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Compensation Specialist III


This position provides professional support in the design, implementation, and administration of the university classification and compensation system.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Responsible for managing one or more classification and compensation functions or programs.
  • Communicates and interprets human resources policies and procedures for managers and employees.
  • Investigates and resolves matters of significance including complex and unusual issues and employee complaints on behalf of management.
  • Analyzes position and compensation requests, federal and state laws, and university regulations to ensure the University’s compensation programs are effective and consistent with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluates job and position actions to determine appropriate university classification as well as exempt or non-exempt status in order to ensure university positions are appropriately compensated.
  • Assists in the development of occupational classifications, job descriptions, and compensation practices.
  • Serves as compensation consult to departments and hiring specialists by providing advice and guidance related to classification and compensation. Advises managers and employees on state and federal employment laws, collective bargaining agreements, compensation polices, and personnel procedures.
  • Performs complex data analysis, prepares reports and/or presentations for management. Monitors the effectiveness of human resources policies and recommends revisions or modification to meet the needs of the university.
  • May provide training and development services to increase workforce competence, employee engagement, or organizational capability.
  • May serve as a team leader and/or oversee the work of lower level human resources personnel in assigned area.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two year of appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), HRCI Professional of Human Resources (PHR), or HRCI Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) preferred.


This position may have supervisory responsibility.


To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.