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Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Compensation Analyst Senior who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: Part detective and part analyst, you enjoy gathering information from a variety of sources and organizing it to reveal patterns and trends that can support decision making.

Your mission: You’ll be in charge of maintaining the college compensation system, ensuring consistent application of classification standards for job classes.

A typical day: One day, you may launch an ad hoc survey that you designed to obtain and analyze market pay rates, then update several job descriptions, followed by addressing employee requests for classification review. The next day, you’ll be evaluating new positions by investigating and analyzing position duties and responsibilities to determine appropriate classification and salary levels.

Next steps: If this sounds like the challenging and rewarding role you’ve been looking for, we’re looking for you. Your next step should be to submit your application today! 



Under the direction of the Compensation Manager, performs a variety of responsible professional, technical and analytical classification and compensation activities related to the maintenance of the college compensation system.  Maintains and ensures consistent application of the college’s classification standards for job classes.  Completes professional level analysis, reporting and service delivery, including job analysis and job descriptions.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Evaluate new and existing positions by investigating and analyzing position duties and responsibilities to determine appropriate classification and salary levels; conduct job analysis (desk audits) as necessary;

  2. Review employee request for classification review and make classification/pay level determinations; inclusive of review of job analysis questionnaires, confer with managers and employees, evaluate jobs, prepare written reports on findings and communicate with stakeholders regarding the result of compensation work;

  3. Manage and coordinate the design, administration and reporting of online and hard copy surveys;

  4. Gather and compile market data on compensation, benefits, and performance management practices for all positions utilizing market data, salary survey information from national, regional, and local sources;

  5. Conduct wage, salary and surveys, analyze the data and assist with the development of market price compensation levels to establish the fair market value of jobs;

  6. Create and update job descriptions for all positions and ensure accuracy prior to publication in the Talent Acquisition System;

  7.  Utilize published or conduct ad hoc surveys to obtain and analyze market pay rates, make recommendations on appropriate pay grade level, review recommendations within HCC context for internal equity and prepare reports on findings and handle administrative steps to formalize recommendations;

  8. Work within HCC systems and procedures to ensure all aspects of job creation are addressed in a timely manner (i.e. creation of position numbers, posting of new and revised descriptions, etc.);

  9. Responsible for the management of intermediate to small-sized projects that have a moderate impact on the organization;

  10. Serve as a source for the department in working with outside agencies and consultants in compensation matters;

  11. Collaborate with other Talent Engagement departments to ensure compensation related data is accurate, updated and processed in a timely fashion;

  12. Research situations as they arise as related to compensation to provide clarity for resolution in consideration of contract provisions, historical practices, similar situations, etc.;

  13. Maintain the Talent Engagement website for on-line access to job descriptions and other compensation-related information;

  14. Create presentation ready compensation reports for review and final approval using Excel, PowerPoint and other reporting software applications;

  15. Perform advanced report writing and maintenance of approved job evaluation documents;

  16. Serve as departmental liaison to Information Technology for compensation database enhancements and revised reporting requirements;

  17. Work with Talent Technology, Payroll and Benefits on routine compensation updates and enhancements in PeopleSoft HCM;

  18. Assist with the development occupational qualifications and job leveling matrices;

  19. Provide analytical support and data analysis on projects and human resources metrics;

  20. Audit all employee stipends accurately and timely;

  21. Respond to routine inquiries regarding compensation guidelines and policies; and

  22. Develop and document procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.  The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.



Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Psychology or related field required.



Three (3) years of Talent Engagement experience and at least one (1) year in the areas of Compensation and Talent Technology required.



  1. Proficient use of PeopleSoft, Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint and Access Database Applications;

  2. Knowledge of federal and state wage and salary laws and regulations; survey methodology;

  3. Able to conduct research, analyze information and data and present findings in a concise format;

  4. Able to analyze and interpret policies, practices and procedures;

  5. Knowledge of Job Analysis techniques and some exposure to automated job evaluation systems;

  6. Require attention to detail and good written and verbal communications skills;

  7. Able to work with diverse populations, both internally and externally; and

  8. Knowledge of customer service principles.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.


This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

The Organization
 Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team
Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.

  • 145 languages are spoken here.

  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.

  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.

  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.


    EEO Statement

    Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies
    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity

    PO Box 667517                                   
    Houston TX, 77266
    713 718.8271 or
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.