Talent Acquisition Specialist

King County
Full Time $41 - $53 Per hour WA Seattle, WA 98112, United States Apply before 7/7/2024 11:59


This opportunity is open to current King County employees. We are not accepting external applications at this time.

Come join the King County Parks and Recreation Division Human Resources team! The Parks Division is seeking a customer-focused and innovative who will be responsible for a wide range of human resource activities. This position will be primarily responsible for recruiting efforts and assisting with critical hires for the division. This opportunity gives a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to a full cycle recruitment and selection using the new DNRP Recruitment Standard, which was recently awarded the 2024 Best Run Government Award!

About the Role:
This role will be instrumental in helping Parks HR attract and hire new team members who bring their unique skills and qualities that will further Parks’ service-oriented mission and vision. The Talent Acquisition Specialist will primarily be responsible for recruitment, selection, and onboarding activities in partnership with Parks’ hiring managers and key leaders. This role requires partnership with local and regional organizations to coordinate and attend career focused events. Additional responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to records management, providing HR Generalist duties and analytical advice and support, training, new employee orientation, prospective talent sourcing, maintaining human resources related databases, and other human resources functions under the direction of the division's Human Resources Manager-II.

This position performs work remotely and onsite.

About the Team:
The Parks HR team focuses on efficiency and providing top-notch service for our division, but still recognizes and prioritizes a healthy work-life balance for the team. The HR team is also fortunate to have the support of our Parks leaders who value the work of HR and see us as active partners in all lines of business.

Commitment to Equity, Racial and Social Justice:
King County, named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a diverse and vibrant community that represents cultures from around the world. Our True North is to create a welcoming community where everyone can thrive.  We prioritize equity, racial and social justice, making it a foundational and daily expectation for all employees. As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will actively apply these principles in all aspects of your work. Learn more about our commitment at .

Apply now for a rewarding career at the  of King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks (DNRP). Join our talented workforce in protecting and restoring the natural environment and promoting more resilient, sustainable, and equitable communities.  Enjoy training, , and growth opportunities.

Job Duties

What You Will Be Doing

  • Manage full-cycle recruitment and selection processes including consulting with hiring managers, posting job opportunities, arranging outreach, screening applications, assist with preparation/development of hiring/interviewing materials, monitor applicant tracking, and overseeing pre-employment processes.
  • Participate in recruitment focused activities which includes community outreach and partnerships, talent-sourcing, recruitment planning, and fostering professional networks with a focus on diversity.
  • Complete HR generalist functions – including but not limited to records maintenance and PeopleSoft entries, general employee inquiry response, HR special projects, HR process support and collaboration with Sr. HR Analysts and Human Resource Manager II.
  • Process Special Duty, probationary and Initial Hire approvals and notifications. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualifications You Bring   

  • Increasingly responsible human resource generalist experience, with a strong emphasis on full-scale recruitment in occasional high-volume capacity.
  • Ability to organize, track and maintain multiple recruitment processes. Ability to effectively multitask and handle complex, multilayered issues with often competing priorities. 
  • Superb customer service skills and advanced ability and proficiency in written and verbal communications. 
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including sensitivity and awareness of various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), and/or Human Capital Management (HCM) software.
Competencies You Bring:     
  • Communicates Effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Action-Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • Values Differences - Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
 It Would Be Great if You Also Bring:
  • Human Resources experience in public sector environments with large, unionized workforces with high-volume recruitment needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, confidential, employee records and information.
  • Knowledge and multi-year experience within the field of human resources and labor relations.
  • Experience using NEOGOV for recruitment.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:

  • Remote and Onsite Work Details: Employees in this role work remotely from a home location, with onsite reporting requirements typically 2-3 times a month as needed for meetings and presentations. The frequency of onsite work is determined by business needs and may be adjusted accordingly. Onsite reporting locations may be at various King County worksites including the collaboration space at King Street Center (201 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104). This work arrangement promotes work-life-balance and reduces carbon footprint under the department’s vision of .
  • Remote Work Location Requirement: Employees must reside in Washington State and be within a reasonable distance to King County worksites to meet onsite reporting requirements. 
  • Work Schedule: This full-time position works a 40-hour work week. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. 
  • Union Representation: This position is represented by Local 117: International Brotherhood of Teamsters -- Professional & Technical and Administrative Employees.
Application and Selection Process:
This opportunity is open to current King County employees. We are not accepting external applications at this time.

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants who are currently King County employees. We value diversity, diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness and alignment with the experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills essential for this role to determine which candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews.

To apply, submit a:
  • Complete Application
  • Optional Cover Letter (will be reviewed if submitted)
Note:  Additional documents won't be considered during minimum qualification screening.

Who to Contact: For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Jessica Fuqua at

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Guided by our , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

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