Following the leadership of the Manager for Employment Services, the incumbent will develop, in collaboration with hiring managers, effective strategies for recruiting quality candidates to fulfill vacancies. The Recruitment Specialist reviews data trends and develops strategies to ensure the University remains an employer of choice in the northern California region. The position is responsible for developing tools for gathering recommendations and input from the candidates, hiring managers, and search committees for the purpose of continued recruitment process improvement. Continuously work with the hiring managers and Employment Services team to decrease time to hire and improve quality of hire results. Work with hiring managers and the Employment Services team to develop, analyze, and validate structured interview questions and exercises needed to secure quality hires. The incumbent may participate in providing guidance and leadership for Human Resources support staff and students and assist with providing advice in the administration of the personnel recruitment process for University departments or colleges. High levels of confidentiality of materials and information received by the Recruitment Specialist is required.
Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range
$3,897 – 6,647 monthly
$3,897 - 6,647 monthly
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent?
Regular or Temporary
Full Time or Part Time
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Summer hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with .5/lunch
The Office of Human Resources has as its mission to serve as a valued campus resource for ensuring that the University attracts, develops and retains a quality workforce in support of the University’s mission.
Employment Services is responsible for the coordination of personnel policies and programs in recruitment and employment matters for staff an management positions throughout the University. The unit provides support to University administrators on employment matters concerning staff; administration of temporary employment staffing services; administration of the staff performance evaluation system; and employment orientation of new staff. Learn more about the Human Resources division at Sacramento State University by visiting:
Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
1. Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university. Professional experience in recruiting/talent acquisition or equivalent may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis.
2. Equivalent of (4) years of full- time professional level Human Resources experience within a large organization in which the majority of the duties included: recruiting qualified applicants, developing recruitment practices which ensured fair and equitable applicant screening and review, and development of candidate sourcing and interview processes. Ability to maximize use of technical platforms in the delivery of human resource services.
Knowledge. Skills. Abilities
3. Ability to improve organization attractiveness to quality candidates by recommending applicant friendly policies and practices, monitoring job offers, and emphasizing employment benefits and perks.
4. Familiarity with human resource information systems, applicant tracking, and position management software.
5. Commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity practices.
6. Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles.
8. Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment, political skill and discretion toward the completion of assignments and projects.
9. Knowledge of the use and operation of a PC, printers, copy machines, multi-line telephone and fax machine. Excellent keyboarding skills.
10. Ability to interpret regulations, guide, and be a resource to staff and others in their interpretation.
11. Ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks with frequent interruptions and effective results.
12. Ability to apply judgment, discretion, and initiative.
13. Interpersonal skills required for interacting with all levels of the organization.
14. Demonstrated experience with highly sensitive interpersonal situations using discretion and judgment on confidential matters.
15. Ability to maintain a strong customer (internal and external) focus while working in a fast-paced environment with a heavy workload, on-going deadlines, and frequent interruptions.
16. Bachelor degree with a major in human resources management, business administration, industrial psychology, public administration or a closely related field.
17. 3 years of experience working with an organization of 500 or more employees.
18. Experience working within a higher education human resources office.
19. Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, education codes, university and system wide policies and guidelines.
20. Experience working in a unionized environment.
Is Background Check Required
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..
Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
Conflict of Interest
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.