Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

HR - Compensation Analyst (Mid-Career)

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time, Temporary

Job Description

Bidder Eligibility

This job posting is at the Senior level. Member level employees are not eligible for movement into this job. If a Principal level employee applies and is selected, they will be moved into the Senior level and their salary will be adjusted if necessary. Level promotions are not permitted on this requisition.

Employees must remain in their current position for one year before applying for a new position, with the exception of student interns. Application of this requirement will not supersede the Laboratories’ collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees.

Posting Duration

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a highly motivated and hardworking Compensation Analyst (Limited Term Employee) to join our dynamic team of compensation professionals! We implement and administer compensation policies, procedures, practices, and programs for Sandia National Laboratories.

You will provide guidance to management and human resources partners regarding compensation actions and issues. You will have strong analytical skills and excellent verbal and written communications skills.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Conduct surveys and studies labor markets to determine compensation trends and best practices.
  • Advise on appropriate salary placement for new hires and promotions.
  • Review and revise job descriptions.
  • Use job evaluation techniques to establish compensation rates that are equitable within the organization and comparable to market rates.
  • Analyze government regulations, Sandia National Laboratories policies, and agreements with labor unions when revising compensation practices.
  • Review proposed changes to compensation practices and makes recommendations with respect to tasks to be performed and Sandia policy and budgetary limitations.
  • Interpret local, state, and federal laws regulating compensation practices.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance, compare compensation to market benchmarks, track salary budgets, and analyze salary trends.
  • Provide compensation plan documentation, plan interpretation, and other communications.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline plus five (5) or more years of experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and direct experience.
  • Compensation experience related to compensation theories, principles, and practices.
  • Proficient experience with compensation data analysis.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s Degree in relevant discipline.
  • Experience with market-based compensation systems.
  • World at Work Certified Compensation Professional.
  • Ability to think critically, focus on solutions, and work in teams or independently.
  • Sound judgment, strong work ethic, ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

About Our Team

The Compensation Department provides comprehensive support to the SNL management team in the areas of employee pay programs and policies (both base and nonbase), performance recognition programs, and job evaluations. Department activities involve interactions with all areas, classifications and levels of the Laboratory. Compensation has a direct line of sight impact on Sandia's ability to achieve its goals and objectives as a key element of Sandia's total rewards concept

Position Information

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Hiring Manager

Gail Vavruska-Marcum

Security Clearance

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


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