Compensation and Classification Analyst

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Work type: Staff
Location: Chancellor's Office
Categories: Confidential, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Compensation and Classification Analyst. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


The salary range for this classification is $4,464 to $10,180 per month.

The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $6,875 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Confidential Administrative Support II

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Compensation and Classification Analyst to participate in system-wide compensation and classification programs and related projects. Conduct annual staff market study, participate in salary surveys, and coordinate systemwide purchase of survey data as appropriate. Maintain secure Classification and Compensation web site and other HR-related web pages. Work with internal and external compensation professionals.


Under the general direction of the Senior Manager, Classification and Compensation Programs, the Compensation and Classification Analyst:

-Conducts annual CSU staff and MPP market salary studies, benchmarks jobs to salary surveys, and prepares reports and recommendations to assess system-wide compensation competitiveness.

-Participates in salary surveys, maintains market survey subscriptions and databases.

-Compiles company data and prepares reports or compensation surveys for internal customers and external inquiries.

-Contacts and researches external sources on behalf of the CSU to gather information and collect data on salaries and compensation policy and practices for compensation studies.

-Reviews position descriptions, classification standards, and internal and external compensation data to form recommendations for appropriate classification and base salary.

-Conducts data and cost analyses such as determining impact of implementation of HR programs or policies, changes in legislation, and union contracts. Prepares summary reports and formulates recommendations as appropriate.

-Analyzes compensation data, prepares, and presents summary reports to be used in the meet and confer process and negotiations of collective bargaining agreements.

-Participates in special projects related to compensation and classification. Prepares and provides reports as needed, including statistical analysis, management reports and visual presentations.

-Consolidates frequently used data, creates and maintains databases, reports, and historical documents.

-Writes, reviews, and collaborates in the creation of written documentation for implementation of systemwide classification and compensation programs and other HR related documents, including   coded memoranda, policies, guidelines, and classification standards.

-Participates in classification studies to revise existing and develop new classification standards: 

-Provides input to classification standard drafts to system-wide campus management and applicable bargaining unions.

-Conducts market analysis for salary range(s) proposals.

-Conducts necessary research of campus inquiries and informational needs and recommends response.

-Provides support to campus compensation and classification teams by developing tools and shared compensation reports.

-Actively contributes to planning, organizing and sharing information with campus classification and compensation constituents for the annual conference and monthly calls.

-Maintains internal secure Classification and Compensation website, manages content, access authority, and creates and updates reports. Identifies and incorporates additional campus resources and tools to enhance the site.

-Coordinates access to compensation training.  

-Working with the Comp and Class unit, maintains MPP Job Codes in CIRS, coordinates new code activation in PeopleSoft, coordinates regular audits with campuses, and ensures documentation is current.

-Conducts compliance audits of employee records and communicates required and recommended changes to campuses.

-Consolidate and summarize employee and compensation data to comply with annual reporting requirements.


This position requires:

-Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

-Minimum of three years of related experience working in human resources is required, to include experience in at least one of the following areas: classification and compensation analysis, talent acquisition, data analytics, or research and analysis. 

-Experience with complex compensation programs, participating in salary surveys, conducting market analysis and job evaluations, preparing data reports, writing job descriptions, conducting job analysis and job evaluations, and creating and designing base pay structures is preferred.

-Ability to exercise confidentiality, discretion, and sound judgment in performance of duties.

-Knowledge of laws and regulations governing compensation and wage and hour.

-Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

-Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.

-Strong mathematical and analytical skills.

-Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously, set and manage timelines and priorities and work with many levels of management and staff.

-Ability to work well in a team environment and provide excellent customer service.

-General knowledge of human resources programs.

Preferred Qualifications

-Advanced Excel skills.

-Experience working in a complex organization with multiple employer clients.

-Experience developing classification standards and writing policies.

-Experience working in a higher education environment.

-Experience working in a complex unionized environment.

-CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) certification.

-Functional knowledge of HRMS structure.

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by May 5, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

In addition, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all Chancellor’s Office employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

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