Job Posting Announcement

Posting Date: 2/11/2022

Classification: Grant Services Specialist II

Functional Job Title: Recruiter

Status & FLSA: Temporary w/Benefits- Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: City Union of Baltimore (CUB)

Salary Range: $51,500

Location: Remote

About City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development:

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) coordinates and directs workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employees and job seekers in order to enhance and promote the local economy. At MOED, we view our mission broadly to deliver economic justice to our city! To us, economic justice means creating an equitable workforce system for all residents – especially those who have been generationally and systemically disadvantaged – one that is responsive to their needs and ensures viable economic opportunities. Our vision is for all City residents to maximize their career potential and all employers have the human resources to grow and prosper – a workforce system that works.

This grant-supported position is funded by Baltimore City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation, with funding available through June 30, 2024. ARPA workforce programs will provide residents an opportunity for meaningful work, financial stability, and a hopeful future as the City recovers from the public health and economic crises of the pandemic. MOED’s programs will serve residents citywide and prioritize disadvantaged workers who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19. Programs include apprenticeships, sector-based occupational training (Train Up), transitional employment (Hire Up), support services (including legal and behavioral health services, financial empowerment counseling, and adult education), summer youth employment and school-time job readiness training (YouthWorks), wage subsidies for small, minority-owned businesses, transportation assistance, and the expansion of MOED’s community job hubs network.

Position Overview:

The recruiter performs administrative, operational and transactional functions relative to recruitment, talent acquisition and assessment testing to ensure that optimum staffing levels are achieved and maintained in the most time-efficient and cost-effective manner. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine full life-cycle recruitment, talent acquisition and assessment testing functions to ensure that optimum staffing levels are achieved and maintained in the most time-efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Executes talent acquisition strategy for non-civil service positions within the City and recommends alternative recruitment strategies for technical, specialized and hard to fill positions.
  • Partners with Agency Representatives to develop effective, creative and viable recruitment strategies to attract a high-volume of qualified candidates for all position classifications, as well as technical, specialized and difficult to fill positions in a timely manner to meet business needs.
  • Sources qualified applicants and initiates applicant outreach through social media, networking, cold calling, data base searches, colleges/universities and trade schools, organizations/associations, etc; assists in developing and maintaining candidate pipelines of talent to meet future staffing needs.
  • Drafts and posts compelling job announcements to attract qualified applicants, and prepares supplemental questions to assist in evaluating applicant’s eligibility.
  • Identifies appropriate advertisement venues and posts position announcements on various external job boards.
  • Develops and sustains professional business relationships with external recruitment sources to include colleges/universities and trade schools, industry peers, organizations/ associations, employment agencies, executive recruitment firms, etc. Keeps abreast of trends in the industry and recommends best practices related to recruitment activities/services and processes.
  • Utilizes an automated applicant tracking system and other mechanisms in compliance with staffing requirements to evaluate and screen employment applications and/or resumes to ensure that candidates meet minimum qualifications; may prepare determinative competency-based interviews and conduct screening to determine applicants’ eligibility.
  • Evaluates and determines validity of applicant appeals through additional information submission reviews and reassessments to ascertain errors and/or omissions.
  • Ensures that all recruitment activities are in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory guidelines and requirements.
  • Partners with recruitment management team to automate and customize various recruitment reports to capture relevant, at-a-glance status and activity information.
  • Responds to inquiries and provides clarification and interpretation of recruitment policies, procedures and rules to Human Resources and agency representatives, employees and the general public.
  • Provides recruitment related guidance to employees who have been separated from the City’s employ and/or who are interested in pursuing other opportunities within the City.
  • Conducts referencing and/or assists with referencing; identifies and refers qualified candidates to hiring agencies.
  • Inputs minimum qualifications to automatically evaluate applications against criteria (scoring plans/exam plans). Manually reviews qualified applications to confirm that scoring plans are accurate.
  • Reviews statistical test scores reports, establishes passing point cut-offs and adverse impact calculations.
  • Processes criminal background check requests and prepares results with situation appropriate recommendations to agencies.
  • Inputs I-9 documents from agencies into I-9 database.
  • Completes administrative/transactional duties to include: reception desk coverage, schedules candidates for testing, composes, mails and emails applicant correspondence, schedules meetings/interviews for the recruiting team, etc.
  • Compiles and prepares a variety of talent acquisition metrics and reports.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources administration and full life-cycle recruitment and assessment.
  • Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as they apply to recruitment, assessment and selection.
  • Knowledge of affirmative action requirements and reporting.
  • Skill in attracting and sourcing candidates using multiple channels.
  • Skill in utilizing computer systems and software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to utilize internet sourcing, social media and applicant tracking systems in the recruitment process.
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to multi-task and to adjust to competing and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to effectively recruit and utilize web technology to identify and track candidates.
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain human resources policy and procedures to others in both verbal and written form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the general public.
  • Ability to resolve difficult, confidential and sensitive problems with tact and diplomacy.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years performing elements of full life cycle recruitment and strategic talent acquisition work which must include practical application experience in all of the following areas:
    • Developing and implementing creative recruitment strategies aligned with business objectives, using viable resources such as social media, colleges, trade schools, cold calling and traditional job postings.
    • Screening candidates to ensure minimal eligibility requirements are met.
    • Conducting telephone, in-person and web-based interviews to ascertain and assess candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities.
    • Evaluating, identifying and selecting candidates and making recommendations to hiring managers and negotiating competitive employment offers.
  • Equivalencies - Graduate course work in Human Resources Management, Psychology, Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the experience requirement on a year for year basis. Additional professional experience in employment testing, recruitment and talent acquisition or human resources administration may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider