Los Alamos National Laboratory Compensation Analyst 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Compensation Analyst 2/Compensation Analyst 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level

Compensation Analyst 2 ($60,400 - $95,900)

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of compensation programs plus working knowledge of other related fields. Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways.

  • Design, implement, administer, and communicate compensation strategy, programs, pay for performance, and processes.

  • Conduct job analyses, and evaluate and recommend creative solutions for routine compensation related issues.

  • Conduct market research in support of salary authorization proposal preparation. Assisting in the development, implementation and administration of annual programs such as the compensation increase plan and the performance and salary management process.

  • Develop and execute communication strategies to educate managers and employees on Laboratory compensation programs and practices.

Compensation Analyst 3 ($72,500 - $118,200)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Compensation Analyst 3 will be required to:

  • Has wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods. Considered expert in the field within the organization.

  • Perform complex analysis and research, bringing forward recommendations for improved compensation programs, including variable and executive compensation. Responsible for coordinating, administering, evaluating and monitoring these plans for effectiveness and to ensure program objectives are achieved.

  • Takes a lead role in the development, implementation and administration of annual programs such as the compensation increase plan and the performance and salary management process.

  • In-depth experience in design, development, and implementation of Total Compensation programs for R&D; scientific and engineering, technical, professional, exempt and non-exempt positions.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of compensation program design and practices as found in industry and other organizations.

  • Excellent analytic skills and ability to interpret data, identify trends, including cost modeling, policy and practice evaluation and spreadsheet development, and convey information to all levels of personnel.

  • Experience conducting research, preparing and presenting ideas, and developing proposals.

  • Understanding of FLSA, EEO, ADA, and other compliance requirements as they relate to compensation practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to challenge, persuade, and negotiate with all levels of management.

  • Familiarity with HR information systems that support compensation programs.

Additional Job Requirements for the Compensation Analyst 3:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Compensation Analyst 3 requires:

  • Experience with Oracle and Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) reporting tool, or a similar platform, supporting compensation programs, i.e. SAP, Access, PeopleSoft, SQL, etc.

  • Experience with MarketPay (PayScale) or a similar web-based platform, to perform market pricing, and manage compensation survey participation.

  • Knowledge or understanding of Public Sector, Gov't or Gov't Contractor compensation programs and practices.

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Experience with relational databases (Access, SQL, Oracle).

Compensation Analyst 2 Education Required: typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Compensation Analyst 3 Education Required: typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Notes to Applicants: Applicants must submit a resume and a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how they meet each of the job requirements.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The selected candidate will be part of the Compensation and Workforce Data Analysis Group and the Human Resources Division. The position requires an experienced compensation professional with a strong understanding of all aspects of compensation and a working knowledge of other HR-related disciplines.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Organization Name: HR-CWDA / Human Resources-Compensation

Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Compensation Analyst 2/3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC62010