Senior Talent Acquisition Partner
Corporate Recruiter

Talent Acquisition Specialist 2

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

Metropolitan Council


We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Human Resources works with all divisions of the Metropolitan Council to provide proactive solutions for the Council's workforce needs in the areas of recruitment, hiring, labor relations, benefits, training, organizational development, occupational health, and wellness.  The Talent Management department administers the recruitment and selection process in a timely, customer service focus and cost-effective manner. 

How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities Region:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist 2 is responsible for the overall recruitment and selection procedure, delivering quality candidates to hiring managers, and representing the organization to prospective employees. This position will be located at the Heywood Campus at 560 6th Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN  555411, but may also work at  390 Robert Street N., St. Paul, MN 55101.

Starting Salary Range:

$34.48 or $71,718 annualized to $36.27 annualized to $75,442

Full Salary Range:

$34.48 or $ 71,718 annualized to $48.92 annualized to $101,754

The hiring salary will be based on the final candidate's experience, skills, education,  internal salary equity and a generous benefits package.

What you would do in this job

  • Manages full cycle recruitment and selection processes within Council policies, procedures and department practices; executes recruitment strategies and identifies recruiting sources that generate a quality applicant pool; provides guidance to managers regarding recruiting, interviewing, selection and hiring processes within Council policy, bargaining agreements and applicant tracking system.
  • Provide work direction and guidance to the Talent Acquisition Specialist I
  • Focuses on process interpretation and will occasionally recommend changes in procedures
  • Responsible for the design/development of candidate testing/selection
  • Strong communication and influencing skills for developing a robust candidate pipeline and advises managers on best practices and techniques
  • Partners with hiring managers on all communications and candidates to assure timely and accurate information regarding their status, the position and/or the process.
  • Keeps informed of recruitment and selection trends, and innovative recruitment techniques in order to be competitive in the labor market; prepares special recruitment materials as needed to attract applicants; develops and maintains relationships with educational institutions, professional organizations, community groups and special interest groups in order to promote employment with the Council and refer qualified candidates; attends job fairs; and participates in the development of ongoing creative sourcing and selection strategies.
  • Strong understanding of organizational needs for workforce development
  • Promotes diversity by partnering and advertising vacancies with diverse organizations; monitoring the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) need for each recruitment; suggesting adjustments to the recruitment process to encourage inclusion; and preparing an applicant diversity report prior to candidate offer for review by the Office of Equal Opportunity
  • Completes salary analysis for new hires, promotions, transfers, etc. and prepares recommendation for review and approval by HR management, hiring department and hiring manager; extends employment offer to candidate; coordinates pre-employment background checks, drug screens and physicals
  • Develops and administers valid selection tools, such as training and experience ratings and behavior-based interview questions, reflecting an understanding of the position; measures the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position
  • Participate in job evaluation processes
  • Assist HR Business Partner with job classification studies
  • Other related duties as assigned

What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field AND four (4) years or more experience in full cycle recruitment and selection.
An Associate's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field AND six (6) years or more experience in full cycle recruitment and selection.
A high school diploma or GED AND eight (8) years or more in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field working with full cycle recruitment and selection.


  • Experience with full cycle recruitment and selection
  • Experience working within the public sector, government agency, public education or non-profits
  • Experience with NeoGov or an electronic applicant tracking system
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Human Resources Information System
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Outreach to cross-cultural communities
  • PHR or SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, IPMA- HR certification
  • Bilingual
What you can expect from us:
  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
  • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.

To apply click Talent Acquisition Specialist 2


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