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Douglas County, GA: Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis

Evergreen Solutions was engaged with Douglas County to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis. Evergreen evaluated the County’s present salary structure as compared to the relevant job market for comparable positions in both the private and public sectors. Evergreen performed the following tasks: reviewed all current job descriptions and analyzed same for knowledge, skills, abilities, education and experience relevance and internal consistency, job definitions & summaries, distinguishing characteristics, supervision received and exercised, conformity with the ADA relative to essential job functions (including physical demands); special requirements including licensing and certifications; reviewed the County’s current Position Classification and Wage Administration Plans and provided recommendations for enhancement and specific guidelines for requests pertaining to the following: creating new positions, salary adjustments and reclassifications, retroactive pay, compensation for additional duties (temporary and permanent assignments) and internal equity adjustments; analyzed all existing job family classifications, pay grades and salary ranges and recommended modifications as necessary; analyzed all existing FLSA classifications and recommended modifications as necessary; established appropriate benchmarking standards and conducted salary surveys as needed for similar positions with comparable Georgia counties as required; identified potential pay compression issues and provided alternative solutions; and developed applicable classification/reclassification questionnaire.