Classification/Compensation Analyst

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 4 months ago

Arizona Department of Administration

Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Classification/Compensation Analyst

Human Resources Division (HRD)
100 North 15th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85007


The Classification/Compensation Analyst is responsible for Classification and Compensation analysis, research, reports and making recommendations at a professional level. The position will provide advice and counsel, evaluate positions to determine appropriate classification and salary schedule; drafts and/or revises classification specifications.


Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting reviews of classifications titles and making recommendations for revisions; drafting and/or revising classification specifications and job families

  • Serving as a specialist, providing guidance and advice to employees, supervisors and managers. Participates in small and large-scale classification projects of varying complexity, provides analysis and recommendations. May participate in the development of pilot projects and client agency-led initiatives

  • Compiling reporting measures, research and reports and makes recommendations to management based upon data

  • Conducting various presentations and training related to classification/compensation issues; provides technical assistance to client agency CC staff members and other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Theories, concepts, principles and techniques of position classification

  • Research methods and techniques

  • State government and its procedure/policies

  • Federal and state statutes and rules related to area of assignment (i.e., FLSA, Equal Pay Act, etc.)

  • Rule and policy interpretation and application

  • Human Resources management principles and practices.

Skill in:

  • Effectively communicating to produce detailed, clear and concise audits/reports

  • Oral and written communication in presenting and defending recommendations

  • Research and analysis

  • Synthesizing information from a wide variety of sources and presenting information to stakeholders

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Basic math and algebra.

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate, in person or in writing; conduct research and analysis and arrive at clear and logical conclusions

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Make presentations to various stakeholder groups

  • Synthesize and summarize information from a variety of sources

  • Make basic calculations to evaluate basic compensation data.


  • Fingerprint Card
  • AZ Driver License


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Luis Bustamante at [email protected] or at 602-542-6186 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-542-5482. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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