City of Boston

Manager Classification & Compensation

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2021 9:35 AM)
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ASD Human Resources
Regular Full-Time
ASD-Human Resources
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Brief Job Description:


Under the direction of the Classification & Compensation Director, the Manager serves as subject matter expert for compensation processes and functions. Partners with HR staff and business unit leaders to administer compensation programs. Analyzes, audits, and finalizes job descriptions reflecting job responsibilities, activities, duties and requirements. Reviews requests for new or revised classifications to determine appropriate salary grade assignment. Participates in compensation surveys to collect and analyze competitive salary information to determine competitive position. Review, propose, and cost salary adjustments for conformance to established guidelines, policies and practices. Formulates recommendations regarding development of salary structures, FLSA exemptions, job revisions and organizational structures. Coordinate merit, adjustments, and salary increases processes. Provides analytical support for budget and union related salary actions.


  • Partners with departments’ management to write and update accurate job descriptions for revised and new positions.
  • Manage, compiles and analyzes salary surveys and obtain comprehensive market data to market price the positions and compare internally to City of Boston positions. Recommends new position pay levels based on conclusions made from compiled research.
  • Conducts job evaluations and benchmark studies to ensure pay levels are externally competitive and internally equitable.
  • Manages job code creation and updates. Finalized job descriptions, create job codes for new positions and send job codes to HRIS.
  • Manages annual salary surveys by matching company’s positions to survey positions and submit to survey companies.
  • Reviews internal salary increases and external offers to prospective new hires for internal equity and recommend salary amount. Reviews salaries and actions for compliance to guidelines, laws, etc.
  • Prepares annual salary planning benchmarking, cost analyses, merit matrix adjustments and make recommendations to senior management and roll out salary ranges and matrices to the City of Boston.
  • Prepares/manages salary increase and merit cycle data worksheets, tools, systems, etc. Coordinates review, approval, and communications with HR Business Partners and business unit managers.
  • Participates in annual compensation evaluations responding to questions and providing guidance throughout the process.
  • Model financial impact of proposed changes, compression analysis, market competitiveness and salary.
  • Collaborate with Labor Relations, HRIS, and Payroll to calculate and implement affiliated salary increases.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert on compensation-related matters and provides comprehensive solutions (within pre-established programs or guidelines) on issues ranging from organization-wide programs to salary offers, completing job evaluations, recommending salary actions.
  • Analyzes existing compensation programs, identifies and makes process improvement recommendations.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • May escalate issues to Director for resolution, as deemed necessary.
  • Mentor/train other staff as applicable. May provide guidance to other staff in tasks that require a higher level of understanding of functions.
  • Assist with various projects as assigned by the Director.
  • Available to work any and all shifts and/or locations assigned or directed.
  • Performs related duties as required. 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years compensation, human resources, and/or business analysis experience required. 2 years of which should have been in a supervisory capacity. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 2 years direct compensation analyst experience including merit and job evaluations. 8 years’ in compensation, human resources, and/or business analysis experience substitutes for bachelor’s degree.
  • World at Work certification (CCP or GRP), HRCI Certification (PHR, SPHR), SHRM Certification (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP) or other certifications, or related coursework preferred.
  • Knowledge of compensation salary planning and/or survey data warehouse systems.
  • Strong excel, business reporting knowledge including formulas, pivot tables, v-lookups, charting/visualizations.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines with multiple priorities.
  • Working knowledge of Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and database systems.
  • Working knowledge of state, federal, and local laws regarding compensation.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent consulting skill, along with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage confidential information.
  • Ability to build strong business relationships and provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to research, analyze and interpret data.
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the City of Boston.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

Boston residency required.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion/MM2-9

Hours per week: 35


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