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Supervisor, Employee Compensation

Job ID: 34291
Department: Human Resources
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Human Resources Department is seeking a Supervisor, Compensation to lead the full range of the Port Authority’s Compensation programs including, but not limited to, job classifications, non-represented employee compensation, benchmarking and survey activities, analysis on employee pay, and making recommendations on policy.  In this role you’d be responsible for day-to-day management and oversight of the entire Compensation division, including coaching for development and daily supervision of work effort.

Reporting to the Manager, Total Rewards, specific responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the overall market pricing system for the agency.  Lead department effort in matching agency jobs to survey data, focusing on market reference range. Oversee all survey submissions and utilization of survey data, research and recommend surveys to use to price jobs
  • Primary point person for division projects and implementations
  • Lead staff effort to evaluate and classify departmental requests for position updates, title changes, and recommend changes to market reference ranges, job matches, job titles as appropriate
  • Research, evaluate and make recommendations on compensation actions such as salary adjustments, starting salaries, promotional increases, salary range adjustments, special compensation and reward programs, and others as required
  • Perform salary related quantitative analysis as needed using concepts such as mean, median, mode, percent increases, compa-ratio, penetration ratio, weighted averages, variance, etc.
  • Oversee and participate in maintaining and updating job descriptions for all agency positions, while ensuring that any undocumented positions are reviewed and documented
  • Classify jobs with a focus on FLSA status and job family
  • Provide guidance on all classification and compensation matters to departmental leadership
  • Ensure that all PeopleSoft HRIS tables, such as job codes, job titles, and salary ranges are continuously and accurately updated
  • Research, create, and update salary grades and salary range tables
  • Lead the implementation of the annual merit program, including adjustment of salary ranges and salary structure
  • Ensure that all division Standard Operating Procedures are documented and continuously updated


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Minimum 5 years of Compensation experience for a medium-to-large employer, preferably in a public or governmental organization
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative analysis skills


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Strong analytical, statistical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed project and process management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex analysis of large datasets. 
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite skills with advanced skills in MS Excel.
  • Experience using PeopleSoft 9.2 preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop positive working relationships with both internal and external partners and customers.
  • HR Certification (CCP, PHR, etc.) preferred

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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