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DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES (Classification and Compensation)

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)

Los Angeles, CA 90001
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Basic Function

The Director, Human Resources (Compensation) will provide overall direction as well as day-to-day administration over Metros Compensation Program. The guiding principles of the program are to ensure that the agency is externally competitive, internally aligned, and implements a merit program that is performance based. The Director, Human Resources (Compensation) will be responsible for leading the team in conducting extensive analysis of program features relative to costs, operational effectiveness, market competitiveness, and internal alignments with a focus on providing value to Metro and its employees. The incumbent will also be responsible for planning, developing, and directing the implementation of major compensation projects and programs such as base pay architecture, variable pay, projection of annual salary costs as well as developing comprehensive workforce planning methods, models, and projections.

Example Of Duties

  • Plans, directs, and oversees the activities within classification and compensation, and other mandated programs
  • Directs the development, interpretation, application, and adherence to established human resources policies and procedures and appropriate governmental laws and regulations
  • Conducts job audits to determine essential job duties and minimum requirements; evaluates the organizational structure, employee utilization and internal/external benchmark comparators and makes a recommendation as to the appropriate pay range for the position.
  • Investigates and resolves a wide range of sensitive and/or complex compensation issues related to wage and salary administration, pay equity, pay competitiveness, job classifications, and FLSA designation, requiring broad compensation expertise.
  • Plans, develops, communicates, and implements compensation programs, including models for annual external alignment, internal alignment, as well as Metros annual pay-for-performance review.
  • Analyzes and prepares statistical data, reports, and presentations concerning compensation activities, external benchmarks for workforce metrics, and key performance indicators that are linked to business goals and results.
  • Advises management and staff on Human Resources issues and resolutions of related problems
  • Directs a continuing study of all human resources policies, programs, and practices to keep apprised of current and new developments; recommends changes when necessary
  • Oversees the development and implementation of mandated training programs
  • Participates in union-management contract negotiations, as required
  • Interfaces with other Metro departments and outside agencies to resolve problems
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agencys safety vision and goals; and maintaining accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Business, Public Administration, Human Resources Management, or other related field
  • 5 years of professional administrative and/or management-level experience overseeing classification and compensation programs
  • Previous experience utilizing data analytics is highly desirable
  • Master's degree in related field desirable
  • Professionnel certificates/licences desirable


  • Current theories, principles, and practices of classification, compensation and analytics within a human resources environment
  • Local, state and federal laws and regulatory requirements related to human resources management for a public agency including classification and compensation, wage and hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Principles and practices of compensation programs and processes such as market analysis and structure development, job analysis and development, and incentive pay programs
  • EEO and affirmative action principles and goals
  • Modern management theory


  • Plan, organize, and direct the work of a human resources department
  • Mediate and negotiate, and resolve disputes
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally and work effectively with various levels of Authority employees, the Board of Directors, and outside representatives
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Motivate and supervise subordinate staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (SB)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Reference: 559142092