Senior Compensation Analyst

Jefferson LabNewport News, VA22d ago


SALARY RANGE: $88,300 - $132,000 (SA III)

Ready to apply your compensation analysis skills and experience to a wide array of career fields in an incredibly cool place to work?

At the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Jefferson Lab here in Newport News, VA, our diverse team includes more than 750 people—physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians, and more. We're on the leading edge of science and technology (S&T) in nuclear physics, studying the basic building blocks of matter, performing advanced computing, doing applied research, and more. Our S&T gets transferred to the “real world” too, such as detector technology being used in homeland security or accelerator technology someday being used to help clean up the environment.

We are recruiting for a Senior Compensation Analyst—a critical member of the Human Resources team. It’s critical, for one reason, because we’re a world-leading nuclear physics research center, located on a modern 160-acre research campus, with an annual operating budget in excess of $100M.

That fuels an incredible variety of career fields that we strive to keep competitive in terms of salary and benefits—that’s another reason this position is so critical.

Essential Job Functions:

The Senior Compensation Analyst provides strategic vision and execution of the JSA compensation program. This key role provides analysis, advice, guidance, and recommendations to all levels of the organization, including senior management.

Responsibilities include all aspects of compensation, as follows:

  • Develop and maintain internal policies, systems, and standards for compensation related programs
  • Manage the annual compensation plan design and system as well as program modifications
  • Partner with talent acquisition team on salary offers and other compensation matters—drive issues through to resolution
  • Lead the salary administration and promotion process
  • Manage and maintain the job description management system
  • Identify equity analysis needs and provide recommendations
  • Study the labor market to determine compensation trends and advise senior management
  • Continuously identify opportunities to improve, automate, and streamline processes

Additionally, the Senior Compensation Analyst is expected to become a subject matter expert on the human resources aspects of the lab’s management-and-operations contract with the DOE—as well as other applicable regulations, orders, and directives.

Position Requirements

1. Education, Certifications, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in business administration, human resources, or related field and a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience directly related to compensation
  • Significant experience in the management and administration of compensation programs
  • Knowledgeable with the use of HRIS, and other human resources related databases
  • CCP certification preferred
  • Experience in an R&D environment as well as government contracting is a plus

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of compensation principles and theory
  • Solid knowledge base of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other applicable compensation-related laws and regulations
  • Ability to independently prioritize work assignments and meet deadlines with complete, accurate information and analysis of
  • issues
  • Adept at managing multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish a goal as well as anticipating and adjusting for roadblocks
  • Proficient at presenting recommendations and/or decisions and persuade others, as necessary, with tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated experience working with leaders and others to take a strategic approach—rather than a situational one—to solving compensation issues
  • Excellent analytic and quantitative skills
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Highly skilled in the use of MS Excel

If most or all of the above describes you in this critical role, then we look forward to your application—as you “matter” to us!


Mental Requirements

• Ability to comprehend and follow instructions

• Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, reports and other documents

• Ability to understand, remember, and communicate information and make decisions

• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions

• Ability to prioritize, organize and complete complex and varied tasks

• Ability to think analytically

Physical Requirements

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas

• Ability to work at a computer for extended periods

• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally

• Ability to open files and cabinet drawers, stoop and bend

• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms

• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program. Generally, such programs include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States.

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