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Comp and Benefits Specialist

Location:  17801 Georgia Ave, Olney, MD 20832

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm (Hours are subject to change based on Branch staffing needs)

About Us


Are you someone who seeks opportunity and has a true desire to grow your career with an organization that has enriched the lives of its clients and communities in the Greater Washington region for more than 150 years? If so, Sandy Spring Bank may be the perfect fit for you!


Sandy Spring Bank is a growing financial services company focused on creating real experiences for our employees, clients, shareholders and communities. We are proud to have been recognized by The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun as a Top Workplace, by Forbes magazine as the #1 Bank in Maryland, as well as by American Banker as a Best Bank to Work For. It is our employees who play an integral role in shaping who we are as a company and upholding what matters most to us: people and relationships.


To help us attract the highest quality individuals, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to those who qualify. We offer competitive market salaries, paid time off, multiple retirement savings options, full health care options, life insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, career development opportunities, tuition assistance and volunteer opportunities. We are proud to offer those, and so much more, making Sandy Spring Bank a remarkable place to work and build a career.


About The Job

Sandy Spring Bank is currently recruiting for a Compensation and Benefits Specialist in the Human Resources Department. If you are the chosen candidate, you will be responsible for assisting in the analysis and administration of compensation programs, including base and incentive pay.  Draft and maintain job descriptions.  Evaluate jobs to determine appropriate pay grades. This position also assists in salary survey participation and equity analysis.  Monitor data to ensure that compensation practices adhere to regulations and current corporate compensation policies.  Position will work with the performance and merit management programs and assist with employee benefits projects



Areas of focus:

  • Assist managers in drafting and editing job descriptions.  Evaluate market benchmarks to determine appropriate exemption status, pay and level for roles.

  • Participate in salary and equity surveys.  Analyze data to recommend any appropriate actions.

  • Maintain database of job descriptions, codes and market based data.

  • Assist with incentive program administration.

  • Assist managers and employees in annual performance and merit processes.  Create and update job aids for these processes

  • Monitor data to ensure employee pay information is equitable and meets regulations.

  • Assist with benefits related tasks which may include leave administration and system monitoring.


Required Skills:


  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience with writing and evaluating job descriptions is preferred.   Prior participation in salary surveys and a college degree in Human Resources or a Business related field is preferred.

  • Experience evaluating data for consistency and adherence to regulations and polies is helpful.  Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are required.

  • Proficiency in excel, in addition to using benchmarking, and HRIS systems is needed.

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal will be utilized.

  • The ability to assess data to provide recommendations will be used.


Sandy Spring Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace environment and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please call our job line at 1-800-399-5919 and select option 5. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.