Classification and Compensation Analyst (Limited Term)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Sep 17, 2019
Full Time Risk Management and Insurance Claims
  • Salary: $6,701.07 - $9,694.53 Monthly

Job Description

The San Mateo County Human Resources (HR) Department is seeking an HR professional with strong critical thinking, sound judgment, and excellent written communication skills to independently manage classification and compensation projects. You will be joining a team ofhigh performing HR staff committed to public service and to partnering with our hiring departments in ensuring appropriate classification and compensation of staff.If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding career, apply for this exciting opportunity and make a difference!

The HR Department promotes the spirit of partnership and creativity, anticipates and responds to the diverse needs of County departments, employees and their families, and the public. Serving as a collaborative partner and consultant, HR Analysts work closely with County management in addressing the workforce needs of their departments. The current vacancy is located in the Classification and Compensation Division working side by side with the Talent Acquisition Division.The Classification and Compensation Division is responsible for establishing a classification structure that encourages career growth and flexibility and for maintainingclassification specifications that accurately reflect the needed qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities and that are free of barriers. We establish collaborative partnershipswith departments to plan, anticipate, and respond in a cost-effective way to changes and priorities in classification, compensation, and staffing.

The Classification and Compensation Analyst will have countless opportunities to:
  • Manage all aspects of a classification study or compensation study including determining approach to completing the study, tools to use to evaluate and document the work of the position being studied, and preparing a report of findings and recommendations.
  • Research, analyze compensation data using set criteria; and prepare written analysis and recommendations, as needed.
  • Write or rewrite job descriptions.
  • Analyze duties and responsibilities and recommend appropriate classification of the position.
  • Complete special projects, prepare reports, and participate in department-wide or Countywide committees and initiatives.
  • Interact with the the County Manager, the Civil Service Commission, labor organizations, County employees, committees and organizations responsible for the equitable administration of the County's personnel policies.
  • Act as a resource person, problem solver, and advisor to managers and supervisors on a wide range of classification, compensation and staffing and organizational design issues.

The ideal candidate for this position is:
  • An excellent planner and organizer who can establish a course of action for accomplishing short and long term goals and efficiently juggle multiple assignments at the same time.
  • A superior communicator who excel orally and in writing and is capable of preparing professional and thorough report of findings and recommendations.
  • A strategic planner and critical thinker, who knows what questions to ask in order to obtain necessary information needed for analysis; one who can identify patterns and connect the dots.
  • Proactive, always thinking ahead and anticipating needs.
  • Politically astute and able to forecast and troubleshoot potentially sensitive situations and apply appropriate strategies and solutions.
  • Self-motivated with strong time management and organization skills and can complete assignments independently with little or no instructions or supervision.
  • A team player with a sense of humor.

Technical knowledge of classification and compensation strategies in the public sector is desired but not required. Ability to work a 4/10 flex schedule, advanced knowledge of Excel and strong aptitude to learn new technology are required. After completion of training, telecommuting may be an option.

Important Information About the Position: This is a limited term, at-will position. Limited Term employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed three years and receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan.

Information for Current County Employees: Current and regular San Mateo County Employees who are interested in this assignment must submit an application and compete in the recruitment process. If you are successful in the recruitment and are being considered for the assignment, HR will work directly with you and/or your department for options. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be allowed by your department to rotate into this assignment nor are your departments obligated to allow you to take on this assignment. The salary range for this position is "as is" and non-negotiable.
If you are interested in being considered for this Limited Term position, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (no more than 2 pages long) that summarizes your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.

Please submit the required materials electronically via email to:

Lisa Yapching, Classification and Compensation Manager
Subject Line: Classification and Compensation Analyst Application

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.