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Compensation & Job Classification Analyst

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Location: Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Remote
Posted on: June 8, 2023
Compensation & Job Classification Analyst
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Minnesota Lake, MN (Onsite) Full-Time
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Job Details
Salary: $84,857.88 - $100,228.55 Annually
Location : P7250
Job Type: Full-time
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Job Number: REQ00868
Division: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Department: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Opening Date: 06/02/2023
Closing Date: 6/23/2023 4:30 PM Central
Who We Are
Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 7,059 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 185 park properties are 55 miles of parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, 7 golf courses and 49 recreation centers. The MPRB is proud to provide services, programs and activities that meet the park and recreation needs of diverse communities and ensure race equity, gender inclusion and universal access. Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 30 million visitors annually, and employs approximately 617 full-time and 1,400 part-time and seasonal employees.
Park it here for an exciting career! Since 2013, MPRB has been recognized among the top five urban park systems in the United States by the Trust for Public Land. It is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA)- one of three park agencies in Minnesota and fewer than 200 in the United States with this distinction for excellence in operations and service.
The MPRB is looking for a skilled Compensation and Job Classification Analyst to perform specialized Human Resources functions related to MPRB job classification and compensation programs including, but not limited to, reviewing and maintaining job descriptions, monitoring and making recommendations on pay practices and compensation levels based on specified salary schedules, preparation and interpretation of standardized HRIS and Excel analytical reports, responding to employee inquiries and completing special projects as assigned.
Employee will be eligible to request a teleworking arrangement (up to two days per week of remote work) after 6 months of continuous regular employment and a satisfactory performance record.
What You'll Do
• Responsible to administer and maintain job classifications and compensation plans according to salary schedules across the MPRB in accordance with policy, guidelines, and civil service rules.
• Process reclassification requests and coordinate all steps of the process from initial intake of job analysis questionnaire to meeting with employees and managers to preparing required written documentation, updating files and communicating outcomes based on established point factor system and policies/procedures.
• Help develop and/or update job classification policies and procedures so as to maintain accurate job specifications and set consistent standards of training and experience and/or equivalencies for comparable levels of jobs within the organization.
• Travel to work locations to observe or shadow employees in their jobs or to attend meetings with employees and/or managers regarding job classifications.
• Provide accurate and comprehensive written documentation of job classification changes to involved parties.
• Maintain an accurate database of job descriptions and classification reports including timely updates to any public facing website (i.e. NEOGOV).
• Develop, revise and maintain job descriptions including a maintenance plan to audit or re-evaluate jobs on a periodic basis according to policy direction.
• Represent the MPRB in appeals of classification decisions before the Civil Service Commission or in union discussions when required.
• Provide background and assist the HR Generalists with evaluation of employee work history to help determine appropriate salary placement and experience credit for new hires and existing employees based on union contracts and MPRB policies/procedures.
• Provide background, review union contracts, and assist the HR Generalists with maintenance and/or calculation of salaries, pay adjustments, rehires, promotions, demotions, and transfers.
• Utilize HRIS system to research, run reports, analyze, and compile information on compensation to align with industry standards, job markets and ensure internal parity of compensation levels across MPRB departments as much as possible.
• Support labor negotiations by providing accurate classification and compensation data and analysis as needed.
• Annually review and make recommendations on provisional employee wage schedules for consideration in the budget cycle.
• Provide assistance during budget process to managers and/or Finance seeking information on new positions and compensation estimates.
What To Bring
Need to Have:
• Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field.
• Experience performing related work including job classifications, job description development and assigning compensation: minimum of three (3) years.
• Experience utilizing human resource information systems (PeopleSoft preferred): minimum of two (2) years.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position may be considered.
Nice to Have:
• CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) preferred.
• Related government and /or union experience preferred.
Skills Crucial to Success in This Role:
• Principles, methods, strategies, and techniques of compensation administration.
• Principles, methods, strategies, and techniques of job classification/evaluation.
• Point factor system concepts.
• Step based salary structure design.
• Federal, state and local rules and regulations related to Human Resources, Fair Labor Standards Act and skill in determining FLSA exemption status designations.
• Compensation processes and best practices using technology and human resource information systems.
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Federal and State laws, regulations, policies, civil services rules pertaining to employee/employer rights.
• Labor relations and interpreting labor contracts.
• Outstanding customer service principles and practices and standards for a diverse customer base.
• Perform classification and compensation systems administration.
• Work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.
• Strong ability to effectively handle conflict and difficult employment issues in a professional and expeditious manner.
• Research, compile data, analyze data, reach sound conclusions and prepare professional reports.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Union Status: Non-represented
Additional Information
Job Information Session : A 30 minute Job Information Session will be held on June 20, 2023 at 12:00pm CDT via conference call. This is your opportunity to ask questions about the position and to gain a better understanding of the civil service application process. Interested parties are encouraged to join us via phone conference at
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Selection Process:
To apply for this full-time civil service position, applicants must complete an online application with supplemental questions at Late applications will be rejected.
What steps the selection process involves:
• We review your minimum qualifications.
• We rate your training and experience based on application materials and supplemental questions (30%).
• We conduct a structured panel interview (oral exam) (70%).
• We calculate your civil service score based on the above components and place you on the eligible list if all testing components are passed (passing score for each component and as an overall score is 70.00 or above). Eligible list will expire in three (3) months.
• We refer the top finalists to the hiring manager for an interview.
• References, including verification of employment and work performance, may be considered.
• We conduct a background check. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain their criminal history in connection with the positions sought. View the MPRB Background Check Policy at
Please note that HR reserves the right to limit the number of people invited to successive testing events.
The MPRB is a tobacco-free workplace and park system.
The MPRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For full-time benefited positions, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offers a competitive wage and benefits package including health care, dental, life and disability insurance as well as retirement and survivor benefits. Benefits are administered by the City of Minneapolis. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive benefits program that supports employees' health and financial well-being.
Programs, resources, and benefit eligibility varies based on position, average hours worked, location and length of service. For detailed benefits information, please visit the
Health insurance
Eligibility for benefits begins the first of the month following employment date. The MPRB offers eligible employees with a choice of six provider networks, allowing you to select the best option for you. Available plans include Medica Choice Passport, Medica Elect, VantagePlus with Medica, Park Nicollet First with Medica, Ridgeview Community Network powered by Medica, and Clear Value with Medica.
Enhanced mental health services
MPRB employees and their family members covered by MPRB's medical plan will each have access to up to 20 visits for mental health services covered at 100%. The enhanced mental health benefits will include the first 10 office visits, including evaluations and diagnostic and treatment services, and 10 intensive outpatient program visits per year per person with an in-network or out-of-network provider at no charge. After the 20 visits, regular plan benefits and coverage will apply.
Employees Assistance Program
All MPRB employees - whether covered or not by the MPRB's employee medical plan - have access to the , which provides confidential services to help employees and their family members deal with a wide array of issues. Employees can speak virtually or in-person with an EAP representative.
Dental insurance
The MPRB offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Minnesota and pays 100% of the monthly premium for eligible employees.
Long-term disability (LTD) insurance
The MPRB offers long-term disability insurance, which helps to replace income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury, and pays 100% of the monthly premium for eligible employees.
Paid time off
Our generous leave package includes vacation, paid sick leave, and 12 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday per year, which gives employees the opportunity to enhance their quality of life outside work. Amounts and accrual rates are based on years of experience and
Paid Parental Leave
MPRB employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave in the event of a birth or placement for adoption of a child.
MPRB employees earn a pension and may choose to participate in additional retirement savings programs.
• Pension: The MPRB participates in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). Employees and the MPRB both contribute a percentage of your pay to fund future benefits.
• Deferred compensation : Employees may choose to participate in pre-tax or after-tax savings plans through the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).
Eligible employees may choose to participate in the Metropass transportation program. The program allows eligible employees to enroll in a pass for unlimited bus or light rail rides at a discounted price.
Tuition Reimbursement
The Tuition Reimbursement Program allows employees who take courses for credit and approved in advance which have a direct relationship to their job or which provide advancement opportunities within the MPRB, to request tuition reimbursement upon successful completion of coursework and proof of payment. This program is only available for reimbursement of tuition for course credit at accredited educational institutions. Eligible employees can receive up to $5,250 in reimbursement each calendar year.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
The MPRB is a qualifying employer in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
Employees can also take advantage of optional life insurance, flexible spending accounts, technology discounts, employee discounts, and more. For more information, please visit the
Following are a series of supplemental questions to assess your job-related experience and qualifications. The information on the application and your responses to the following supplemental questions will be used in a competitive evaluation of qualifications and will be used to determine your civil service score and placement on the eligible list. Therefore, all applicants are encouraged to be complete and thorough in their answers. The employment history and education detailed in your general online application must validate/support your responses to the supplemental questions. If your responses cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next step of the selection process. A resume may be submitted, but it will not substitute for the general online application or supplemental questions; responses such as "see resume," "see application," or a separate attachment with responses to supplemental questions will not be considered.
• I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information and instructions.
Please indicate your highest level of education achieved:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Associate's Degree
• Bachelor's Degree
• Master's or Post-Graduate Degree
• I do not have a degree
How many years of experience do you have performing related work including job classifications, job description development, and assigning compensation?
• Less than 1 year
• 1 year but less than 3 years
• 3 years but less than 5 years
• 5 years but less than 7 years
• 7 or more years
• I do not have this experience
If you have experience listed in question #3, please indicate the organization(s) where you gained the experience, title, and a description of your role/responsibilities. If you do not have this experience, enter N/A.
How many years of experience do you have utilizing Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), such as running reports, looking up employee pay information, and/or assigning classification points and/or compensation?
• Less than 1 year
• 1 year but less than 2 years
• 2 years but less than 4 years
• 4 years but less than 6 years
• 6 or more years
• I do not have this experience
If you have experience listed in question #5, please indicate the organization(s) where you gained the experience, title, and a description of your role/responsibilities. If you do not have this experience, enter N/A.
Are you a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)?
• Yes
• No
Do you have related government/public sector experience?
• Yes
• No
If you have experience listed in question #8, please indicate the organization(s) where you gained the experience, title, and a description of your role/responsibilities. If you do not have this experience, enter N/A.
Do you have experience working with a unionized workforce?
• Yes
• No
If you have experience listed in question #10, please indicate the organization(s) where you gained the experience, title, and a description of your role/responsibilities. If you do not have this experience, enter N/A.
Please describe your experience communicating results of classification studies or compensation determinations to employees, managers, and/or unions. If you do not have this experience, list N/A.
What level of proficiency do you have with Microsoft Excel?
• Beginner (Create a new workbook; enter cell values and labels; modify a worksheet;use formulas or functions; create a chart; print and publish documents)
• Intermediate (Maintain a large worksheet; work with multiple worksheets; work withdata including importing data from another database; add graphic images or clip art to aworksheet; change printing options to include page breaks or print formulas only)
• Advanced (Use advanced functions; work with pivot tables and pivot charts; useanalytical add-ins; create and modify macros)
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