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Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Date Posted:  Nov 9, 2021
Requisition ID:  284502

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day. At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



About the Department of Child Services:

Mission:  The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.
Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.
Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:

  • Respect for all
  • Racial justice
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • A culture of safety
  • A commitment to continuous improvement


About the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD):
As an agency operating a shared services model, we provide the executive branch of state government with top-notch HR services. INSPD has a dedicated team of human resources professionals working in many capacities, including director-level, generalists, and specialists in each discipline of human resources. Joining our team will open the door to many opportunities for lateral and upward mobility.


Salary Information:

The starting salary for this position is $35,568 annually. 

About the Job:

The Indiana State Personnel Department (SPD) is seeking to hire a Talent Acquisition Coordinator embedded within the Indiana Department of Child Services.  This position will provide day to day assistance in coordinating and administering transactional recruitment related activities for the Department of Child Services and its various divisions including Legal Operations, Field Operations, Child Support Bureau, and Central Office.  This position reports to the Talent Acquisition Manager within the Department of Child Services. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Understand market trends and employment conditions the impact recruiting for the Agency.
  • Coordinates with the DCS Talent Acquisition Manager to implement agency Talent Acquisition Strategy and other HR/ Recruitment initiatives.
  • Post positions to the job bank and notify hiring manages of postings.
  • Online screening and evaluation of applications to ensure that minimum qualifications are met before routing applications to hiring managers.
  • Keep up to date notes on open positions with DCS to report to DCS Management.
  • Respond to general employment inquiries and other related questions that come in through various mailboxes.
  • Serves as technical consultant answering questions regarding assigned programs and qualifications;
  • Develops effective working relationships with colleges, technical schools, job fairs, employment assistance programs, and professional organizations;
  • Builds relationships and trust to effectively gauge needs and influence hiring decisions with assigned agency human resources team and hiring managers;
  • Consult with management to identify and recommend the most qualified candidates;
  • Educates and trains state staff and applicants on employment program guidelines, purposes and policies within the SPD;
  • Reviews applications for employment submitted to the SPD for compliance with posted state minimum qualifications;
  • Attends job fairs and other recruitment activities on behalf of the Department of Child Services
  • Coordinates onsite career fairs in partnership with Talent Acquisition Manager and local office management.
  • Serves as technical consultant answering questions regarding SAP SuccessFactors
  • Monitors division policies/procedures for effectiveness within the employee’s scope of work and recommends changes as needed;
  • Document and streamline sourcing options for increased efficiency and effectiveness of a sourcing aimed to generate a robust candidate pipeline through: social media, internet mining, job boards, and no fee sources and monitor as well as analyze effectiveness of key sourcing tools while providing reports on sourcing activity and results;
  • Make recommendations to senior level staff concerning targeted professional groups and networking groups, Internet mining, mining databases and job boards, and development of relationships with associations;
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition Manager to monitor the DCS Recruiting and DCS Position Management Mailbox.
  • The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Four (4) years' work experience in human resources management including: compensation; benefits; employee relations; employment law; affirmative action; recruiting; or human resource development and/or retail management; plant management; field supervisory experience; or accredited college training in a related field.
  • Previous experience in human resources and/or recruiting.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and State employment laws and regulations;
  • Thorough knowledge of State Personnel policies and procedures;
  • Advanced knowledge of decentralized hiring processes and procedures;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines;
  • Ability to initiate and maintain an extensive network of human resource contacts both within and outside of State Government;
  • Ability to research, investigate and analyze specific topics related to program areas and produce reports for management as needed;
  • Ability to use PeopleSoft or other programs utilized by SPD to manage or process information;
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Commitment to displaying the highest standards of ethical conduct and understanding of the impact of violating these standards on the organization, self, and others.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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