Metra’s Human Resources Department’s mission is to recruit and retain qualified employees in a diverse workforce; treat all employees fairly; facilitate training and professional development for career growth; effectively manage and administer compensation; negotiate and administer flexible benefit programs that provide quality and value; administer medical leaves and related services; promote wellness; provide confidential and efficient records administration; ensure that Metra’s policies and procedures comply with all laws governing employment, benefits and other ancillary services; and foster an environment of trust and mutual respect with employees as well as internal and external partners.
Reporting directly to the Director, Human Resources Compensation and Benefits, the Senior Compensation Analyst is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating compensation programs, policies, and procedures throughout Metra that contribute to the organization's ability to attract, retain, and engage qualified employees as part of Metra's business strategy. This role will utilize both internal and external data to evaluate existing compensation systems and programs to remain competitive and meet the ever-changing market dynamics. Provide guidance and consultation to HR Generalists and department management on compensation related matters in order to ensure equitable and consistent salary practices. Perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Candidates can expect salary offers that range from the minimum to the mid-point of the salary range. Metra provides full pay ranges so candidate can consider their growth potential.
Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.
Requirements: 1.Bachelor's degree OR, in lieu of degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years in a professional human resources position. 2.In addition to #1, five (5) years of compensation experience. 3.Thorough knowledge of Federal, State local labor laws and regulations affecting compensation practices. 4.Good collaborative skills as demonstrated by working with management of all levels, and ability to maintain positive relationships with others within the Human Resources department. 5.Knowledge of salary planning tools and methods, job evaluation techniques, and market survey trends. 6.Knowledge of compensation practices and understanding of how to interpret and use market data. 7.Strong quantitative reasoning, mathematical aptitude, and analytical skills. 8.Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work under pressure while meeting strict deadlines. 9.Detail-oriented and work well in a team environment. 10.Ability to take initiative, be flexible, be self-directed, be motivated, and interact with employees at all levels. 11.Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. 12.Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). 13.Discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive information.
Preferences 1.PHR and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation preferred. 2.Experience with Kronos HRIS system is preferred.
Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient service.