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Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Evaluate job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
    • Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
    • Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, and salary scales.
    • Provide advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints.
    • Research job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends.
    • Administer employee insurance, pension, and savings plans, working with insurance brokers and plan carriers.
    • Advise managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures, and classification programs.
    • Perform multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements.
    • Prepare reports, such as organization and flow charts and career path reports, to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information.
    • Plan, develop, evaluate, improve, and communicate methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.
    • Research employee benefit and health and safety practices, and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies.
    • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate personnel and labor relations programs, including performance appraisal, affirmative action, and employment equity programs.
    • Advise staff of individuals' qualifications.
    • Assess need for and develop job analysis instruments and materials.
    • Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, and mediate labor disputes and grievances.
    • Consult with, or serve as, technical liaison between business, industry, government, and union officials.
    • Review occupational data on Alien Employment Certification Applications to determine the appropriate occupational title and code, and provide local offices with information about immigration and occupations.
    • Observe, interview, and survey employees and conduct focus group meetings to collect job, organizational, and occupational information.
    • Analyze organizational, occupational, and industrial data to facilitate organizational functions and provide technical information to business, industry, and government.
    • Plan and develop curricula and materials for training programs and conduct training.
    • Work with the Department of Labor and promote its use with employers.
    • Prepare research results for publication in form of journals, books, manuals, and film.
    • Speak at conferences and events to promote apprenticeships and related training programs.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 60610/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 29.14/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,140
    • Yearly Projected Openings 330

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Photocopiers
    • Personal computers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Hard disk drives
    • Desktop calculator

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Medical software
    • Human resources software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software

    Tags

    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
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