HR & Recruiting Assistant
HR Talent Acquisition Specialist

Agency Recruiter, Human Resources Specialist 3

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job

State of Minnesota

At the DNR, we are committed to the conservation and management of the state's natural resources for outdoor recreation, economic development, and a sustainable quality of life. Apply with us and find your path.

Job Details

Working Title: Agency Recruiter
Job Class: Human Resources Specialist 3
Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 05/25/2023
  • Closing Date: 06/14/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources
  • Division/Unit: Operations Services / Human Resources Office
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $27.93 - $41.24 / hourly; $58,317 - $86,109 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 217 - Confidential/Unrepresented
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
  • 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

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently seeking a full-time Agency Recruiter. This position will lead the agency’s recruitment and retention efforts, ensuring that applicant pools represent the communities the Department of Natural Resources serves across the State of Minnesota.  The incumbent in this position will analyze available hiring and workforce data to identify trends and opportunities to increase diversity hiring within the agency.  The recruiter will work with other division employees and provide leadership with recruitment communication and event attendance.  This position will also be responsible for tracking, analyzing, and reporting on recruitment related data so that resources related to recruitment are best utilized.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinate with Employment Services staff, supervisors, and managers on recruitment needs for current and upcoming vacancies.  Develop and implement strategies that strengthen DNR’s ability in attracting, assessing, selecting, onboarding, and retaining qualified and talented staff.

  2. Establish and develop partnerships with groups and individuals who can act as strategic partners to qualified, skilled, and diverse talent. 

  3. Analyze workforce demographics and HR data for trends, measurement, and planning efforts.

  4. Determine, oversee, and actively participate in meetings, projects, and other activities within and outside of the Human Resources Office.  When assigned, serve as a lead on special projects.

This position has a flexible work arrangement and may be eligible to telework on a full or part-time basis which is subject to change. If approved, the employee would be required to complete a telework agreement.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of professional Human Resources experience creating and implementing strategic recruitment plans.
    • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in Human Resources or a related degree program, such as Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations, may substitute for one (1) year of experience described above.
  • Experience using multiple recruiting strategies and sources including building a diverse community network for passive and active candidate recruitment.
  • Experience finding qualified candidates for a variety of positions.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills sufficient to analyze and evaluate information, research evaluate alternatives, independently make sound decisions, and provide guidance on recruitment and retention.
  • Skills in using applicant tracking and HR systems to support recruiting operations.
  • Communication skills sufficient to engage a variety of stakeholders including collaborating with internal and external groups in an effort to increase diversity and inclusion.  Ability to work cooperatively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities.
  • Ability to apply state laws, rules, policies, procedures, and contract/plans and relate them to the recruitment/selection process, inclusion and diversity, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity.
  • Ability to work with applicant tracking systems and with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multicultural communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in Human Resources or a related degree program, such as Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations

  • Experience developing and fostering relationships with colleges, universities, professional associations, and diverse organizations.

  • Knowledge of the State’s classification and compensation system, policies, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of the State hiring processes and employment tools.

  • Experience recruiting on various social media platforms.

Physical Requirements

Occasionally transporting articles such as file boxes; heavier materials with help from others; and/or light objects frequently. Even though the weights being transported may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require moving or maintaining a stationary position most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Additional Requirements

It is policy of the Department of Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. All job offers are contingent upon passing the following components:

  1. Employment Reference Check

  2. SEMA4 Records Check

  3. Criminal History Check

  4. Conflict of Interest Review

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected]. For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Dontelle Hosley at [email protected] or 651-259-5310.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Chelsie Fisher at [email protected].

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
  • 11 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.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] and indicate what assistance is needed.

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