Compensation Analyst

Stony Brook, NY
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Compensation Analyst-1702837

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's Degree. One year of full time human resources experience. Prior experience interpreting employment/HR related laws, policies, practices and procedures. Experience conducting research, analyzing data, and presenting the findings in a concise format for varied audiences. Previous exposure developing, editing and improving position descriptions. Computer proficient including advanced level Excel skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or a related field. Experience in compensation, salary administration or a closely related field. Two or more years of compensation experience. Previous exposure to Independent Contractor IRS/DOL laws. Experience utilizing an Applicant Tracking System. Previous experience within Higher Education and/or public sector. Experience working in unionized environments and with diverse populations. Knowledge of HRIS and reporting tools. Previous experience conducting HR related workshops. SHRM-CP/SCP, PHR/SPHR or CCP certification. Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Access etc.).

Brief Description of Duties:
The Compensation Analyst must have strong analytical skills when conducting classification and compensation analyses and assist in related compensation activities for State and Research Foundation funded positions on the West Campus and the Health Sciences Center/School of Medicine. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; problem solving and negotiation skills. Additionally, they will possess the skills to effectively communicate and build rapport at all levels of the University, with a proven track record of writing, editing, and improving job descriptions. The selected candidate must be comfortable working independently, as well as part of a team based environment.

Position/Salary Analysis:

  • Responsible for administering Stony Brook compensation programs (for West Campus, HSC/SOM). Evaluate and analyze salary data, as well as determine pay grades. Conduct job description evaluations.
  • Review position descriptions for appropriate classification, compliance and organizational soundness. Research, analyze and recommend appropriate compensation levels for positions and related salary review requests.
  • Review compensation related activities such as requests for extra service, increase in job duties, reclassifications and promotional requests, all in accordance with contractual obligations and University guidelines.
  • Understands and makes FLSA exemption determinations based upon Department of Labor Guidelines, job descriptions and relevant job data.
  • Consultation/Outreach/Customer Service:

  • Provide guidance to VP’s, Vice President Coordinators, and department administrators on classification and compensation trends and related issues, application of University, bargaining unit, Civil Service policies, practices and procedures and new initiatives.
  • Work with department administrators to recommend solutions/alternatives to changing needs and growing demands.
  • Conduct needs analyses, assists in development of and presents compensation related workshops.
  • Consult with Recruitment area to ensure job announcements and postings are in compliance with University practices and SUNY/RF guidelines.
  • Independent Contractor Analysis:

  • Reviews, analyzes, interprets and completes requests for Independent Contractor relationships
  • Ensures that the University remains in compliance with IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) rules and guidelines.
  • Interprets related employment laws, regulations, guidelines, Stony Brook procedures, as needed.
  • Works closely with the Budget Office and Procurement Department to ensure that the University guidelines are followed and requirements are met.
  • Extra Service Requests:

  • Completes requests from Vice Presidential areas for employee extra service requests.
  • Make recommendations and ensures compliance with SUNY regulations and policies.
  • Assisting with salary surveys, budget/line management, as needed. Other duties as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

    Special Notes: This full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

    About Stony Brook:
    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

    If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at

    Official Job Title: Personnel Associate
    Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Human Resource Services-Stony Brook University
    Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Human Resource Services-Stony Brook University
    Posting Start Date: Oct 4, 2017
    Posting End Date: Oct 18, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $55,000-$65,000.
    Salary Grade: MP5


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