Classification & Compensation Manager

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Classification & Compensation Manager
Classification Title Administrator II
Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Vice President of Human Resources, the Classification & Compensation Manager (Administrator II) is responsible for providing program leadership and functional expertise in support of classification and compensation programs. This position manages, implements, communicates, consults and trains on all staff, management, and student assistant classification and compensation programs. This position collaborates with the VP of HR on Management Personnel Plan (MPP) Administrator classification and compensation issues; acts as a liaison with the Chancellor’s Office, representing the campus on staff and MPP classification and compensation issues. The position provides interface for Position Management along with the Budget Office. In addition, responsibilities include: administers staff compensation programs (e.g. bonus, stipend, in-range progression) and MPP Administrator compensation programs (e.g. equity increase, bonus); provides consultation to department administrators, supervisors, and managers on topics related to classification and compensation programs including bargaining unit contract interpretation, salary placement, recruitment salary offers, and university policies and procedures; develops and presents training on classification and/or compensation topics; interfaces with the HR Labor & Relations unit regarding organizational development/reorganizations and information requests, as needed; and supervises two professional level confidential staff positions.

FLSA MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range

$3,726 – $12,767 monthly

Hiring Range $3,726 - $12,767 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Hours may vary based on Department/Project needs.
Department Information

Attracting, Developing & Engaging a Quality Workforce

The Office of Human Resources supports the goals and objectives of the University through the development, implementation, and maintenance of human resource programs, policies, and processes which include the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse, competent, and talented academic, professional, and support personnel. Services performed in Human Resources are mandated by University policy, trustee policy, memoranda of understanding, and state and federal statutes and regulations.

“We are a valued campus resource for ensuring that the University attracts, develops, engages, and retains a quality workforce in support of the University’s mission.”

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications

1. Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

2. Equivalent to five (5) years of progressively responsible professional/administrative human resource related experience, including at least two (2) years of experience managing or supervising subordinate professional, paraprofessional and/or support staff.

3. Advanced knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies pertinent to human resources.
4. Expert knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of position classification and compensation systems.
5. General knowledge of recruitment and employment processes and practices.
6. Knowledge of organizational design and development.
7. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
8. Strong organization and project management skills.
9. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
10. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills with the ability to prepare clear, concise and analytic reports and recommendations.
11. Ability to handle sensitive situations and respond to a wide range of inquiries and questions from staff, managers, executives, and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications

12. High-level of human resources generalist and/or classification/compensation specialist/program management experience.
13. Experience working in a higher education environment.
14. Experience working in a unionized environment.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0185P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 11/08/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 11/29/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * This position requires at least two years of experience supervising or managing employees. Briefly describe how your previous work experience meets that requirement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Select the number of years most closely related to your progressive professional/administrative human resource related experience.
    • More than 10 years
    • More than 5 years
    • 3 - less than 5 years
    • 2 - Less than 3 years
    • 1 Year
    • No experience in Human Resource related areas

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents