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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Compensation Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Compensation Specialist

Job Type: Human Resources/Training

Pay Range $79,497 to $99,361

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 12/2/20

Senior Compensation Specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking to hire a Senior Compensation Specialist to join the compensation team. The Senior Compensation Specialist provides, develops, implements, and administers compensation programs that are cost-effective and that provide strong competitive positioning. In this job, you will provide solution-based compensation consultation internally to HR, leaders and other stakeholders.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Develop, direct, plan and evaluate unit activities that respond to and meet organizational needs and requirements, including research and analysis of complex issues, formulation and implementation of best practices, and administration of strategies, processes and procedures

  • Consult with HR leadership and make recommendations regarding the most sustainable strategic path for the compensation function

  • Analyze compensation software and make recommendations to optimize the tool for compensation related activities

  • Develop compensation plans/models and make recommendations to maintain or correct competitive market position compliant with applicable wage and hour laws and regulations

  • Perform base pay administration, job analysis and salary structure adjustments

  • Conduct and execute market pricing studies for benchmark and hybrid classifications

  • Consult on organizational restructuring for business units, evaluate job duties for appropriate classification and make recommendations on special pay programs in accordance with all federal and state laws

  • Review and evaluate pay policies, procedures and practices and make recommendations for improvement

  • Evaluate and assign jobs into new or existing classifications and pay structures

  • Assist with merit matrix design, modeling and merit administration

  • Deliver exceptional customer service with a primary focus on operational excellence, proactive, competitive and cost-effective compensation solutions

What does this opportunity offer? You will have the opportunity to work with stakeholders across the organization, and work with an energetic team who put compensation principals, fairness and research at the forefront of each decision, and most importantly help shape the initiatives of the compensation department.

What will it take to be successful? The successful individual will be a dynamic and thoughtful team member who can take action and think creatively about solutions. You must possess a strong commitment to a collaborative and consultative approach which balances customer input and feedback with an overarching goal to achieve strategic and operational excellence. Additionally, you will partner and build relationships with the HR leadership team, organizational leaders, and other company professionals for continuous improvement opportunities and to establish and drive overall compensation initiatives. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will possess 7 or more years of directly related HR professional experience, with 5+ years in a functional compensation role. A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Finance, or closely related field and advanced Excel competency is required for this role. Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) candidates are highly preferred for this position.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community!

ATTENTION: Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, to include the enhanced use of email, telephone and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, Colorado Springs Utilities offers a variety of benefits. For more information on our benefits, visit

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not participate in work visa programs or sponsorship of work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B or TN visas)

Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis

Job Type: Human Resources/Training