Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
05702 08 ST A3 C 541-RP 10/01/2001
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08/01/1988 05702


DEFINITION: This is highly specialized statistical and advisory work in the development and administration of a major segment of the Commonwealth's Pay Program in the Office of Administration.

An employee in this class uses advanced statistical methods to prepare illustrative tales, graphs and charts depicting the Commonwealth's position among similar employees; and to provide cost data and projections as a member of the management negotiating team. Work also involves independent research, development and administration of pay systems for assigned rank-and-file and supervisory units. Distinctive characteristics of this level are the independence with which assignments and program responsibilities are executed; the independent determination of statistical methods and variable to be considered; and the overall impact of decisions, recommendations and estimates which affect negotiation strategy and pay proposals. Employee works under the general direction of an administrative supervisor who establishes program parameters and assigns special projects. Work is reviewed through discussion and reports.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Independently researches, develops and administers pay systems for multiple rank-and file and supervisory units.

Uses advanced statistical methods such as regression and correlation analysis to determine the Commonwealth's pay position in local and national markets; and prepares documentation for presentation to top management.

Participates as a negotiating team member and provides on-the-spot analysis and cost projections for management and union proposals.

Calculates pay schedules and coordinates the printing and distribution of same for multiple bargaining units, and special or seasonal workers, using computer equipment. Also writes programs to prepare special analysis and standardize the analytical process.

Develops and revises management directives covering pay rules and procedures for use by all Commonwealth agencies.

Drafts contract language and Executive Board Resolutions relating to compensation to describe intent of arbitration awards and contract articles.

Responds verbally and in writing to agencies requesting pay information or interpretation of personnel rules to handle unusual problems or determine the appropriateness of actions.

Prepares exhibits and provides expert testimony at binding arbitration proceedings.

Conducts special studies and prepares reports and documents analyzing various aspect of compensation for the Commonwealth workforce.

Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of advanced statistical and mathematic theories and methods such as multiple regression, linear regression, multivariate analysis, and other non-parametric techniques.

Knowledge of generally accepted research methods and their applications to the sampling, collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of quantified data and statistics.

Knowledge of the sources of comparative pay data such as the US Census, Chamber of Commerce, employer Associations, and pay consultants.

Knowledge of basic economic theory and practice.

Skill in the use of calculators and computer keyboards.

Ability to apply statistical and a thematic techniques to the development and administration of an employee pay program.

Ability to develop and present analysis findings and recommendations before groups, officials or labor unions.

Ability to manipulate and extract data from computer files using standard software package and user friendly computer languages.

Ability to express and interpret data relationships, estimates, projections and analysis in both statistical, narrative, and graphic form.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Two years of experience in the development and administration of an employee wage and salary program which included statistical analysis of pay rate or schedules, and other employee compensation activities such as market research, analysis and comparison, and included one year of
in the development and oral presentation of analysis and recommendations; and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related area which included or was supplemented by twelve (12) credit hours in statistics. A Master's degree in Mathematics or Statistics may be substituted for one year of required experience.


One year of experience in the design and envelopment of pay systems and schedules; and certification as a Certified Compensation Professional by the American Compensation Association.


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.