Providence Health & Services Senior Compensation Consultant in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Senior Compensation Consultant to Providence Health & Services in Renton, WA or Seattle WA or Portland OR or Irvine CA.

We are seeking a Senior Compensation Consultant for a 12 month temporary position to be instrumental in the development and ongoing administration, design, analysis and implementation of various Providence St. Joseph Health compensation programs, including pay for performance, salary structure design and modeling, complex costing scenarios and incentive plans. Performs research, analysis and evaluation of current and proposed compensation plans. Ensures pay structures are competitive, equitable and cost effective. Conducts job analysis, market analysis, pay and classification reviews. Develops compensation recommendations and costing. Interprets regulatory guidelines and collective bargaining agreements for compensation related items. Assists in the development of internal policies/standards for compensation related programs. Conducts data collection and analysis for special projects. Encourages Human Resources, core leaders and others to take a strategic approach to solving compensation issues rather than a situational one. Provides guidance and information to leaders on compensation related issues. Acts as mentor to other Compensation team members, serving as a resource as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Analyzes salary survey results to ensure current pay practices are cost effective and market competitive. Evaluates market and economic trends. Identifies variances and develops recommendations. Analyzes costs of proposed recommendations.

  • Consults with core leaders and Human Resources on issues pertaining to all areas of compensation management. Handles issues with typically large scope, higher levels of complexity, sensitivity and/or visibility with the organization. Encourages others to take a strategic approach to solving compensation issues as opposed to simply responding to the current situation. Serves as a resource to explain compensation policy and systems. Provides training on compensation related programs. Acts as a subject matter expert in areas of compensation practices.

  • Works collaboratively with HR and operations leaders on projects. May be asked to lead team or represent Compensation on system wide initiatives. Serves on committees as necessary as the compensation subject matter expert.

  • Works in collaboration with leadership to develop and implement uniform compensation practices (such as policies, procedures and guidelines), and in the design and implementation of training programs for core leaders and staff to help them understand the pay programs.

  • Conducts the job evaluation process, consults with HR partners and core leaders who are creating or revising positions to develop job descriptions that meet internal standards and that reflect actual essential functions and minimum requirements. Reviews job descriptions for content. May request revisions to clarify or enhance the quality and consistency.

  • Researches market data and selects appropriate benchmarks. Analyzes the position completely to determine its relationship to other positions with the Health System ensuring internal equity. Prepares cost analysis and pay grade recommendations. Maintains reports and summaries of results.

  • Coordinates with Payroll, HRIS and Talent Acquisition to ensure consistent administration of pay practices. Participates in audits to ensure adherence to compensation programs, policies, guidelines and regulatory requirements. Performs caregiver equity review and analysis as needed if concern of inequity is present. Adheres to facility and departmental confidentiality policies.


Required qualifications for this position include:

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

  • 5 years related compensation experience including data collection and analysis, working knowledge of compensation systems, wage & hour laws, exempt classifications, 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.

  • Working knowledge of information systems, especially hardware/software applications, and their application to human resources systems. Knowledge of and proficiency in computer skills and applications such as; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Healthcare experience.

  • Union environment 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: Washington-Renton

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland, Washington-Seattle, California-Irvine

Req ID: 180985