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$95,000 -$120,000 /year
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8 hrs/day, 100% Remote

#111712 Sr. Compensation Consultant

Extended Review Date: Mon 5/2/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a 100% Contract position for one (1) year. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

This position may work remotely requiring a telecommuting agreement anywhere in the United States. The employee shall be available in a full-time capacity during assigned telecommuting work hours (specific hours to be discussed with supervisor).

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


UC San Diego Human Resources is searching for a strategic and innovative Human Resources professional to support campus HR transformation and renewal efforts. As a member of the Campus Human Resources Compensation team, this position will support Human Resources at a critical time as we build from a position of considerable strength to become an even more strategic and agile partner to our campus stakeholders.

This position serves as a Compensation Consultant, providing analysis and support on departmental reorganizations, job reclassifications, development of new job descriptions, and pay-related decisions for new hires, promotions, market adjustments, and internal equity adjustments. Reviews reclassification requests and requests for new positions, including gathering job analysis information, reviewing external market data, reviewing internal comparisons, and recommending grade/range, title, and FLSA status. Ensures internal equity and external competitiveness in recommendations and decisions.

Conducts compensation studies to include, but are not limited to, internal equity reviews, performing cost analyses for salary adjustments, ad-hoc surveys, analyzing market trends, and developing recommendations based on findings. Assist clients with drafting job descriptions for new positions and/or revises current position descriptions. Maintains documentation on all jobs within assigned area including job descriptions, organizational charts, and relevant market data. Reviews, evaluates and provides recommendations on requests that impact employee positions (i.e., salary adjustments, promotions, reclassifications, etc.). Assist other functional areas within human resources as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is comfortable with the execution and completion of critical deliverables, has strong attention to detail, and is driven by a desire to meet campus business needs through a consultative approach, focusing on increasing inclusivity and diversity.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Extensive experience with developing strategic solutions to a broad range of classification, compensation and organizational design issues.

  • Proven experience administering classification and job evaluation tools.

  • Strong knowledge base of classification and compensation theory, practices, and guiding principles.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments to accommodate varied workload deadlines and conflicting requests.

  • Experience in the interpretation of data, identification of trends, and documentation of findings.

  • Strong analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations.

  • Proven communication skills to convey findings and recommendations clearly and concisely. Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work across a complex organization and interact and partner with various levels of management, staff, faculty and outside constituents.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with client groups and other areas of human resources and complete multiple assignments on time.

  • Skill to work in a fast-paced, high volume, and frequently changing environment.

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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