HR Manager - Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter

State of Minnesota


  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/19/2023
  • Closing Date: 02/01/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Confidential
  • Division/Unit: DHS-Payroll / Hum Res DCT MSOP Staff/Hum Res DCT Forensics Staff

  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes - Occasional for business meetings and recruitment events
  • Human Resources Specialist 2 Salary Range: $25.25 - $37.02 / hourly; $52,722 - $77,297 / annually
  • Human Resources Specialist 3 Salary Range: $27.93 - $41.24 / hourly; $58,317 - $86,109 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 217 - Confidential/Unrep
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will be responsible for providing best-in-class full-cycle recruiting and staffing services to the Department of Human Services (DHS) Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) Administration. 
In this position you will execute day-to-day recruitment activities including partnering with hiring managers and supervisors to understand their particular business needs by creating strategic recruitment plans, driving talent pipeline development, and providing consistent updates on recruitment progress and providing consultation services on labor relations.

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist, your duties will include:
•    Managing the full cycle recruitment process
•    Implementing strategies that strengthen DHS’ ability in attracting, assessing, selecting, sourcing, onboarding, and retaining best-in-class talent
•    Performing related personnel support activities so the office of Human Resources functions in an efficient and effective manner
•    Consulting with hiring managers and supervisors on performance management, investigations and etc.


Minimum Qualifications

Human Resources Specialist 2 Minimum Qualifications
1 year of professional recruitment and management consultation experience
3 years of advanced technical or paraprofessional recruitment experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and 2 years of advanced technical or paraprofessional human resources experience. 

Human Resources Specialist 3 Minimum Qualifications
2 years professional level work as a Human Resources Specialist.  Experience must demonstrate:
•    Developing job descriptions
•    Sourcing candidates
•    Posting jobs on various websites
•    Reviewing resumes and selecting top talent
•    Ability to provide consultation and guidance to management staff with respect to recruitment initiatives
•    Public presentation skills sufficient to speak in front of groups or in a virtual setting
•    Knowledge of hiring processes and the ability to understand the application of technology to the recruitment and selection processes.

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field may substitute for 1 year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in:

Management consultation
Strategic planning
Job analysis/classification
Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures. 

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

About Human Services Dept

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

To apply click Talent Acquisition Specialist


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