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Compensation Analyst- Mid Level

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Human Resources | livermore, CA | 10/14/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

The Strategic Human Resources Management Directorate (SHRM) is a valued strategic partner in attracting, training, retaining and motivating a world-class, diverse workforce.  The Benefits and Compensation division develops strategy and programs to recruit and retain talent for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In addition, the division oversees the daily administration of all benefits and compensation activities.

Job Description

The Benefits and Compensation division develops strategy and programs to recruit and retain talent for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In addition, the division oversees the daily administration of all benefits and compensation activities.

We have multiple openings for Compensation Analysts. To develop, implement, and maintain compensation policies and programs to ensure equitable and competitive employee compensation. In this role, you will provide analytical support for compensation, classification, and salary administration activities and will interact with Laboratory management and administrative personnel to ensure compliance with Laboratory salary programs. This position is in the Benefits & Compensation Division in the Strategic Human Resources Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Administer various compensation programs ensuring compliance with plan documents, policy and DOE Contract 44 and assist in the implementation of new compensation programs/features.
  • Research salary and pay structure data, perform statistical analysis in support of a variety of compensation activities, and develop preliminary recommendations. Contribute to the formulation of recommendations for salary structure, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions, job revisions and organizational structures.
  • Participate in the development, approval process, implementation, and communication of new or revised policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Participate in compensation surveys where benchmark matches have been routinely established; recommend benchmark changes for consideration.
  • Monitor salary management practices for adherence to policies and guidelines, including California Davis-Bacon category and rate changes, calculate back payment estimates, and implement updates in the HRIS system.
  • Contribute to the development of the Laboratory's annual Compensation Increase Plan (CIP) request to the Department of Energy (DOE) and the resulting salary review process. Conduct research in response to questions and data requests from the DOE/NNSA agencies.
  • Independently evaluate and approve listings, reclassifications and pay actions; conduct job audits and make recommendations. Partner with other human resource staff members on various activities such as job listing reviews, reclassifications, salary issues, classification practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the H02.3 level

  • Research salary and pay structure data and perform statistical calculations in support of a variety of compensation analysis activities; present recommendations based on data findings to compensation management.
  • Monitor statutory requirements to ensure compliance and work with HRIS Programmer to ensure system updates are implemented in a timely manner to reduce back payment actions.
  • Lead projects which have Laboratory-wide impact and involve the participation of all levels of employees and management. Lead the administration of various compensation programs ensuring compliance with plan documents, policy and Contract 44.
  • Draft new compensation program proposals for management review. Take a lead role in implementing new compensation programs/features.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE L-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, economics, math/statistics or related field or equivalent combination of related experience, education, and training.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience applying compensation principles, techniques and data analysis principles and methods. Familiarity with the FLSA.
  • Experience conducting job evaluations, job audits and market analysis and developing/designing salary structures.
  • Experience analyzing data using statistical methods to draw conclusions.
  • Problem-solving skills necessary to anticipate, identify and resolve moderately complex problems. Experience using common electronic data analysis tools and systems  Experience utilizing the Microsoft Office suite, including intermediate excel formulas.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to facilitate and present  in an interactive environment.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience exercising a high degree of discretion, mature judgment, and tact in handling issues of a sensitive nature.
  • Experience working independently under limited direction and multiple and conflicting deadlines.

Additional qualifications at the H02.3 level

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of compensation and data analysis principles, techniques, standards, processes, and systems.
  • Experience leading compensation projects or highly visible projects impacting an entire company. Experience collaborating with others in the design and implementation of new or revised processes.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve complex problems. Experience analyzing data using statistical methods and drawing conclusions. Experience summarizing research results and presenting recommendations to all levels of employees in an organization, including management.
  • Knowledge of and experience interpreting regulatory requirements and relevant state and federal laws. Experience evaluating positions based on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines.

Qualifications We Desire

  • WorldatWork Certified Compensation Professional certification.
  • Compensation experience in an R&D environment.
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

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