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HR Recruitment Specialist

Please submit your application and required materials a soon as possible but no later than September 20, 2021. This position will remain open until filled but the screening process will move quickly. 

Salary Range: $27.51 - $37.14 Hourly

About the job: The HR Recruitment Specialist manages the full recruitment process and training programs for the district. Provides multiple human resources services and support to the district and Human Resources Manager. This role requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work with all levels of an organization. 

A day in the life: 
  • Manages the district’s recruitment program: recommends recruiting strategy; writes job announcements and advertising; conducts outreach; responds to applicants; screens applicants; ensures veterans and other special requirements are met; refers applicants; responsible for final closure of the recruitment and official record filing.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the Recruiting program and modifies as necessary to increase success and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. Monitors and updates recruiting programs and policies to ensure they meet current business needs and regulations.
  • Provides advice and counsel to managers, supervisors and staff in recruitment and employment laws.
  • Conducts New Employee Orientation; updates Employee Handbook; coordinates the updating of New Employee Orientation program. 
  • Prepares and delivers internal human resource training programs related to recruitment, leaves, and employment laws; Maintains training records.
  • Develops reports and composes documentation for Human Resource Manager and upon request from department directors.
  • Researches and composes correspondence, reviews and analyzes documents and prepares background materials to appropriately respond to inquiries.
  • Backs-up and supports Human Resource Manager.
  • Backs-up and supports the Human Resource Assistant; by entering personnel data, setting up and deleting electronic time record system, conducting background checks for contingent job offers and re-hires; and meeting with employees on post-hire paperwork.

What you'll need for success: 

Strong Knowledge of:
  • Government administrative processes, procedures and functions;
  • Federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Human Resources, specifically employment laws, and keeping current with new best practices;
  • Recruitment strategies and sourcing candidates;
  • Maintaining filing systems, and computer data systems;
  • Basic math, spelling, business writing, and grammar; 
  • District policies and procedures; and
  • Applicant tracking systems.

Skill and Ability to:
  • Conduct HR related research, including employment laws and best practices;
  • Write reports and supporting documents;
  • Build rapport quickly with internal customers;
  • Partner with community outreach;
  • Manage programs and projects;
  • Work independently while also able to work cooperatively with others;
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and time-management skills;
  • Organizes and prioritizes own work in a setting with frequent and rapid priority and assignment changes and additions coming from multiple sources in a fast-paced environment;
  • Utilizes active listening skills with colleagues and clients to mitigate conflict and improve operational efficiency;
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively and gain compliance in both verbal and written form;
  • Exercise good judgment, demonstrate initiative, and make good decisions;
  • Excellent interpersonal and creative problem solving;
  • Computer competency in word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications;
  • Apply district rules and policies, employment laws, and human resource practices and principles to difficult and often complex situations;
  • Ability to have difficult conversations with employees and keep rapport;
  • Treats confidential information gained through employment with the district with sensitivity and tact; and
  • Create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and the general public.

What we're looking for:
  1. Associate's degree in Human Resources, business or other related field; AND Three (3) years of Human Resources experience; recruitment, diversity, equity, and inclusion recruitment, and/or talent acquisition experience preferred OR
  2. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

License and Certification:
  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
  2. Possession of PHR or SHRM-CP preferred.
Additional Information
Working Conditions:
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing for extended periods of time, move about the office occasionally.
  • Ability to travel periodically to district sites and may visit sites that traverse uneven terrain.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to periodically work evenings.
  • Ability to have clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Ability to maintain sustained concentration on computer screens; use keyboards and variety of peripherals.
  • Ability to work and maintain focus in a work environment with moderate noise (i.e., working around others making periodic phone calls or having conversation).
  • Requires crouching, bending, kneeling or reaching to perform filing activities.
Supervision Received: Receives general direction and supervision from the Human Resource Manager. Follows standard processes and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decisions in advance.

Supervision Exercised: Supervision is not normally a responsibility of this classification; however, may provide training and direction to staff.

Selection Process: Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by Bend Park & Recreation District policies, including a background check and a driving history review when driving is required for position.