Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: As a member of the University Human Resources team, the Compensation Analyst plays a key role in evaluating and implementing Lamar University's compensation program, providing excellent customer support, and striving for continuous improvement. The successful candidate will juggle multiple tasks, make sound business decisions, influence business leaders, manage details, and deliver results throughout the organization. Typical duties include:
Conducts job classification studies and makes recommendations by performing on-site job analyses, internal job evaluations, and external market pricing comparisons.
Works closely with Administrators/Managers on producing accurate job descriptions, makes salary recommendations for reclassifications, and collaborates with Employment Services for salary recommendations for new hires, aligning pay with competitive practices.
Develops recommendations regarding FLSA exemptions. Reviews existing and proposed statutory requirements governing compensation administration and develops appropriate recommendations.
Advises internal constituents on personnel issues and decisions regarding compensation administration practices and procedures related to employees' pay levels and opportunities.
Communicates professionally, confidently, and authentically across campus.
Participates in national, regional, and local salary surveys by gathering, assessing, and quantifying employee salary data by ensuring accurate job and level match. Develops and maintains compensation databases.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Management, Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Statistics or a related field and 3 years directly relevant experience in classification and/or compensation administration. This position also requires the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Understanding of compensation systems and technologies, benchmarking, market data, job analysis and evaluation, position descriptions, and compensation planning. Knowledge and full proficiency within Excel in the usage of pivot tables, vlookup functions, filter, sort, conditional formatting, graphs and charts, and other advanced formula usage in order to analyze data. Awareness of statistical sampling and survey methodologies. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data, generate meaningful reports, and the ability to see beyond the numbers to drive sound decision making. Current knowledge of Human Resources related state and federal regulations, laws, and acts to include FLSA, EEOC, OFCCP, IRS guidelines regarding employment, and the ability to maintain currency. Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others without formal authority. A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana