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
- 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
- Create interview guides and applicable
- 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
- 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
ability to conduct, recommend and guide managers on different types of
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
- Experience with City of Charlotte Recruitment processes and PeopleSoft or
recruitment software is a plus.
- Equivalent combination of training and development and recruiting
- Recruiting experience with a concentration in Human Resources.
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,
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
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