Job Details

Columbus State University
  • Position Number: 2726673
  • Location: Columbus, GA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Classification & Compensation Specialist

Job ID: 237765
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
The Human Resources department at Columbus State University is currently accepting applications for a Classification and Compensation Specialist. Under direction of departmental leadership, the Classification and Compensation Specialist oversees and coordinates the day-to-day administration of human resources activities such as classification of existing and new positions within the current classification plan. Some of the duties include evaluating, documenting, and maintenance of job descriptions, conducting marketing analysis of positions, and participating in annual salary administration programs, including salary structure creation and/or maintenance. This position also participates in administration of annual performance management, merit, or salary increase programs.

Significant responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Reviews proposed salary adjustments for conformity to established guidelines, policies, and practices; tracks actions appropriately and ensure timely processing and create and/or maintain compensation reports such as salary change requests; creates reports with data visualization and analysis, as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains job descriptions for each position in the ePerformance system; reviews requests for new or revised position descriptions to determine appropriate classification and salary grade assignment; reviews, analyzes, and evaluates position descriptions reflecting job responsibilities, activities, duties, and requirements; oversees and coordinates desk audits, explains process to employees and supervisors, and communicate results and/or outcomes; distributes, collects, reviews, and forwards position analysis questionnaires.
  • In partnership with the leadership, makes recommendations for resolution of classification and compensation issues; participates in small- and large-scale Classification and Compensation projects of varying complexity, sensitivity, providing analysis, and making recommendations at a professional level; responds to inquiries from outside agencies regarding wages, compensation, and classification information; gathers data from market-based compensation surveys.
  • Coordinate responses to internal and external surveys and/or requests for information (Vets 4212, DOL800 & other Department of Labor Requests, open records and other data requests); answers questions and provides information and general assistance regarding classification and compensation activities, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. Communicates information using various methods including orally and in writing.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field required.
  • Three to five years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified is required.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources Management processes, procedures, and best practices
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations sufficient to appropriately interpret and apply to classification and compensation issues and merit system principles.
  • Knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as amended.
  • Research and analytical skills sufficient to compile supporting information from a wide variety of sources, and to organize facts and draw clear and logical conclusions.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in developing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Strong ability to communicate with all levels and relay information as appropriate.
  • Ability to comprehend and make inferences from written material.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks.
  • Excellent speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to create and present ideas and budgets in a variety of formats.
  • Ability to maintain confidential records.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working for a public agency analyzing a wide variety of jobs (Executive, Management, Professional, Administrative, etc.), preferably for job evaluation and classification purposes is highly desired.

Proposed Salary
The annualized salary range for this position is $36,284 - $40,316 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to

Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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