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Compensation Administrator

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Chesterfield, 23832
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  • Compensation
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Job Details

Provides advanced specialized professional leadership and coordination in the planning, design, implementation and administration of job classification and compensation programs for the school division. Researches and evaluates organizational needs and market trends and develops new or enhanced compensation programs, methods and approaches. Provides advice and guidance to HR staff, school division management and employees on a wide range of compensation-related issues.  Assists the Director of Compensation and Benefits in review of processes.  Complex work is performed within specific departmental objectives and policies; employee plans own work and coordinates with others as necessary.  Contacts are frequently made at all organizational levels within and outside the school system.  Actions impact the school division at all levels; considerable judgment is required. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manages the System-wide compensation and classification program. Reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of the compensation plan through internal and external research to assess internal equity and competitiveness within the marketplace; develops strategies and recommends adjustments as necessary to support the division’s strategic plan and objectives. Participates in the implementation of job restructuring programs and other compensation projects that impact the division.  Provides research and statistical analysis of various compensation issues.  Plans, designs, develops and compiles salary surveys.  Designs survey database; analyzes data and provides recommendations for salary and benefit actions.  Conducts historical trend analysis and forecasts future actions. 
  • Projects present and future year compensation for preparation of the annual school division budget.   Compiles and evaluates compensation information; analyzes, prepares and presents compensation recommendations.  Prepares impact/cost analysis and advises management of impact of classification and compensation on internal operations and budget.  Responds to inquiries from principals and other administrators concerning classification and compensation of positions for use in preparing departmental budgets
  • Responds to and resolves sensitive and complex inquiries, issues and complaints.  Provides guidance and training to HR staff, school employees and managers and responds to external inquiries regarding classification and compensation issues, policy interpretation, problem resolution and compliance with human resources regulations and state and federal law.  Conducts on site job evaluation; establishes position classification and salary grade for new or revised job classifications based on job evaluation and internal/external organizational or market factors.  Establishes starting pay for all newly hired and promoted non-teaching personnel. 
  • Oversees maintenance of the job description database; develops and implements new or revised job descriptions. Determines the Fair Labor Standards Act exemption for all positions. Provides advice and guidance to managers and employees regarding application of the Act.
  • Manages the Temporary Work Assignment program approving payment for various positions and the referral process to other departments regarding payments.
  • Prepares and maintains the annual Compensation Plan for distribution to schools and departments. Collaborates with HR Systems to develop and maintain job classification and salary tables.  Assists in the planning, coordination and reporting of the annual salary increases for contracts and work assignments. Performs compensation testing and system audits to ensure all salary actions and annual salary increases are uploaded to the mainframe correctly and general data integrity. Develops database management and reporting systems for compensation planning and administration.  Acts as liaison to Human Resources, Finance and Information Systems Departments for data management and information processing.
  • Directs the work of HR Specialist who provides assistance in all areas of compensation.
  • Reviews and evaluates internal processes, procedures and systems; identifies opportunities for improvement and participates in the development, enhancement and implementation of department operating policies and procedures to enhance services.  Attends and participates in professional seminars and workshops; stays current on issues relative to human resources.  Attends School Board Meetings and Budget Work Sessions as necessary. Leads or serves on project teams as directed to evaluate and improve HR or school system services.
  • Provides division organizational charts.
  • Assists  Human Resources and Systems personnel with annual contract process.
  • Assists HR Administrator with Athletic and Academic Supplements annual setup and auditing.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Budgetary ResponsibilityN/A


Report Preparation: Prepares a variety of ad-hoc reports to provide market information, recommendations and costs associated with HR actions.  Prepares salary/market surveys as requested by external consultants, other school systems and private, public (local, state and federal) sectors. 


Bachelors Degree in appropriate related field or a combination of education and extensive work experience comparable to a four year degree.  Minimum of five years of successful experience in human resources position.Preferred: Current PHR/SPHR or CCP certification. Strongly prefer professional-level and progressively responsible human resources experience in a setting of related scope and complexity to a school division or similar environment. An equivalent combination of education and professional level experience administering personnel policies, procedures, and programs may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education. 

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests: 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

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