Compensation Administrator

City of Kyle
Kyle, Texas, United States (on-site)
12 days ago



The Compensation Administrator is responsible for the analysis and administration of the City's compensation and classification program. This position will provide compensation expertise and advise management in supplying compensation solutions. This position serves as a collaborative team-member in the design, development, and implementation of city-wide compensation programs, practices, policies and procedures that are competitive, cost-effective, and equitable. The successful candidate will use a proactive and innovative approach to ensure that our employee's compensation and benefits are competitive, drive operational results, are aligned with our culture, and are understood and valued by our managers and employees. Must be both strategic and passionate in making a difference in Total Rewards to make the City of Kyle the employer of choice.


  • Plans, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates as needed major classification and compensation projects and programs with the approval of the Director of Human Resources and City Manager.
  • Responsible for the City's compensation and Classification program, including but not limited to, gathering benchmark data, compiling and analyzing results, making recommendations for structure adjustments and changes to the matrix for annual merit increases based on job performance.
  • Develops proposal for compensation policies and procedures for the Director of Human Resources to review.
  • Coordinates with HR and Payroll staff to provide necessary support to ease the processing and communication of employee compensation.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and recommends solutions for various compensation problems and monitors implementation of agreed upon actions until the problem has been resolved. i.e., compression, internal inequity, compa-ratio analysis, etc...
  • Conducts position classification, reclassification, and reorganization analysis which may include job audits, surveys, and updating of job descriptions.
  • Thoroughly analyzes complex compensation data to assure equitable pay practices and makes recommendations for adjustments in accordance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.
  • Coordinates the conducting and analysis of both formal and informal compensation and benefit surveys.
  • Coordinates the development of cost estimates of the financial impact of compensation programs and actions.
  • Provides training, technical assistance, policy interpretation, and advice to managers and staff regarding classification and compensation topics and procedures.
  • Designs communication instruments to educate and inform management in the daily activities related to compensation/classification.
  • Works with and recommends management in the development or revision of job descriptions so they accurately reflect the purpose and key tasks of the positions as they related to the departments business needs; conducts classification compliance audits and reviews, as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains salary structures by ensuring market matches reflect as close as possible to City of Kyle benchmarked positions to maintain established level of competitiveness.
  • Reviews and recommends hourly, salary, and executive level salary offers and salary adjustments for conformance to established policies, practices, and guidelines, ensuring internal and external equity, and legal compliance of organizational pay practices.
  • Conducts special studies, custom surveys, and special reports on performance indicators by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends relating to HR and recommends best practices or solutions.
  • Maintains relationships with municipalities or similar organizations to identify and analyze organizational trends and best practices in compensation and recommend appropriate action.
  • Develops and conducts training and communication materials on compensation-related topics to continually educate management and employees on Team Kyle compensation philosophy, programs, and practices to ensure proper performance, pay decisions, and compliance with legal standards.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Kyle Core Roles as an Employee by:

  • Knowledge - Knowledgeable in all aspects of job and City operations; maintains a high quality of work; follows health and safety guidelines.
  • Yes-Attitude - Demonstrates superior customer service; treats other employees and citizens with kindness; promotes goodwill; solves conflict with tact.
  • Leading Edge - Continually looking for areas to improve upon; decisive and adaptive; supports new ideas; a driver for change. Innovative
  • Employee Accountability -Actively seeks and gives performance feedback in order to determine developmental opportunities; uses feedback as an opportunity for continuous improvement.



  • Experience in analyzing large data sets and creating compensation data models.

  • Knowledge of employment Federal, State, and Local laws pertaining to Human Resources practice.

  • Knowledge of City human resources practices, policies, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of classification and compensation systems and methodologies.

  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, data collection, analysis, synthesis and research finding presentation.

  • Strong analytical and research skills.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

  • Skill in using computers and HR related software applications including Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel (VLOOKUP, pivot tables, etc.)

  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines.

  • Ability to process, manipulate, and summarize reports.

  • Ability to lead, coordinate, and implement multiple and complex activities.

  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to independently set priorities, meet timelines, and use rational judgement in decision making.

  • Ability to prepare detailed and accurate reports and to present to leadership to include City Council as requested by City Manager

  • Ability to develop policies and procedures for a public organization.

  • Ability to provide leadership within the Human Resources Department and throughout City departments.

  • Ability to think innovatively while supporting an appreciation and understanding of past practices.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • High School Diplomas or equivalent and additional full-time directly related human resources generalist and or compensation experience may be substituted on an equivalent year-for-year basis in lieu of Bachelor's degree.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of directly related human resources in Compensation or HR analytics.

  • Master's Degree in Human Resources, Management, or Business Administration from an institution accredited by an accredited agency preferred but not required.

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Professional in Human Resources designation (PHR), or Senior Professional in Human Resources designation (SPHR) preferred.

  • Valid State of Texas Driver's License.

Anyone who has a direct threat to the health and safety of himself/herself or others in the workplace will be deemed not qualified for this position.


The physical demands/working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements include lifting up to 20 pounds rarely. Subject to sitting, handling, fine dexterity, vision, hearing and talking constantly; reaching frequently; standing, walking and pushing/pulling occasionally; lifting, carrying, kneeling, crouching, bending and foot controls rarely. Employees work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually moderately quiet.

This position description has been prepared to aid in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions. This description is not intended to limit or change the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The City of Kyle retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to, or remove, from any section of this document as it believes, in its judgment, to be proper.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70728703
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Kyle, Texas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of Kyle
  • Position Title: Compensation Administrator
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $85,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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