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SMX Senior Compensation Specialist (2653) in Charleston, West Virginia

Senior Compensation Specialist (2653)at SMX(View all jobs) (https://www.smxtech.com/careers/)

United States

SMX is seeking a Senior Compensation Specialist to be responsible for managing the compensation function across SMX. The Senior Compensation Specialist plans, develops and implements new and revised compensation programs, policies and procedures to align with company goals and competitive practices. This position is also responsible for ensuring company compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with internal policies and government regulations. Ideal candidate has a high-level understanding of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) requirements and global compensation practices.


  • Manages the development, implementation and administration of compensation programs

  • Designs creative solutions to specific compensation-related programs and incentive plans

  • Develops a consistent compensation philosophy across the company

  • Leads the job architecture and compensation framework project in partnership with external compensation consultants

  • Prepares and maintains job descriptions for each position within the company and ensures descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed by incumbents

  • Maintains the Compensation module in ADP

  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommends changes that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and Company objectives

  • Provides advice on pay decisions, policy interpretations, and job evaluations

  • Oversees the participation in salary surveys and monitors salary survey data to ensure company compensation objectives are achieved

  • Assesses jobs and their respective duties to determine classification as exempt or nonexempt and appropriate salary range

  • Partners with Talent Acquisition to benchmark jobs against survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges for each position

  • Ensures compliance with and advises management on federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, human resources or related field

  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in employee compensation

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations as they apply to base compensation and incentive compensation programs, company policies, and operations

  • Experience creating and/or implementing compensation strategies across multiple companies

  • Professional Certified Compensation (CCP), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications preferred

  • Proficiency with ADP Compensation and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams)

  • Knowledge of all federal, state and local regulations and compliance requirements related to employee compensation

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and communicate data

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to plan and set priorities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with senior management

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time (reasonable accommodation will be provided if needed)


Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including disability and veterans.

Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.