Performs full scope of activities associated with the Firm-wide development, administration and communication of competitive, internally equitable and legally compliant compensation policies, procedures and programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs job evaluations, including geographic assessments, and recommends appropriate pay actions.
Insures employees are being paid competitively compared to the marketplace by monitoring other employers’ compensation by using published survey sources available through third-party consultants.
Recommends and participates in appropriate published compensation surveys to best support the Firm’s business objectives, including insuring competitiveness in the marketplace.
Gathers and conducts comprehensive survey data analytics to most accurately market price positions across and within all offices/departments.
Identifies and reviews survey data for comparable positions, both locally and nationally, for similar as well as different industries.
Analyzes external and internal compensation levels to identify any potential inequities based on position, experience, performance and location.
Recommends salary increases (including promotional, performance and equity adjustments) and offers to prospective new hires to insure market competiveness and internal equity, as well as adherence to federal, state and local laws.
Supports the design, administration and communication of compensation policies, procedures and programs to best attract, retain and motivate employees.
Provides analytical support and serves as an internal consultant for the resolution of compensation policy, procedure and program related issues.
Partners with Human Resources staff, Chiefs, Office Administrators and other management to compose new and update existing job descriptions in order to insure that essential duties, responsibilities, competencies, education requirements, experience, etc., are appropriately and accurately documented.
Advises management on appropriate FLSA and EEO classifications and other related government compliance issues.
Assists with the development and implementations of the annual compensation review process, including compiling the timeline, drafting necessary communications, compiling market data and pay history and creating and distributing compensation spreadsheets. Advises supervisors on all related information and processes the final compensation, including preparing notifications and coordinating HRIS/payroll actions.
Participates in monitoring the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, procedures and programs and recommends changes which are cost effective and consistent with the Firm’s strategic goals, competitive practices and compliance requirements.
Keeps apprised of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure Firm compliance.
Keeps abreast and identifies industry changes and trends and recommends enhancements.
Makes recommendations to streamline/automate related processes.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties, as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES):
Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible compensation related experience. Law firm experience preferred.
Proven analytical, mathematical/statistical, problem solving, organizational and project management skills. Ability to evaluate and systemically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare reports and correspondence.
Strong ability to multi-task and to take projects through to conclusion under strict time constraints.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to handle highly sensitive confidential information.
Strong attention to detail required.
Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
Excellent customer service orientation.
Highly proficient using MS Excel and Word. Ability to view, extract and manipulate data from HRIS.
Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations in relationship to employee compensation programs.