Performs advanced analysis of human resources related projects and programs. Performs technical analysis on assigned compensation, or related human resources issues. Assists in higher-level analysis projects. This position works under direction with increasing latitude for independent judgment. Performs a variety of professional analytical work involved in the planning and implementation of Travis County's compensation systems and programs. Assists in the evaluation of compensation, retirement, or related programs, policies and procedures consistent with professional standards and in compliance with the County's policies and procedures.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a job classification within the Human Resources job family. This is the senior Human Resources Analyst position. Performs advanced analysis and professional level Human Resource Management duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs highly technical analysis in designing, developing, and implementing innovative compensation, benefit, human resource, economic, policies, programs, procedures and guidelines for Travis County. Ensures compliance with regulatory laws and County directives.
Reviews and evaluates existing programs and monitors effectiveness. Researches and models trends and recommends improvements.
Conducts more complex analysis studies to determine proper classifications, market pricing.
Analyzes market and internal equity of jobs to ensure countywide consistency and equity. Analyzes position questionnaires, conducting desk audits of positions to enhance job analysis. Makes recommendations for proper classification and market to management.
Performs specialized compensation analysis of supplemental pay practices, salary structures.
Participates in external market salary, or best practices surveys and may conduct surveys to supplement third-party and public sector market data sources.
Creates, revises, and maintains job descriptions for County jobs.
Researches, drafts, and provides input toward new and/or revised compensation. Consults with department management, external public, and/or private sector organizations, as required, to facilitate policy development.
Develops databases and spreadsheets and prepares statistical reports and analysis. Provides input towards fiscal impact reports of new or revised compensation, or Human Resource research programs, and analytical studies.
Maintains thorough and current knowledge of Federal, State and Local compensation, policies and practices and County directives to ensure organizational compliance and facilitate meeting the business needs of the organization. Remains abreast of best practices and industry standards associated with these disciplines.
Assists in the administration of compensation, or statistical human resources functions to Travis County departments, including collaboration with department's management.
Identifies, analyzes, and recommends solutions for various compensation, and/or human resources problems, monitoring implementation of agreed upon actions until problems are resolved.
Researches and compiles data for compensation, or Human Resource measurements for reports, analysis and management utilization. Conducts project analysis. Develops and maintains knowledge and skill in the use of computerized tools, databases, spreadsheets and communication techniques.
Reviews and evaluates policies, procedures, and programs, within specialized human resource analytical areas and recommends changes or improvements, as required.
Assists in the development of written communications material, including correspondence, policy revisions, reports, employee manuals, articles for publications and other informational materials. Assists in the communication of policies to organizational staff through the use of memorandums, meetings, training programs and individual contacts.
Assists in organizational development processes specific to compensation, and/or human resource measurement including performing departmental on-site audits and conducting specialized classes. Participates in continuous quality improvement strategies, practices, training and processes.
Assists in analyzing, developing, and recommending the implementation of total compensation strategies or systems.
Performs job analysis, job documentation, job evaluations, benefits analysis, turnover, cost to hire, Human Resource performance analysis and metrics, and policy and procedure review.
Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of training programs specific to compensation or changes to assist with management and employee communications regarding changes.
Communicates with, and advises supervisors, managers, and employees on related services, resources, laws and policies associated with compensation, or human resource statistical reports.
Assists in policy formulation, consultations, and implementation of highly advanced compensation, or Human Resource generalist programs, policies and/or procedures.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Personnel Management, Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or a directly related field AND five (5) years of experience in Human Resources Administration or related field;
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: Valid Texas Driver's License.
Preferred: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); OR, Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR). Certified Compensation Professional (CCP); OR, Certified Benefits Professional (CBP). Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Federal, State and Local regulations, codes and laws: Title VII of Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, EEOC, I-9.
State and local government budget, planning, systems, documents, issues, and trends.
Recent Human Resources developments and current literature.
County policies, procedures and terminology.
Service oriented leadership and hands on practitioner.
Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
Human Resources rules, policies and procedures.
Applying Human Resources and consulting methods.
Developing reports and conducting data analysis.
Problem-solving and decision-making.
Explaining complicated technical problems in simple non-technical language.
Both verbal and written communication.
Evaluate human resources problems and issues.
Interpret policies, procedures, and Federal, State and Local applicable laws.
Exercise sound judgment and make decisions.
Respond to inquiries.
Work independently and as part of a team.
Convey complex ideas and concepts verbally and in writing.
Communicate goals to a wide and diverse audience.
Prepare and conduct training.
Manage time well, perform multiple tasks and organize diverse activities.
Make appropriate and effective public presentations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies and providers, other County employees and officials, and the general public.