Classification & Compensation Analyst (Human Resources)

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This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.



Annual Pay Range:  $74,016.44 – $99,922.60

Hourly Pay Range:   $35.584827 – $48.039711

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate’s experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee’s date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

  • 16 hours of vacation accrual per month
  • 8 hours of sick accrual per month
  • 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):
    • Employer-paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee’s share of the retirement contribution.)
    • OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
  • A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
  • A Choice of Dental Plans
  • Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
  • Longevity pay
  • Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
  • A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time non-represented group 2 County position

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Come join a great team, the HR team at Clackamas County, where we have fun, laugh, and make a positive difference by the work we do!

Clackamas County’s Department of Human Resources is seeking an experienced human resources professional having a strong background in classification and compensation to become our next Classification & Compensation Analyst (Human Resources Analyst)! We invite individuals who can prioritize assignments and balance the demands of a changing environment.

The Classification and Compensation Analyst will perform professional classification and compensation duties, including conducting job analyses, salary studies, analyzing internal pay equity, establishing new classification/job descriptions, and reviewing classification and compensations issues with employees and management.

The purpose of the Classification & Compensation program is to provide up-to-date plans, position and organizational structure consultation services to County Departments and Agencies so they can structure their organizations in a way that places the right person in the right classification at the appropriate pay to achieve their operational and strategic results.

The Classification and Compensation Analyst provides advice, information, and recommendations to management, elected officials, and employees related to classification and compensation matters. The selected incumbent will serve as a business partner to assigned departments, providing guidance and strategic advice as a subject matter expert within classification and compensation.

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies/attributes:

  • Ability to think analytically
  • Strong research and data gathering skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Word and Excel
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a readily changing environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Critical thinking and problem solver
  • Willingness to want to help make changes and improve business processes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to quickly shift focus and adapt to changing priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • A minimum of four (4) years relevant professional, analytical, and complex technical experience in one or more Human Resources functional areas that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the responsibilities of this position
  • Experience conducting job analyses and drafting written analyses and recommendations
  • Experience developing, writing and/or revising job and classification descriptions
  • Experience conducting salary studies and recommending salary grade placements
  • Experience using enterprise based HRIS system, such as Oracle PeopleSoft
  • Experience communicating technical information, both verbally and written to a wide range of audiences with various levels of knowledge or understanding of the subject.
  • Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.  Learn more about the County’s driving policy

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Experience working in the public sector
  • Active Human resource certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, etc.)
  • Classification & Compensation Professional Certificate (CCP)
  • Understanding of Oregon Equal Pay Act (OEPA)
  • Experience performing pay market analysis

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.



Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducts job analysis of new or modified positions via the Position Classification Questionnaire (PCQ) process; participates in studies to review positions within large employee groups; conducts analysis of individual positions to determine appropriate classification allocation; conducts interviews with employees and management; prepares written report on findings and recommendations.
  • Communicates results of position reviews to management and employees; responds to management, union, or employee classification questions; evaluates employee classification appeals for appropriate action; organizes and participates in the formal appeal hearing process.
  • Participates in the maintenance of the County’s classification and compensation plans; review position descriptions and drafts or assist with development of classification specifications; conducts salary survey; analyzes classifications and salary data to determine market comparables; reviews market and internal equity relationships to recommend salary grade placement or adjustments; drafts official staff reports.
  • Utilizes job analysis techniques to determine applicable directly relevant experience in order to complete Salary Placement Assessments for new hires, re-hires, promotions, etc. Communicates starting salary offers to hiring managers and answers questions/concerns.
  • Researches and responds to requests for salary and classification information form other agencies and jurisdictions; participates in formal or informal salary surveys.
  • Provides technical information and advice to management on County classification and compensation policies, procedures, strategies and services.
  • Coordinates and completes various classification and compensations projects, studies, and audits.
  • Participates on management bargaining team in labor contract negotiating sessions; provides information regarding classification and compensation related issues; identifies and researches significant or controversial issues; researches, analyzes and reports costs of contract proposals.
  • Utilizes the County’s HRIS and query tool to select employment information for a variety of HR projects; prepares and reviews payroll, benefits, and personnel documents for compliance with human resources polices, uses HRIS in conjunction with other computer tools to provide analysis, costing and employee statistics, reports and documents; may provide business analyst support for system upgrades.
  • Maintain Classification & Compensation databases and spreadsheets; provide applicable information and guidance to HR management and staff.


Please view the Human Resources Analyst classification to review the required knowledge and skills.



This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off!).  Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the Clackamas County Teleworking Policy and based on the Department’s business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.



Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.

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As an internal service department, the Department of Human Resources (HR) provides consultative services and the infrastructure that sustains County department customers. HR acts as a strategic partner to provide comprehensive, timely and progressive employment practices and services to support the departments’ missions, which are carried out by County employees.

The Department of HR consists of eight primary program areas – Office of the Director/Administrative Services, Workforce Data Management, Recruitment and Selection, Classification and Compensation, Benefits and Wellness, Workforce Development and Planning, Risk Management and Safety, Employee and Labor Relations.

The Mission of the Department of Human Resources (HR) is to provide employment services, benefits and wellness, risk management and workforce planning to County Departments and Agencies so they can have the resources they need to provide high quality services and achieve their strategic results.

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Clackamas County only accepts online applications. Please ensure your submitted application material clearly demonstrates how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position and any preferred qualifications. 

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us.  Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).


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Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date.  You may request an accommodation during the online application process.



Jared Haddock, Recruiter


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