Compensation Generalist

Requisition Number:  5862
Pay Rate:  PGR10

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Human Resources

Basic Function

Assists with the salary administration program, pay programs and performance appraisals. Analyzes, evaluates, updates job classifications and descriptions.  Assists with reports and processes utilizing SAP HCM, Success Factors and Compensation Survey data programs.  Participates in published compensation surveys and responds to general salary issues. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Conducts job analysis, compiles market data, and analyzes benchmark pricing data and assigns salary grade. 
  • Assists with in house programs such as SAP HCM/OM functionality, Time Administration approval set up, Success Factors Recruiting/Job Profiles and Performance Management.  
  • Develop and maintain job descriptions for nonunion and union classification.   
  • Participates and responds to local, national and transit surveys.
  • Prepares salary offers and assists with special pay programs.  
  • Reviews timesheet approval issues, etc. research and resolves issues in partnership with Compensation team, IT, Payroll, HRIS.
  • Assists with interpreting compensation guidelines and processes, assists with compliance with applicable wage and hour laws, federal and state laws applicable to METRO’s compensation guidelines.
  • Generates various reports in SAP and creates general reports on various metrics such as performance appraisal summaries, salary histories, nonunion incentives, etc.
  • Process and approve employee change forms. Resolve ECF processing issues.
  • Assists with administering performance appraisal process.
  • Assists compensation staff with special projects.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

High school diploma or GED is required.  Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related degree preferred.

Years & Experience Required

Three (3) years professional Human Resources experience to include working with job descriptions, pay programs and HR information systems.  SAP HCM and Success Factor systems preferred.

Knowledge & Skills Required

General knowledge of human resource principles/practices, HR compliance (DOL, FLSA, Sherman Antitrust) and compensation concepts, practices and procedures.   Excellent communication (verbal and written) and problem-solving and analytical skills.  Technology skills include HRIS, SAP, Success Factors.  Proficient with PC and related software; Microsoft Word and strong Excel skills.  Coursework in the World at Work Compensation Certification Program preferred and/or HR certifications; Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified HR Professional designations; PHR or SHRM-CP.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.


Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.


We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.


Grade 10

Nearest Major Market: Houston