Utah State University

HR Compensation Specialist I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/22/2021 12:52 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Human Resources
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Business & Finance
Human Resources
Advertised Salary
Minimum $40,000. Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Come join our HR Team as a Human Resources Compensation Specialist I to work with the Compensation Specialist II on our Compensation and Classification team. You will serve as a resource to staff throughout the University by interpreting policies and procedures, advising and recommending solutions, and providing guidance to ensure compliance with human resources policies and procedures. You may also collect and analyze data to determine program effectiveness and recommend changes and improvements in policies, procedures and practices.


Our staff are dedicated to a positive customer experience and are empowered to engage employees so they can contribute their strongest personal talents to achieving the mission of the University.
We support and encourage rather than judge, criticize, and critique. We value diversity and have high expectations of performance and values. We believe in maintaining an open-minded approach to problem-solving, conflict management, and decision-making. Our staff members are team players who excel at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers. We strive for a reputation of integrity. If you desire to work in such an environment and meet the qualifications, we welcome your application!


  • Serve as a consultant to the human resources team in addressing and resolving issues.
  • Interpret existing and recommend new policies and procedures to effectively administer and improve in compensation and classification program.
  • Determine appropriate classification titles for new positions and reclassifications and process such requests for new positions and reclassifications.
  • Prepare and submit data to participate in salary surveys and extract data from completed surveys using proprietary software.
  • Draft job descriptions and work with department representatives to approve said drafts.
  • Approve electronic personnel action forms.
  • Serve as a resource to University personnel in addressing human resources needs.
  • Conduct research to remain current in compensation and classification laws, regulations, and practices.
  • Serve on committees or teams to improve processes or services.


Minimum Qualifications:
Six years of HR related experience with some background in either compensation or classification OR A bachelor's degree in a relevant field plus two years of experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of human resources principles, procedures, and requirements.
• Knowledge of federal, state and University laws, guidelines and procedures in compensation and classification.
• Knowledge of industry best practices in compensation and classification.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
• Ability to analyze and solve problems.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to interpret, analyze, and advise on the application of laws related to specialized area.
• Ability to supervise and train other staff.
• Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
• Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
• Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive and confidential issues.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Please be prepared to answer these questions during the application process:

  • Tell us about any training or experience with job classification that you have had.
  • Have you ever worked with salary surveys? If so, tell us a little about your experience.
  • Tell us about your experience modifying, designing, evaluating, and/or implementing a program, procedure, or policy.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $40,000. Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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