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Compensation Analyst

Organization: City of Saint Paul
Date Posted: 10/21/2019
City: Saint Paul
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Primary Category: Compensation
Salary: $70,470.40 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details


General Duty Statement


Are you a driven, self-starter who wants to expand your compensation and data analysis experience in the human resources field? Consider applying to the Compensation Analyst position with the City of Saint Paul Office of Human Resources. This newly created position will play a key role in building a sustainable workforce while promoting inclusion and innovation within the City. 

About the Office of Human Resources 
The Office of Human Resources provides comprehensive services and support to the 12 City of Saint Paul departments and offices and to its 3,000 employees. Services include: coordinating City-wide recruitment and assessment; conducting contract negotiations; providing employee and organization development; administering employee benefits, workers' compensation, employee compensation and job classification; providing risk management administration; and promoting a diverse employee workforce. 

This position performs expert level professional human resources work involving total compensation design, planning, analysis, making projections, implementing, internal consulting, and communicating. Ensures an integrated, equitable and competitive total compensation structure that positively influences organizational performance and supports the City's vision, mission, and objectives. Evaluates compensation actions related to contracts, negotiations, classification and compensation, benefits, talent recruitment and retention, and risk management. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. 
TYPICAL DUTIES: (May not include all duties performed) 

  • Conducts the research, analysis, design, planning, and implementation of the City's total compensation structure.

  • Provides data, projections, reports, and presentations related to salary, benefits, workforce, employee demographics, job allocation, job status, job classification, and other data for use in the development of collective bargaining strategy, the City's total compensation structure, and human resources planning. 

  • Participates in labor negotiations by analyzing and providing data to negotiators. 

  • Conducts and responds to market surveys and compensation inquiries. 

  • Evaluates payroll salary processes and works with the Payroll team for implementation of changes and updates. 

  • Maintains policies and procedures for compensation, including updating negotiated changes resulting from collective bargaining.  

  • May perform job analysis, classification studies, compensation studies, and class specification creation. 

  • Conducts general HR studies, data analysis, and/or projects including process improvement initiatives resulting from analysis. 

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Compensation Analyst Job Description.

The City of Saint Paul's mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.



A Bachelor's Degree and three years of progressively responsible professional level human resources compensation analysis and planning experience.

A Master's Degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration, Industrial Psychology, or a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant experience with a public sector environment.
  • Professional certification as a PHR, SPHR, or IPMA-CP.
  • Significant knowledge of classification and compensation job analysis.


By Closing Date, you MUST


  1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  • Upload or submit the following required document(s) via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted.You will not be able to submit your application without attaching a copy of your resume and cover letter.  Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
    • A legible copy of your resume, and
    • A legible copy of your cover letter.
First time applying online? Read our How to apply Online Guide.

Not sure how City of Saint Paul's hiring process works? Attend one of our Elevate sessions. The schedule is available at


Selection Process Information

Qualifications Rating:
The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application, answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire, and your resume. Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and any attachments. You must submit your completed application, supplemental questionnaire and any attachments by the application deadline.


Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists typically are created from a pass/fail assessment. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately one year. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.

Final Selection Process:  A Hiring Manager will consider applicants placed on the list of eligible candidates. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method.  

Condition of Employment: This position will require a background check which may include criminal history, and employment history as a condition of employment. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history.
To refer to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.

Veteran's Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

How to Apply / Contact

For consideration, must apply directly at by Monday, November 4, 2019 4:30 PM CST.


Human Resources Contact Information
Diane Turnbull at 651-266-6506
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490


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