Berkeley Lab's Human Resources Division has an opening for a Manager of Compensation responsible for managing the day-to-day work of the Compensation Team. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Compensation and Benefits, you will serve as the functional owner of various compensation projects and will be expected to make high-level decisions and recommendations based on subject matter experience and knowledge. In this role, you will be expected to consult with HR Partners in areas such as job classification, merit increase, and salary administration programs. You will be the main point of contact for addressing day-to-day transactional compensation inquiries and will be responsible for independently resolving complex compensation issues.
Serve as the Compensation Lead.
Manage and provide direction on the day-to-day work of the Compensation Team.
Responsible for mentoring, developing, and evaluating staff performance.
Work with cross-functional teams and senior leadership to understand organizational goals and recommend/implement new approaches, policies and processes to effect continual improvements in compensation programs.
Lead, implement, and oversee compensation programs including but not limited to salary increase programs for both represented and non-represented employees, and the annual Compensation Increase Plan (CIP).
Serve as the Lab's compensation representative in represented negotiations and ensure that the necessary approvals are obtained from Lab management, Department of Energy (DOE), and University of California Office of the President (UCOP).
Provide high-level recommendations and serve as expert regarding specific market compensation issues.
Develop and drive metrics to assess compensation program effectiveness.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of both federal and state wage and hour laws including FLSA to ensure compensation programs, practices, and policies comply with local, state, and federal laws.
Understand and comply with compensation requirements and policies from DOE and UCOP.
Communicate, train, and provide guidance and tools to HR Field and Division/Lab Management.
Represent the Laboratory both internally and externally as an expert in Compensation.
Serve as a consultant to management by providing strategic approaches to Compensation design and implementation.
Provide recommendations to strategic issues based upon extensive training, knowledge, and experience in Compensation.
Responsible for the resolution of complex Compensation issues.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of the job description and evaluation process. Ensure accurate job documentation, salary market competitiveness, and internal equity.
Ensure that the Lab's compensation policies and actions are in compliance with DOE regulations and UCOP requirements including monitoring annual allocation expenditures.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
A minimum of 8 years of related progressive work experience in Human Resources and compensation with increasing levels of responsibility in identifying, consulting, designing, recommending, and implementing efficient, innovative business solutions to clients' challenges.
Two or more years of supervisory experience.
Strong leadership skills; must be highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong consultative relationship building skills.
Strong drive for results and independent initiative.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and create and analyze data and understand results, patterns, and trends.
Familiarity with broader underlying concepts, and ability to communicate persuasively with business partners and management to resolve highly complex problems and recommend or produce best solutions for their client.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate across all levels of the organization.
Ability to work in a team environment in a collaborative and inclusive decision making manner.
Proven capability to proactively and urgently address business issues and escalate as needed.
Possess substantial knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to compensation/pay.
Possess intermediate to advanced level of Excel skills to analyze and aggregate data (e.g., pivot tables, vlookup formulas, etc.).
Possess skills required to gather, organize, and perform analysis on compensation programs and initiatives and to present findings and make recommendations that are significant to the organization or to a department or unit within the organization both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to manage challenging situations calmly and manage confidential information and situations diplomatically.
Demonstrated sound judgment and technical experience in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and developing recommendations.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience working with Peoplesoft 9.2 & AskUs.
Strong background in Compensation, Mathematics, Finance, or Statistics.
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.