Employment Specialist, Senior (Recruiter

Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County West Palm Beach, FL



Under direction, performs supervisory work in assisting department management in planning, organizing, and administering the recruitment, selection, and hiring functions for the Clerk & Comptroller. An employee in this classification is responsible for supervising, coordinating, and evaluating the efficiency of programs/activities involving recruitment, hiring, and related employment functions; leading and providing training, direction and guidance in practical processes and procedures of the work. Position exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment. Work requires acute attention to detail, and the ability to process and monitor multiple priorities and assignments within established time frames. Performs related work as directed.



The list of essential functions as outlined herein is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Administers the employment functions of recruitment, selection, and hiring; oversees, monitors, and reviews job postings, applicant screening process, test administration, interviewing, drug testing, orientation activities, and other employment activities.

Prioritizes, coordinates, assigns, and monitors staff duties; provides formal and practical training and guidance to staff in unit processes and procedures; assists with complex problem solving and guides staff through technical expertise.

Participates in all aspects of work to support and ensure effective and efficient results; develops job postings, interview questions, and selection criteria; interviews candidates; administers tests; schedules and coordinates all phases of selection process.

Confers with department managers or supervisors; provides information and guidance regarding job postings, selection process and related employment activities.

Researches, develops and implements effective recruitment strategies that streamline the recruitment process, improving quality of applicants and reducing recruitment time.

Evaluates and analyzes the agency's selection and hiring practices; monitors, tracks, and analyzes employment activities, processes, systems and procedures for effectiveness; generates statistical and metric reports; makes recommendations for improvement.

Researches and responds to inquiries from applicants, employees, and management.

Ensures accurate maintenance of complete documentation and paperwork for applicants and new hires; researches and resolves discrepancies in applicant records and other required documentation.

Ensures the security of confidential employment related materials.

Ensures efficient and legally defensible recruitment and hiring practices including advertising, testing, and interview processes.

Ensures agency compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to ensure adherence.

Ensures adherence to established budgetary and procurement parameters.

Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in state-of-the-art human resource management for application to programs and function; maintains comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.


Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Administration Business Administration Public Bachelor's degree with course work emphasis in Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration, or related; supplemented by five (5) years' recent, relevant, progressively responsible and knowledgeable personnel administration experience, with specific emphasis in development of effective recruitment, selection, and hiring principles and strategies plus leadership experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

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