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Senior Human Resources Specialist #2209-261300-01

Talent Acquisition Specialist - CATS

Date Opened
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10:30 AM
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $54,380 - $61,176/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Human Resource Division is seeking a Senior Human Resources Specialist, Talent Acquisition Specialist, to serve in a cross-functional position to support and take ownership of CATS recruitment functions. The primary responsibility of the talent acquisition specialist is to ensure that the city of Charlotte and CATS attracts, hires, and retains the best employees while growing a solid pipeline. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively to manage the full cycle recruitment process
  • Facilitate interview process, including scheduling interviews, coordinating and/or hosting phone screens, and participating in interviews using proper screening techniques
  • Partner with Human Resources and Hiring Leaders to understand business priorities.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to deliver on talent needs. Conduct consultative intake meetings, provide weekly status reports, assess risks/challenges, and drive solution-oriented results
  • Create interview guides and applicable pre-screen activities
  • Oversee the administration of hiring assessments and testing procedures in accordance with legal standards
  • Create a pipeline of entry-level talent through building relationships
  • Assists in administration of background screening and pre-employment activities required to properly onboard new employees
  • Perform tasks related to new hires, transfers, and/or temporary assignments
  • Maintain and organize candidate files
  • Demonstrate knowledge of employee benefits and company policies to share with candidates
  • As part of your responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through various methods established by CATS as outlined in the Agency Safety Plan.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Solid ability to conduct, recommend and guide managers on different types of interviews
  • Identify, analyze, and provide recommendations on recruiting processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of general hiring practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of human resources, training and recruiting best practices, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience working in human resources with a concentration in recruitment
  • Possess good organizational and time management skills

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with City of Charlotte Recruitment processes and PeopleSoft or recruitment software is a plus.
  • Equivalent combination of training and development and recruiting experience
  • Recruiting experience with a concentration in Human Resources.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in Human Resources, Recruiting, or Business/Public Administration. Must have strong oral, written communication, interpersonal, and team skills combined with effective communication strategies. Must have a strong understanding of principles and practices of full-cycle recruiting. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

As of October 1, 2021, The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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