Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Degree: Master of Public Administration Major: Human Resources Management January 2004
Degree: Bachelor of Arts Major: Journalism May 1998

Borough of Manhattan Community College
Degree: Associate of Applied Science Major: Business Administration June 1995

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 3/2015 - Present
Senior Classification & Compensation Consultant
Serves as the lead in the absence of the Director.
Performs advance level analysis for higher level positions and large department campus wide classification and compensation issues; Conducts desk audits as needed; prepares detailed analyst notes.
Salary structure, organization structure, analysis of jobs and salaries
Provides consultation and discusses the outcome of evaluations with managers and supervisors.
Job analysis required for FLSA compliance and other regulatory requirements.
Analyzes and classifies new and existing staff positions on campus.
Completes and/or participates in external salary surveys.
Evaluates jobs; determines pay grade or appropriate broad band/zones.
Conducts classification workshops and training.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Raleigh, NC 6/2012 – 2/2015
Classification & Compensation Analyst
Analyzed and evaluated position classification requests; prepared detailed analyst notes.
Job evaluation and organizational analysis involving researching and evaluating information, and formulating decisions based on information gathered.
Conducts work unit, organizational classification studies; participates in statewide occupational studies; redesigns position responsibilities and organizational restructuring
Position management and consultation to managers relative to their classification and compensation needs
Salary Administration for graded and banded classifications; Evaluates requests for salary adjustments; job change analysis; equity studies and issues; new hire salary approvals and salary exception requests

North Carolina Department of Transportation / Division of Motor Vehicles, Raleigh, NC 3/2011 – 6/2012
Assistant HR Manager
Served as Assistant HR Manager; providing direct supervision to four Personnel Tech II positions; scheduling and leave; performance management; and employee monitoring, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplinary action; establishing work standards, priorities and deadlines; monitors HR transaction processing, including the processing of all PA actions.
Reviewed hiring packets to ensure that hiring policies and procedures were properly followed;
Monitors all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process including announcements, receipt of applications, interview process, salary negotiations, applicant processing, and new hire orientation coordination, and benefits related documentation including FMLA documents
Maintained accurate vacancy and positions action reports, organizational charts and other records, reports and data. Provides professional and analytical consultation to department hiring managers
Developed job announcements and provided training to managers and supervisors
Identified staff deficiencies, determining appropriate course of action to be taken; determines training needs of staff and makes appropriate arrangements

North Carolina Department of Corrections, Raleigh, NC 6/2008 –2/2011
Personnel Technician II – Classification & Compensation
Human Resource Professional for Central and Regional offices; Merit Based Hiring Plan Coordinator
Screens applications, assist hiring managers in developing postings; consult with hiring managers in setting screening criteria.
Classification analyst for all office support jobs, Correction Officer, Sergeant, PPO I Trainee,
Housekeeping, and Correctional Food Service Officer classes; Conducts compensation studies, i.e.
PPO Case Study
Prepares position evaluations and reclassifications by using Benchmarks and guidelines
Assist classification section with position management and salary administration issues
Reviews documentation, research issues used in classification process; salary estimates and statistics
Conducts staffing, turnover, and labor market analyses
Maintain variety of files such as organizational charts

North Carolina Department of Commerce (ESC), Durham, NC 6/2005 – 6/2008
Employment Consultant / Instructor
Contracted to the Dept. of Social Services to assist Ex-Offenders with employment opportunities
Conducted employment focused assessments; focus on education, training and work experience
Analyzed client work history, determined suitability for job referral, and eligibility for ESC programs
Evaluated applicants for crisis intervention and determine supportive services to eliminate barriers
Made referrals to community resources, i.e, child care, housing, transportation and child support
Case management, job development and placement, employment counseling and vocational guidance
Taught good study habits, resume writing; monitoring and assessing progress
Maintained complete and accurate records; ordered and maintained textbooks and instructional materials
Maintained and improved their own professional knowledge and skills
Set examples of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, self-motivation

North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC 5/2004 – 6/2005
Administrative Assistant to Director of the BBRI and Cancer Research
Served as HR liaison, assisting with hiring processes for the Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute
Assisted BBRI with job announcements, class & comp, screening applications and conducting interviews; consulted with BBRI Management team on hiring practices, policies and procedures
Supervised work-study staff of two; delegated responsibilities appropriately
Conducted reference checks and employment verifications using PMIS
Handled orientation and paperwork for new hires
Assisted with recruitment, screening, and placement activities for exempt and nonexempt positions
Prepared purchasing requisitions for office supplies and lab supplies using FRS and Banner
Maintained tracking for invoices; timesheets and time and effort reports
Grant administration; process grant contracts and renewals; prepare budget allocation requests
Prepared, edited and proofread correspondence and office memorandums
Generated and updated spreadsheets; assisted in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations
Coordinated travel arrangements; meetings and special events

Columbia University, New York, NY 3/2002 – 4/2004
Administrative Assistant to Chair of Earth and Environmental Engineering Department
Responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
Managed the department’s PhD graduate program recruitment and application processes
Supervised three work-study employees; daily interaction with PhD students and candidates
Planned semi-annual Industrial Board Meetings, making all meeting arrangements; events coordination
Organize logistics for meetings and conferences
Processed accounting and purchase orders using Financial Front End
Kept track of Center accounts and funding from various sponsors using general ledgers
Took minutes for monthly meetings; maintain Center records and databases; prepared correspondence
Maintained Center website; assisted in the process of proposal preparation
Resolved day-to-day conflicts in scheduling; perform other related duties as necessary

Carver Federal Savings Bank, New York, NY 3/2000 – 3/2002
Administrative Assistant to Chief Financial Officer and SVP, Chief of Retail Banking
Reported directly to CFO and SVP, Chief of Retail Banking and Business Development Officer
Maintained schedule; arranged meetings, conference calls, travel arrangements and expense reports
Provided administrative support; created spreadsheets using formulas on Excel; presentations
Prepared monthly reports for the Retail Bank; prepared 10K and 10Q Annual Report
Analyzed general ledger reports; daily teller differences; trend reports using Batch print
Researched and prepared Interest Rate Committee packages for meeting; write and edit minutes
Simplified the work of the SVP by establishing, organizing, maintaining files and records
Organized and arranged Branch Manager’s Meeting; materials and catering service
Coordinate, design, prepare and distribute board materials; maintain Business Continuity Plan
Manage supply inventory; develop and maintain Retail forms, brochures, disclosures, etc.
Event Coordinator/Project Manager for Company events, i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas Party

Board of Education, City of New York 4/1996 – 3/2000
Administrative Assistant
Reported directly to Board Member and Special Assistant
Manage office administration; phones, mail, faxes and correspondence
Ordered all office supplies; negotiating and coordinating with outside vendors
Maintained financial records of purchases; deposits and balances
Coordinated local travel arrangements for Board Members and Special Assistants
Provided receptionist support by screening and routing mail, visitors and telephone calls
Referred students requiring special services to appropriate department
Transcribed Board of Education meeting using Dictaphone to word processor
Maintained Board of Education manuscripts and index for reference journals

Supervising, Consultation, Assessment, Teaching, Coordinating, Evaluating, Counseling, Research, Educating, Case Management, Planning, Screening and Interviewing
CompAnalyst, Microsoft Office; Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point, Access 2010 Levels I and II,
BEACON/SAP, Banner, Taleo, PeopleSoft, PMIS, A/P CAR, Financial Front End (FFE), Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Dream Weaver, AS-400, OPUS
Effective business writing, organizational, oral and written communication and professional skills
Detail oriented, team player, handles multiple tasks, able to work in fast paced environments


Customer Service and Satisfaction Training – 7 hours – October 7, 2005
Workplace Spanish – 30 hours – February - April 19, 2006
Cultural Competence for Career Services – 7 hours – March 2, 2006
Labor Market Information: A Guided Tour – 6 hours – June 29, 2006
Employer Relations – 3 hours – October 4, 2006
Introduction to Career Banding – August 2008
Merit Based Hiring – 7 Hours - December 2008 & August 2010
RIF Priority Training – 4 Hours – October 2009
Beacon OM Workshop – 8 Hours – June 2010
Interviewing Skills for Management – August 2010
Results Based Performance Management – August 2010
Managing Multiple Priorities – September 2010
Talent Management – September 2010
Diversity for Today’s Employee – September 2010
Interaction Management – November 2010
Supervision-Making the Transition – November 2010
Holding People Accountable – December 2010
Recruitment and Retention for the Generations – December 2010
Integration of EEO & HR Functions –December 2010
Equal Employment Opportunity Institute – February 2011
Conducting Workplace Investigations – August 2011
Critical Thinking – April 2015
Managing Others in a Diverse Workplace – June 2015
Basics of Supervision – July 2015
Dealing with Difficult People – August 2015
Coaching Skills for Managers - August 2015


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