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Senior Compensation Analyst

Salary Range:
$75,749-$117,411 per year

Close Date: Open Until Filled

SANDAG’s mission is to pursue a brighter future for all; this includes creating an environment where team members, with a passion for public service collaborate and do their best work on behalf of the San Diego region, are provided with opportunities to advance professionally, and are celebrated and rewarded for their outstanding achievements.

This position is ideal for an experienced compensation analyst who can help design and implement innovative human resources programs and systems which anticipate and respond to organizational issues and that are employee-service oriented.

The ideal candidate will possess:
» Experience assisting management with developing innovative solutions to a broad range of classifcation, compensation, attraction, and retention issues.
» Strong knowledge of classifcation and compensation theory and practices and experience with a comprehensive and complex classifcation and compensation program.
» Experience determining equitable compensation for employees and understanding market pay, benchmarking, and compensation principles.
» Excellent verbal and written communication skills including experience visualizing data and communicating complex information to technical and non-technical audiences.

Education: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in business administration, mathematics, human resources, or a related feld.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience developing and delivering human resources programs and services with a focus on classifcation and compensation, including some supervisory experience.

Designation as a certifed compensation professional (CPP) is desirable.

The Senior Compensation Analyst will strategize, evolve, and implement a market-leader compensation and total rewards program that attracts and retains diverse talent.

» Provide technical leadership to modernize and maintain SANDAG’s classifcation program to refect the types of positions and skills sets needed to support the agency’s work program.
» Consult with supervisors and managers, and conduct market research, to create and/or revise class specifcations and to assist with the evaluation of reallocation and reclassifcation requests for positions and/or employees to help ensure fairness and consistency throughout the agency.
» Develop, implement, and maintain procedures for ensuring the consistency and accuracy of classifcation information and compensation data in SANDAG’s systems and records.

SANDAG serves as the forum for regional decision-making for the San Diego region and is one of the most recognized regional planning agencies in the nation, with responsibilities that cover a broad range of complex, interrelated program areas. Its commitment to improving the quality of life for everyone who lives in the San Diego area is at the forefront of everything they do and is a shared goal among its team members.

SANDAG knows that all employees - no matter what role they play or how long they’ve been with SANDAG - are essential to its continued success. If you’re excited by change, motivated by challenges, and eager to satisfy the people you serve, there’s a place for you at SANDAG.

San Diego, renowned for its idyllic climate and 70 miles of pristine beaches, is California’s second largest city with nearly 1.3 million citywide residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. San Diego offers world-class dining, professional sports, and entertainment options typical of a large metro area, but the patchwork of distinct neighborhoods fosters strong community ties.

The Senior Compensation Analyst position has a salary range of $75,749-$117,411 per year.

SANDAG offers comprehensive benefts, to include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs.

Additionally, SANDAG also offers the following:
» Excellent health insurance options for employees and their families
» CalPERS pension plan with employer and employee contributions
» Pay-for-performance merit increases
» Paid time off including 12 paid holidays, 2 foating holiday days, and 18 paid time off (PTO) days per year
» A 9/80 fexible work schedule
» A transit pass for use on the bus, express bus, Trolley, and Coaster at no cost to the employee
» Education Assistance of up to $5,250 a year

The frst review of application materials will occur on Friday, May, 2022. You are encouraged to apply early.

To be considered for this exciting and rewarding career opportunity, please submit your application, résumé, and cover letter at:

For more information, please contact: Rachel Nycholat, Manager of Human Resources at

SANDAG is an equal employment opportunity employer.