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Total Compensation Advisor

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Position Information

Position Title Total Compensation Advisor
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s Human Resources department is seeking aregular, full-time (1.0 FTE) Total Compensation Advisor. The Total Compensation Advisor, in conjunction with the Director, initiates the planning, development, design, implementation and maintenance of total compensation programs. Provides guidance and support in the areas of compensation, job design, evaluation, performance management and organisation design. Performs complex interpretation and application of benefit and compensation plan provisions, policies, and related language in collective agreements and Management Terms and Conditions.

Please note: while this posting is open until filled, an initial review of applications will take place starting December 1, 2023.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and oversees the services and processes in the areas of compensation, job design and evaluation, performance management, and organisation design. Performs complex interpretation and application of benefit plan provisions, compensation programs, policies, and related language in collective agreements and Management Terms and Conditions. Ensures compliance with legislative requirements and Institute policies.
  • Oversees job design and evaluation for all jurisdictions, involving collection and analysis of job content information, advising managers on job design, writing job descriptions, applying job evaluation methodology, and documenting findings and recommendations. Participates in classification and jurisdictional review issues of positions in three bargaining units and one management group.
  • Reviews all proposed new positions and provides advice regarding appropriate organizational structure and jurisdiction. Provides leadership and guidance to HR Business Partners and managers on job design and evaluation, job description writing for administrative and professional positions, performance management, organisation design and salary administration.
  • Initiates and researches management position classification requests, which includes the selection of internal and external comparator positions in the process of evaluating jobs and makes recommendations to the Director.
  • Carries out a wide range of compensation-related data analysis, including financial analysis, annual workforce planning and preparing compensation forecasting. Documents findings and makes recommendations upon which compensation decisions will be based. Coordinates the annual performance-based salary review and adjustment process and related implementation activities.
  • Collaborates with HRIS team to ensure data integrity of the employee compensation data and works collaboratively with the team on developing efficiencies related to compensation data collection, management and reporting. Coordinates the development and deployment of total rewards statements.
  • Completes external salary surveys by matching internal jobs to survey benchmarks and providing corresponding compensation information. Also designs and conducts ad-hoc salary surveys to gather comparator data for internal jobs.
  • Develops, implements and maintains electronic and other records management for Compensation department, including documentation related to organizational charts, job descriptions and job evaluation. Carries out transactions to update employee information pertaining to compensation in HRIS.
  • Researches best practices in compensation. Provides input to development and streamlining of compensation policy and processes that support efficiency. Participates in introducing and coordinating new or revised compensation practices and procedures and general and actual salary adjustments.
  • Initiates, researches and prepares Labour Market Adjustment submissions to the Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC). Prepares a variety of compensation reports for PSEC.
  • Assesses, analyzes, and supports the implementation of benefits and compensation-related revisions to collective agreements and Management Terms and Conditions. Develops training materials and delivers education sessions for management and staff on compensation and benefits. Oversees the education and coaching of HR staff to develop expertise in classification and compensation practices.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources; Certified Compensation Professional (CPP) or Certified Employee Benefits (CEBS) designation is considered an asset.
  • Minimum five years’ current experience overseeing a large, comprehensive total compensation program in a complex multi-union environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, theories, principles and practices of compensation, with emphasis on job evaluation, salary surveys, and salary structures.
  • Solid research and analysis skills with demonstrated ability to carry out cost analysis.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to advise on matters such as job design, compensation policies and processes, and provide education sessions on compensation-related topics.
  • Solid writing skills with ability to develop clear, concise and accurate job descriptions.
  • Familiarity with collective agreements, with aptitude to understand and explain language pertaining to compensation.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to plan and execute assignments independently.
  • Proficiency with standard office systems and applications, with emphasis on ability to design and work with spreadsheets; familiarity with HRIS.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learning courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

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Position Details

Posting Category Management
Salary Range $88,762 - $122,048 with a control point of $110,952 per annum
Additional Salary Information
The Compensation Range is the span between the minimum and the maximum base salary for a position. The control point of the range represents an employee that possesses full job knowledge, qualifications, and experience for the position. In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred, or promoted between the minimum and the control point of the salary range for a job, taking internal equity into account. Salaries above the control point may be considered for extenuating circumstances and must be approved by an external governing body.
School/Service Area HR Total Compensation
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit Management
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 01/08/2024
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 23M117
Competition Open Date 11/15/2023
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. * Do you currently hold a CPHR Designation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * All positions at BCIT require on campus presence at the applicable campus location(s). This means the successful candidate must be able to and willing to relocate to the Lower Mainland. Please select from the following that best describes your situation:
    • I currently reside in the Lower Mainland
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland, however I am willing and able to relocate if found to be the successful candidate
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland and I am unwilling to relocate
  5. * Given the posted salary range for this position, please indicate your salary expectation should you be the successful candidate for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents