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Compensation Analyst I, Division of Human Resources

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Human Resources

Posting Number: req12116

Department: Human Resources

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Compensation Analyst will be a member of the Compensation team and will assist in the implementation, administration, and maintenance of the University Career Architecture and pay structure. This position will serve as a resource for campus on all related compensation matters for university staff employees by providing education and advice on market practices and trends; participate in compensation surveys; and ensure legal compliance, equity, and alignment with compensation practices and University Compensation Philosophy.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as an entry level analyst by assisting in the administration and maintenance of the University's career architecture and pay structure. Collaborates with assigned units and HR Partners to review position descriptions and determine appropriate position mapping within career architecture. Ensures compensation decisions are fair and equitable and align with the University Compensation Administration Guidelines.
  • Provides information, education and advice on market practices, trends, analysis and data related to compensation. Recommends solutions in accordance with established policies, procedures and applicable laws. Provides analytical support and prepares summaries to demonstrate awareness of potential impact of compensation decisions.
  • Provide support to higher level analyst in a efforts to conduct annual benchmarking of UA jobs and may provide recommendations to compensation leadership on salary increase budgets, market conditions, strategic opportunities, and salary structure movement. May also provide preliminary benchmarking analysis and give recommendations to Compensation leadership as needed throughout the year to ensure competitive market positioning.
  • Assist higher level analysts and management to conduct internal audits and provide interpretations of laws, policies, and procedures affecting compensation to ensure compliance; identifies areas of potential exposure and/or liability and recommends appropriate action. This includes in depth analyses regarding FLSA compliance.
  • Assist in compiling data for routine survey participation for various university partners and organizations.


  • Basic HR principles and practices
  • General Compensation practices
  • Federal, state, and local legislation applicable to compensation and HR practices
  • Administering and maintaining a Career Architecture


  • Analyzing and researching data
  • Compiling information and data into reports and/or memos
  • Analyzing position descriptions for benchmarking and position mapping
  • Managing individual workload/schedule in order to meet deadlines


  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Maintain working relationships and work individually and in a team
  • Discover solutions and problem solve

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and one (1) year related experience; OR
  • Associate's degree and three (3) years of related experience; OR
  • High school diploma and five (5) years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

* CCP (Certified Compensation Professional)or other compensation certification.

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other related field,

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Human Resources

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $25.71 - $33.67 per Hour, Depending on Experience

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family


Job Function

Human Resources

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Compensation Team

Phone: (520) 621-2737


Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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