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Benefits & Compensation Specialist

Malibu, CA, USA Req #283
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

Benefits & Compensation Specialist

The Benefits & Compensation Specialist focuses on the preparatory and repetitive tasks as he/she gains the experience and recognizes the quality of data. The specialist learns to use correct data sources and the main C&B processes in HRL.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: At least 4 years of direct work experience handling benefits and compensation matters.


  • Ensure compensation and benefits standards comply with company policies and/or other regulations or legislation.

  • Analyze, review, recommend, and obtain approval for changes to compensation and benefits at the state level.

  • Responsible for the data cleaning, preparation of reports, and the data accuracy.

  • Assist in development of policies and procedures to support the compensation and benefits function.

  • Participate in market and salary surveys; analyze trends in both benefits and compensation.

  • Participates in HR projects and provides inputs for the successful completion of projects.

  • Monitor reviews of compensation and benefits packages to maintain market positioning.


  • Assist in the administration of benefit plans and programs in accordance with plan documents, insurance carrier, vendor agreements and applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Function as liason between vendors and employees and advise employee on eligibility, coverage, and other benefit matters.

  • Support leave of absence processes, including tracking and administration of FMLA & ADA.

  • Review and resolve data feed discrepancies through monitoring of vendor error reports

  • Assist in conducting new hire benefit orientation.

  • Assist in the reconciliation of monthly benefits invoices


  • Assists with position description updates and job classification processes to ensure consistency

  • Supports Director of Human Resources and Recruiting with position description updates and job classification process to ensure consistency.

  • Aids in the evaluations and analyzation of salary data, determination of pay grades for new or existing jobs, including market pricing.

  • Participates in compensation surveys input and review.

  • Works with recruiting and finance in the preparation of offers of employment

  • Participates in compensation surveys input and review.

  • Assist in the preparation of salary offers for new hires, promotions, transfers, and other compensation actions.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field preferred or equivalent experience required.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Strong analytical, research, communication and problem solving skills. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Word and Advanced Excel skills required.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong written and verbal communication, problem solving, planning, and teamwork skills are required.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA