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Job Description

05/17/2017 05/24/2017
PHOENIX 0.00-46,500.00


Arizona Department of Economic Security



1789 W. Jefferson, Phoenix AZ 85007  

Openings: 1

This announcement is open until a sufficient number of resumes are received. Interested applicants should apply for this position if they feel that they are qualified as quickly as possible to ensure a timely application.

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!



The Human Resources Administration Office (HRA) is seeking Classification and Compensation Analyst to provide support in aligning compensation programs with business objectives to ensure consistency with programs and applicable policies and procedures. As a part of the team, this position is responsible for classification and compensation analysis, research, reports and making recommendations at a professional level. This position serves as a technical specialist in providing advice; working with the division liaisons and the Department of Administration (ADOA) on creating or revising classification specifications; reviewing submitted requests for accuracy and maintaining agency information in an automated system.  This position completes Lean reporting measures and contributes towards Lean initiatives. The Compensation Analyst participates in classification and compensation projects of varying complexity; reviews, analyzes, and evaluates positions to determine recommendations for appropriate classification, grade and salary levels; generates system reports to determine if inequities exist; consults with management to facilitate organizational function and appropriate classification placement; considers applicable Federal laws, State laws and the Personnel Rules when making recommendations. 

The candidate selected for this role will have thorough or in-depth knowledge of:

- Theories, concepts, principles and techniques of position classification; research methods and techniques; state government organization and procedures; rules and regulations that apply to classification issues; Personnel Rule interpretation and application; and Human Resources Management principles and practices.

The candidate will have strong and excellent skills of:

- Oral and written communications; producing detailed, clear and concise reports; making recommendations based on report findings and/or facts; presenting and defending recommendations; research and analytical skills to compile information from a wide variety of sources, organizing the facts and arriving at clear and logical conclusions; developing and maintaining positive working relationships with all levels inside the organization and with ADOA.

The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to:

- Participate in Lean initiatives, learn Lean reporting, pilot new programs and establish best practices; HRIS, Visio and other computer systems; communicate effectively with all levels of the organization; and use math and basic algebra to evaluate compensation data or other statistical data.


Preferred Qualifications


- Ideal/Preferred Candidate will have three years of professional Human Resources work; or a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or a related field; or professional certification in the areas of Human Resources or Compensation.



DES promotes career development by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- Have a current, valid state issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

- Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions


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DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Fair and Equal Employment Opportunity Practices: DES does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or military service.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: During all stages of the recruitment process, persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation which includes but are not limited to a sign language interpreter or an alternative format of documents. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2842. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please dial 602-542-4700 or email [email protected].