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Human Resources Specialist II- Recruiter/ Workforce Now Admin

Housing Opportunities Commission of Maryland | Kensington, MD

Posted Date 7/10/2024

Human Resources Specialist II- Recruiter/ Workforce Now Admin

Full Time

Human Resources Specialist II- Recruiter/ Workforce Now Admin

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) was established in 1974 to better respond to the County’s need for affordable housing. HOC is authorized to acquire, own, lease, and operate housing; to provide for the construction or renovation of housing; obtain financial assistance from any public or private source to assist its housing activities; and arrange for social services, resident services and daycare. 


This is a professional position that implements and executes work efforts in the administration of various personnel systems including employee benefits, recruitment, classification, evaluation, orientation, training and leave management services.  


An employee in this class requires knowledge of a variety of personnel systems such as recruitment, training, classification, and employees benefits. The employee is given overall program objectives/priorities and is expected to carry out the daily activities of the position with little supervision. Guidance is provided through the Personnel Policy Manual, Collective Bargaining Agreement, established personnel practices, and previous experience, but unusual or non-standard problems are referred to the supervisor.  An employee in this class performs a variety of duties and researches problems to provide alternative courses of action.  These duties generally are conventional/standard but have a large impact on the proper functioning of the Human Resources Office and services provided to other divisions and employees.  


Contacts include HOC Directors, supervisors, career and term employees, and temporaries for the purpose of exchanging information, providing assistance, coordinating work efforts, solving problems, and educating staff on personnel policies, processes, and procedures.  Other contacts include the Office of Human Resources at Montgomery County & participating agencies, other outside organizations, and the public for the purpose of administering contracts, coordinating service, and providing assistance.  Incumbents in this class may occasionally speak in front of groups, and counsel employees, or job applicants, but direct service to the public is limited.  Work is primarily sedentary, and is performed mostly in a private office setting.  There are no significant hazards to the employee.


  • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.

  • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.

  • Collaborates with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria for recruitment purposes.

  • Collects and analyzes data to maintain a current understanding of fair and competitive market salaries, candidate availability, and demand for candidates in particular fields.

  • Support Supervisors and Division Directors in the maintenance of job descriptions for all agency positions.

  • Analyze applicants' educational background and skills to match H.O.C. employment vacancies.

  • Oversight of job posting and advertisement processes.

  • Screens applications and selects qualified candidates.

  • Assist in the coordination of job interviews; oversee preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.

  • Assists with the interview process, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders.

  • Collaborates with the hiring manager and/or other human resource staff during the offer process, identifying and recommending salary ranges, incentives, start dates, and other pertinent details.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and company policies.

  • Counsels candidates on the interview and hiring process.

  • Organizes and attends job fairs, campus events, and other networking opportunities.

  • Inform, advise, and counsel supervisors and staff on agency Personnel policies, employee benefits, and services provided by the Human Resources Office.

  • Maintains and ensures compliance with applicable equal employment opportunity (EEO) and related employment laws and regulations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.





  • At least 3 years experience of Human Resources or related experience.  Experience managing all phases of the recruitment and hiring process is highly preferred.

  • At least 2 years of experience working in Workforce Now in a Talent Acquisition/ Reporting Capacity. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Psychology, or related field.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local Laws and regulations applicable to the field of assignment.

  • Computer skills (MS Word, Access, Excel).

  • Ability to handle information of a confidential nature.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, managers, employees and external contacts.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Strong Knowledge of Workforce Now- (Strongly preferred) 


*Grade 21: Min: $58,214 - Max: $95,502 | Salary determined by departmental budget- Offer commensurate with experience

Low-income residents in Montgomery County with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

HOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. HOC promotes a drug-free workplace


HOC conducts criminal background checks, employment reference checks, and where applicable, reviews driving records to determine employment suitability. Selected applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Employment is contingent upon drug and alcohol test results.

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