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Compensation Analyst 3

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Richland
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) for the US Department of Energy (DOE), is seeking a dynamic and innovative Compensation Analyst . This position reports to the Total Rewards Manager. The Compensation Analyst contributes to PNNL's financial and operational performance by leading initiatives, recommending business focused customer solutions, and performing advanced analysis for Laboratory's HR Compensation function; partners with the HR Strategic Partners on developing compensation solutions for their respective directorates; and interacts with laboratory management on related compensation issues. Other relationships include working with recruiters, peers at other DOE Laboratories, the HRIS team, and a multitude of salary survey vendors.ResponsibilitiesThis position will participate in managing Laboratory compensation programs with emphasis on base salary, variable compensation, and special projects. The incumbent will collaborate with multiple functional areas within HR and with managers and employees across the Laboratory to gain in-depth knowledge of the business, identify emerging issues, and provide business-focused solutions. This position will be called upon to develop a broad range of market intelligence for emerging capabilities required by line management. In addition, this position will have project responsibility related to the implementation and administration of new compensation initiatives. As a strong business partner, this position will work closely with other members of Human Resources, Business Operations, and Human Resources Information Technology. The incumbent will ensure compliance with policies and practices; educate employees, managers and HR staff; and escalate issues as needed. Projects with which this position will be closely involved and/or engaged include HR information systems integration to HR deployed services; designing, developing and implementing career families; and other compensation related projects within the Laboratory.Develops, implements, and administers compensation and variable pay policies, procedures, practices and programs; provides guidance on all compensation issues. Studies labor markets to determine compensation trends; analyzes jobs, and reviews job descriptions and specifications; applies job evaluation techniques to establish equitable compensation rates within the organization as compared with rates in industry. Recommends and implements programs and develops partnerships to ensure programs are understood and communicated. Designs, develops, and manages compensation strategies; coordinates functional aspects of Compensation projects and initiatives through all phases of the project life cycle. Coordinates market analysis, internal equity studies, and compensation practices audits. Conducts job analysis, evaluation, and documentation, and ensures proper administration of base and variable pay programs. Performs qualitative and quantitative analysis of data and develops exhibits that summarize findings, and performs peer reviews on work completed by Deployed Services staff. Provides consultation, information, and advice to leadership and staff as requested; reviews proposed salary adjustments for conformance to guidelines, policies and procedures. Develops and provides communications and training programs on variety of compensation topics (e.g. performance management, job pricing); Communicates programs verbally and through written materials. Adheres to and maintains current knowledge of Principles of Responsibility, applicable federal and state laws and regulations, accreditation and licensing requirements, policies and procedures; reports and/or resolves issues of non-compliance.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Advanced degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.Preferred Qualifications:
    • Professional license and/or certification may be preferred (i.e. Certified Compensation Professional).
    • Strong data management skills, process orientation, and attention to detail.
    • Advanced proficiency in Excel, PeopleSoft, and other related technology for survey management, market pricing, and competitive analysis.
    • Demonstrated experience managing and executing project plans. This position may lead projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity.
    • Demonstrated experience developing and running queries and reports from a human resources information system, preferably Oracle or PeopleSoft.
    • Strong knowledge of day-to-day operations of the Compensation function, policy interpretation, compensation systems design, and how compensation programs and information integrate with other areas of HR and the organization.
    • Strong communication and consultative skills with proficiency in drafting business correspondence, reports, and presentations.
    • Demonstrated experience utilizing Excel power queries, PowerBI, Alteryx, and/or VBA to streamline tools and processes.
    • Experience working in the compensation area in a compliance environment and with governmental oversight.
    • Consulting experience (i.e., Mercer, Watson Wyatt, Larson, Hewitt, Aon).Hazardous Working Conditions/EnvironmentNot ApplicableAdditional InformationNot ApplicableTesting Designated PositionNot ApplicableAbout PNNLPacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!PNNL offers Rockstar Rewards with:
      • Medical, Dental, & Vision
      • FSA and HSA options
      • 401(k) Plan
      • Employer paid life insurance
      • Employer paid short and long-term disability
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • A great work/life balance
      • Hybrid and virtual work options
      • And so much more!
      • About PNNL & Richland, WA:Located in eastern Washington with over 300 days of sunshine!
        • In the heart of wine country with 200+ wineries within a 70 mile radius
        • Over 125 parks
        • Only a short 45-minute flight (or -3 hour drive) from Seattle, WA or Portland, OR
        • PNNL is the largest employer in the Tri-Cities areaCommitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment OpportunityOur laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at Free WorkplacePNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.Mandatory RequirementsBattelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Keywords: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland , Compensation Analyst 3, Accounting, Auditing , Richland, Washington

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