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Compensation Specialist

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Division of Talent and Culture, is seeking to fill a Compensation Specialist position. This position will provide professional assistance and consultation services in administering and maintaining pay policies and programs for classified, non-classified and administrative employees. This position will evaluate and classify positions; assist in the evaluation of organizational needs and market trends; and assist in the development of new or enhanced job families and/or compensation programs as needed.





In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

Analyze, Evaluate and Classify all University Position

  • Review classified, non-classified, FEAP and Mountaineer Temp positions to conduct job reviews to determine appropriate classification/title and pay level.

  • Works directly with unit leadership to provide guidance and consultation in making informed compensation decisions by delivering decision support research, analysis, data, tools and structures related to compensation and classification.
  • Assist in developing and monitor the career development and pathing programs and process among assigned constituencies to ensure overall consistency and appropriateness of application, and compliance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Write and update job descriptions and classification specifications to accurately describe job content. Maintain current position information.

  • Consult with assigned Expert Business Offices and department/college managers regarding requests for new or revised job classifications; evaluate needs based on organizational or market factors and create and slot classifications into the WVU structure as appropriate.

    Assist in Administering and Maintaining Pay Policies and Programs

  • Research and analyze competitive compensation practices in the job market; contribute to established compensation surveys.

  • Serve as a primary point of contact and consultation for the University community by responding to classification and associated compensation concerns, questions and issues. Provide advice and counsel on day-to-day compensation issues, policy interpretation, problem resolution, and compliance with University regulations.

  • Develop and prepare compensation unit reports and analyses (e.g., benchmark comparisons, pay plan reports, personnel actions).
    Assist in the design, modification, implementation, and maintenance of compensation plans, including salary ranges, and pay policies and procedures.

  • Research and analyze compensation and related personnel issues; keep abreast of current compensation trends, laws and regulations.

  • Assist with the design and delivery of presentations, training and communication on compensation topics.

  • Participate in the review of proposed compensation, classification and HR information related policies, legislation, reports and programs and prepare WVU position papers and policy recommendations.
  • Research, Evaluate, and Recommend Organizational Needs and Market Trends.

Assist in the research and evaluation of the University's compensation practices and provide recommendations for improvement, as appropriate.

  • Plan, develop, and coordinate implementation of routine job structure and market studies; compile and analyze results, making recommendations from acquired data.
    Develop, conduct and participate in salary surveys to appropriate market-based compensation. Design and administer instruments, and compile, analyze and report salary data
  • Participate in departmental/unit reorganizations, conducting studies and interviews as appropriate and as assigned and making recommendations.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources, business administration, industrial relations or related degree. There will be no substitution or equivalency for the bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree in industrial/labor relations, human resources, or another directly related field is preferred.
  • Two (2) years of successful human resources work, which includes compensation administration is required.
  • Certification as Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) is preferred. 


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