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Compensation Analyst 3 (7726U), People & Culture - 35328
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 20, 2022
Title Compensation Analyst 3 (7726U), People & Culture - 35328
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources

Compensation Analyst 3 (7726U), People & Culture - 35328

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

People & Culture is valued as UC Berkeley's proactive people partner focusing on the following key priority areas:

  • One HR: Bringing clarity and efficiency to HR processes and structures through cross- team collaboration and transparent communication.
  • People: Using development opportunities beyond training to create deeper engagement, higher trust and better performance.
  • Culture: Applying Berkeley brand to developing a shared "enterprise contributor" mindset among all.

The Compensation department develops strategies and programs for UC Berkeley. Our goal is to establish competitive market salary rates and to guide campus managers with salary decisions that recruit, retain and motivate highly qualified employees. The Compensation department supports 8,700 staff who work throughout UC Berkeley's divisions, schools and colleges.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 19, 2022. This position will remain open until filled.


  • Applies a comprehensive understanding of professional compensation concepts to analyze the compensation of employees, organization compensation programs and total rewards initiatives.
  • Conducts complex data analyses to assess compensation issues and recommend appropriate courses of action. Advises client groups on a full range of compensation related areas including position evaluation, salary recommendations, FLSA, competitive market position and special compensation issues. Implements and administers compensation policies, programs and initiatives.
  • Provides consultation to unit heads, managers and staff on compensation principles, policies and practices.
  • Analyzes and classifies new and replacement positions for staff and management in assigned departments.
  • Initiates communications with supervisors regarding status of reclassification requests and/ or appeals.
  • Recommends corrective or alternative actions to resolve complex compensation-related problems.
  • Recommend alternative actions to resolve complex compensation related problems with impact across multiple departments of the campus.
  • Reviews requests for new or revised jobs to determine appropriate salary grade assignment. .
  • Provides consultation to departmental heads, managers and staff on classification and compensation policies, principles, practices and procedures as well as on departmental reorganizations. This includes encouraging managers to discuss potential classification changes prior to formal submission, analyzing budget, equity and compensation impacts, and working with other HR experts, as needed, particularly Employee Relations Specialists in coordinating departmental organizations.
  • Ensure compliance with compensation practices; local, state, and federal compensation regulations.
  • Provide internal and external salary survey data and salary planning tools and strategies to clients.
  • Recommend new, or the deletion of old, job titles for the campus.
  • Reviews existing and proposed statutory requirements governing compensation administration and recommends appropriate courses of action. .
  • Ensure compliance with compensation practices and local, state and federal compensation regulations.
  • Develops training programs to educate managers and staff on Berkeley compensation program.
  • Prepares special studies and recommendations on compensation programs such as incentive compensation, variable pay plans, and other forms of compensation.
  • Develops and leads compensation programs, including management of salaries, recognition programs, cash and noncash bonus plans and other forms of total rewards.
  • Professional development: attend seminars, courses and classes to stay current on HR and Compensation evolving topics.
  • Develop technical skills and tools, such as report writing.

Required Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the compensation functions as well as general knowledge of other areas of human resources.
  • Knowledge to develop and implement compensation programs for client groups and understands how they and other initiatives may impact various areas of human resources.
  • Analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations as well as effective written and verbal communication skills to convey findings and recommendations clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with client groups and other areas of human resources and complete multiple assignments on time.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interface with business units and other areas of human resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing work assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of progressively responsible Compensation experience.
  • Seasoned analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with diverse client groups and other areas of human resources.
  • Effective decision maker who can be flexible and respond positively to ambiguity.


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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Certified Compensation Professional credential preferred.

Salary & Benefits

  • This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This is remote-friendly position, with an infrequent need to be on campus a few times per year.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Referral Source info
This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee" and then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.
Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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