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Talent Acquisition Assistant (Admin. Div.) Co-op #2301-005020-02

Career Training Academy Co-op - 7 months

Date Opened
Friday, January 13, 2023 2:00 PM
Close Date
Friday, January 27, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $20.00 -$21.00/hour - Commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Internship


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion.  We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.  We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water Department is accepting applications for the Talent Acquisition Recruitment Assistant Co-op position for the Career Training Academy Co-op Program. This individual will work under the supervision of the Charlotte Water Administrative Division. The candidate can be a student currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program in Talent Acquisition or related curriculum or have combined work experience related to the position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Talent Acquisition Recruitment Assistant will assist with identifying, sourcing, and attracting qualified candidates through a full-cycle recruitment process, to fill a wide range of positions to support Charlotte Water’s mission of providing drinking water and wastewater processing for the greater Charlotte area. 

This position will expose the participant to daily work operations relating to recruitment at Charlotte Water, including but not limited to:
Partner with hiring managers determining staffing needs & ensuring compliance with all federal / state laws & regulations
Prepare recruitment materials & post jobs to appropriate internal / external job board / colleges / etc.
Manage applicant activity in applicant tracking system by screening internal & external applications / submitting qualified candidates in line with position profile to hiring manager
Actively approaching / engaging / assessing passive candidates via innovative sourcing & recruiting best practice techniques:
o social media
o internal databases
o job boards
o internet searches
o deep web
o hiring manager 
o team networks
Develop & maintain professional relationships with college / university / community college placement offices as source generating qualified applicants
Gather & distribute key sourcing / hiring / market data helping educate leadership & hiring managers / drive recruiting strategy & enabling faster / smarter hiring decisions
Develop & actively run talent pipelines / viable talent pools external & internal for commonly recruited positions supporting / promoting diversity initiatives 
Assist with training for managers with goal of improving recruiting / hiring efficiencies / reducing turnover
Deliver consistent / high quality candidate / customer experience through collaboration & integrity in all contact with candidates / hiring managers / HR colleagues
Schedule & attend job / career fairs with appropriate subject matter experts generating qualified applicants
Participate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts as it relates to Recruitment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates intuitive / analytical / problem-solving skills
Ability to communicate & negotiate effectively orally / in writing
Ability to develop & maintain effective working relationships with internal / external partners
Ability to multi-task / organize / document / communicate / interpret information
Awareness of Federal & State Labor laws / best practices
Team-oriented while working independently
Ability to set goals & manage priorities
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
Ability to think critically & utilize resources for assistance

Minimum Qualifications

Recent graduate or current enrollment in an accredited college or university leading towards a Bachelor's degree with major course work in a related field of study specific to the departmental and/or work assignment.
Base knowledge and/or experience with Recruitment best practices.  
Must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours.
Valid North Carolina Driver's License

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.

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.

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.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


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

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

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