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Classification and Compensation Analyst

Pasadena City College

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Classification and Compensation Analyst

Pasadena City College

$79,972.56 - $88,169.64 Annually

Pasadena, CA

Job Type

Human Resources

Job Number

5/25/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Probationary Period
One Year

Work Shift
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Salary Schedule/Range


As a condition of employment, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by the date of employment.

Under direct supervision, the Classification and Compensation Analyst performs a variety of professional, technical, and analytical tasks related to the establishment and maintenance of the classification and compensation system of all management and classified positions of the Pasadena Area Community College District (the District). The Classification and Compensation Analyst will have key responsibilities in the areas of classification, compensation, and reclassification. This role is a highly experienced professional contributor. It works independently with limited supervision and has the capacity to manage projects or processes. The problems encountered in this role are difficult and sometimes complex.

Example of Duties:
1. Analyzes complex and technical problems related to the classification system and provide appropriate solutions. (E)
2. Uses published or conducts ad hoc salary surveys and compensation studies to analyze market pay rates and compensation structures. (E)
3. Collects and analyzes data, examines, and makes recommendations on methods and techniques of compensation. (E)
4. Reviews salary recommendations; applies wage and salary determination principles and techniques to ensure that the District compensation structure is equitable.(E)
5. Organizes the District's annual position review process.
6. Creates and updates job descriptions and specifications, accurately reflecting the skills, knowledge, abilities, training education, and other factors required to perform each job. (E)
7. Designs and conducts job analysis and job evaluation studies for position classification. (E)
8. Collects, analyzes, and develops occupational data regarding job qualifications and job characteristics to maintain the District's classification system. (E)
9. Provides information to supervisors regarding classification queries and issues; provide information to managers regarding salary issues. (E)
10. Responds to requests for information regarding the classification system and compensation from external sources.
11. Makes recommendations on appropriate pay grade levels. (E)
12. Works with employees and supervisors in facilitating the reclassification process.
13. Performs desk audits and evaluations in response to reclassification requests and reorganizations. (E)
14. Reviews employee requests for classification review and make classification/pay level determinations. (E)
15. Prepares written reports on findings and recommendations regarding employee reclassification requests.
16. Responds to employee classification appeals. (E)
17. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience
1. Associate's degree, or higher.
2. Three (3) years of experience working directly in classification and compensation.

Preferred Education/Experience
1. Bachelor's degree, or higher
2. Four (4) years of experience in classification and compensation.

Knowledge of:
1. Methods, techniques, and best practices in job analysis and job evaluation.
2. Wage and salary determination principles and techniques of compensation and salary administration
3. Bargaining agreements and union contract interpretation.
4. Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
5. Effective problem solving and analytical skills.
6. Organizational analysis.
7. Modern office practices, procedures, equipment, and software applications.

Ability to:
1. Apply classification principles and techniques in a wide variety of occupational fields.
2. Analyze and provide solutions to complex and technical problems related to classification, compensation, reclassification, and reorganization.
3. Conduct studies/research and prepare sound recommendations.
4. Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to use correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary; ability to make oral presentations to employees; ability to provide excellent customer service.
5. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to use tact, patience, and courtesy.
6. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
7. Work effectively with District administrators and employees.
8. Maintain confidentiality and discretion.
9. Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
10. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal guidelines, policies, rules, and regulations.
11. Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and the ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff, and the community.


Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Applicant Tracking System(ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance with your application, please refer to the application guide or you may contact NeoEd Customer Support at 855-524-5627. Customer Support is available Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (PST).

    All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:
    1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter

    After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process.

    Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.
    The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to


    PCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation. Among them are:

    A highly multicultural student body:

  • 47% Latino/a/x
  • 4% Black/African American
  • 27% Asian
  • 4% Two of More Races
  • 15% White
  • 3% Unknown/Other

    Annually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.

    PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.

    PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner.

    Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.

    In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to


    Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.

    To view our Mission, Vision and Values, visit this link:


    Successful applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

  • Successful completion of background check including Live Scan and Tuberculosis (TB) assessment/screening.
  • Pasadena Area Community College District will notsponsor any visa applications.
  • Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.
  • Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
  • Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.
  • An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

    Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

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  • Organization

    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    Institutional Core Values

    As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:

    A Passion for Learning

    A Commitment to Integrity

    An Appreciation for Diversity

    A Respect for Collegiality

    A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence

    Academic programs: 60 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Career and Technical programs: 76 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Lifelong learning programs: 25 program areas with evening and weekend classes

    Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates

    Recognized for:

    • High student transfer rate
    • Honors at Entrance Scholarship awards and nearly $28 million in student scholarships and financial aid

    Number of Employees:

    • 435 faculty, librarians, counselors and administrators;
    • 625 adjunct faculty
    • 382 maintenance, trades, professional, clerical, and management


    We are looking for faculty, administrators, and support staff who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with:

    • excellence in education in a learning-centered environment, 
    • high-quality support services, and
    • a campus climate that embraces diversity.

    We are proud of our excellence. We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and to apply for available positions in the Academic, Classified, Adjunct Faculty, and Management categories.

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