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Date: Jan 11, 2020

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

*Please note that this position may be located in Washington-DC, Wilmington-DE or Philadelphia-PA.*

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The successful candidate will be recruiting talent for positions in the Operations Functions, with a focus on front-line, high-volume, union positions.  As a member of the Amtrak Talent Acquisition team, the recruiter will partner with hiring managers and department leaders throughout their assigned functional area.  While partnering with hiring managers, the recruiter will communicate business and staffing requirements, provide market analysis, direct & influence recruitment processes, develop local sourcing strategies, and measure and monitor the quality & cycle time in the execution of the recruiting process. Other recruiting activities/efforts may be assigned/available as needed.  

 

The successful candidate will heavily influence the recruitment & selection process. This will include conducting thorough and timely in-take calls, committing to weekly communications with Hiring Managers and driving the recruitment at every step of the process to fill jobs w/ qualified candidates. This role focuses heavily on the relationship with hiring managers and requires the recruiter to be highly organized, possess ample experience and genuinely thrive in managing requisitions and candidates.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Defining hiring needs with hiring organization / manager.
• Conduct timely and effective intake sessions with hiring manager.
• Define needs, set expectations and plan for selections / interviews.
• Develop quality and effective postings - translating hiring manager job descriptions & needs into effective advertisements to attract finest talent.
• Identify effective sourcing strategies to support hiring a diverse slate of candidates.
• Provide regular updates to the hiring manager, and/or partner with HR Business Partner as needed.
• Screening & recommending candidates to hiring managers.
• Develop effective prescreening questions and review resumes to match needs of the positon/organization.
• Phone screen applicants.
• Facilitate and Participate in Interviews (as necessary).
• Requires a highly organized and disciplined individual to execute recruiting in a high volume setting to meet/exceed expectations.
• Must be able to build outstanding relationships w/ Hiring Managers while influencing them on best practices.
• Use solid judgment and thrive in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment.
• May support other recruiting team activities as assigned/needed.
• Comply with all employment laws/legal requirements.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree or will consider equivalent combination of education and experiences.
• Demonstrated background in developing and executing recruiting process(s).
• Demonstrated experience/knowledge with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
• Strong professional presence; proven ability to effectively work with internal hiring managers. Includes excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and solving problems from an influential position in an organization.
• Proven consulting skills.
• Demonstrated use of independent judgment and discretion in the delivery of recruitment services.
• Self-motivated, confident and able to work effectively with little supervision; consistently takes initiative, takes action, and has a ‘can do’ attitude.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• 2 years recruiting experience.
• Experience with Successfactors – ATS system.
• Experience in a fast-paced, high-volume recruiting, high requisition load environment.

 

WORK CONDITIONS:
• Works long hours as required; works extended hours and is required to be on-call and available on an emergency basis.
• Works in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities.
• Sitting for prolonged periods of time.
• Ability to lift 20 pounds.
• Office department.
• High mental demand for completing complex learning projects requiring close collaboration with business lines and Human Resource departments.
• High mental demand for resolving critical issues that arise during the course of a project.

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
 

Requisition ID:42523
Posting Location(s):Delaware; District of Columbia; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Human Capital || Corporate

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