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The Human Resources department's mission is to support UW faculty and staff in successfully meeting the goals of the University by providing high quality and responsive human resources support to foster an exceptional work environment that encourages, nurtures and recognizes the professional development of University employees. The department's vision is to create a premier HR organization whose staff members are dedicated to the goal of working together to provide the highest possible quality of services in carrying out its mission.
The UW Compensation Office is a functional unit within HR that provides compensation and classification expertise to departments of the UW and UW Medicine. Medical Centers Compensation is a unit within HR Compensation that supports UW Medicine.
The University of Washington's Compensation Office has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Compensation Consultant.
Please note: If you are an HR Generalist with interest in compensation, please consider this great opportunity.
Reporting to the Compensation Manager, Medical Centers, this professional level position has substantial responsibility for exercising discretion and independent judgment in affecting, executing, and discharging various aspects of the compensation and classification function for the UW Medicine, including UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
This position is responsible for advising clients and/or delivering specific products/services for classified, professional staff, and other non-academic UW personnel in the areas of classification, compensation, and in organizational restructuring.
Provide comprehensive compensation support to assigned client areas in the medical centers. Make decisions regarding best course of action for compensation and classification issues, and provide advice and counsel to all levels of employees. Perform the following responsibilities for assigned client areas:
Evaluate new and existing professional staff positions using a point factor job evaluation system, and recommend salary ranges that maintain equitable salary relationships across the medical centers and the University. Review and evaluate jobs on FLSA exemption criteria. Provide advice and counsel on issues pertaining to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Evaluate existing contract classified and classified non-union positions. Use job specifications, desk audits, and interviews to determine appropriate classification. Interpret contractual language to administer changes to classification/compensation and anticipate possible labor relations issues arising from classification misalignment.
Coordinate out-of-bargaining-unit reallocations (to another union, or to classified non-union service), or exemption to a Professional Staff position, with Labor Relations. Meet and discuss with HR Labor Relations and labor union representatives as necessary. Act as University expert to defend reallocation determinations if actions are challenged through contract classified Hearing Examiner or classified non-union appeal processes through the Washington State Office of Human Resources in Olympia.
Educate clients on the various components of the UW Compensation system as needed. Work with HR colleagues and clients to develop creative compensation and classification solutions considering the goals of the organization, recruitment and retention issues, staff planning and/or career ladders, recognition of team and individual performance, etc.
Prepare responses to local, state and national salary surveys; organize, analyze and produce specialized reports including costing analysis. Compile and distribute statistical reports dealing with staff classifications and compensation including salary changes, trends and relationships; and analyze competitive labor market conditions.
Conduct compensation and classification-related training to further enhance understanding of UW policy, federal and state regulations, and to foster creative ideas of administering programs that assist in the recruitment, retention and development of staff to meet unit objectives.
As a member of the Compensation team, interact, provide suggestions and implement changes to work processes; assist in the development of plans and the implementation of enhancements to compensation and classification system.
Work collaboratively with other University staff organizations such as Payroll, Medical Centers Payroll, Workforce management Systems (WMS) or UW-Information Technology, or the Integrated Service Center (ISC) for the purpose of implementing mass salary adjustments and developing new or enhancing existing classification and compensation systems.
Proactively identify compensation and classification issues and independently resolve them within the framework of the UW Compensation system.
May classify new union-represented and non-represented positions as required. Assist in developing new classification specifications to be proposed to the unions and/or to the Washington State Office of Human Resources (OSHR) in Olympia. Attend allocation appeals as necessary.
May conduct analysis using survey results and make recommendations for proposed Professional and Classified staff salary adjustments; when needed prepare costing analysis for special pay requests to be submitted to OSHR for classified non-union jobs.
May coordinate special pay requests to OSHR for salary and premium pay for classified non-union employees. Such requests would maintain classified non-union equity and alignment with represented classifications, in observance of the UW's commitment to equal treatment of its classified non-union employees.
Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.
Act as a resource to other HR Compensation staff members including but not limited to HR Specialists.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or related field.
Three years of progressively responsible work in Human Resources to include 1 year of compensation experience which includes working with job descriptions or classification specifications, evaluating job content, or providing advice on FLSA status.
Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Access).
Experience working in an environment that requires excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated excellent writing and oral communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate to all levels of management including sensitive communications to senior leadership using the most suitable communication method.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
Certification as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).
Experience working with a work force that is unionized.
| Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. |
The University of Washington is implementing a new HR/Payroll system Summer 2017. This position is a temporary, one-year long appointment as we move through implementation with the possibility of becoming a regular appointment.
Work is performed in an office environment.
Duties may occasionally require working beyond a 40-hour week, or working late into the night or on weekends in labor negotiations or for emergency rush projects.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.