Classification and Compensation Analyst

Interested applicants must apply online, please visit the City of Vancouver website at

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, this position performs a variety of professional, technical and analytical classification and compensation activities in support of the development, implementation and maintenance of the City’s classification and compensation systems; provides analytical and technical support for union negotiation teams; and is responsible for providing administration and support of Workday, a Human Resource Information System.

This is a full-time, regular, exempt position. The schedule for this position is M-F, 8am to 5pm.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, revises and maintains job descriptions and salary schedules. Maintains electronic records, tracking spreadsheets and documentation.
    Updates and revises job and classification descriptions. Gathers job and classification information through interviews with employees, management, and other job experts; conducts comprehensive job analyses; allocates and recommends jobs to specific classifications; and prepares analytical reports to support recommendations.
    Receives, researches and responds to inquiries concerning salaries, step placement and salary adjustments in a timely and professional manner.
    Conducts ad hoc salary surveys, analyzes survey data and prepares reports; provides support in full and benchmark salary surveys and classification studies, conduct market surveys in support of the collective bargaining/contract negotiations process.
    Advise department directors, managers, supervisors and employees on results of reclassification requests, classification studies and interpretation of classification and compensation policies and practices.
    Perform FLSA reviews and determine appropriate status.
    Provides staff support to the Salary Review Commission (citizen committee that determines the salary for the Mayor and Council); schedules meetings, performs research, and prepares the final report.
    Keeps informed of new trends, developments, laws, regulations related to the administration of classification and compensation.
    Researches, analyzes and compiles statistics on compensation and job classifications to develop competitive position descriptions and classifications that align with comparable entities, and to ensure internal equity of compensation across departments.
    Conducts job analyses to determine the classifications into which jobs are to be placed based on similarity of the work performed, the difficulty of the work performed, and the qualifications necessary to perform the work; recommends pay grades into which classifications should be assigned.
    Utilizes Workday to process and/or approve pay changes, salary recommendations, salary audits, and annual salary and step changes.
    Implements and maintains Workday configurations and workflows for assigned modules. Serve as subject matter expert. Works with Information Technology staff to resolve technical issues.
    Analyzes and recommends enhancements to business processes and other aspects of system configuration to streamline HR and payroll operations and optimize efficiency while ensuring data integrity. Leads and/or participates in the research, design, development, testing, delivery and training of modified business processes.
    Coordinates with functional and technical staff to implement Workday-related projects and initiatives (such as new releases, and adoption and implementation of new functionality) including planning, review, testing, implementation, documenting, and training.
    Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Experience and Education

  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible human resources generalist experience, with an emphasis in classification and compensation preferably in a public sector and unionized environment. Experience with Workday preferred.
    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, public administration or related field.
    Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


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