The City of Cleveland, OH (population 381,009), is the 18th largest city in the United States.  It is the birthplace to the Environmental Protection Agency and the healthcare capital of the world.  Top attractions include Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Rocky River Reservation, West Side Market, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and A Christmas Story House.

Mayor Justin M. Bibb is hiring a team of leaders to join his new administration as outlined in the Transition Report 2022 and has created a plan to assess his effectiveness over the first few months in office under the following categories:  Healthy Communities & Environment; Education and Youth Opportunities; Equity in Action; Talent & Culture; Growth, Inclusive Development & Thriving Neighborhoods; Modernizing City Hall and Rethinking Public Safety.  In each section, he is tracking items that are Completed, In Progress and Not Started.  For details, go to: Mayor Justin Bibb’s 100 Days Tracker.

The Position in Brief

The City is seeking a leader with excellent analytical and communication skills for its newly created position of Compensation Manager.  The position reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for supervising and managing the compensation function for the City and responsible for ensuring that City compensation programs are consistently and properly administered in compliance with City policies and all government regulations.

The new Manager will have the enviable opportunity to:

  • create, plan and operationalize both current and future compensation programs in the City for approximately 7,800 employees
  • collaborate with highly supportive Chief of Human Resources and other City leaders who are dedicated to a state-of-the-art system that embraces technology and best practices
  • assess current programs and policies and collaboratively work together with all Departments to build a plan to effect change
  • build a team to support this function

Example of Duties

  • Manage the development, implementation and administration of compensation programs and policies for the City.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommends changes that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and City policies and objectives.
  • Provide advice to departmental and divisional staff on pay decisions, policy interpretations, and job evaluations.
  • Design creative solutions to specific compensation-related issues, programs and plans.
  • Develop techniques for compiling, preparing and presenting data, and develops reports and materials as requested.
  • Oversee the participation in salary surveys and monitor salary survey data to ensure City compensation objectives are achieved.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations.

Successful candidate qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or related field
  • At least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in employee compensation planning and policy administration
  • One (1) year or more of experience managing staff with strong leadership and team management skills

Preferred credentials:

  • Experience in working effectively with public sector collective bargaining agreements.
  • Certification(s)
    • WorldatWork
      • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®)
    • SHRM
      • Senior Certified Professional® (SHRM-SCP®)
      • Certified Professional® (SHRM-CP®)

Compensation and Benefits

The anticipated starting hiring range will be between $95,000 – $105,000 +/- DOQ. In addition, the City offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package including cost-effective health, dental and vision plans, paid sick and vacation leave, ten paid holidays, as well as participation in one of the largest public pension plans in the State of Ohio, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

Apply online at, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) professional references.  Apply to Joan Walko, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL 60062.  Electronic submissions are required.  Please direct all inquiries about the position, the community, and/or the recruitment process to Ms. Walko at (410) 499-9586.

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Posting will remain open until filled without a minimum posting period.


Mayor Bibb and his Team are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, which includes building an environment that respects the individual, promotes innovation, and offers opportunities for all employees to develop to their full potential. A diverse workforce helps the city realize its full potential. The city benefits from the creativity and innovation that results when people with different experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds work together. The city is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, language, religion, citizenship status, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity/expression, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, membership in a collective bargaining unit, status with regard to public assistance, or political affiliation.

Posted:June 9, 2022

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