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JEA Senior Compensation Specialist in Jacksonville, Florida

Senior Compensation Specialist will utilize specialized knowledge and skill obtained through extensive experience and training to plan, design and execute complex compensation programs that reward and recognize employees of all levels. Sr Specialist provides strategic consultation to Managers and Human Resources as it relates to the design, research, communication, implementation and administration of fixed and variable compensation programs that align with JEA/SJRPP operational goals and objectives while complying with Civil Service Rules, Bargaining Unit Agreements, local, state and federal regulations. * Ensure compensation policies, programs (base /variable pay) and procedures are compliant with Civil Service Rules, collective bargaining agreements, local, state, and federal regulations while aligning with JEA’s Total Compensation Philosophy. Assess effectiveness and formulate communication programs of such programs.
* Lead the design of various reward and recognition initiatives, policies and programs, including but not limited to: job analysis, design, and evaluation; conduct competitive pay analysis; design pay structures; merit budget planning design strategies and tools for administrating annual performance pay reviews, and provide consultation / recommendations on compensation for new hires, promotions and career development/lateral transfers. * Design and administer compensation strategies to prepare for collective bargaining unit contract negotiations to include, but not limited to design of job and wage structure, contract provisions, variable pay programs, and supplemental pay. Participate in labor negotiations, grievances, impact bargaining, impasse hearings, arbitration, as needed. * Develop and/or facilitate a variety of compensation training programs designed to educate new and existing managers in the administration and interpretation of company pay policies, programs and regulatory compliance related to total rewards philosophy that attracts, rewards, and retains talented employees. * Consults with leadership regarding organizational re-alignments from initial conception through implementation. Prepares supporting and transitional documentation, job specs, communications etc. for employees, management and collective bargaining units. * Interpret and respond to inquiries and ad hoc requests from a variety of internal customers (e.g., the Board of Directors, Executives, Business Leaders, Human Resources, and employees) and external sources (e.g. regulatory agencies, courts, Florida Public Records) ranging from straight-forward to complex.
* Assist with the negotiations, selection and management of third party vendors specializing in total rewards strategies and comprehensive market analysis. * Excellent customer service and communication skills with all levels of employees and management; ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. * Partner with Technology Services staff to ensure Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) applications meets compensation needs and is updated to reflect changes to job content, job structure, salary ranges, etc. Advanced skills in utilizing Oracle and report writing application experience strongly preferred. * Utilizes HRMS queries and other data sources to complete analyses on existing compensation plans and/or the financial and non-financial metrics that drive and/or influence pay plans. Develop automated tools and processes used to effectively and efficiently manage compensation, opportunities for improvement etc.
* Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations, data and systems security policies etc. * Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced HR team members. * Superb, analytical, consulting and influencing skills, with a track record of identifying issues and formulating solutions, solving problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables where only limited standardization exists. * May perform additional duties as assigned by Manager.

_Education_: Bachelor Degree required in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Human Resources or related discipline; advanced proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint); CCP and PHR/SPHR certification preferred.

AND _Experience_: Minimum of eight (8) years related work experience in Compensation preferably in the Utility and Public Works environment to include design and implementation of total rewards strategies in a collective bargaining environment. Proven experience utilizing HRMS applications to perform advanced Human Resources or Compensation functions required, experience with Oracle preferred. OR An equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

Job: *Human Resources

Organization: *JEA

Title: Senior Compensation Specialist

Location: FL-Jacksonville

Requisition ID: 11563