Providence Health & Services Compensation Consultant in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Compensation Consultant to Providence Health & Services in Portland, OR.

We are seeking a Compensation Consultant to assist in the development, analysis and ongoing administration of various Providence compensation programs. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates positions based upon job descriptions and on-site audits using established systems and market data, determines grades and salary ranges, and prepared documentation records of the analysis and recommendations. Interprets regulatory guidelines, and collective bargaining agreements for compensation related items. Conducts data collection and analysis for special projects. Develops compensation recommendations and costing. Completes compensation surveys and market analysis. Performs reclassification analysis and processing and determines the FLSA status of each position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conducts and completes salary surveys, and analyzes results for market competitiveness. Recommends necessary adjustments, and analyzes costs of proposed adjustments.

  • Works in collaboration with department leadership to design, develop and implement uniform compensation practices (such as policies, procedures and guidelines).

  • Researches market data and selects appropriate external benchmarks. Reviews and determines appropriate internal benchmarks. Ensures supplemental information, organizational charts, and other necessary data to properly evaluate positions is compiled. Prepares cost analysis and classification and pay grade recommendations. Maintains reports and summaries of results.

  • Partners and consults with Human Resources strategic partners to support core leaders who are creating or revising positions to provide guidance on the development of job descriptions to support the business strategy. Ensures that any needed supplemental information (e/g. organizational charts, financial and operations data, and other necessary scoping information) is compiled in preparation for the job evaluation process. Conducts the job evaluation process. May revise and update job descriptions or request revisions to clarify or enhance the quality and consistency of descriptions.

  • Serves as a resource and consultant to HR team members, core leaders and caregivers relative to compensation policy and systems, wage and hour guidelines, interpretation/application/resolution of pay matters.

  • Demonstrates positive working relationships with individuals at all levels within the organization. Keeps both Human Resources and leadership staff informed and updated on compensation initiatives, from small reclassifications requests to complete revisions of base pay program.

  • Maintains and updates compensation systems and/or databases. Prepares reports using report writing programs and audits reports for accuracy and appropriateness based upon policies and guidelines. May maintain job class masters and wage & salary masters for each entity and update as necessary.

  • Coordinates with payroll and HRIS to implement pay changes for contract adjustments. Ensures new ranges, job descriptions and rates are updated.

  • Participates in professional and/or research activities to keep current of changes in legislation, applicable state/federal laws, regulations, rules or guidelines.

  • Provides support and analysis to projects related to compensation issues, which may include supporting labor relations teams during union negotiations.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Social Science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 2 years related compensation experience to include job evaluation methodology and principals of wage/salary administration. May also consider a combination of compensation and general HR experience that includes data collection and analysis, working knowledge of compensation systems, wage & hour laws and exempt classifications.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Healthcare experience.

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Human Resources

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 187896