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Arlington County Government
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Arlington County is looking for a well-rounded, human resources professional to join our award-winning Human Resources Department as a Compensation and Classification Analyst. The successful candidate will join a team of professional analysts who provide consultation and technical guidance regarding compensation and classification matters to all levels of County Government.

The Compensation and Classification Analyst at the full performance level will support multiple agencies, developing and maintaining close working relationships with management, employees, and human resources liaisons to build an understanding of their operations and to develop effective compensation and classification solutions.  This analyst will work as part of a team to complete county-wide studies and projects, but also will work independently on challenging issues. Although primarily focused on compensation and classification, this position also offers opportunities to work on cross-functional and departmental teams and projects.

This position may be filled as a full-time position or on a part-time basis and may be filled at any level within the established broad band depending on qualifications. The pay band above encompasses trainee to full performance levels.  The Trainee-Level Analyst will perform less complex compensation and classification duties. 


This position has a preferred filing date of September 19, 2019. Applications received by this date will receive first consideration. 

Specific duties for the full-performance level include:

  • conducting job audits and salary analysis to determine appropriate classification decisions;
  • compiling and evaluating complex data, and preparing and delivering reports and presentations based on the analysis;
  • providing training and following-up to ensure successful implementation of new initiatives; and
  • working as a team with other analysts to complete county-wide studies.

Other duties include:

  • writing and updating job descriptions based upon desk audit, job analysis questionnaire, and market information and determining exemption status;
  • conducting compensation and salary surveys, analyzing market data to determine and maintain the County's competitive position;
  • developing, implementing and maintaining compensation programs, policies and procedures;
  • conducting organizational design studies, and managing HR related projects;
  • using Microsoft Office products to include Excel, Power Point, and Access to translate data into diagrams, graphs or presentations for sharing with a variety of audiences.

Successful candidates for this position will:

  • possess the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization regarding critical and sensitive compensation and classification matters;
  • embrace opportunities to build strong partnerships with agencies;
  • approach classification and compensation challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving;
  • promote a total reward philosophy; and
  • seek to understand compensation issues by listening and collaborating to identify innovative solutions.


Full performance: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or related field plus experience in job evaluation, job and organizational design, and/or compensation or other closely-related human resource function.

Trainee Level:  Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or related field and at least six months of experience in job evaluation or compensation and/or job and organizational design or closely-related human resource function.

Substitution (full performance): Significant experience in a directly related field may substitute for the Bachelor's degree requirement. A Master's degree in I/O Psychology or Human Resources Administration or closely related field with a related internship or practicum may substitute for some of the experience requirement.

Full performance: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:  

  • experience analyzing a wide variety of jobs (Executive, Management, Professional, Administrative, Trades etc.), preferably for job evaluation and classification purposes;
  • experience in a wide variety of compensation areas including the interpretation and application of FLSA regulations; the analysis of compensation statistics and the development of compensation policy to resolve pay issues;
  • advanced Excel, Access, and PowerPoint skills that include developing complex spreadsheets and presentations and preparing, documenting and presenting complex narrative and statistical analytical reports;
  • experience in other HR disciplines including organizational analysis and work redesign, recruitment, selection, and/or benefits; and/or
  • a CCP, SPHR or other compensation-related certification.


Posted: 2019-09-06 Expires: 2019-10-06

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