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Cal State University, Monterey Bay

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Job title: Classification and Compensation Manager (Administrator II)
Job location: Seaside, CA 93955 United States
Requisition code: MB2013-ED1860
Date posted: 09/12/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; and retirement benefits.

Job Classification

Job Category:Compensation Manager

Job Description

Job description:
Classification and Compensation Manager (Administrator II) MB2013-ED1860
Application Screening Begins: Friday, October 4, 2013

Under the general direction of the Director of HR Operations, the Classification and Compensation Manager administers the University's staff and management classification and compensation program, policies and procedures. The incumbent performs position and salary reviews, compensation surveys and trend analysis; advises management on organizational design, workforce planning, contract interpretation, and salary placement; promotes strategic thinking and competitive, equitable and compliant practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Manages the classification and compensation program for staff and management positions in accordance with the collective bargaining agreements (CBA), campus guidelines, systemwide policies, and employment laws. Provides consulting services, tools, and information to management on compensation, organizational design, and workforce planning issues and concerns. Monitors classification and compensation practices to ensure internal equity. Develops and executes process improvements to streamline forms and processes. Implements and communicates program services and information. Oversees the maintenance of accurate compensation and classification files.

2. Classification: Reviews and finalizes proposed job descriptions and/or develops and writes job descriptions. Analyzes new, redesigned and reassigned positions to determine the appropriate classification in accordance with the CSU’s Classification Standards. Determines Conflict of Interest disclosure categories for positions. Conducts position reviews and classifies all staff and management positions. Assists in the development of sound criteria for movement to higher classification skill levels. Responds to CSU classification studies/surveys. Implements new and revised classification standards and updates job descriptions as needed.

3. Compensation: Reviews and approves all compensation actions, including compensation programs provided for in the CBA, such as stipends, inrange progressions, bonuses, etc. Reviews proposed salaries and equity adjustment requests and provides pertinent data, analyses, and recommendations to management for approval. Responds to CSU and external compensation surveys. Assists with faculty compensation analyses. Recommends and secures external survey reports to be used as benchmarks for salary studies. Conducts salary studies utilizing appropriate market, systemwide, and campus data to determine the target market salary for various positions on campus. Assists with the administration of the merit award program including, providing criteria and salary information, calculating and coordinating the processing of salary increases, and merit award letter preparation.

4. Promotes succession planning and the development of career ladders for staff and administrators. Provides advice and information to staff on classification and compensation.

5. Training Administration: Develops and implements classification and compensation training for staff and administrators. Under the general direction of the Director of Employee Relations, EEO & ADA, develops and implements training and professional development programs for staff, including a leadership development program for administrators. Conducts needs analyses and recommends training programs. Develops standard training plans to facilitate successful onboarding and promotes systemwide and regional training programs. Coordinates training records maintenance and generates reports, as needed.

Other Functions:
1. Serves as support and backup to the Director as necessary.
2. Works on special projects and HR initiatives, as assigned.

Expert knowledge of the concepts and principles underlying position classification and compensation systems. Working knowledge of: statistics used in compensation analysis; organizational design and development; trends and best practices in employment, recruitment, classification and compensation; Fair Labor Standards Act, Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Equal Employment Opportunity and other pertinent laws. General knowledge of: principles, problems, and methods of administration in a public higher education institution, including organization, personnel, and fiscal management; techniques used for employee recruitment, selection, training, supervision, performance management, engagement and development; statistical and research methods.

Skills: project management, conflict resolution, effective written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to: promote equity, employee development, and effective HR practices that support institutional excellence; work independently and meet objectives and timelines; write and edit job descriptions; prepare clear, concise and analytic reports and recommendations, including authoritative precedent setting decisions; conduct position reviews and make sound determinations; research and analyze salary data/respond to salary surveys; assess situations, understand compensation implications and form a plan to address issues; discern essential staffing needs within the framework of department, division, and university priorities and resources and apply sound judgment and consultative skills in the development or assessment of solutions; resolve emotionally charged situations with tact and diplomacy; work in a fast-paced team environment providing services to a growing organization; effectively navigate the complex dynamics of human interactions in the workplace; develop and maintain positive working relationships across multiple functions and job levels within a diverse academic environment.

Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; and retirement benefits. For further information, please visit: Management Personnel Plan. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.

A completed online application and resume must be received by Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929.

CSUMB is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:

Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources (HR) administration.

Experience conducting compensation studies, classification/position reviews, and using an enterprise wide Human Resource Information System.


• Masters Degree in a related field, such as Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, and/or any of the following professional certifications: Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)

• Five to eight years of human resources administration experience, including two (2) years of classification and compensation administration experience in a large organization with a diverse array of job classifications, preferably in higher education and/or the public sector

• Experience working in a collective bargaining environment

• Demonstrated success in the development and administration of classification and/or compensation programs, guidelines, and procedures

• Experience supporting multiple human resources functions, including recruitment and training administration

• Excellent critical thinking, consultative, and problem solving skills

• Solid communication and presentation skills

• Excellent human relations and facilitation skills in order to effectively handle matters that require tact, discretion, influence, and diplomacy

• Strong customer service orientation

• Extensive knowledge of and experience using Excel, reporting or query tools, and Oracle/PeopleSoft.

• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
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