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Classification Coordinator

OFFICIAL TITLE: Classification Coordinator CODE: 5540 SQ/OQ: Optimal Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Classification Coordinator GRADE: 26 MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction of the associate superintendent of Human Resources & Development (OHRD), this position is responsible for providing system-wide position classification/reclassification services by directing and coordinating all activities required for announcing, conducting classification and reclassification studies for new and existing MCPS positions and presenting recommendations to the Chief Operating Officer; Reviews decisions on Fair Labor Standards Act status to ensure conformity with applicable policies and regulations. Directs the analysis of systemic classification problems, such as classification inconsistencies, outdated position descriptions, undocumented position sor organizational changes, and related problems and issues.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of relational database design and programming and report writing software such as Oracle Discoverer, Applicant Tracking software, and HTML/SQL. Thorough knowledge of job evaluation and position classification principles, practices and procedures. Considerable knowledge of the principles and objectives of personnel administration, including wage and salary administration. Knowledge of laws and guidelines covering applicant tracking and job evaluation systems, classification of positions, and wage and salary administration. Ability to effectively direct, develop job evaluation systems and instruments in a collaborative environment, Thorough knowledge on how to design, direct, complete, and develop classification/reclassification recommendations. Ability to conduct job audits, lead others in the completion of classification studies, and to write clear, succinct reports and recommendations. Excellent communications and human relations skills. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System ((SSOPGS)
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree required. College course work in personnel administration, business administration, information technology, or related field. Experience analyzing, interpreting and applying Federal HR Laws, regulations, and policies relating to position management and classification. Experience researching, collecting, and evaluating information used in conducting classification studies and reviews. Experience in relational database design and job evaluation systems. Public sector work experience highly desirable. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Some overtime and weekend work may be required.


Manages preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of a effected staff of a reclassification study and the processes involved.

Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates reclassification study activities with Associate superintendent, COO, Directors/Supervisors and staff involved in a study.

Facilitates classification studies; interprets and explains classification criteria; conducts on-site audits, focus groups, and drafts evaluations statements and documentation to justify classification positions.

Confers with the COO regarding the upcoming reclassification study, ad hoc request for a study, etc.

Applies point-factor and other job classification methods to determine the relative value of job classes.

Confers with executive staff, administrators, managers and employees regarding classification and salary grade proposals and requests and explains and/or defends classification and grade recommendations.

Provides advice to department/division directors on the structuring of positions and on the structure and design of organizations.

Conducts special studies and performs comparative analyzes of positions to support recommendations or ad hoc study .requests.

Compiles, tabulates and summarizes information in the form of written reports, graphs and tables.

Designs questionnaires and other instruments for collecting and analyzing position duties and requirements.

Develops or interprets HR policy or provide guidance to existing policies, and regulations.

Recommends reclassification action to associate superintendent and the COO for consideration.

Investigates classification appeals and other complaints regarding pay administration; prepares reports and recommendations documenting disposition of cases.

Evaluates position classifications and ensures compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA.

Solicits guidance on FLSA rules from Association Relations Director.

Reviews position descriptions (PD), requests updates to PD from supervisors as a result of a reclassification, reorganization, new position.

Partners with MCPS management staff in preparing detailed job descriptions.

Partners with MCPS management and Union executive staff in developing and/or updating classification systems.

Manages the preparation and posting of position descriptions for ATS and web.

Prepares HR reports or analytics, as requested.

Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 6/82
Date(s) Revised: 7/92, 4/93, 10/93, 6/05, 1/08, 7/10, 7/13
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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