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Compensation and Occupational Analyst, Human Resource Services

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022

Application instructions are located at the bottom of the page. Please apply directly through the University of Montana's career portal UM Jobs at for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College. Do not apply through or use easy apply through * .

Human Resource Services invites applications for a Compensation and Occupational Analyst to provide direct assistance to the Human Resource Services (HRS) Compensation Manager, working in a collaborative, professional relationship to maintain compliance with the Montana University System (MUS) Staff Compensation Plan for the University of Montana (UM), including the institution’s affiliate campuses. The HRS team plays a significant role in advancing and supporting UM’s initiatives on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Our team is made up of lively, hardworking, and dedicated human resource professionals who passionately pursue a high quality of work and provide exceptional customer service to the campus community and broader community. We believe in creating a pleasurable and collaborative work environment.

Essential duties and responsibilities assigned to this position are as follows:
  • Evaluate role descriptions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
  • Collaborate with managers implementing various Staff Compensation components, and work proactively with these individuals to resolve basic compensation and classification issues.
  • Providing accurate and timely information in a variety of forms for all four campuses on topics including, but not limited to, Staff Compensation, and creating effective Role Descriptions.
  • Accurate and timely completion of necessary documentation and reports, while ensuring data integrity and file maintenance.
  • Works closely with UM classified staff members to thoroughly address compensation and classification related inquires, as well as to develop pathways for potential career advancement.
  • Provide detailed guidance to HRS Clients regarding compensation compliance, performance reviews, and job analysis.
  • Provides input in the design, development and implementation of process and procedural changes for staff compensation.
  • Conduct research on a variety of compensation/performance review/HR topics and best practices.
  • Conducting survey analysis and applying appropriate methodologies.
  • Perform position audit functions, when necessary, to determine accurate job classification.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Collective Bargaining Agreements in place and ability to identify included and excluded positions.
Additionally, the analyst will proactively engage in HRS team related activities, as assigned, and provide department support in other HRS areas as necessary. We actively encourage our team members to advance their skills and keep up with the ever-changing industry by participating in campus events, committees, and trainings. We also encourage engagement by actively listening and considering ideas and suggestions from all team members in matters related to incorporating new practices or the latest tools, materials, and techniques used to streamline work.

As the incumbent, you will be expected to develop the ability to learn and apply the University of Montana policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements (CBA).

Required Skills
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in the operation of personal computers and a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn new software.
  • Ability to perform math calculations, intermediate analysis, and comparison duties.
  • Detail-oriented to achieve the highest level of accuracy possible at all times.
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, decision-making, and time management skills to prioritize workloads.
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to effectively write professional memos, letters, emails, documents, and reports.
  • Ability to explain relevant policies and rules with diplomacy and deliver negative information with tact.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service, while explaining complex information in a logical and clear way.
  • Ability to create intermediate spreadsheets and basic databases to use information for tracking and analysis.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality while working with high volumes of proprietary information.
Minimum Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of professional experience in related position with labor market analysis, data analysis, or other closely related human resource experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the competencies required to successfully discharge the essential duties assigned to this position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional experience with classification/compensation
  • Experience with Banner or employee HR system
About the Human Resource Services, UM , and Missoula

The Human Resource Services team partners with the University of Montana (UM) community and affiliated campuses by providing solutions and services to support the success of the UM mission.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Occupational Analyst

Position Number: 013370

Department: Human Resource Services

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year,

Salary: $20.50/hr.

Union Affiliation: None

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply

Open until filled. Screening has begun and will continue until position is filled.

To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials .

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through*.

*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

* Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

** Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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