Senior Classification and Compensation Analyst

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on March 14, 2023
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$94,432.00 - $119,704.00 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DHR - Dept. of Human Resources

Job Number

Human Resources Svc Delvry

3/27/2023 3:00 PM Pacific


King County Department of Human Resources (DHR) seeks an analytical and collaborative professional to fill the role of Senior Classification and Compensation Analyst. This position is responsible for the delivery of compensation and classification services to support the recruitment, retention, and engagement of a highly qualified workforce. As a direct report to the Classification and Compensation Services Manager, you will be an integral member of the team and will provide critical support in both daily functions and strategic compensation initiatives.

The Senior Classification and Compensation Analyst will use well developed interpersonal skills to build relationships and effectively solve problems. You will bring a commitment to equity and social justice and will ensure compensation and classification programs, policies, and procedures are responsive to the County's compensation philosophy, goals, and practices.

The individual selected will be relied on to implement equitable classification and compensation programs and practices within a complex labor relations environment. You will navigate stressful situations with tact and diplomacy, and will ensure innovative compensation and classification solutions are implemented to address unique and sensitive problems. The ideal candidate will rely on their data literacy, compensation benchmarking, and position evaluation skills to solve problems analytically and collaboratively.

Commitment to Equity, Racial, and Social Justice
As the only county in the United States named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a diverse region that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. The Senior Classification and Compensation Analyst will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work.

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Job Duties

Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate skill and ability to:
  • Perform compensation and classification services for multiple business units with a focus on position analysis and evaluation in support of compensation and classification program administration.
  • Interview employees, research and interpret data, identify trends, convey findings, write clear and concise position analyses and determinations, and deliver results;
  • Consult and advise business units on compensation and classification best practices which meet current and future business needs;
  • Utilize internal and external resources, technology, and data literacy techniques to report metrics and improve customer decision-making;
  • Monitor and audit compensation and classification programs, practices, and deliverables to ensure compliance with King County Code; Human Resources Policy Guidelines' collective bargaining agreements; and applicable local, state, and federal law;
  • Intake reclassification and reconsideration requests; administer various internal tracking applications and spreadsheets;
  • Prioritize and work multiple tasks with critical deadlines;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Six or more years of relevant and progressive experience in human resources, mathematics, statistics, public/business administration, or accounting/finance; OR
  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with compensation and classification services for multiple business units, with a focus on position analysis and evaluation in support of compensation and classification program administration.
  • Documented professional experience in a non-profit/public organization and/or in a union environment.
Other Position Information
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and not overtime-eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek, normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position is not represented by a collective bargaining agreement and is classified as XXX; class code: 231301.

Who May Apply
This recruitment is open to current King County employees and the public and will be used to fill one career service position.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed as received, and they will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. All materials will be evaluated for spelling, grammar, and punctuation usage.

The recruitment for this position will remain open until filled. First application review will be those applications that are received by March 22, 2023. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a series of interviews.

Forms and Materials Required
If you are interested in this position, follow the application instructions carefully.
1. An online employment application completed at The employment history should go back at least 10 years if you have 10 years of employment, or more to include all relevant experience. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All relevant experience must be included in the application.
2. A cover letter with up to three paragraphs describing how your education and/or experiences make you a good fit for the position. In addition, please share why you are interested in this position. This is a required application material. If a cover letter is not received, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed as received, and they will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a series of interviews.

For more information, contact:
Nico Megevand
Sr. Human Resource Analyst
(206) 848-0941

Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly through telework, onsite work, and meetings. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will join an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions, please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.