Compensation Analyst

Cambridge, Ontario
Salary range of $74,086-$90,349/annum; comprehensive benefits package; OMERS pension plan
April 5, 2019
April 23, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Job Profile
Reporting to the Manager, Total Compensation and HRIS, the Compensation Analyst, specialized in Compensation and Job Evaluation is responsible for managing and administering staff compensation plans. The Specialist will provide in-depth analysis and recommendations on compensation related matters and will be a key contributor to the annual compensation process. The Analyst will also oversee and facilitate all Job Evaluation and Pay Equity programs and related processes. The Analyst will collaborate with and advise colleagues in Human Resources and leaders across the organization on matters related to compensation and job evaluation.

What you will be doing

  • Develop proposals and recommendations for the design, development, and implementation of new compensation programs and contribute to recommendations on strategies to improve the effectiveness of the compensation policies and the impact those policies have on recruitment, engagement, and retention.
  • Conduct research and analysis on market compensation trends, legislative requirements, and ministry directives related to the municipal sector compensation policies; participate in compensation surveys and/or compilation of market data to assist in external benchmarking.
  • Manage the annual compensation planning and administration, (including financial modeling and budgeting) as well as the preparation of all supporting communication materials, instruction packages and employee letters.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to both employees and managers in areas of job evaluation, pay equity, salary administration, and compensation structure design.
  • Manage the administration of all Job Evaluation plans and ensure compliance with pay equity guidelines, Living Wage guidelines and all applicable legislation. 
  • Lead and coordinate the Job Evaluation Committee group(s) and manage the process of new job classifications, re-evaluations and appeals.
  • Create and maintain training materials, SOPs, user manuals, and other documentation relating to job evaluation and compensation processes and procedures; maintain all supporting documentation related to compensation and job evaluation for retrieval and audit purposes.
  • Deliver training programs for union and non-union job evaluation committees on their responsibilities, evaluation tools, and processes; and, train staff and management on the job evaluation process.
  • Coordinate, support, and provide training for the Performance Management program for all employees. 
  • Develop and recommend improvements to policies, procedures, documentation, forms, and tools for managers and employees as they relate to the Job Evaluation System.
  • Maintain all job description records.  Provide guidance and recommendations with respect to development and updating of job descriptions.  Ensure that records are up to date and in compliance with collective agreements/policies and procedures. 
  • Analyze cost implications of developing new salary ranges and structures; and analyze and interpret complex financial and statistical HR data.
  • Participate in annual corporate salary budget preparation, including compensation, HR data surveys and other division projects, including job evaluation and position control management.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Undergraduate Level - Four years degree in Human Resources Management, or equivalent

Experience and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated experience in Compensation and Job Evaluation plans; in a municipal environment.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate complex issues using plain language and communicating with tact and diplomacy while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and expert level Excel skills; including the ability to create complex spreadsheets using advanced formulas and features.
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant workplace and employment legislation such as: Pay Equity Act, Employment Standards Act, Income Tax Act, and Human Rights Act; and an understanding of union collective agreements/environments.
  • Valid Class G driver’s license with access to a vehicle.

We will ask you for these items if you are hired

  • Proof of your current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications
  • Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness Training Certificate from the Ministry of Labour
  • Valid G driver's license

Your compensation

  • Annual salary range of $74,086 to $90,349 per annum (Non Union Salary Grid, Level 4)
  • Comprehensive benefits package including extended health, dental, travel benefits; long term disability; accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance. 
  • Enrolment in Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS).   

Hours of work

Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week)

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To apply for this position visit: This posting closes April 23, 2019.

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The City of Cambridge welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please make your needs known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Division.

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