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Job Analysis Specialist  What They Do

Just the Facts


Conducts programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Human Resources Management pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Evaluates job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
  • Ensures company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
  • Prepares occupational classifications, job descriptions, and salary scales.
  • Provides advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints.
  • Researches job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends.
  • Advises managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures, and classification programs.
  • Performs multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Prepares reports, such as organization and flow charts, and career path reports to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information.
  • Plans, develops, evaluates, improves, and communicates methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.
  • Assesses need for and develops job analysis instruments and materials.

Insider Info

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Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

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