Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Manager, Compensation in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306209

Division: Human Resources

Group: Compensation

Organization Statement

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we are dedicated to addressing the most intractable problems in energy, the environment and national security. Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL with approximately 4,300 employees and $1.0 billion in research is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories and is managed by Battelle for DOE’s Office of Science.

We strengthen the U.S. foundation for innovation and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. PNNL’s multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address challenges facing the nation.

Job Description

As a member of the Human Resources Leadership Team (HRLT), the Manager of Compensation will provide leadership and management for the design, implementation, administration and evaluation of all PNNL Compensation programs. Compensation programs include, but are not limited to incentive and salary progression architecture, development of market-based career families/series and analysis and articulation of job roles and pay levels. This position is responsible for designing and implementing strategies that effectively support Laboratory strategic objectives; while meeting key expectations for the position through implementing collaborative approaches to finding system-based solutions, establishing strong business partnerships with line management and staff and fostering diverse teams to achieve business goals. The incumbent will build consensus across a broad spectrum of stakeholders and interest groups and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. The Manager of Compensation will work closely with senior management and be part of a larger Compensation Community of Practice across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory Complex. This position provides an opportunity to bring new ideas and solutions to enhance PNNL performance and success. Relocation assistance is available.

The Manager of Compensation key responsibilities:

•Designs, implements and maintains contemporary, competitive and compliant compensation program to meet the needs of a multidisciplinary R&D institution.

•Demonstrates leadership in establishing and communicating compensation philosophy, decisions and changes.

•Provides guidance and support to all levels of management on issues involving compensation programs.

•Keeps apprised of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure company compliance.

•Assures thorough program documentation, audits, reports and personal contact that company compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with government regulations, contract requirements and organization/company.

•Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures recommending plan revision as well as new plans that are cost effective and consistent with compensation trends and organization objectives; coordinates implementation and provides guidance to managers and staff.

•Provides advice to managers and staff on pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretation and job evaluation including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation-related programs.

•Manages the administration of direct compensation (executive, exempt and nonexempt cash compensation programs) including the processing, recording and reporting of compensation-related actions taken on salaried employees.

•Supervises the participation in and conduct of both exempt and nonexempt salary surveys to ensure corporate compensation objectives are achieved.

•Develops techniques for compiling, preparing and presenting data.

•Develops and maintains effective networks and productive relationships, both internally and externally.

•Plans, directs and supervises the work activities of direct reports and manages the budget for the Compensation organization.

Key competencies include:

•Strategic Thinking

•Problem Solving/Analysis

•Human Resources Capacity

•Financial Management

•Communication Proficiency

•Technical Capacity

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree plus 10+ years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree plus 8 years of relevant experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous experience in a Federal Contracting environment, along with five years of compensation management experience, is strongly preferred.

• Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification

• Degree in business, finance, human resources or organization-related discipline

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Human Resources

Job Category: HR/Legal/Communications

Group: Human Resources

Opening Date: 2017-01-19

Closing Date: 2017-03-10