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at City of Houston

Pay: $72000 to $85000/year
$72000 - $85000
Posted: 1/4/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2653131

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Applications accepted from: All persons interested 

Division/ Section: Compensation
Reporting Location: 611 Walker St.  *Subject to Change
Workdays & Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.*Subject to Change

Candidate will research, gather and analyze compensation data to determine and validate market competitive pay rate while supporting compensation budget objectives by preparing analytics, data modeling and cost benefits analysis.  Recommend and provide supporting documentation for classification changes and pay adjustments to determine program enhancements by identifying trends, creating various reports and make presentations on future changes to Management. Support a variety of compensation initiatives by providing analytical work, implementing policies and administering programs.

Candidate will conduct and participate in salary and industry surveys to ensure competitive pay rates. Conducts job audits and compiles data on pay levels and working titles for newly proposed positions and evaluates existing positions to ensure equity of classification and pay system. Revises and updates internal compensation policies, guidelines, practices and their compliance with all laws governing pay.  Assists City departments with developing and managing incentive programs to drive desired performance outcomes. Works in partnership with HR Business Partners to develop and review classification structure, position descriptions and scorecards to ensure that compensation systems, policies, practices and programs are aligned with strategic priorities. Creates databases from accessing compensation information and maintaining job documentation, organizational charts, scorecards and pay actions; builds relationships with industry compensation professionals and the City of Houston's Shared Services, Recruiting and Employee Relations offices to facilitate the exchange of information. Be knowledgeable with the legal requirements of federal and state wage and hour laws impacting plan design and delivery of compensation and classification programs to include the Fair Labor Standards Acts.

There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions. The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Skilled technician in a hands-on environment and may have on-call responsibilities and rotating shifts.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a field directly related to the type of work being performed.
Graduate degrees related to the type of work to be performed may substitute for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis. 

Three years of professional administrative, financial or analytical experience related to the type of work being performed are required.
Professional experience related to the type of work to be performed may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.



The successful candidate will have three plus years of professional complex analytical experience in compensation administration that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties of the position.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification. Strong proficiency in the following software: Microsoft Office Suite products, SAP and advance level of Project Management a plus. A degree in Psychology will be acceptable.

****Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.****


The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.


Pay Grade - 26

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: or call (832)393-0486. 

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If you need special services or accommodations, call (832)393-0486. (TTY 7-1-1) 
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627. 

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process. 

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.   

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity 
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.