Talent Acquisition Analyst

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on May 25, 2023
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$40.32 - $51.11 Hourly


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

Job Number



DHR - Dept. of Human Resources


Human Resources Svc Delvry

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/7/2023 4:00 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

F3A : L117-P&T


This position is open to internal Career Service King County employees that have passed their initial probationary period, appointed King County employees, current King County Term-Limited Temporary employees and eligible Priority Placement participants only.
The Department of Human Resources (DHR) seeks a skilled Talent Acquisition Analyst.

Reporting to the Talent Acquisition Manager, the Talent Acquisition Analyst will provide professional level recruiting services, consultation, guidance, analysis, and reporting on the processes and activities that support King County's equitable recruitment objectives.

The successful candidates will have a strong foundation of knowledge in human resources. Stepping into a fun and fast paced team, they will bring hands-on experience supporting recruitment and selection activities in a public sector environment, and proficiency as a NEOGOV Insight user.

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. This role will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work. As the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will:
  • Independently prioritize, plan, coordinate, and implement duties as necessary to support and fulfill hiring needs to accomplish the assigned responsibilities.
  • Research, gather, accumulate, organize, and communicate information professionally to customers and interested parties, both orally and in writing, using various technologies.
  • Provide professional support in the efficient use and maintenance of information in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) NEOGOV.
  • Utilize substantive knowledge of recruitment and employment, provide professional level consultation demonstrating skill, ability and knowledge in employment rules, practices, policies, and laws and apply these independently in the course of daily duties.
  • Make decisions on complex scenarios and routinely utilize discretion and independent judgment. Issues may involve competing interests, multiple clients, conflicting rules or practices, a range of possible solutions, or other elements.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Knowledge of
  • Human resources principles, practices, legal environment, trends, and functions specifically focused on recruitment and selection laws and regulations.
  • Human resources reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
  • Fair employment practices, laws, and regulations; nondiscrimination; Americans with Disabilities Act; civil rights laws; and legislation.
  • Principles, methods, and practical applications of employee recruitment, selection, and placement.
Skill in
  • NEOGOV's Insight module as used in the recruitment and selection process.
  • Verbal and written communication.
  • Research, analysis, and independent thinking.
  • Production of data and program content reports, and employee information materials.
  • Presentation delivery before groups and committees.
  • Recommendation development on a range of recruitment issues.
  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Three to five of years in progressively responsible roles where performing recruitment activities was a primary function of the assigned duties; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties.
Work Schedule

This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards act and therefore overtime eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek, normally 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117/Professional & Technical and is classified as a Human Resource Analyst; class code: 2311200.

Who May Apply
This recruitment is open to King County employees and will be used to fill one Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) position or Special Duty Assignment (SDA). The assignment is anticipated to extend through December 31, 2024.

Supplemental Information

Who May Apply
This recruitment will be used to fill one Term-Limited Temporary/Special Duty Assignment . DHR also intends to generate an eligibility pool for future Term-Limited Temporary/Special Duty Assignments that may occur during the next six months.

Selection Process
If you are ready to bring your passion for human resources to public service, apply online with King County Careers , and include:
  • An online employment application, with employment history going back at least seven years, or more to include all relevant experience, and responses to supplemental questions.
  • A cover letter no longer than two pages outlining how your skills and experience make you a fit for this position.
Applicants will be screened for competitiveness, completeness, and written communication skills. Initial screening will be based on a review of application materials. The employment history detailed in your application materials MUST validate/support your responses to the supplemental questions. If your responses cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the review/selection process. The most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in a series of one or more interviews.

For more information on this recruitment, please contact:

Jasna Rustempasic, Human Resource Analyst, jrustempasic@kingcounty.gov.

Teleworking Requirement:
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly through telework, onsite work, and meetings. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will join an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, or if you have questions, contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.