Compensation & Classification Analyst

03/31/2022 4:55 PM | Holly Mertens (Administrator)

Company: City of Aurora

Salary to be commensurate with experience.

The hiring range for this position is $69,102 - $86,377 Annually

This position offers a hybrid work environment that includes remote and in-office work.

This position will be open until filled- The first screening of applicants will occur on March 18th then, on a weekly basis moving forward.


Creates, implements, and supports the execution of the compensation and classification programs

Gathers, and analyzes appropriate level of data for job evaluations and reclassifications, internal and external market comparisons, department reorganizations, collective bargaining and makes appropriate recommendations

Comfortable with advising others, making recommendations, as well as successfully communicating and guiding all levels of staff including management team when addressing all compensation and classification related items

Conducts job evaluations through questionnaires, interviews, market surveys and internal equity

Collect and analyze market and benefit data needed for collective bargaining

Partner with department to development job descriptions including criteria for education, experience and training as well as, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform in the position

Partner with department leadership team to develop and review step and career path plans for employee growth and retention

Identifies, analyze, and recommends solutions for various compensation relation concerns across the organization, monitoring implementation until the issues have been improved or resolved

Identifies and analyzes internal equity, compression, turnover, retention, and recruitment challenges, to provide recommendations for corrective action

Ensures compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements

Provides objective interpretation, guidance and assistance on city policies and procedures to managers, supervisors and employees

Conducts training to other HR staff and departments in changes in program related policies, personnel procedures and classification programs

Provides pay recommendations for all new hires, promotions, transfers, reclassifications, acting or detail assignments, and demotions

Work with departments to determine the need and implementation of certification and bonus pay programs

Implement year end processes which will include: annual increases, Collective Bargaining pay adjustments, variable hour conversions, minimum wage adjustments, Council Appointee performance evaluations, Mayor and City Council annual adjustments, and On the Spot and High-Performance Bonuses

Conduct citywide market analysis and adjustments if necessary

Update and maintain the city’s Pay Table and ensure it is accurately identified in our HRIS system

Partner with departments to create new positions through market research, evaluations of job descriptions, and classification details to ensure proper fit within our current structure

Respond to and conduct external surveys as needed

Performs additional duties and special projects as assigned



Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business/public administration, or related field


At least 5 years in the human resource profession in the area of compensation

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


Human Resource processes and procedures and the interaction between all divisions (i.e. Talent Acquisition, Benefits, Employee Relations, HRIS, Training, Risk Management)

Salary surveys

General compensation best practices


Gather, analyze data and make appropriate recommendations

Present in front of medium to large groups; to include executive staff

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, managers and citizens

Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy

Demonstrated consistent, high accuracy of detail, and accurate math calculations and keep detailed records

Set priorities and work with minimal supervision

Interact knowledgeably with staff and public in person, email and by phone


Has demonstrated strong interpersonal and customer service skills within HR and across the organization

Strong Excel skills for data gathering and analytical purposes

Personal computer and related software applications including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications

Problem solving and out of the box solutions

License, Certificates or Equipment Required:

Equipment: Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, calculators and copy/fax machine

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