Transit Systems 2023-01-24 2023-02-12

Human Resources Analyst - Recruitment

Pierce Transit
Lakewood, Washington

Job ID: 147447
Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $77,703.91 - $98,320.24 Annually

Closing Date: Feb. 12, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Do you have a passion for recruiting and the excitement of offering that perfect candidate a job? We are currently recruiting for a knowledgeable Human Resources professional to join the Recruitment Team as a Human Resources Analyst. Join us and make a difference in the community!

We are looking for someone that is excited about recruitment and understands the importance of making every applicant feel respected and valued through the entire recruitment process. The ideal candidate will have outstanding written and verbal communication skills as well as the understanding of recruitment and retention in today's world of technology. This position requires interaction with the public as well as current Pierce Transit staff and the individual we select will need to be customer focused, with the ability to juggle a lot of activities while staying on task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

The Human Resources Analyst provides professional human resources functions in support of the recruitment team, hiring managers and candidates, and performs technical duties as a key member of the recruitment team. Additionally, this position is independently responsible for important components of the coordination and facilitation of recruitment events and activities, the distribution of information both internally and externally, and collecting data and inputting information in various files and databases.

This opportunity is for the candidate who possesses a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of people right here in Pierce County by facilitating recruitment and retention of well qualified, diverse and valuable employees at Pierce Transit.

At Pierce Transit, our employees’ health is important to us too! That’s why we offer two on-site gyms and an incredible Wellness Program in addition to excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.

If your career goals change while you’re employed, we are here to help. Pierce Transit offers $5,000 per year (up to a total of $18,000) in Tuition Assistance after your one-year anniversary. Certifications, and career skills must be connected to a position at Pierce Transit.

Pierce Transit offers two Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) plans to choose from, PERS2 and PERS3, as well as a matching program for 457 deferred compensation.

Full-time Pierce Transit employees receive 11 paid holidays, 2 personal paid holidays, 6 days of major sick leave, and 22 days of paid time off (PTO) per year. Part-time employees receive pro-rated leave, to include major sick leave, PTO, and holiday pay. PTO accrual rates increase per policy and/or collective bargaining agreement.

Employees are not covered under the Social Security System except for a 1.45% payment for Medicare.

Essential Functions
The following functions are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Independently conduct professional-level, full-cycle recruitment functions, as assigned, including but not limited to conducting recruitment strategy meetings, preparing job announcements, researching and identifying candidate sourcing opportunities, administering assessments, scheduling interviews and/or testing processes, preparing interview and testing materials, facilitating and analyzing background/reference checks to include reviewing records, completing FCRA adverse action notices and regretting applicants by email and phone.
  • Keep accurate records and files up to date. Maintain confidentiality and professionalism. Provide excellent, responsive customer service to applicants, employees and the public.
  • Participate in job fairs, agency outreach and community events. Represent Pierce Transit with the highest level of integrity, promote the agencies interest and attracting new talent to the recruitment process. Forward the agency’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Produce informational reports, reports, metrics and dashboards.
  • Track applicant demographic data for EEO/DEI reporting
  • Greet new hires, conduct new employee orientation, give tours, provide information and guide employees through new employee paperwork.
  • Train other HR staff on recruitment functions and best practices. Assist with and/or cover other functions in the department.
  • Attend meetings and participate on teams as assigned.
  • Conducts special projects or research as needed to study or resolve human resources issues.
  • Assist with implementation of new laws and/or regulations, development of human resources policies and programmatic changes.



  • Associate degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field and
  • Four (4) years of directly related experience conducting recruitment
  • Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
  • Research and Analytical Skills/Abilities: Ability to research, evaluate and draw conclusions from data; support recommendations with facts and analysis; interpret and apply rules, laws, policies and procedures.
  • Communication Skills/Abilities: Ability to convey ideas and facts orally and in writing using language the audience will best understand.
  • Relationship-Building Skills/Abilities: Ability to develop positive, productive, respectful working relationships with clients and co-workers.

  • Public sector recruiting
  • Best practices for diversity recruiting
  • Experience with NEOGOV
  • Experience with sourcing candidates, making presentations and speaking with the public
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Presentation, facilitation and consensus building skills
  • Analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills

  • Understanding of general human resources functions, specifically focused on recruiting and selection laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of and experience with computer applications utilized in the recruitment and selection process including a solid understanding of the use of applicant tracking systems.
  • Understanding of human resource reporting and record-keeping requirements.

Demonstration of core competencies; consistently demonstrating the following behaviors:
  • Decision-making skills
  • Utilization of office computer and software programs including but not limited to MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Applicant Tracking Software such as NEOGOV and Human Resources/Payroll Information Systems
  • Skill in communicating interests and acting as a representative
  • Skill in interpreting contracts, regulations and laws
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to build consensus among diverse individuals with varying opinions
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to identify and resolve employee issues, or make recommendations
  • Regularly meets expectations for work schedule, accomplishing assignments, and serving as a source of supply and support for the department, customers, and/or the organization.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for, and handles accurately, the details associated with one’s work.
  • Working effectively and productively with others, sometimes in a team setting. Working cooperatively, effectively and productively with internal and external customers.
  • Speaks, writes, and listens effectively in a variety of circumstances, sharing information and ideas with others.
  • Displaying understanding and sensitivity to needs and problems of others. Building rapport, establishing relationships and relating well to all kinds of people. Identifies with and cares for others. Shows respect and values people.
  • Shows an awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences among people. Builds rapport, trust, common understanding, and effective communications with a diverse range of people.

Supplemental Information

Education Requirements
Any required education must come from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U S Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.

Application Instructions
To be considered for this vacancy you must apply online:
  1. The online application must include a chronological work and/or education history covering ten years.
  2. Applicants must also attach a cover letter stating how they meet the qualifications for the position in order to be considered.
  3. At least 3 professional references to include a recent or current supervisor with names, email addresses and current phone numbers.

  • Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and grammar before submitting.
  • Please ensure that your work history has been updated to include employment end dates as applicable.
  • The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the information provided in the supplemental questions and the content and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application at
  • A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
  • All information may be verified, and documentation may be required.

For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Pierce Transit Human Resources @ 253-581-8095 or

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or email

Pierce Transit Is An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Pierce Transit has a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. 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.

Pierce Transit's Equal Employment Opportunity (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.

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