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Recruitment Coordinator (#12328, Grade 22)

The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Riverdale, Maryland 20737
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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time award winning, nationally recognized agency and recipient of the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management, serving the Maryland region adjacent to the Nation's Capital. We are currently seeking a Recruitment Coordinator to work within the Human Resources Office of the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation.
Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, the Recruitment Coordinator will be responsible for working closely with job candidates, external recruiters, headhunters, and other human resources professionals in support of the Department's hiring needs. This position will manage the flow of candidates thorough the recruitment process, from scheduling interviews to bringing new employees on board. This position will provide strategic and tactical guidance, advice, and support to management on the full range of recruitment services, including but not limited to leading and/or co-leading the planning, implementation, and sustainment of recruitment initiatives and programs that align with operational needs of the Department.

  • Recruiting, pre-employment screening, interviewing, and employee onboarding.
  • Design and implement the Department's overall recruitment strategy.
  • Consult with managers to identify staff requirements and specific job objectives.
  • Develop recruitment strategies and plans to achieve the required staffing levels.
  • Source candidates using databases and social media platforms.
  • Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with vocational school, college, and university placement offices as a source to generate qualified applicants.
  • Direct the efforts of employment agencies and search firms, including negotiating and controlling employment-related fees.
  • Represent the Department at job/career fairs with appropriate staff to generate qualified applicants.
  • Screen and refer qualified applicants to hiring manager for interviewing. Conduct initial screening to obtain work history, education, training, job skills and salary requirements.
  • Receive the Recommendation for Hire packets for all Career positions for DPR. Review the packets and ensure that the salary offers are equitable internally before routing them to the Deputy and Director for approval.  Perform the same duties when counter offers are received.
  • Identify and utilize recruiting tools, competency and assessment tests to gauge candidates' skill level.
  • Conduct pre-screening activities, reference, and background checks.
  • Develop and conduct recruitment training sessions for managers with a goal of improving recruiting and hiring efficiencies and reducing turnover.
  • Function as the Department's liaison with M-NCPPC Central Recruitment Office to ensure that recruitment efforts are compliant with policies and procedures.
  • Gather and analyze hiring data, trends, metrics, and statistics to compile and present recruitment activity to the Department Leadership Team on a recurring basis.
  • In conjunction with management, participate in development of annual staffing budget.
  • Educate leadership on market trends, cycle times, and other key performance metrics, and leverage knowledge of Department operations to effectively design and execute recruiting strategies for hard to fill, niche, or unique positions.
  • Partner with the Department Human Resources Business Partners on addressing recruitment efforts and providing recruitment activity updates within each Division.
  • Provide oversight to the Department staff that are designated to provide administrative and tactical support regarding recruitment efforts.
  • Network through industry contacts, association memberships, trade groups, and social media to stay abreast on current recruitment trends and best practices.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and continuously research methods to improve processes to efficiently meet customer needs by implementing new recruitment methods and techniques.
  • Participate on interview panels to provide a level of expertise and neutrality to the process.
  • Manage the Department's Internship Program.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related subjects
  • Three years of experience as a Recruiter or Recruitment Coordinator
  • Ability to conduct different types of interviews (structured, competency based, and behavioral)
  • Proven experience with HR databases or applicant tracking systems
  • Solid knowledge of Human Resources policies, Federal and State Employment laws
  • HR or Recruitment professional certifications (ASA, SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Microsoft Office expertise (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, demanding environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and prioritize assignments
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work with minimal direction
  • Ability to work cohesively with the geographically diverse team


1. Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, or related subject; and

2. Four years of progressively responsible administrative experience related to the needs of the division or department to which the position is assigned; or

3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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