Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

  • Compensation Analyst

    Job Location US-WA-Auburn
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
    Closing Date
    Job Status
    USD $85,468.00/Yr.
    Regular Full-Time
    Pay Grade
    Hiring Manager Title
    HR Director

    The Compensation Analyst is responsible for the operational activities of the compensation program.  This position will manage all market pricing duties to ensure internal and external equity, while adhering to the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe’s complex internal procedures.  This position will provide guidance, interpretation, and expertise of compensation policies and procedures to Tribal Administration and the Compensation Committee.  The Compensation Analyst must plan, design, develop, implement and prepare presentations relating to the Muckleshoot Compensation Program. 


    1. Manages the daily administration of the compensation program.  Works on a variety of projects including compensation program design, analysis, and implementation of new policies and procedures.
    2. Research market pricing activities and establishing standards, policies and procedures.  Activities will include compare internal positions to external data using approved surveys for the purposes of making recommendations to Tribal Administration and the Muckleshoot Compensation Committee.
    3. Address inquiries, respond, and make recommendations of base salary levels, range assignments, reclassifications, position audits and other compensation duties, as assigned.  
    4. Coordinate compensation projects, which include planning, development, design and implementation.  This type of project management is high-level, with the development of internal and external organizational partnerships to ensure projects are timely, within scope, while achieving desired outcomes and goals.
    5. Provide coordination with various compensation programs and ensure guidelines, policies and procedures are in compliance.  Compensation programs may include base pay management, annual performance appraisal cycles, education compensation, reclassifications, and position audits.
    6. Participates, prepares and researches compensation surveys or special analyses for purposes of maintaining the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe’s competitive position within the market place.  This may require identifying which surveys are compatible and comparable to the Tribe’s, as well as analysis, communication, collection and feedback of data. 
    7. Develops and documents procedures to streamline processes and works with Human Resources Directors to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
    8. Works with HRIS to ensure that that appropriate measurements are identified and information gathered for use by the Human Resources Department, the Compensation Committee, and Muckleshoot Tribal Administration.  Work with Tribal Administration to ensure that timely and careful analysis occurs and results are reported to operations for use in making decisions related to compensation programs and performance of the organization.
    9. Coordinates with all internal parties to ensure internal systems are properly set up and approvals are secured to support all compensation plans.
    10. Understands the organizational and management structure, policies, rules, services, mission, and visions of Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
    11. Develops and maintains working relationships with Muckleshoot Tribal committees, management levels, and programs.
    12. Compiles and presents information and ideas persuasively and professionally in verbal and written formats to MIT’s Tribal members, committees, management levels, and programs.
    13. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.


    • Required:  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Finance, Accounting or other related field (eight (8) years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree).
    • Required: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the analysis, design, and/or administration of compensation programs.  Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation preferred.
    • Preferred:  3-5 years experience within the Human Resources profession is desirable. 


    • General compensation knowledge required including an understanding of the state and federal laws that apply to the plans. 
    • Strong problem solving, communication and presentation skills. 
    • The ideal candidate will be well organized and confident to work independently but will be a strong team player.
    • MS Office skills including Work and Excel are required.  Power Point will be useful.
    • HRIS experience a plus, especially ADP. 
    • Requires a high level of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality.


    The working conditions described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class.  The employee is frequently required to sit and talk, walk, stand, hear and observe; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is required to drive a motor vehicle and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Depending on location, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.


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