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Compensation Analyst
Job ID #: 12297 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Human Resources Division: Chief Operating Officer
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 2+ years Relocation Provided: No

SALARY RANGE: $52,200 - $78,200 (SA I)

What Your Job Will Be Like:

JSA is seeking an energetic and ambitious Compensation Analyst I to join our dynamic and growing HR team!

The Compensation Analyst will be assisting with the day to day administration of the compensation program. In this role you will touch all elements of the compensation life cycle while building partnerships throughout the Lab.

We are passionate about our mission while building an inclusive workforce. We are a National Laboratory that is operated by the Department of Energy, Office of Science and we probe the most basic building blocks of matter. The ability to grow with a world class scientific organization will challenge you to accelerate your career!

The Compensation Analyst performs various functions in support of the Lab’s compensation program by administering compensation related tasks and contributing to the overall compensation strategy and competitive best practices. The Compensation Analyst provides support in the overall delivery of key compensation cycles, including the salary increase process, promotions, salary survey tracking, monitoring of compensation practices for trends and effectiveness and makes innovation recommendations for change. Reporting to the Sr. Compensation Analyst, this role provides analysis, advice, guidance and recommendations to all levels of the organization as part of an integrated approach to talent management.

Your role will:

  • Assist with overall administration of the Compensation Program to include the support, development, and maintenance of compensation policies, systems, and standards
  • Evaluate job descriptions, appropriately level them according to external benchmarks and internal leveling guide
  • Partner with recruiting for offers and other compensation matters driving issues through to resolution
  • Assist with the annual compensation plan design and system as well as program modifications
  • Assist with the annual salary administration and promotion process
  • Analyze proposed classification and promotion determinations
  • Assist in the design and maintenance of job leveling architecture and related salary ranges
  • Assist with the maintenance of the job description management system
  • Review equity analysis needs and provide recommendations
  • Conduct routine market analysis and compensation surveys
  • Perform regular audits of the data to ensure changes are within guidelines and have all necessary approvals
  • Prepare reports
  • Serve as HR Department budget coordinator in monitoring trends, expenses and developing projections based on annual guidance

Education, Certifications and Experience:

a) Bachelor’s Degree plus two years' experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience

b) Experience in the management and administration of compensation programs preferred

c) Knowledgeable with the use of HRIS, and other Human Resources related databases

d) Experience in a research and development environment as well as government contracting is a plus

e) CCP certification preferred

1 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

a) Highly skilled in the use of MS Excel, including complex formulas, pivot tables, vlookups, graphs, etc.

b) Knowledge of compensation principles and theory

c) Knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other applicable compensation related laws and regulations

d) Ability to independently prioritize work assignments and meet deadlines with complete, accurate information and complete analysis of issues

e) Adept at managing multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish a goal; anticipating and adjusting for roadblocks

f) Ability to present recommendations and/or decisions and persuade others, as necessary, with tact and diplomacy

g) Work with leaders and others to take a strategic approach to solving compensation issues rather than a situational one

h) Builds trusted partnerships with HR team members and other stakeholders with a service-oriented mindset.

i) Excellent analytic and quantitative skills with strong attention to detail

j) Exceptional writing, communication and negotiation skills

About Jefferson Lab

Managed and operated by Jefferson Science Associates, the Jefferson Lab community consists of more than 750 staff and 1,600+ scientific Users, comprising physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more from over 40+ countries and provide unique research capabilities and innovative technologies. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advance computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking to join an exciting and motivating team, consider Jefferson Lab


• 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

• 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.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities 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, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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