Compensation Specialist

Job description

Under the leadership of the HR Manager/Compensation the Compensation Specialist will collaborate with the Compensation Consultant/Campus and various supervisors in throughout Campus to support the job classification process, including position updates with post, updates with no post, and new position description requests through the Integrated Employment System. The Compensation Specialist must view information in SAP as needed. May be required to enter information in SAP in job classification fields.

The Compensation Specialist must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; build and maintain positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; abide by University guidelines; maintain confidentiality; prioritize and manage work effectively while maintaining a high degree of accuracy; provide exceptional customer service; report to meetings at different locations both on campus on off campus; and effectively interact with individuals from various levels throughout the university.

Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: facilitating compensation activities in other sectors, building and running reports from the system of record, reporting data for market surveys and running custom reports, etc.

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Compensation Specialist

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Lexington, KY

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1 yr

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Physical Requirements

The physical requirements of this position will include: occasional standing and/or walking with objects up to 25lbs; and regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods with regular repetitive motions (such as typing).


Primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; however, additional hours may be required from time to time due to workload demands.


We are seeking an individual with initiative, superior customer service focus, team oriented, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships, and expertise in the full Microsoft Office Suite. A successful candidate will also have HR professional knowledge, the ability to multi-task with a strong emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail. Solid time management, problem solving, critical thinking, follow-through, and planning and organizational skills are all critical to the success in this position and a high level of respect for confidentiality and diversity are a must.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience as a staff support/administrative assistant. Prefer experience in health care setting.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of paid work experience do you have in a formal Human Resources unit/division/business?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Do you have SAP experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe a time when you provided exceptional customer service and include specific details regarding the situation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe an example of your classification/compensation employment experience dealing with a high volume of positions for an organization where paying close attention to detail was critical. Include the type of organization and the number of positions for which you were responsible.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/6/2018
    Application Due: 12/13/2018
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