles.
    • Market compensation methodologies and best practices.
    • Human Resources Compensation strategy.
    • Business reorganization procedures.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Maintaining an established work schedule. Peak periods may require evening and weekends.
    • Demonstrated consultative communication style.
    • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
    • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
    • Interpreting and applying rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Budget analysis.
    • Working with exacting accuracy.

    Technology Skills

    • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
    • Advanced use of Excel related to compensation, including the ability to manipulate formulas and conduct analysis.

    Required Work Experience

    • Two years related work experience.

    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree.

    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

    • Professional Certifications Preferred: CCP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

    Other Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of information management or analytical software.


    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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