Senior Compensation Analyst (Sr. Personnel Analyst)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2018 4:55 PM)
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Regular Full-Time
ASD Human Resources
ASD-Human Resources
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This is a provisional appointment.


Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


Under the supervision of the Manager of Classification and Compensation, performs work of considerable difficulty to ensure the proper maintenance of the City of Boston personnel classification and compensation plans. 


Duties include:


  • Administers requisitions in the Career Center; ensures job requisitions in iCIMS conform to personnel policies and procedures, i.e., checks to ensure details such as number of targeted and available openings, position numbers, posting dates and sites, departmental promotional language, skills/experience conform to accepted policy, and hiring team and question sets are entered correctly. 
  • Identifies and works with departmental managers to solve a variety of issues relating to filling a vacancy such as information needed for the requisitions. Changes or enters posting dates at the department's request, denies unnecessary requisitions or requisitions no longer needed.  Notifies managers of approvals and confirms changes made to job openings. 
  • Works with the Office of Budget Management to ensure appropriate budgetary issues in regards to position numbers are addressed. Keeps Budget informed of any issue that may delay or cause a job requisition to be denied. Reviews position numbers to ensure grade, hours or union code is accurate.
  • Checks with Compliance Officer to determine if a labor service position can be posted. Processes job requisition according to procedures to ensure Civil Service requirements are met.
  • Reviews City of Boston job descriptions to ensure conformance to guidelines pertaining to requirements of Civil Service system and to City of Boston personnel policies and procedures, i.e. checks for validity of title, grade and salary; ensures content of duties correspond with title, description, format, punctuation and spelling and includes standardized language; ensures language conforms to the ADA. 
  • Discusses changes in job content with departments and reviews with Director. 
  • Maintains logs, records and filing system of job postings/requisitions.
  • Works with managers to educate them on the uses of the Career Center by participating in formal training with DoIT personnel and providing hands-on instruction to new managers. Receives questions and problems relating to the Boston Career Center i.e., access to Boston Career Center, problem with work list, need to add new hiring manager to the list, inability to find job requisition, need for new position number; and assists managers in finding a resolution over the phone or at work site.  Answers questions regarding job requisitions and routes issues to appropriate personnel in DoIT or OHR as required.
  • Acts as a staff member to the Compensation Grade Appeals (CGAs) committee, including scheduling hearings, maintaining case files, reviewing position questionnaires, and interviewing incumbents and their supervisors.
  • Develops and conducts salary surveys to obtain information from selected cities and towns and prepares replies to wage and benefit surveys submitted by federal, state, municipal and private agencies.  Collects, compiles and records statistics obtained from appropriate sources; contacts departments to obtain information.
  • Develops queries of relevant information on salary and benefits in response to departments and outside agencies. Compiles and analyzes classification and compensation data.
  • Assists managers in the writing of job descriptions, job postings and job specifications.  Researches information on job titles and positions.  Reviews and revises information submitted by mangers.  Reviews and revises job specifications in accordance with changes of duties and responsibilities with the approval of the Director.
  • Performs job audits; reviews and revises job descriptions and specifications in accordance with change of duties and responsibilities of position.  Reviews grading of jobs with Director.
  • Acts as a liaison with departmental personnel offices to insure uniformity and consistency in compensation and classification policies and procedures and informs Director of departmental practices or problems.
  • As a member of the HR team, works on the review of upgrades to iCIMS; participates in system upgrade meetings including testing.
  • Assists with classification and compensation projects as required.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have at least four (4) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in human resources, preferably in the field of classification and compensation.
  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized school may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required experience. 
  • Knowledge of iCIMS or comparable personnel application; of the principles and practices of job classification and compensation; of staffing techniques of departments to accomplish new or changed functions; of job evaluation methods and techniques; and of English grammar.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and laws governing personnel administration in municipal service, and the variety of positions common to public organizations; of the classification and compensation plans of the City of Boston; and of collective bargaining agreements strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of research methods preferred.
  • Skill in interviewing, writing, and proofreading preferred.
  • Ability to conduct studies and surveys in classification and compensation and prepare reports and recommendations; to review and edit job requisitions, job postings and job descriptions; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors; and department heads. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

Boston Residency Required



Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM1-7

Hours per week:  35


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