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Sr Compensation Analyst - 90241527 - Washington

Date: Aug 28, 2019

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Senior Compensation Analyst position provides advanced level support in the areas of compensation design and development, implementation, and administration of Amtrak's compensation, pay-for-performance and performance management programs. This position is also responsible for interpreting compensation policy and recommending changes to existing policies and practices; oversees the market pricing and job evaluation processes; spearheads company-wide program implementations; develops employee communications; reviews the impact of compensation legislation and ensures Amtrak is in compliance with new regulations; provides compensation consultation to managers at all levels; and ensures that Amtrak’s compensation programs and practices are aligned with Amtrak’s business objectives.


  • Provides project management support to a variety of compensation initiatives including, performance management, pay-for-performance plans, variable pay programs, salary structure development, merit increase guidelines, relocation, and compensation system maintenance and enhancement.
  • Continuously researches compensation best practices, making appropriate recommendations for improvement to existing compensation policies.
  • Clarifies and interprets compensation practices/guidelines and provides consultation to managers, verbally and in writing, on issues relating to their staff.
  • Provides ad-hoc reporting and job-worth analysis.  Prepares reports on various compensation metrics.
  • Works closely with Sr Manager, Compensation and the Director, Compensation & Relocation and HR Technology/IT in the development and administration of the company’s pay-for-performance and performance management policies and/or guidelines.
  • Performs HRIS, Organization Management queries/research and maintenance in order to properly evaluate positions internally and keep organizational structure clean. Creates and maintains a system for tracking compensation evaluations and actions. Develops and maintains position description database.
  • Conducts routine audits of the organizational position structure to identify titling and grading issues that are out of line with company’s compensation policies/practices.
  • Conducts salary surveys/research in order to maintain internal equity and external competitiveness.
  • Evaluates jobs using established evaluation system, ensuring compliance with company’s compensation policy and procedures.
  • Interviews managers and incumbents to obtain position information. 



  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a compensation role preferably with a large employer or at least 3 years as a compensation consultant for a human resources management firm. 
  • Proven background in mathematics, data analysis, accounting and/or business statistics.
  • Strong consulting skills and the ability to articulate concepts and organizational perspectives in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to work independently; achieve deliverables within tight timeframes and work effectively in a diverse, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated skills using PC-based spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Access); Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of HRIS systems.

PHR or CCP certification

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Requisition ID:40932
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Human Capital || Corporate

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