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Compensation & Classification Analyst - Human Resources

at City of Aurora

Pay: $27.18 to $36.32/hour
$27.18 - $36.32
Posted: 2/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2345869

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City of Aurora, Colorado

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Under the direction of the Compensation & Benefits Supervisor in Human Resources, the Compensation & Classification Analyst plans, designs, developments, implements and evaluates the cities Compensation and Classification programs.   This position will be responsible for providing human resources advice on Compensation and Classification methodologies using complex problem-solving and research initiatives in support of equitable salary structures and a Total Rewards strategy.  The Human Resources Compensation Analyst will support other areas in the department as needed including benefits and recruiting in order to successfully attract and retain employees.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice. 


  • Implements, administers, and supports the execution of the Total Rewards programs, including compensation, classification and benefits;
  • Gathers, and analyzes appropriate level of data for job evaluations and reclassifications, internal and external market comparisons, department reorganizations, benefit programs, collective bargaining and makes appropriate recommendations;
  • Comfortable with advising others, making recommendations, and successfully communicate and guide all levels of staff including management team when making human resources related decisions;
  • Conducts desk audits, interviews and/or market surveys in order to collect job, benefit program and other data needed for collective bargaining;
  • Assists in the development of job qualifications, knowledge, skills, and minimum requirements, including criteria needed to develop and review career progression plans;
  • Identifies, analyze, and recommends solutions for various human resources problems within the area of specialization and across the department, monitoring implementation of agreed upon actions until the issues have been improved or resolved;
  • Identifies and analyzes employee morale indicators and other personnel measurements, including but not limited to; surveys, turnover, recruitment issues, and grievances, and present recommendations within the area of specialization for corrective action programs;
  • 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, and
  • Performs additional duties and special projects as assigned.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The hiring department may include job related experience, training, education or license and certification preferences at the time of recruitment. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Associates degree in Human Resources or related field, or two years college level course work.
  • Preferred:  Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource, Business Administration or relate field.

  • At least 3 years in the human resource profession in the area of compensation.  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of human resource processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of salary surveys
  • Personal computer and related software applications including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications

  • Has demonstrated the ability to 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.

License, Certificates or Equipment Required:  
  • Preferred: Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
  • Equipment: Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, calculators and copy/fax machine.

All selected candidates will be subject to the following pre-employment screening at the time of hire.
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screening & Physical Exam
  • Submittal of official transcripts of most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application 


Physical Demands:  

  • Primarily sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds;
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing;
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination to operate personal computer and office equipment;
  • Vision for reading, recording and interpreting information;
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.

Work Environment:  Works primarily in an office environment.
Equipment Used:  Standard business and professional tools and equipment

Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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